Monthly Archives: January 2020

Lucid dreams of warmer climes

With the ever dark and gloomy winter days in full effect at the minute, I can’t help but think about lying on a beach basking in the sun’s golden glow which if I’m honest we won’t see for another few months or so when I really should be working. The ability I have to down tools and the slightest suggestion is unbelievable. 

With this in mind, it’s quite impressive that I actually even got around to painting anything let alone this picture. The only reason I did, I think, is because I was lucid dreaming with a paintbrush in my hand. I can only imagine the slack jawed doltish look on my face as my hand danced across the paper like Thing from the Addams family.

Anyway, after I had come to from this cerebral wandering I had this picture in front of me, sweat dripping down my brow and cramp in my left hand and I hadn’t even been using it. Even stranger though was the fact that whilst I had entered this dream I had somehow managed to get myself dressed into the shortest of short denim shorts. The trouble was I didn’t have any in the studio when I started painting. I can’t even begin to tell you what I was up to but my subconscious and this self portrait seem to tell a different story

Cheers

id-iom

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Twist and shout

Sometimes things just don’t turn out like you expect. It was a particularly dismal and rainswept day when the other half of id-iom popped out of the studio to get lunch but came back with the classic board game, Twister (think Jack and his magic beans…)

I was somewhat put out by this manoeuvre as I had been daydreaming of a Greggs sausage roll for close to an hour. I quickly demanded to know what exactly what he thought was going on but all I got in return was a whirring noise and the repeated phrase ‘Left foot first’…

Cheers

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It’s not a dove

‘It’s not a dove, so don’t forget it, it’s just an aspirin with a bird scratched on’ (sung to 10cc’s ‘I’m not in love’). It was all Doona could do was to repeat the line over and over again to try and quell the anxiety storming around her brain. She had just dropped her first ecstasy tablet and she wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen to her. She’d read everything she could on the interweb and spoken with friends but she knew the actual experience she was going to have would be tricky to verbalise. Suddenly the first bars of The Streets ‘Blinded By The Lights’ were dropped by the DJ and she began to float…

Created using the magic of acrylic, oil pastel, paint pen and imagination on classy A2 Bockingford paper. Get in touch if you’d like to give her a new home… 

Cheers

id-iom

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Just one Marijuana later…

BEFORE
JUST ONE MARIJUANA LATER…

The ‘before’ photo shows just how potent even one Marijuana can be…

Ever wondered what happens when you leave pound shop polyfilla out at the mercy of the British weather? Well, wonder no more. id-iom have done all the necessary legwork for you on this one.

The original artwork was done on 4ft sq boards for Whitecross Street Party back in 2015 then eventually found it’s way to the garden for a couple of years to see what would happen. This is the result. Weirdly I quite like it although i’m not sure if we’ve added to the resale potential…

Cheers

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Help I'm trapped!

It’s been a good while since we’ve treated you to another exciting instalment of ‘Other People’s Graffiti’ so here it goes. As graffiti goes I think this one is quite special as it just goes to show how creative kids can be if you give them a bit of chalk. It would seem most kids have gone for flowers and the like but one rebellious little tyke has gone straight for lettering and next levelled it with ‘help i’m trapped’. Aren’t we all. If he recognises the existential pain of existence at that age he’ll make a great artist…

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Sole sister

All Deino Grey had ever wanted was to travel the world. Her sisters had held her back this far but she’d never left home and needed to get out from under their feet so she set out to do just that. 

Her first thought was to become a singer on a cruise ship as her sisters had told her that she had a lovely singing voice (they were lying for their own nefarious purposes) but she got sacked after her first song aboard the Symphony Of the Seas. The reasons for which were never fully explained. She next tried the profession of fisherwoman but all she could ever catch was flotsam and jetsam. It was most frustrating. 

Eventually, Deino settled on saltiest of seadog professions, piracy. It turns out she just had a natural ability for it so now sails around the world taking what she wants from whomever she likes. So there. 

It’s A4 and made using acrylic, paint pen and pencil. Drop us a line to give her a new home.

Cheers

id-iom

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Ennui in me

Ennui is a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of anything to do or a complete dearth of excitement and poor old Princess Mona here is full of it and seems to be getting fuller still. 

The existential dread that comes with the realisation that ennui is rising in oneself like a home baked sourdough loaf was just too much for Mona. To combat this she decided that she would do the stupidest thing she could think of to try and add some excitement to her life, she took off her glasses and started staring at the sun. As it was January and permanently overcast Mona didn’t quite get what she was looking instead receiving a sharp gust of cold wet wind to the face.

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