Christmas Cliff & Canvas Creations

7 12 2009

Oh, it seems the festive season is almost here, where did that come from? I’ve never known it to sneak up quite like it has this year, perhaps that’s an age thing, with me hitting 28 this year! Or maybe it’s to do with the whole credit crunch ‘thing’ that has dominated the headlines this year (Meaning just the mention of Christmas/Presents before the end of November was enough to convince passers by that you did indeed want your eyes tearing out with slicy fingernails of mysterious eyelid disintegration) but now, the first Christmas card has arrived with me, the tree is calling out to be released from its dusty box…

I do look forward to the festivities, what I don’t look forward to is the inevitable crap TV, and having Cliff Richard forced into my eyes and ears like some kind of whinging wailing wrinkled idiot (I especially love his calendar this year, with Cliff in various amusing/embarrassing poses, Photoshopped into different locations around the world, especially enjoying how the front of the calendar features the same Cliff picture as a certain month, only Photoshopped into a different location, as if just to say ‘That’s right, he wasn’t really there, we feel bad misleading you, being quite old and all, there there, go and have a nice cup of cocoa and a digestive biscuit, be careful not to trip over the corner of that rug’ But to be fair to them, they have succeeded in providing a very memorable calendar,which I’ve even considered buying myself, though probably for the wrong reasons.

Enough!

I’ve just finished off a nice new canvas for Ammo magazine, along with releasing the mini canvas ‘Transporting the Last tree’ onto the store page, both are available now here: Squink! Store

It’s probably getting on a bit now for Christmas delivery if you’re not in the UK, but you might just get in there in time if you’re quick, i’ll be sure to be super fast with shipping (But as much as I’d like to, I can’t guarantee Christmas delivery unless you pay for super speedy delivery) There are also Weeping coffee bear tees left, which would also make a nice gift for the coffee lover, or perhaps someone big on animal cruelty, who loves seeing cute animals in distress.

Until next time, stay jolly! (pictures below)

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Sitting so hard I’m falling off my chair.

5 10 2009

So it seems Summer is well and truly over, having to close the curtains and switch on the glow bulb at 6:30 tonight really makes you realise it’s actually nearly Christmas, again. Not that the abundance of special biscuit selection boxes that have now appeared in various supermarkets hadn’t already signalled the end of the days of sunshine and t-shirts. Now approaching are the days of internal shivers, and external jumpers and joy!… Christmas is always a time I look forward to, the festivities, the crisp winter mornings, being able to see your breath as it leaves your lungs in a smokey trail, the smell of freshly cooked mince pies, brandy…. I am a complete child when it comes to Christmas. It’s a little strange how when you get older you require less to keep you happy, as a kid if I hadn’t got that Castle Grayskull or Ecto-1 I needed so badly, I expect there would have been some kind of Jr. Bloodbath. But now, it seems the desire for new things has left me, and I can honestly say now that I enjoy the giving more than the receiving of gifts. ANYWAY, I apologise for going on about Christmas far too early, it’s not even Halloween yet, and for all I know Santa will be murdered by axe wielding pumpkin heads before Christmas even arrives.

I’m in the process of gathering artworks for a new charity art sale for November/December time, which will hopefully give you lot a chance to pick up some original drawings by some great artists/designers, with all proceeds going straight to charity (the charity this time being Sense) artists will be revealed as soon as the list is final, but I’m really happy with the generosity of the talented people who’ve agreed so far! Keep an eye on the blog for more info in the coming weeks! (teaser below)

If anyone has any useful tips on removing pigeon splat dust from glass, please let me know asap, I fear it’s slowly dissolving my window.

teaser





Rain = Pain or Terror of Skywater

10 06 2009

Wow, it’s wet out there! The skies opened up at about 4 and it’s been pouring since, luckily I was able to get the mini Teddy Troop sprayed while it was nice out and have since been working on the custom, Kintaaro is now finished! (see pics) and up on the Squink! store for £25 posted. I hope you like it! Inspired by the grey skies of the past few days.

I’ll be off to the Tara Mcpherson signing on Saturday, so all being well my next post will be packed with pics from there. Hope you all have a great day!!

Teddy troop





Seishin 2 & Killer Figs

4 05 2009

Just finished off the second wave of Seishin custom Dunnys (see pic) Hope you like them, again, really enjoyed doing these! Finding out from @jamesyeah that Games Workshop have stopped making Tentacle Pink was pretty devastating though, my favourite colour of theirs, looks like I’ll be mixing my own in future! I’m on a quest to find new bands at the moment, I hate feeling there are amazing bands out there I haven’t heard yet! If any of you lot have any suggestions for bands/singers you think i’d like send links/names my way via the comments 🙂 I’m blaupraust on Last.fm if you don’t know what kind of music I like. Currently listening to Blue Foundation, who remind me a little of Mew, not bad at all! (Thought I hear one of their songs is on the Twilight soundtrack)

Short blog tonight as I’m not feeling too great (must be something I ate) So for now, here are the new Dunnys they go up tonight at 7pm BST at http://squink.bigcartel.com  SOLD OUT

Seishin 2 Set