Just finished the Art Work for the Poster of my Short Film – The Trip. Now begins the long and complicated task of taking shots from it and turning it into a comic. Might not be up for much air in the next few weeks, but it will be worth it once completed. Stay tuned as Burnt Offerings gets ready for comic publishing! Woo Hoo! More soon! oxo gd
Dame & Dog by the Sea
Exactly one year ago today – myself, Boo Boo Bee Bee, and Tomcat relocated from London to the South Sussex Coast. What an amazing year it’s truly been! I am much more relaxed, and Boo Boo and Tomcat are happier! I’ve learned silk screening, gilding, & machine embroidery. I have done some cool collaborations with other creatives. I surprised myself on how quickly I acclimated to small town life. I always thought I would be a London girl forever, and that was the hardest thing to adjust to, no more -”fabulous darling! fabulous! smooch!” – London glamourous parties. I still miss it and my London chums. But the new friends I have made here have really helped me through the transition. And of course living in this amazing space is beyond my wildest fantasies. This is what I dreamt of as a child. Now Im actually living my dream. I am so truly blessed. Thank you to my friends, family, and universe for helping me to get here and live out my fantasy of being a Grande Dame in regency splendour! More soon! oxo gd
Ahh… The holiday season is upon us. All through out the western world today, millions of people will be rushing down to their fluorescent lit cathedrals, so they can clamour and fight each other over discounted consumer goods made by indentured servants chained to conveyor belts in China. After their bloody battles, the droves of broken will cue in long lines clutching their prizes. Panting and breathless, they then will pay the gatekeepers of their churches, and that hard earned money will line the pockets of the shareholders of the offshore based multinational companies who own these holy places of worship. Another year of disposable forgetful gifts… But you can break that cycle of corporate oppression and give the gift of true love with my Golden Cocks of Joy!
Inspired by my recent trip to Mexico, I decided to step away from the computer and make some original pieces by hand – with love and care. Introducing my series of Golden Cocks of Joy. Hand drawn, pen & ink sketches, with a real 24ct gold gild overlay – for that added touch of class and pizazz! 5″ x 7″ on 300 GSM paper in a 7″ x 9″ white frame. Give the gift that says “You’re special! You’re unique! I love you! and – I do not subscribe to this industrial revolution of corporate greed thrust upon us every year by evil multinationals!” You’re loved ones will thank you for this special keepsake that they can treasure for a lifetime and then pass on to their offspring. Spread your love with my Golden Cocks!
And for those of you who have a cock block and want something more refined, I am releasing a limited edition of Mini Owl Dancer Prints in 6 different colours! These fun, whimsical prints will fit nicely in any home. True statement pieces that dress up any wall and turn the “Wow Factor” up to 11. Dazzle your loved ones with one framed print or buy all 6!
Printed on 308 GSM Hahnemuhle Photorag Archival paper, these vibrant prints come in 6 different colours. This edition is limited to 100 per color. These are also totally affordable at £25 unframed, you won’t break the bank but you will impress! So boost your standing with your loved ones this holiday season - with fun, colourful, original art made with love by Grande Dame. Click the pix to browse! Also available at Ink-d Gallery Brighton. More soon! Hoppy Hallidays! oxo gd
The client who purchased my embroidery Sunset on My Monster from Ink-d Gallery, sent me a photo of Frank hanging his new home. He looks quite happy to me! And fits perfect with his new environment. It pleases me to no end when customers send me photos of my work in their homes. Yay! More soon. oxo gd
Well I’m nearly packed for the long journey across the atlantic back to my UK home by the seaside. I had a magical life changing experience south of the border & a fab time with mamita! Not only is it fun to visit her in her quirky doll house, but we always just laugh hysterically the entire time we’re together. Which is very therapeutic!
Also I inherited a trait quite possibly from her, where I go to peoples houses and rearrange the furniture and bits in my head to where I think it would flow better. She lets me get that out! Yesterday I rearranged her clay head collection.
I picked up some Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine to bring back too! Sorry to my Georgia buddies I didn’t get to see, but unfortch I just didn’t have time! But I am planning to be back and forth more frequently next year! Ok yall take care now, ya hear! And UK, brace yourselves! More soon! oxo gd