Friends & Comrades! Back in June, I did a post marking my passing 10 Million Views on Giphy! Well in 5 months I’ve passed the 66 Million Mark! WHAT??? Amazing!! Inching closer to 100 Mill!!!
Now that Facebook & Twitter have integrated gifs in the post sections, it’s totally easy to access my Giphy library! You just type in – #grandedame – and voila! My work magically appears! Apart from 2 girls at the top, dunno what they’re doing there? I’ll speak to someone about it… Crazy though! 66 Million is more than all of the UK! So world domination is happening – aww – dreams do come true!
So grab a trippy gif from me by typing in – #grandedame – and impress your friends, and help me take over the world whilst doing it! Thanx! More soon! oxo GD
Dear Friends! I have a new print available for purchase! Introducing Stuckey’s ltd edition giclee by Grande Dame. Stuckey’s – the mecca where bad taste and confections converge to break up the monotony of your road trip. That magical oasis from many American childhoods, reimagined in a pop art, hyper colored, classic car fantasy.
Printed on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255 GSM Paper. Print is 11″ x 14″ and comes unframed. An edition of 60 for £60. These babies are going fast, so order yours now! Click any pix or here for more info. More soon! oxo GD
I recently did an interview for Paper Mag on my animation career and rise to Sticker Stardom – Ha! I am totally shocked by the response I have received from this endeavor – but hey – I will take it! World Domination continues – Woo! Thanx again to imojiapp, Giphy Arts and Apple for this life changing opportunity – and to Paper Mag for featuring me! Click pic or here to read. More soon oxo GD
My dear old friend and world renowned portrait collage artist – Jason Mecier – has a Honey Boo Boo obsession! So do a lot of people I know! Anyhoo, he has just done a wonderful portrait of her out of junk. Jason has shown his work all over the world and has immortalized Snoop Dog from Marijuana, Michael Jackson from pills, Tammy Faye from Nails and Nail Polish; and even me in beans & noodles!
Check out this great video he did on the making of Honey Boo Boo Portrait. And go to his site to see more of his wonderful creations! I heart him! You will too! oxo gd
Mercury is Retrograde until April 4th, but I’m quite enjoying this one! The main thing with merc retro, is it’s a good time to stay in & work, and that’s what I’m doing! After the success of the opening, and the month leading up to it, I had a little crash. It’s hard to work maniacally for a month plus, and then – nothing. I always take a few days or so to regroup after a big job, but have a hard time adjusting, cos I’m not used to leisure pursuits, and if Im not creatively busy, I get depressed… But luckily, after my 3 day Judge Judy marathon session, I’m back to work on my shoe collab with Terry de Havilland, and I am LOVING it! I’m starting to get to a point where instead of counting sheep, kaleidoscope images twirl around in my head over and over until I fall asleep. That always happens when I do visual things, they plague my brain, but in a good way! I’m starting to look at loads of things and think “Hmm that would look nice on shoes!” Ha Ha! Almost done with pair number 2, even starting to work on number 3 today!! This is a dream job! Life is good! more soon! oxo gd
Today is International Womans Day! Of course I’ll be celebrating my womanliness at my debut art show – Grande Dame Presents – Electric Crazyland – Private View Reception! I’m so excited for tonight (esp because I’ll be wearing my new shoes – eek!). Again it’s from 6 – 8 at Ketchum Pleon 31 – 45 Folgate street, right by Liverpool St Station & Spitalfields. Best time to show up is after 7, as it will be darker and the animated projections and lights will be at a much higher visibility! Hope to see you all there! I will be the blond in the black dress, with upswept hair and totally amazing shoes!! Can’t wait! oxo gd
Wow! What an exciting day!! Did all my final preparations for my debut show and then I got the magic phone call that my first shoe design collaboration with the AMAZING Terry de Havilland was ready!!! So I skipped over with the biggest grin on my face ever and when I opened the box I nearly died!!!!
OMG! It’s like a box filled with the crown jewels!! Tremble!!!!
The gold leather and purple suede lining is sooo ultra LUX!!! They look like Mardi Gras! It’s a party on your feet yall!
I put them on & it’s like Carmen Miranda on Acid!!
1940’s Vamp Psychedelic Fiesta!
There’s also a fun pic for the back!
Me & the ledge!!!
But you have to see them in person!! The colors pop so well!! Of course, wearing them is a whole other story!! Instant glam!! They make you feel like a million bux! I’m so very excited about this new venture!! More shoes soon!! oxoxo gd
ps – you can see them in the flesh tomorrow night!