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Mr Voodoo does Mardi Gras!

With the temperatures hitting sub zero and the nights somehow still drawing in we decided the remedy was to brighten things up a bit and make our second Christmas wall at sportswear shop ‘Forty Five’ about as full colour as we could go. So we decided to hit the Mardi Gras theme and go for Mr. Voodoo in his Mardi Gras mask enjoying some bodyrocking sounds as the carnival gets into full swing. I’ve never been to Mardi Gras so am having a hard time imagining exactly what kind of tunes he’d be getting down to but they’re definitely party tunes and his mojo is surely rising…

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The Christmas Skull

The Christmas Skull

The Christmas Skull

I think there should be a jolly festive song called ‘The Christmas skull’. I have done a cursory bit of internet research and it would appear that no errant songsmith has managed to come to my aid as of yet. We live in hope. This piece was actually drawn on Christmas morning last year whilst recovering from the shenanigans of the previous evening (which included losing a dog that wasn’t ours) and waiting for a lift up to my auntie’s for Christmas Day. The picture isn’t very pretty but then again neither was I at the time. I felt defeated but still in charge. Like a king whose lost a battle but is still around to try and make amends. I think a combination of hangover and sleep deprivation was probably just kicking in at that point though…

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Title: The Christmas Skull

Materials: Paint pen, watercolour, spray paint, acrylic, pencil, pastel and charcoal

Size: A4

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Time to up the id-iomedication

As the festive period creeps ever closer its time to up the medication in anticipation of an endless stream of saccharine sweet Christmas adverts on TV and tunes playing in every shop. Not only that but having to face the indignity of having to actually enter just about every shop hunting for predictably underwhelming presents. And, of course, the inevitable mince pies (OK I do actually like mince pies but i have an unusual addiction). With all this going on I need to keep myself medicated just to survive. The lights on the tree are enough to make me flashback to nights out I was hoping I had forgotten…

Now, however your troubles are over as you can now take some id-iom certified yuletide survival pills for all those tricky times. No need to wallow in your own misery at this time of year ever again. Just pop one of the pills into your mouth with a glass of water and – bingo –  you’re good to go! Just be careful not to take all three at once, I did once and it was a somewhat messy situation…

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Dead bad shot

Dead bad shot

Dead bad shot

This picture was painted on the run up to Christmas where we are inundated with strange & nonsensical perfume and supermarket ad’s, there’s Christmas songs playing non-stop and I also heard some carol singers (I actually quite like carol singers and they are one of the things i enjoy about Christmas). It’s meant to be Spring time now and this post is still accompanied by freezing conditions and high winds. What other time of year could it possibly be? To throw our Springtime hat into the ring we bring you ‘Dead Bad Shot’. It features a lot of red. Like roses. And blood.

This one is definitely from left field and is probably some kind of portal into my tar black soul. I’m probably baring my innermost fears and don’t even know about it. I’m sure a psychiatrist could probably have more fun with this than the old Rorschach test. Anyway I have to go as there are other dark and creepy thoughts just begging to be let out of my head and set down on paper. Toodle pip for now!

It is A2 in size and is made using the magic of acrylic paint and ink. Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

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Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

Winter is coming! Fancy popping over to Winterfell for a spot of dinner?

Can you guess who’s just been watching the first two seasons of Game of Thrones? This piece started out as something completely different and somehow morphed into a Christmas card from The House of Stark. I think there’s something a little ominous about it, a bit like it is warning of things to come. I realise it’s a bit late for Christmas but with season 3 on the way it still seems quite fitting.

She’s A3 in size and has been completed using the mediaeval magic of spraypaint and stencils. Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

Cheers

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Herrods Xmas Bizzare – open this week only!

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Now Herod wasn’t the nicest person who’s ever lived but that doesn’t mean the people involved in this little pop up shop are the same, in fact quite the opposite. From Herrod himself:

We’re not only stocking fine contemptorary art, porcelain with a twist, but there’s also an exclusive selection of retro garments nestled in one corner. We think it’s possibly a one-stop-chrimbo-present-buyin-shop… but then we are biased (and delusional).

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If your in the area i would definitely suggest popping in. I was down there the other day setting up and saw some absolutely fantastic pieces from the likes of Rowan Newton, Carl Cashaman, Remi Rough, SPQR and Agent Provocateur to name a few. Oh and us as well!!!

