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Grande Dame Q&A with Sticker List!

My rise to sticker stardom continues! Recently I did a Q&A with Sticker List on my accidental bump into success. I spoke about artists I dig, and current projects I’m working on, how the sticker empire came about etc… Click the pic or here to read. And if you have an iphone and don’t have my app – what’s wrong with you? It’s like having trippy art to send to your friends! Get it here! Woo! More soon! oxo GD

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Who is the face of the new iphone7 campaign? Um ME!!!


Literally my face is in the ad, well, an animated version of my face – ha! OMG! I have been dying with anticipation to formally share the most exciting news of my life with the world!!! If you are unlike me and have a television, you may have seen the latest ad from Apple, showcasing their new feature for iphone with imessage animated stickers. And my work is all over it – Even in the main image! The Gorilla, Swamp Creature, and a little stripey fly on the girl’s shoulder. There’s tons more too!
Here are a few of my aliens from Weird Creatures of The Deep Game.
My hand from The Rebel vid and look there is my logo on the right! Not pictured – My lady in curlers, my fish and humming bird. There are probably loads more, but it all moves so fast.
These are some of the stickers I have available in my pack – Electric Crazyland. It was only last December I blogged about uploading some sticker packs to this app called imoji. It was at the urging of my friend Amelia Gregory, from Amelia’s Magazine. For months she bugged me to make them. After so many times, I relented, assuming like everything else, it would be a fruitless affair – HA! How wrong was I! Thank you Amelia! I even joked in that post about world domination in the sticker world, but I guess the universe heard me! Because now I’m a bonafide sticker star! OMG! So amazing to think, I taught myself animation on a mac, and now, years later, they are using my work to promote their new feature! Wow! And that is just the tip of the iceberg, I have lots more sticker news to share soon! So, if you are one of the 1 billion iphone users on the planet – stop sending boring smiley faces and be the coolest kid on the block with an animated Gorilla, aliens and more! And it’s only $.99! Affordable art for everyone! Big thanx to imoji, Giphy Arts, and Apple! Woo! Watch the ad below! Click the pix or here to get to the app store! More soon! oxo GD

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Carson McCullers Animated Short

I am very pleased and excited to announce that I will be making an animated short on the life and works of Carson McCullers! It will debut at Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference in Rome, Italy, 14-16 July 2017. I submitted a proposal to The Carson McCullers Society a few months back and got the good news this weekend! Yay! If you are not familiar with her work, she was an amazing Southern Gothic Author whose books came out in the 1940s-50s. She is also a hometown hero from Columbus, Georgia – just like me! I think I was about 12 when my mother brought home a copy of The Ballad of The Sad Cafe for me to read – A love story between a giant woman and rather small, hunchback man. The beauty of the grotesque in her book captivated my young mind and I was hooked. It also gave me hope as a young creative growing up in the stifling south. I thought, “she was from here and left and did something amazing – I can too!” She wrote other classics as well – The Heart is A Lonely Hunter, Member of The Wedding, Reflections in A Golden Eye. Some of her books were made into films, and she counted Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams as her contemporaries. A genius storyteller, years ahead of her time! So looking forward to this. If you would like to attend the conference click the pic above for info. Thank you to The Carson McCullers Society! More soon oxo

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Grande Dame Solo Show at Whistle Trago!

Stingz, St Leonards and South Sussex Coast peeps! I will be having a solo show at The Whistle Trago on George Street in The Old Town. PV night is Nov 17th and it will run until early January. Expect my usual hyper colored framed treats, a new light box, embroideries and more! Also on the night I shall be projecting my mind melting visuals and providing the soundtrack to accompany. So come join me for a drink or several won’t you – And grab yourself a bargain! Click pic or here for deets! oxo GD

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Grande Dame Work Official Selection of The Gifers Festival

Quite pleased to be one of the few artists chosen to take part in the first annual We Are The Gifers Gif Festival in Turin Italy; as part of the Torino Contemporay Art Festival! My work will be screened at the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, on November 5th. Sadly I wont be able to make it there in person this time, but fingers crossed for next year! Woo! Thank you We Are The Gifers! More soon… oxo GD

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New Video for Alabama 3 by ME!!! WOO!

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Ladies and Gentleman! I am very pleased┬áto share my new work with you! I directed the latest video for Alabama 3’s new single – (I’ll Never Be) Satisfied. I kinda can’t believe I just wrote that! But yes – it’s true! I had a 3 year break from videos after The Trip, and honestly wasn’t sure when or if I would ever do another one – but was over the moon when they got in contact and plucked me out of video retirement! Of course it is psychedelic and a bit rude – natch – that’s the way I roll! Ha! It’s a killer track and was honestly a labour of love! I am super proud of it and still pinching myself that I got to work with my heros! Woo! Big thanx to Steve Finnerty from A3 for making it happen! And ladypat for the special fx help! Please share the link and as always – ENJOY! oxo gd
Facebook Vid Below click pic or here for you tube!

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Electric Crazyland is back July 22nd!

EcFlyerposter Electric Crazyland is back Friday July 22nd at The Printworks Hastings. 5 hours of Psychedelic sights and sounds, howling guitars, feedback, drum solos and mind melting visuals on 3 projectors! Plus I’m going to be adding a few more visual delights to the mix. So if you are around the Southeast coast of the UK July 22nd – Pop in and have your brain blown! Myself & Jo Perfect will be providing the soundtrack! At The Printworks Hastings – 8pm – 1am – Totally Free Man! oxo GD

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