Tag Archives: Wales

Angels amongst us

Whether they be truck drivers, cleaners, retail workers, doctors, nurses, tech monkeys or in this case a naked winged celestial being there are angels amongst us during this most testing of times.

In fact, this divine messenger is not here to help as such but more to chastise all the idiots of the world. Just yesterday she had to head to Snowdonia to shame all the idiots who thought flouting the rules in rural North Wales would be a good idea. She also had to spend a bit of time flitting round the coast of the entire UK in order to deter people from congregating in groups, mainly by helping out the pirates of the sea (seagulls) steal peoples chips and generally make a raucous nuisance of themselves. A small but surprisingly effective method to encourage social distancing…

Cheers

id-iom

Comments Off on Angels amongst us

Filed under art, mixed media, Painting

id-iom v Coyote Ugly: round 2

There’s nowt id-iom likes more than a road trip so when we got a call from Smirnoff about doing a few murals for the imminently opening Coyote Ugly in Cardiff we thought it sounded like fun. If you’re not familiar with Coyote Ugly (there’s also a film of the same name based on the original Coyote Ugly in New York) they’re a chain of bars featuring dancing bartenders who will leap onto the bar and throw some shapes at the drop of a hat. With the coyotes practising their dance moves in the cavernous main hall as a backdrop we set to work giving the place a touch of id-iom flavour.

Apart from a couple of errant light fittings in the middle of our paint spaces that we weren’t aware would be there it was reasonably smooth sailing. Thankfully though, after a little head scratching and a bit of jiggery pokery with the designs, we managed to make it seem like the lights being there was always part of the plan. A highlight of the trip was finding a couple of donkeys to take a selfie with whilst out for our lunch. We’re easily pleased.

Cheers

id-iom

Comments Off on id-iom v Coyote Ugly: round 2

Filed under art, Commissions, Graffiti, Painting, stencil

id-iom v Coyote Ugly – round 1

There’s nowt id-iom likes more than a road trip so when we got a call from Smirnoff about doing a few murals for the imminently opening Coyote Ugly in Cardiff we thought it sounded like fun. If you’re not familiar with Coyote Ugly (there’s also a film of the same name based on the original Coyote Ugly in New York) they’re a chain of bars featuring dancing bartenders who will leap onto the bar and throw some shapes at the drop of a hat.  With the coyotes practising their dance moves in the cavernous main hall as a backdrop we set to work giving the place a touch of id-iom flavour.

Apart from a couple of errant light fittings in the middle of our paint spaces that we weren’t aware would be there it was reasonably smooth sailing. Thankfully though, after a little head scratching and a bit of jiggery pokery with the designs, we managed to make it seem like the lights being there was always part of the plan. A highlight of the trip was finding a couple of donkeys to take a selfie with whilst out for our lunch. We’re easily pleased.

Cheers

id-iom

Comments Off on id-iom v Coyote Ugly – round 1

Filed under art, Commissions, Graffiti, Painting, stencil

Next stop Pontypridd

Next stop Pontypridd

Next stop Pontypridd

There I was riding the trains like I am wont to do sometimes when I spotted this young chap. He’d apparently missed his stop and was looking quite aflutter.  In his bewildered state he told me he was from somewhere in the Welsh valleys called Rhondda but i wasn’t so sure as it just didn’t ring true – but then again what do I know? Anyway I did the best I could for this poor soul and got him to alight at Pontypridd. Which I’m not sure if is any help to him but his perturbed face was beginning to make me feel quite uneasy. I can only hope he makes it home – but not in my carriage…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Next stop Pontypridd
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spraypaint, collage and charcoal
Size: A2
Please email if interested

Comments Off on Next stop Pontypridd

Filed under art, Graffiti, maps, Painting