Big shout out to my Brixton homies, MimiLove is in da house, and I know that for a fact cos it was delivered yesterday!
I have literally no idea what I'm talking about, but feel my *finger is firmly on the pulse as to what's all the pops with the young'uns these days
*(arthritikky old finger and is generally on pulse for checking the blood pressure)
Anyway...this one goes out to the supremely cool illustrating, street art-ing, designer duo Id-iom!
They gave me absolutely nothing whatsoever to go on, (thanks for that chaps!) just a free hand/needle, but never let it be said being totally clueless as to what I'm doing at any given time has ever stopped me before...oh no!
So where to start?
Well I knew the chaps hail from the Isle of Man so I used that as my starting point. I was going to do a portrait of my uncle Doug but thought that was probably a bit too obscure even by my standards
I was then going to do a Manx cat with the Be-Bo-Bend It rhyme...but realised they had beaten me to that with this frankly fabulous creation.
Back to the drawing board then...literally. So after a nap and a bun, inspiration struck...and here it is:
A wee kitty, not technically a manx, I just didn't paint his tail!
See kitty all tabbyfied in grey's and lovely turquoisey blues with whiffs of pinks and yellows
As a lot of Id-iom's work is street art/graffitti based I've drawn on my memories of graffiti back in my day:
There's Chad poking over the wall...
"Wot no tail?"
Someone's scrawled "Mods"...(from the Chertsey Benches..not actually a place as such...it was a bench in Chertsey they used to hang out at...we called it Chertsey Benches...inspired!)
From the door of the public toilets in Littlehampton:
"Here I sit
And only farted"
"Mimi Rules OK!"
A big old mish mash of leafery, grasses all hand stitched in a rainbow of colours, with added french knots and tiddly glass beads for a bit of glittery goodness and a bunch Coshags (not a made up name..the national flower of the Isle o Man apparently!) in lovely sunny yellows
But hang on! Turn your back for two minutes and next thing you know bloody Banksy rocks up and you've got one of his stencilly kids whose lost her balloon popping up...tsk...I'll have to ring the council now!
There you go...that's wotcha get when you don't give me anything to go on.
However if you have a few ideas you'd like to see immortalized in paint n stitch or just
want a bit of my brain hammered to your wall, do drop me a line! x;0)
Stay tuned as myself and the Id-iom possee will be working on a collaboration canavs which, hold on to your seats, will be available for purhase! (unless I get cake all over it..which is kind of a signature now anyway)
Mr. Monsterosity's swap is hopefully somewhere over (or possibly, in) the Pacific and this fella is next in line for a good needling:
Alan is approaching somewhere in the region of a metric ton weightwise, however he is super lively and has ben having a few test drives round the garden so it wont be much longer before he's off into the big wide world/garden to do his hedgey thing....sniff!
Anyway can't be sitting round here blogging about with you lot all day...Mark n Sparks gooey eggs are 3 for £1 and they're not going to eat themselves you know?!
Thanks for dropping by!