These are my Etsy stats for yesterday. On a site like youtube or face book 700 hits isn’t a big deal, but on Etsy, it’s MASSIVE! Normally I average about 20 hits a day. When my single – Black Leather – came out I got nearly 500 in one day, but I was promoting something. Yesterday, I wasn’t promoting anything! I also get about 5 favorites a week of my items or shop, but yesterday I got 87!!! WOW! I’m mad at myself for not looking fully at the featured items on their front page. I did see that the title was called – Blue Feathers – as I noticed a cool blue feather shirt in the top left corner, but didn’t scroll down to look at the rest. But my Gemini Plate below must have been featured on there, as it alone has received over 300 views!
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t get a sale. But, I don’t mind, as the response from people has been phenomenal! And just the fact that people are checking it out, and liking my work is payment enough for now! YAY!!!! oxo gd
Hi All! For the first time ever, I have lots of plates in stock, so I thought I would have a plate sale, but then decided to have an everything sale! As I need to raise funds to help with my computer repair expenses, & new external hard drive for my project. Just go to my shop and if you see anything you fancy, copy this code – RAINSALE25 – for 25% off!!! Plates, Prints, Lights, T Shirts, Blotter Art, 7″ Colored Vinyl; something for everyone! Happy shopping! oxo gd
My debut show – Electric Crazyland is up for 2 more weeks, it comes down the 26th of May. If you are London based and you still haven’t seen it, check it out! You’ll love it!!(That is if you like hyper-colored pop art, if you prefer more muted tones, avoid at all costs!) It’s at 31 – 45 Folgate Street around the corner from Spitalfields.
I thought I would have a 2 week spring sale as the show winds down. So if you fancy any Psychedelic Wedgwood Porcelain Plates, Framed Pop Art Giclee Prints, Unframed Prints, Blotter Art, Pinball inspired lights, T Shirts, Limited Edition Colored Vinyl and more, copy this code – GRANDESPRINGSALE – and click the pic above! 20% off of everything from now until May 26. Thanx for looking!
Today is International Record Store Day. Thousands of people the globe over will be trekking to their trusty local music shop to purchase audio delights. Sadly I do not have a physical shop for people to visit, yet. But to honor this momentous occasion, I am offering £5 off my single & free shipping anywhere in the world! You can hear the tracks below! Side A – Black Leather – A Tongue in Cheek Glam Rock Stomper & Side B – The Shakes – Middle Eastern Psychedelic Exotica Blues. All Original Material Written By Grande Dame. Included, is a signed blotter art Giclee print commemorating The Shakes. Designed by me and made by the legendary Institute of Illegal Images, San Francisco. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity in a stenciled case! How cool! Click any pic to go to my store! Sale on until Monday. Happy shopping! And Happy international record day! oxo gd
In 1909 a 28 year old welsh woman by the name of Daisy Makeig Jones joined the Wedgwood company as a designer, and in 1915 the first Fairyland Lustreware patterns were introduced. Like her arts & crafts contemporaries, Daisy’s work revolved around nature. But this particular style she created took children’s fantasy to a whole new level.
Iridescent blues, greens, and oranges swirl around the porcelain with lovely gold outlines, while fairies & butterflies jump and flit about the flora and fauna. I’ve seen some on display in musuems before, and where ever you stand, the light bounces against it, changing the color and adding drama. Making her fairy-tale’s come to life like ceramic zoetropes.
She was a bit of a JK Rowling, as each piece had elaborate stories to go with them. They were very popular for the time, as the colors and patterns brought people out of their drab lives. But sadly like most creations of the Art Nouveau era, they fell out of fashion, and in the 1920’s her pieces declined in sales. Rather than embrace the new modern era of Art Deco, Jones kept up with the style she created, going deeper and deeper into her Fairyland world.
In 1931 Jones was asked to retire from Wedgwood. This angered her so much, that she ordered one of the workers to smash up all her lustreware sample pieces. Ha Ha! Hell hath no fury like a creative woman scorned! Gotta love that! oxo gd
I am determined to properly decorate my house. It’s one thing I have neglected over the years. I’ve spent my time focusing on making music, videos, prints, plates, lights and building my wardrobe, but now Im going to finally tackle my interior. I mean I’m designing home-wares, I should have a space that reflects my designs, right? So to jump start that process, my mom bought me this beautiful 1950’s Chinese folding screen for my bday. I got a MAGE deal on it over on the bay! This picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s gorgeous, black lacquer with carvings and mother of pearl inlay. We have this massive screen printing carousel in our living room which is so unsightly & this is the perfect piece to remedy the awkwardness. Plus I’ve been watching that new program – Get Your House in Order – on Ch 4 & I love the interiors Abigail Ahern creates. This is my new challenge! Exciting! Yay! Thanx Mamma!! Story developing! more soon! oxo gd