Here’s looking at you…

I had some different coloured ‘gold’ leaf and frankly this picture was just an excuse to use it. There’s some blue leaf on the background, red leaf on her lips, silver leaf on her glasses and some gold leaf on her bikini. Obviously it’s tricky for someone with my sub-par photography skills to take a shot that shows the shiny leaf off to it’s best advantage but you’re going to have to trust me on the fact that it looks much better in real life. All shiny and glittery which appeals to my magpie instincts. She’ll be hitting the streets just as soon as I can find somewhere suitable for her. I wish her luck…

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Shot through the heart and…

Bon Jovi once famously sang that they’d been shot through the heart and noted the fact that you were to blame. Well, short of the whole blaming you for it thing I thought I’d turn that sentiment into some art using the magic of stencils, spraypaint, gold (and red) leaf and a Dymo. Now she’s just about ready to hit the street as long as I can find somewhere suitable.

We’ve previously done an earworm and I thought it was about time to give it another go. The success or otherwise of this piece hinges on the fact that just about everyone is familiar with Bon Jovi’s ‘You give love a bad name’ and so I’ve done my best to try and get it playing unheeded in your brain. For no reason other than I can. It’s difficult to know how successful I’ll be but them’s the breaks…

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The tears of a clown

The tears of a clown

The tears of a clown

I’m just not sure about clowns. There we were at a friend’s kid’s birthday party and everything was going great; the kids were happy, the parents were happy and all was well. That is until our host brought out the entertainment. It was a clown. A good for nothing happy-go-lucky clown and it was just too much for us to take. Before he could start his routine we took him to one side and carefully explained to him that he needed to reassess his life decisions and do something worthwhile with his life because he wasn’t happy, his mother wasn’t happy and we certainly weren’t happy. Anyway after about 2 minutes of talking to him he started to cry which the both of us took as a great achievement for us so went back to enjoying the party. Problem solved.

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Murky Limenas

Murky Limenas

Murky Limenas

Now call me old fashioned but I like to be asked if I want ice or a piece of fruit in a drink I’m paying good money for. I always say yes to ice and no to fruit (just so you know). Who on earth thought that putting a slice of lime in a vodka and coke without asking was a good idea? C’mon, show yourself! I insist that this nonsense stop right now. At the moment my passive aggressive strategy for dealing with it is tutting, raising my eyebrows and then fishing the lime out with my fingers in a very undignified manner and tossing it onto the bar in full view of the drone who served me. Next time it happens I may have to escalate it to something a bit more physical. Murky limenas indeed…

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Title: Murky Limenas
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, spray paint, watercolour and charcoal
Size: A2

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How can I tell her we’re hitting the street?

Here we’ve got an existential classic from the id-iom stable. Just as I was getting a little bored during the spring clean of my ‘studio’ I came across the old ‘How can I tell her?’ stencils and thought putting that on canvas for a little street drop is a far better use of my time than actually doing any cleaning. I think my favourite aspect of this picture is his desperation at his inability to tell her that they aren’t really lovers and are, in fact, just stencils. Life can be tough, can’t it?

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OMG!

OMG!

OMG!

OMG! It was like totes amazeballs. Seriously bae was like throwing some shapes to Drake and then he wibbeted and the whole room went YOLO-loco. I think someone got it on their mobi #seriouslylikeaboss and if it isn’t trending right now then I’m like ‘Playas gonna play. Haters gonna hate.’ You know what I mean bredrin?

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Title: OMG!
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, spray paint and charcoal
Size: A2

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Evil Nazi Zombies from Outer Space – the sequel

The last time they tried it on we had to summon our Blitz spirit, roll up our sleeves and really get to work. The only thing that saved us then was a reanimated Winston Churchill who nobly sacrificed himself in a ball of atomic flame in a bid to stop the Nazi scourge once and for all. Somehow they live on. And now they’re back – and they won’t take ‘nein’ for an answer!

I’m going to get onto the Syfy channel right now and see if they want the rights. If they did Sharknado I think I’m in with a decent chance…

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