Good morning Vali Myers, happy birthday!

Today would have been Vali Myers' 82nd birthday. And I'm having a very Vali morning - up at 4am. Vali would ring me at 7am in the morning after being awake for hours writing, drawing and watching the news from all over the world, full of ideas and dreams and frustrated with my sleepiness! The photo above was taken in August 1970 - 40 years old and glorious. 
The beautiful new book 'Night Flower - the Life & Art of Vali Myers' has gone to print and will be   launched by The Vali Myers Trust and Outre Gallery in Sept/Oct 2012 and it is looking incredible. This book will feature Vali's later work, many pieces never seen before and full pages of her exquisitely illustrated journals. You WILL fall in love.

Good morning Vali, the moon is full for your birthday bright star x

Moby Dick by Vali Myers
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Vali photographed by Mary Ellen Mark