Monthly Archives: February 2013

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun’. We all know that. Surely everyone likes a pretty girl who is flashing at them (her smile i mean, obviously)?

Well I for one certainly do and i’m pretty sure i’m not alone. Who’s in?

It’s a single layer A3 screen print with unique hand finishing including spraypaint, paint pens and watercolour. Signed on reverse.

Here is the Ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Positive social interactions (or PSI’s) are the little moments that can turn a bad day good or just plain put a smile on your face. They can be as simple as a smile or a ‘thank you’ but their effect can really bring about a change in mood. Their polar opposite – negative social interactions (or, you’ve guessed it, NSI’s) can bring about a catastrophic effect on performance when daisy-chained one after another. But we aren’t talking about those today…

The lady in this piece understands the rule of the PSI’s and she’s harnessing it to full effect. She’s beaming her best smile straight at you and don’t you just feel good about it? Positive affirmations are what it’s all about and this girl is giving you them by the bucket load. What’s not to like?

Now if only I had a sexy looking girl at the end of my bed every morning giving me a big cheesy smile and bearing what looks suspiciously like a huge joint I’d be out of bed with a spring in my step but it would remain to be seen exactly how productive I’d be that day…..

It’s A2 in size and is a single layer screen print on lovely hand sprayed speckled background. Signed on reverse.

Here is the Ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Optimus Primary

Optimus Primary

Back in the day Transformers were definitely some of the best toys around. I’m going to gloss over the whole Michael Bay big screen version as an aberration that is best ignored. I’m talking about the 80’s cartoon version with the cool noise when they transform and their insatiable need for energon.

I can remember making my own Soundwave costume from cardboard although it was a bit beyond my mechanical prowess to actually make it transform (unlike the guy on the link below). Ah, those were the days…

The inspiration behind this one is the power of imagination we all used to have as children which allows you to play for hours with just about anything you find around you by subverting it’s boring everyday use and giving it a whole new role in life. She’s a one level screen print on A3 paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse. Here’s the eBay link.

Cheers

id-iom

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Dama dama

Dama dama

Dama dama

 

Maps have proved very useful over the years. Although I doubt this map will be guiding anyone anywhere again. Destiny has something entirely different in store for this particular map. She’s become art.

Now although I’ve never had my own stag do I’ve been on a few and I think one of the more poetic ways to describe it is ‘enterrement de vie de garçon’, which literally means ‘(the) burial of the life as a boy’. Now I’m not saying that is what actually happens but it has a nice sentiment all the same.

Drink, drugs and many other types of debauchery are acceptable, lap dances too – and all in the name of marriage. A lot of British stag do’s now travel away and a popular destination is Prague so i thought an old map of the region would do it justice.

She has been created using the magic of acrylic, ink, watercolour and charcoal, is 48 x 60cm in size and has been signed on reverse.

Here is the Ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

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Staring into oblivion

Staring into oblivion

Staring into oblivion

This picture has a lovely bright pink background but don’t be fooled as the dead eye stare is a big giveaway. This poor soul is being eaten up as she stares in to oblivion. I really should get out more…

Lovingly hand created with acrylics, ink and charcoal. She’s on A2 paper and is signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Staring into the abyss

Staring into the abyss

Staring into the abyss

If you like the colour red then this one is for you. This beauty is not faring too well and you can tell by her thousand yard stare. If only you could see what she’s staring at your very sense of being would slowly start to fade away as the black vastness of the abyss creeps in to your body. But thankfully you can’t see that. Think of it as a staring into the abyss reaction picture.

Lovingly hand created with acrylics, ink and charcoal. She’s on A2 paper and is signed on reverse. That is all.

Here is the ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

 

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You give love a bad name

You give love a bad name (featuring a very angry robin!)

So it’s Valentine’s Day again and we’ve been busy. This shot has really got it all – something Valentine related, an earworm and even a bit of wildlife. A winning shot if ever I’ve managed to take one. Despite the fact that the robin looks cute he was, in fact, very angry. He didn’t seem to appreciate our work. Everyone’s a critic…

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.

Cheers

id-iom

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You had me at whagwan

Brixton – you had me at whagwan…

Since living in Brixton I’ve become enamoured with the phrase ‘Whagwan‘. For the uninitiated, the phrase means ‘what’s going on’ in Jamaican Patois. The spelling can vary but the meaning doesn’t change. Anyway, once I’d combined that with a nice little romantic statement and a bit of traditional Claddagh ring design, hey presto, I had a fully formed idea that, after a little further work, became this little declaration of love for Brixton. Happy Valentine’s Day Brixton!

Cheers

id-iom

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Be still my beating heart

Be still my beating heart (close up)

Be still my beating heart

We did a version of this on paper last week (which has already been on eBay) but the street was always where I’d imagined this piece to live. And not only did we find a great spot for it but the location also gave us a great idea for extending this piece that we’ll follow up on as soon as we can. Anyway, i digress. Apparently the earliest citation for the term ‘be still my beating heart’ comes from William Mountfort‘s Zelmane from 1705:

“Ha! hold my Brain; be still my beating Heart.”

Now I quite like that quote and think it’s a nice romantic concept so I thought I’d give it a little id-iom twist just in time for Valentine’s Day. Apparently Sting did a song called ‘Be still my beating heart’ but I’ve neglected to link to it as I’ve taken a hit for the team and it’s really not that good. On the plus side though at least we got out on the streets despite the inclement weather.

Cheers

id-iom

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Shot through the heart

Shot through the heart

Shot through the heart (close up)

With Valentine’s Day swiftly upon us we thought it best to turn our attention to affairs of the heart and see what we could come up with in recognition of this day of love. 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 and spraypaint. I’m not entirely sure why but the side of a rusting fridge just seemed the right place to put it.

I’ve just realised that this is the second post i’ve written today mentioning Bon Jovi. Maybe i have a problem.

Cheers

id-iom

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