Category Archives: mixed media

Well handy

First up this week on eBay is ‘Well handy’. Click the link below to check it on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392190192644

In the great British tradition of sarcasm this one is dedicated to all the people out there who are about as much use as a concrete trampoline. So there I was in the studio when I found myself at the top of a ladder and in need of a bit of assistance. It just so happened that a couple of people were visiting at the time to check out a couple of our new pieces and have a beer. Anyway due to my precarious position I didn’t bother to turn round when I asked for help as I just thought one of them would hear and come to my aid. No joy.

After a further 30 seconds of struggling I could still hear them behind me so I shouted for help this time but still to no avail. After finally downing tools and climbing down I swung round to give these layabouts a piece of my mind when I realised they had headphones on and chatting happily whilst playing Call of Duty. Nice one. Cheers for the assist there…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Well Handy
Materials: Watercolour pencil, ink, paint pen and pastel
Size: A4

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Where’s the weekend?

Today’s eBay piece is ‘Where’s the weekend?’. Click the link below to check it on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392185026029

Surely you’ve had a dead end job that actively sucks the life out of you each and every day you attend? I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. I certainly have. One where you lived for the weekend. Hopefully that was a lesson learned early on (and most probably the hard way) but now we’re a little wiser have moved onto more enjoyable positions. Anyway today’s pieces are a paean to the life of the wage slave. We can see he’s got his identical work ‘game face’ in each picture. This is because his face is permanently in this configuration during office hours as it’s hard to generate any interest when you do pretty much the same thing repeatedly. Here’s a run down of his week:

Monday – a stress in all ways; from getting up to getting home and all in between. Blue Monday to be sure. Where’s the weekend?

Tuesday – a grey day. Not much happened. But it is Tuesday so no catastrophes is considered a win. Where’s the weekend?

Wednesday – A day out of the office attending a training course. More enjoyable because of the novelty of not being in the office but don’t get carried away. It’s only Wednesday. Where’s the weekend?

Thursday – Some rays of sunshine – both literal and metaphorical – are just beginning to show through. You know the weekend isn’t too far away and it’s Thirsty Thursday so things could be worse. Today feels a little shorter than the earlier days of the week. Still, where’s the weekend?

Friday – Much brighter all round. But still at work. The weekend is so close you can smell it. Where’s the weekend?

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Where’s the weekend? (Grey Tuesday)
Media: Stencils, spraypaint and dymo
Size: A2

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Decision Paralysis

Today on eBay is A Clown’s Ransom’. Click on the link below to check it out on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392185026513

Now i know you’ve all heard of a king’s ransom but have you ever heard of a clown’s ransom? Probably not and that’s because no one’s ever paid one. Who would?

That said no is quite sure where the term came about. Was it when a clown got kidnapped and a ransom demand was given but instead of paying they just let the clown get it? Or as some others postulate a clown once kidnapped a poor soul but when the clown asked everyone for a ransom they thought it was a joke and carried on with their day. Neither story ends well so i’m not really sure what the moral is. I’ll let you work it out for yourself.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: A clown’s ransom
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, and charcoal
Size: A4

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Coed seeks lovers

Today’s eBay piece is ‘Coed seeks lovers for sex survey’. You can check it on eBay on the link below:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392180030910

Surely this headline must be American? We don’t use coed over here do we? Anyway I’m not sure why this girl needs to advertise for such things but who am I to stand in the way of important research? I’ll volunteer to do my bit. All she really has to do is flash those eyes and she’d get pretty much the same result.

Like the rest of this sordid little lot these pictures have been reimagined from actual news headlines. I fill my head with this grubby nonsense so you don’t have to. Vive la revolution!

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Coed seeks lovers for sex survey
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, and charcoal
Size: A4

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The Unabridged Soul

Today on eBay we have ‘The Unabridged Soul’. Click on the link below to go to our eBay shop:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392180030193

This piece had been hanging around unfinished for an unbelievably long time before I recently decided that enough was enough and that she was going to get finished whether I liked it or not. Usually this kind of tactic just won’t work and will probably send the artist into a tailspin. And that’s exactly what happened. I just sat there staring dumbly at it as empty thoughts drifted by lazily. In essence I was doing exactly what I was trying to prevent. The muse really is quite slippery when she wants to be.

Anyway this is where working in a partnership can come in handy. I decided if I couldn’t think of anything i’d see what the other half of id-iom had to say and, lo and behold, he had quite a lot to say on the matter. So, to cut a long story short I decided to do exactly what I was told and take the thinking out of it. And this is what you get. It’s got real buttons on it for goodness sake! Fab-u-lous!

Cheers

id-iom

Title: The Unabridged Soul
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, Tipp Ex and hand sewn buttons
Size: A2

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Some call me pretty

Today’s eBay piece is ‘Some call me pretty’. You can check it on eBay on the link below:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392180031206

There are those who are blessed with the gift of beauty and there are those who have unfortunately been hit with the ugly stick. I hear you think ‘how very shallow for beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and that is usually the case. But not always.

Nearly everyone who has had the misfortune of setting eyes upon this soul have come away from the experience in tatters. Expect psychological and emotional scarring for openers and just hope that it doesn’t get any worse than that. In the interests of full exposure I should really mention that it’s not just his looks which drain most people but also his unbearable personality. It has been said that he was once used to wake someone from a coma although how true this is I’m not sure. I can only imagine it’s a case of out of the frying pan and in to the fire with this situation though as once the poor victim is awake he’s fully aware he’s stuck in a room with this dolt…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Some people call me pretty
Media: Acrylic, paint pen and charcoal
Size: A4

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The Friend Zone

Today on eBay is ‘The Friend Zone’. Click on the link below to go to our eBay shop:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392180030691

I think ‘Friend Zone’ should have some accompanying theme music. I imagine it would be some kind of weird 70’s disco affair but perhaps that’s just me. The lady in this piece was going to be used in a commission but (doh!) I didn’t read the brief properly and soon realised that it wouldn’t work.

That doesn’t mean she had to go to waste though. All it would take is a little love and attention and she would be good to go for something a little different. So i decided to change the sentiment from the commission piece and mix it up a little. The commission was to do with the moments before coupling whereas this piece shows the ramifications of what can happen after the deed is done. Unlucky pal, you’ve just been relegated to the Friend Zone…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: The Friend Zone
Media: Acrylic, charcoal and Tipp-Ex.
Size: 50 x 31cm

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