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The pop up shop is only open for this week can be found near Waterloo station at:

95-96 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
Monday 17 to Monday 24 December
11am to 6pm / Wednesday 19 ’til 8pm

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Last Christmas I gave you my heart. This year to save me from tears i’m putting it all on Ebay.

I’ve been dashing through the snow all day just to deliver some more pieces for the id-iom Yuletide Demolition sale and they’re all starting at the austerity busting price of just 99p.

Stumpy Quayle

This picture shows Manx freedom fighter ‘Stumpy Quayle’ in a victorious pose after winning the Manx annual hipster hunt. Not one to be easily troubled he’s ruff, rugged and always spoiling for a fight. It’s made using stencils and watercolour with the added touch of glitter on A2 paper. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.

The internet made me do it

If you listen to the internet all day only bad things will happen. You have been warned! This little beauty has been created using the magic of stencils and spraypaint and it’s on A3 card. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.

Here Be Dragons!

I was reading something about ancient maps and how they would put something along the lines of ‘Here be Dragons’ (or maybe something like ‘Here be lions’) on unknown or unexplored areas so thought i’d come up with something inspired by that. I think it’s about 13 colour using about 9 stencils on A3 paper. Aren’t i clever? Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.

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A word of advice thinking about you will blow your mind

Another day and another auction in the id-iom Yuletide Fundom demolition sale and all starting at 99p

Today we have three more stocking fillers for you from the depths of the studio which will hopefully brighten anyone’s Christmas spirit.

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Firstly we have ‘A word of advice’ which features the text ‘it’s all just vandalism’ and what a truism that is. It’s A2 in size and consists of a stencil of the words its all just vandalism in watercolour with unique hand finishing including glitter which you can just see in the picture. Here is the Ebay Link 

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Secondly we have ‘Thinking about you’ which shows a melancholy looking woman staring at a collection of cold blue hearts. It is winter after all!! The picture is 42 x 45 cm in size and is made using hand-cut stencils, spray paint, ink and marker pen. Here is the Ebay Link 

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Finally we have ‘Blow your Mind’. It features a man crawling along the floor with his mind blown away in a psychedelic mess. It’s A3 in size and consists of a stencil with unique hand finishing including acrylic and watercolour. Here is the Ebay Link 

I hope that warms your cockles!!

Cheers

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I Seen I & Smile

So a few more pictures are for sale in id-iom’s Yuletide Fundom Demolition Sale!

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The first called ‘I Seen I’ and features a disembodied hand holding an eyeball  with a moody red iris. Now what’s more Yuletide than that i ask you?

It’s a single layer screen print on A3 with hand finishing touches and is signed on reverse. It’s starting at 99p and here’s the Ebay Link

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The second is called Smile! and consists of a big smiley face giving you a big cheesy. This picture is A2 in size and uses watercolours with stencils to create washed out effect. Its starting at 99p also and here’s the Ebay Link

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id-iom’s Yuletide Fundom Demolition Sale – Absolutely everything must go!

Batman & Robin: The Early Years

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She’s like…

Now here we are again settling in and hunkering down ready for those cold winter months and it’s getting so that you don’t want to go out – especially to be traipsing around the same shops as everyone else buying uninspired Christmas gifts. So, here at id-iom we’ve decided to hold a Yuletide Fundom Demolition Sale!

This has mainly been inspired by the fact that we have had to move out of our basement studio as the building it’s in is getting demolished. We’ve been covering our attempts to give the old girl some new interior decoration on our blog for a while now so at least she’ll be looking good for her final bow.

As of yet we haven’t been able to find anywhere else so are having to get rid of a lot of stuff that has been hidden away in various nooks and crannies (and it was a pretty big space!) But it’s also because we are a pair of Santa’s little helpers in a gonzo artists guise. We will be selling all the artwork that we’ve had lurking in the studio on Ebay and starting them off at cheap and letting them go for whatever it is they go for. There will undoubtedly be bargains to be had.

Our idea is to start all paper items off at £0.99 and all canvas pieces at whatever cost a replacement blank canvas costs right now.

We’ll be adding more on a pretty much daily basis in the run up to Xmas (and possibly beyond) so check back regularly for updates. We hope you can find an original bit of art for a loved (or maybe even someone you don’t really like if you’re that kind of person). The very best of luck if you’re bidding…

Our first slew of pieces include:

Batman & Robin – The Early Years – Ebay link

She’s like… Ebay link &

Tobacco Bloom Ebay link

All 3 are unique A3 screen prints on paper with hand finishing and are signed on reverse.

Cheers

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