Barry’s travelogue – Day 43: Fukushima

It’s day 43 of Barry’s round the world adventure and after a drunken bet with a trustafarian red snapper in Thailand he’s ended up in the polluted waters around Fukushima in Japan. Barry, however, isn’t very impressed. It reminds him of nothing more than a night he wishes he could forget that he spent in the murky waters of Magalluf bay back on day 4 of his travels. He’s pretty sure he’s going to wake up with a similar sized headache however and just hopes he doesn’t catch anything because of it.

Will Barry ever make it round the world or will complications from his trip to Fukushima catch up with him before then? Stay tuned to find out… This bad lad is currently for sale and is A3 in size and has been made using the magic of marbling inks, imagination, paint pens and acrylic paint.

Cheers

id-iom

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Danger!

Warning! If you see this lady it’s best to steer clear. She may look like she has love in her eyes but she’s not what she appears to be. Whilst she looks like butter wouldn’t melt she is, in fact, the modern reincarnation of the ancient Norse deity Odin. She no longer has her ravens but instead has two new birds  to whisper in her ear who are the incarnations of Huginn and Muginn – Odin’s messengers and spies. Exactly what the man sticking his tongue out and the other gentleman with the ‘Bugger! Wrong picture again’ sign are meant to mean is open to interpretation but there is surely some reason for them being there. What is it all meant to mean?

Cheers

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The Bouncer

“If your name’s not down you’re not coming in” he said. Just to reiterate he stared me square in the eyes with his trademarked tough guy look and said “Not tonight, you’re not on the list” a little more firmly. It was time to move on.

This is an example of what happens when we have free time but limited art tools. Those with keen eye will know I’ve stolen those words from Kick like a mule’s seminal 1992 hit ‘The Bouncer’. If you don’t know, now you know…

Cheers

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The short lived reign of the blue faced bastard

The short lived reign of the blue faced bastard

The short lived reign of the blue faced bastard

Not all monarchs can be like Queen Elizabeth II who has just celebrated her 90th birthday and is now in to her 64th year as Queen. On the flip side of the coin is this true rapscallion of immense proportions – His self proclaimed royal highness Sir Asmund Quayle King of Mann. His reign only lasted for 3 days however until the appropriate authorities stepped in to apprehend him. He escaped, of course, but I’m sure that’s not the last we’ll hear of him.

The only thing left after the raid was this hastily drawn formal portrait of Sir Asmund painted on a cupboard door. If you happen to come across him in any of his numerous guises please be careful…

Cheers

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Orca Hawk Preservation Society

We’ve all heard of the terrible plight of the Orca whales at Seaworld but a lesser known avian relative – the Orca Hawk – has recently come under the media spotlight as its Arctic home is threatened by the spectre of global warming. Luckily for humanity it currently only lives in the Arctic and can sustain flight for just 2 minutes so it’s no direct threat for humanity as yet. When the day comes when they either learn to swim or use the crumbling ice shelf to travel south we’re going to be in for a bit of trouble. Currently they are happy preying on seals and polar bears but as any intrepid explorer who has been in that part of the world will tell you these birds are intelligent, predatory and will stop at nothing to have you as a light afternoon snack if they’re feeling a bit peckish. So perhaps the Orca Hawk Preservation Society isn’t the best idea…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Orca Hawk
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, gold leaf, dymo  and watercolour.
Size: 59 x 31cm

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Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but silver/grey hair is something of a hot trend amongst some of the more fashion conscious young girls about town but the ladies featured in today’s pics have taken it to the extreme and actually have silver hair made of silver which is surgically implanted in their skulls. It’s a bit tricky to style but silver is renowned for it’s antibacterial properties so there’s no need to wash it. Getting through airport security is another matter entirely however. Now, if that isn’t dedication to the cause then I don’t know what is. Lemon and Lime here will go along way.

£100 each (they come framed) or I’ll consider a reasonable offer for the pair…

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Let the sun shine in – A choose your own adventure piece

Sunburst!

Picture this. You’re id-iom and the sun is shining. You find a stencil which had been been sat there ready to spray but had somehow been forgotten. What do you do next? Well, you set about rectifying the problem just as quickly as you can. After identifying a likely looking door made of corrugated plastic you round up some paint and get to work. That door is ugly and needs an id-iom style makeover. As there’s 2 of you the next sequence is somewhat schizophrenic as you talk to yourself in order to get things done.

After only a short while you reach another hurdle in that you’d applied too much masonry paint and now have to sit there and watch paint dry. Being a resourceful pair of chaps you then decide there is a better use of your time so head to the nearest pub for some liquid refreshment. On your return you fear there will be no chance for a decent photo but to your surprise the photography gods are with and give you a nice backlit effect. Win. You go to bed that night thinking if you have to be id-iom for one more second you’ll probably go mad.

Cheers

id-iom

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