Poster Process

…felt pen colour guide…IMG_1072…heavy grade (120gsm+) photocopies of B&W art work….add some red…IMG_1648…add some yellow…(and a little bit of green)….IMG_1789…add the rest of the green…IMG_1791…stick some coloured lines in the background…IMG_1797…vary them…IMG_1798…and again…IMG_1799…all four versions…IMG_1803…all four versions with a skull & cross bones…IMG_1802…and don’t forget that the gig is tonight….9pm, The Crown Hotel,  179 Rattray St…..

…see you there.

So I Saw This In A Book Review

…the book is called “As Above, So Below: Art Of American Fraternal Society 1850-1930…

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…it is beautiful…with a foreword by David Byrne….

…I need to buy this book so that I could look at the image above EVERY day…

…sad face – no funds….

…but I could try to make one, right?…

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…primitive early attempts…IMG_8558IMG_8559IMG_8560…old mirror frame that’s been lying around half re-furb’ed for years….IMG_8637…tissue paper “template for bones…IMG_8557IMG_8636IMG_8638IMG_8639IMG_8649IMG_8650

…the advent of the electric knife (early skulls carved with box cutter blades) made life easier, messier, but easier….IMG_8783IMG_8816…under painting…poster paint + PVA glue…IMG_8834

…tissue paper layer…IMG_8835IMG_8837

…tissue paper/coloured PVA layer…IMG_9062IMG_8958

…linseed oil on frame…IMG_9066…final tissue layer & hung….IMG_9067IMG_9068

….right.

….( I didn’t seek permission to use the image of the original that inspired me…but would hope that every one that can afford a copy of the book will buy one to make me jealous)….

…(and this is why there haven’t been any “octopied” paintings of late….more soon as I’ve had a spate of sales and need to re-stock!!!)….

…(but I’d rather be making more skull&bones now that I’ve discovered I can work in 3d!!).

Whatcha Got On The Side Of Your Hat Tony

…oh, you mean that cool pin?….IMG_6561

…the one made out of hundreds and thousands set in resin…with handy lapel pin attachment on the back?…

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…why, I got it at the Artsenta exhibition at  the community gallery on Princes St…just south of the Octagon…it runs till Friday and it’s an awesome mixed media show….

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…(I also got this cool skull & crossed bones book sculpture, hurry whilst stocks last)….

…mmmm…not in a record shop.

Mail Call

…ooo a letter…that isn’t a bill!!…IMG_3455

 

…it’s from faarrr away…

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…hey, I recognise that hand-enhanced address….

 

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…coud it be?….

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…a belated xmas greeting from Pamo & Jeff?….

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….yay! It is!…thank you Pamo & Jeff…

 

 

 

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…(and a quick pic next to the logo so I can prove I didn’t just steal the images off the internet)…

 

…(and for anyone not already aware of Pamo’s fine blog…and Jeff’s impromptu stand-up performances, head on over to….

 

http://pamoart.com/2015/01/05/my-diet-coke-addiction/

 

…tell ’em I sent you).

Customer Training And Recycling

…right, bring your old bags back….

…you know, the brick red ones that I’ve been using for the last 4 1/2 years…
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……mmmm, brick red bags…

…I went to my brick red bag supplier to purchase some more brick red bags the other day…

…seems they don’t make ’em any more…

…I got the last pack…

…so bring in your old ones to stave off the inevitable…

…because there’s now only one colour of bag that will take the shop stamp….

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…hurry, before stocks go bright green.