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Spread the Peace

Over the weekend here at id-iom we actually picked up our tools and set to work on a piece – and on a bank holiday to boot. I’m a little surprised we weren’t hungover and lying in our darkened rooms. That said, much of the previous couple of days were indeed spent enjoying a beverage or two. Anyway one half of id-iom is off on his summer holidays tomorrow so we thought it best to get this commission finished before he set off.

For this piece for a teenage girl’s bedroom we were asked to incorporate the peace sign and the words ‘Spread the peace’ and that was it. Now, that’s a brief i can work with. In fact there was one more bit of information we were given and that was that the piece had to use the same colours as the new bedding – which just so happened to be pretty much rainbow colours. As you probably know we like to use a bright colour or two so were more than happy to comply.

After sitting stroking our beards for a while we managed to get a design agreed and then decided upon a method we’d used before – but this time with plenty of added colour! Setting to work on a pristine and newly painted wall is always something of a worrying moment but we plunged ahead regardless. After a couple of hours of applying stencils to the outside we were just about happy then it was just time to colour in the middle and apply the final black level. A final bit of touching up and there you have it. Job done. And another satisfied customer…

And here’s a couple of in-progress shots if you like that kind of thing…

In progress 1

spread the peace 2

spread the peace 3

spread the peace 4




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For the family

For the Family

Now this is our second time at painting on doors and it’s definitely worked out to be trickier than first envisaged… That’s not because I dislike painting doors it’s just that the last two we happened to womble across ended up being the biggest, heaviest and most impractical doors in existence. It’s not like you look inconspicuous walking down the street with an ultra heavy painted door so that’s why I thought i’d take the first shot in the studio and will upload another when i have the necessary manpower to get it out on the street. That said though if i keep watching The World’s Strongest Man on Channel 5 i might just give it a go solo. After a quick chat with someone yesterday we realised we haven’t done anything for Free Art Friday for a while – so this will be out on Friday. Although it will probably take a two man squad to retrieve it!

As to the picture itself it comes from a member of our family who sent through some pictures of his arm so we could design some tattoos for him, needless to say he chose all of our designs and some time early this year will be having a full sleeve tattooed of our designs. I can’t wait for that one i can tell you. Charles we salute you! Watch this space…



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