Burning Man Bound!

dangcruise Tomorrow morning I set off on my journey – headed to Burning Man to assist with interior design on this awesome ride – The Dang Gang Imperial Cruiser!! And other mad vehicles!! Is this real? Part of me still can’t believe it, but the other part can, because I have done a lot of work & now I’m starting to physically feel it! ha!
dangfabric All the fabric I designed came out beyond my expectations! Fabpad are the best fabric printers in the UK! Really over the moon!
danggangcush It’s hard to pick a favorite one! But this is a strong contender! I did 60 cushions in all, ranging in various sizes & patterns – some are even as big as beds! 5 feet by 5 feet! Wow!
dangbunting I even used some of the cushion remnants to make bunting! Waste not want not!
danggangflag My original design has become the official logo for Dang Gang Car Crew. If you’re at Burning Man this year – they should be flying at 8:45 between K & L – as well as on a few vehicles! So look out for them!
dangembroidery I also made an embroidery of the Dang Gang Dragon mascot – called Chairman Dang of Gang – hoping it will have a space to hang out there…
dangmumu2 And I made a few mumus – because – why not?
dangmumu1 I had an Aunt who, once she turned 40, all she wore was Mumus – that’s how I see myself! Ha! I’m going into my Mumu Phase! This one was inspired by Sun Ra’s “Space is the Place”…
boodang Boo Boo knows something is up! Sorry boy… I also took the logo image & other chinoiserie type drawings and made some trippy videos and loops! There is one car with a huge sail that the vids will be projected on!! OMG! HOW COOL!!! Some have accused me of overdoing it – but what can I say? I like to work in loads of different mediums! Most people have life goals of owning homes and having kids – mine are to explore as many creative avenues as possible! And what a great platform for me to exhibit my wares & collaborate with other talented artists! Plus it’s going to be beyond taking in the all the mad spectacle – Thank You UNIVERSE! Follow me on instagram if you want to keep up with my mad cap adventures!!! Ok toodles yall! oxo gd

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Grande Dame Does Bottle Alley!

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No, it’s not a sex act – it’s street art on Hastings iconic underground seafront promenade! The mega talented animation/ art duo – Zeroh – asked myself and about 20 other artists to contribute to their project which is also the launch of Coastal Currents Arts Festival. There are over 100 columns running along Bottle Alley and each artist has 5 to cover. The theme was “Point of Decay” – Hastings Pier and Seafront is having a much needed makeover after being in a state of decay for sometime. Before Bottle Alley gets its proper facelift, our art shall adorn the walkway. Bottle Alley was built in the 1930’s buy Hastings “Concrete King” Sidney Little. A pioneer in early recycling, he took loads of different colored broken bits of glass and made mosaic walls with concrete that line the underground deck. Not just a pretty decoration, the walls helped stabilize the beach and take the full force of the sea. Even in it’s current state, it is a treat to walk through. wecamefromthesea1
Here are a few of my images. I was inspired by some science programs I watched on how life was formed from gas, water, and heat; and how we all originally evolved from sea creatures. I call my collection – “We Came From the Sea” – this is “Early Bird” and “Tree of The Dead”. We had to work in black and white only, which was a challenge for me, but as I have said many times before – I like challenges!
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These are called – “5 Stages of The Baby Coral Formation” and “Origins of Man”. There are a few more too, but you’ll have to walk down Bottle Alley and see for yourself! I must admit, this is another life goal I am ticking off the list! Grande Dame – Street Artist! Woo! Coastal Currents Opening Ceremony is August 28th. Zeroh put on quite a spectacle, so make sure you get down to Bottle Alley to witness it in all it’s glory! Art should be up for 3 – 4 months! Yay! Click Pix for info! More soon! oxo gd

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Come To The Sabbat Dark Arts Festival!

satanicmojo3 Attention London Friends! To celebrate the release of Satanic Mojo Comic #3 – Old Pal & long time collaborator – Jason Atomic is having a week long Dark Arts Festival in Hackney! Opening night is this coming Monday Aug 17th! Each night is a different event – Black light Art show, live drawing event, vintage horror film nights, music & more! I’m disappointed to say, I was supposed to take part, but because of my Burning Man commitment, I had to drop out – :(. I know it’s going to be so super dope! So if you, like me are a lover of vintage horror & comics, you don’t wanna miss this one! It’s at Apiary Studios on Hackney Road. Click the pic for info! Don’t miss this one! oxo GD

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Grande Dame at The Arts Desk!


