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Urban art exhibition @ Chapel Arts in Cheltenham

Now the Cheltenham Festival may have been and gone but if you live anywhere near the area here’s a hot little tip for you. We’re exhibiting a few pieces alongside other artists such as My dog sighs, Korp, Dice 67 and Zabou at the Urban Arts exhibition at Chapel Arts on Knapp Road in Cheltenham. It’s running from this Friday (25th March) until the 16th April. It’s always good to make it down on opening night if you can – some lovely artwork, a beer or two and if anyone asks you can sound like you’re doing something cultural. It’s in the balance at the moment whether we’ll be able to make it or not but if we do we’ll see you there…

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Je l’aime a mourir

Je l'aime a mourir

Je l’aime a mourir

Being the social media savvy types we undoubtedly are we thought we’d jump on the Valentines bandwagon with a little contribution of our own – but being given to a more cynical and pernicious state of mind we’ve given it a slightly darker nuance and then hidden that nuance behind an almost impenetrable wall of langue Francaise – as the French would say. From there it’s up to you to work it out.

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Other people’s graffiti – Brixton

In our occasional but continuing series of other people’s graffiti here’s a lovely shot of a ghost sign on the side of a building in Brixton advertising some long gone menswear brands (including classic British sportswear brand Bukta). It’s difficult to explain exactly what it is about ghost signs that I love the most – the fact that they’re even still there, the fact that they’re like kind of weird snapshot of the past or the fact that they’re blatant graffiti that most people don’t even notice exist. Probably all of the above plus I love the fact they’re usually a little grimy too. Perfection.

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Mama never said it’d be easy

There are many truisms in life. That is to say a statment that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting. People spout them all the time like some kind of mantra. Something like ‘You’ll never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have’ or ‘nothing is black and white’ are the kind of things that spring to mind. ‘Mama never said it would be easy’ surely fits along the same lines but it’s a fair bit snappier than most and to be pulled out in times of hardship with a wry smile on your face – assumably just before someone else tells you to shut your cakehole.

Anyway, you might be thinking that the above would be reason enough for today’s piece. But no. We used to have a jacket with ‘Mama never said it would be easy’ on the back and for some reason that somewhat useless phrase has stuck with me. Now maybe I’ve done a piece featuring the phrase perhaps it can now just leave me alone and not spring into my mind at inopportune times…

As with all the pieces I’ve been doing recently he’s a bit of mixed media magic featuring some spraypaint, crystal resin, dymo tape and whatever else I was using.

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Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise

This lovely lady came upon quite the surprise just last week. It all started innocently enough whilst she was walking down the street minding her own business. From beside her out popped none other than that rapscallion of immense proportions, Sir Asmund Quayle. Apparently he was just back off holiday from North Korea where he had been the guest of Kim Jong Un for an unforgettable week of debauchery.

Anyway, I’m jumping ahead. So Asmund asked to use her phone to make a quick call – which she later found out was to despot number one Kim Jong Un. The call lasted for less than a minute but that was enough for the powers that be to decide to send out the goon squad after the owner of the said phone. Sir Asmund departed swiftly, after thanking the girl profusely for the use of her phone, knowing that soon enough the owner of the mobile would be unceremoniously rendered to some unknowable black site location half a world away.

With Asmund skipping away happily, the girl carried on about her tasks for the next 20 mintues until six blacked-out range rovers skidded to a halt next to her and she disappeared into the lead car. And that’s all he would tell me of it. What is the moral of this tale? Drop us a line if you’ve got any idea…

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Time for tea with id-iom

Time for tea with id-iom

Time for tea with id-iom

Although one half of id-iom doesn’t drink tea it doesn’t mean we both don’t know how to make a good cuppa. Here is our guide to making the perfect cup of tea:

  1. Get necessary equipment – kettle, cup & saucer, tea bag, milk, spoon and sugar for all those who aren’t sweet enough
  2. Boil kettle till it sings
  3. Place tea bag in to cup which should already be placed on the saucer ( you don’t want to make a mess now)
  4. Pour boiling water in to the cup and over the tea bag
  5. Leave for a short while to let the tea brew
  6. Remove tea bag
  7. Add milk (and sugar if that’s what you need)
  8. Allow to cool just a little while you slip into your birthday suit
  9. Jump in and enjoy!

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How can I tell her?

I’m not sure if i’ve ever suffered an existential crisis on the level that this man is currently having to deal with. Sure, I’ve had some strange notions from time to time but this guy’s desperation at his inability to tell his lovely lady that they aren’t really lovers and are, in fact, just stencils is somewhat heartbreaking. The swirling maelstrom of his thoughts is reflected in the somewhat random background. Just how is he going to break it to her? Life can be tough, can’t it?

These are on A3 paper and will look lovely once framed. Drop us a line if you’re interested…

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