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God Save the Queen – hot foil (Hand embellished)

If you’ve wanted an id-iom piece but didn’t have the dollar then worry no further. We’re doing a little edition of A4 hot foil prints for £15 unframed (+ postage)

Recently it was World Bee Day and on this day in 1734 Anton Jansa, the pioneer of beekeeping was born. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem.

That’s important because a dwindling global bee population can only be bad news for puny humans as the bees pollinate an awful lot of the crops and flowers that we depend on for food. Without them we are somewhat doomed so it’s probably best if we take a bit better care of our little insect cousins and make sure they can continue doing their job. 

As a big bonus, they also know how to make honey. Without that we’d be left with wasp gravy and you wouldn’t want that on your morning toast.   

Cheers

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God save the Queen

Do you know what today is? It’s World Bee Day! On this day in 1734 Anton Jansa, the pioneer of beekeeping was born. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem.

That’s important because a dwindling global bee population can only be bad news for puny humans as the bees pollinate an awful lot of the crops and flowers that we depend on for food. Without them we are somewhat doomed so it’s probably best if we take a bit better care of our little insect cousins and make sure they can continue doing their job.

As a big bonus, they also know how to make honey. Without that we’d be left with wasp gravy and you wouldn’t want that on your morning toast.
This design is due to be one of our upcoming hot foil prints so watch this space…

Cheers

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The Virtue of Venus

The Virtue of Venus

The Virtue of Venus

As i’m sure we’re all aware, Venus is the Roman goddess of love (and also beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and desire). The Romans adapted the myths and iconography of her Greek counterpart Aphrodite to suit their own needs. Venus would later become one of the most widely referenced deities of Greco-Roman mythology as the embodiment of love and sexuality.

She wasn’t always like this though. When she was a young woman, before she had godly duties to perform, she was a little less certain of where her future lay. She was a bit socially awkward and the way she dressed and carried herself could only be described as drab and unassuming. One day however a chance encounter with a dashing young demi-god taught her what it was to love and be loved. With this awakening she blossomed into the the fun and vivacious deity we all know and love. She found she excelled at her celestial duties but still wonders what happened to that young demi-god. If only she could remember his name…

Cheers

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Title: The Virtue of Venus
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, spraypaint and Tipp Ex
Size: A2

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Selene & Eos

Selene & Eos

Selene & Eos

We’ve all got busy work schedules but mythological sisters Selene and Eos cover 24 hours of the day between them. All day, every day since time immemorial so no wonder they look a little worn out. They probably need a good holiday but hopefully they’re not going to get one. They’re sisters to Greek sun god Helios but had important jobs of their own to take care. Selene was the goddess of the moon and brought the moonlight that allows a little illumination in  the darkness of night while her sister Eos was the goddess of dawn and personified the light of day. This picture then is from their small handover period just before dawn breaks. So there you have it.

Cheers

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Title: Selene & Eos
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spray paint and charcoal
Size: A2

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Evangelical and Unawares

Evangelical & Unawares

Evangelical & Unawares

Sometimes it’s tricky to explain what the hell we were thinking with certain pictures. Not that it means they are any less worthwhile, just that I’m not entirely sure exactly how they came about. And here we have a case in point. Although this lovely lady looks slightly demonic she has actually been described as ‘evangelical & unawares’. Now whilst I’m not 100% sure what all that means I’m a-thinking it’s saying we all have a bad side and a good side. A Yin and Yang if you will – and all the stuff in between. Sadly this girl is naive to it all and still lords it up around town spouting her tuppence worth to any passerby, whether they want to hear it or not. A bit like the fella how hangs round outside Brixton tube really…

Cheers

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Title: Evangelical and Unawares
Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, paint pen, watercolour and glitter
Size: A2
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Suffer every scream

Suffer every scream

Suffer every scream

Myth tells us that God threw Lucifer out of heaven when he questioned the big man himself but all that did was give him more freedom than ever before. If I can make head or tail of it all he later went on to become Satan in popular culture and now dwells in a big spanky house in the Netherworld. This picture is a representation of the big man’s final decree to the fallen angel.

It’s A2 in size and is made using acrylic paint, spray paint and paint pen. Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

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Idolatry

Idoltary

Idoltary

As I’m sure we all remember Moses came down from Mount Sinai with a big ol’ list of things that we are supposed to do which God had handily inscribed onto two stone tablets so Moses wouldn’t have to try and remember the whole list. One of these ten commandments was concerned with not worshipping graven images or false idols. What is so wrong with graven images or false idols I hear you ask? Well, one look at the face of the lady in this picture and you can see why He’s right to be so concerned. She’s been foolish enough to worship at the altar of American Idol for many seasons and is now a gaunt and slightly warped looking scarecrow of a lady. Now she’s in too deep and there’s no turning back. And that’s just what happens when you indulge in that sort of mindless frippery. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

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