Ladies & Germs! Many apologies for my long blog lapses… I have been so busy getting ready for Burning Man (OMG!!!) that I haven’t been able to think straight. Also I have been suffering technical difficulties with ye olde blog. But I am happy to report that I have everything under control and my blog issue is solved! Yay! I did a Q&A with journo extraordinaire Joe Muggs from The Arts Desk on my humble art career! Of course, like always, my answers were long winded and rambling! Ha! Find out my likes, dislikes, turn offs, turn ons, and all other things GD by clicking the pic or here! You might wanna get a cuppa before tucking in! Did I mention I rambled on? More soon! oxo gd

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Grande Designs At Burning Man!

burningmanI can’t believe I am actually typing these words, but in less than 6 weeks time – I am going to Burning Man! WOW!!! It has been on my bucket list for years! Right up there with volunteering at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica & Orangutan Sanctuary in Bali! But it always seemed like an impossible dream… How on earth would I go? How does it work? Even if I were to convince friends to all get an RV and show up – then what?
danggangimperial But the stars all lined up and made everything fall into place! I am going with my best friend and we are going to work doing interior design on Art Cars for Dang Gang! This is one of their vehicles – The Dang Imperial! Not sure if this is the one I’ll be kitting out, or what. But OMG! I honestly can not believe this!! It’s a total dream come true! A whole week living in a surreal fantasy world! Doing art & seeing art & living art & breathing art! There is going to be a massive Pinball Machine! And massive Kaleidoscope! All kinds of crazy sculptures & lights… Mad people in mad outfits in a total space landscape! I’m sure it is going to be an endurance test. And to be totally honest – I have NEVER even camped before! But I like challenges, and always dive into difficult things head on. It’s the only way you learn! And I don’t mind getting dirty… Plus I’m confident that as long as I have my basic needs – the rest will fall into place… So I better get to work! Have a lot to do from now until then! OMG! I can not handle the excitement! Thank you Universe!! oxo gd

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Get Your Warmduscher Activity Book!

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My Warmduscher Activity Book arrived and it is sooo fresh! So stoked to have a copy! And as you can see BooBoo likes it too! Woo! Loads of cool artists contributed colouring in pages – Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre​, Clams Baker of Warmduscher, Zsa Zsa Sapien of Meatraffle​, Saul Adamchewzki & Lightin’ Jack of Fat White Family/Warmduscher, Faile, little ol me and more! Click the pix for info! Only £15! And 100% of the profits go to Bernie Sanders for Prez Campaign! So buy one now & help this worthy cause! Also avail at Rough Trade Record Store! Shalom Yall! Woo! oxo gd
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Happy 4th = Free Download!

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To celebrate Independance Day, Tummy Touch Records is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of my debut album (under my old moniker Crazy Girl) Southern Belle From Hell! Of course it features my musical love letter to the country of my birth Miss USA! So Click the pic or HERE and get your freebie now!

SBFH Box Set There’s also a few Crazy Girl Box Sets available! For £29.99 you get – The Album in full on CD, An American Apparel 100% Cotton 8 Colour Silk Screened T-Shirt, A DJ Mix, Plus 5 Badges – All in A Fancy Box, with a signed certificate of authenticity! What A Deal! Whoa! So grab yourself a bargain and rare artefact by clicking here – not many left!

crazy-girl-miss-usa-tummy-touch There’s also a couple of 7’s of Miss USA too! Enjoy! And happy 4th yall! oxo GD

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