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Grande Dame Psychedelic Animated Emojis!

Several months back, a friend suggested I make Facebook Stickers. I didn’t even know what they were, so I ignored her – sorry Amelia! Ha! But she kept suggesting it to me. I finally figured out what they were – illustrated emojis you can post for Facebook comments rather than words. I looked into it and found out – it’s impossible to make THOSE particular stickers. You have to be asked by Facebook, they don’t let just any sticker maker upload their work. I was disappointed, but sniffed around and found this great app called imoji. It lets artists upload their own art, as well as, allows other people share it. So I uploaded tons! At the mo – it works best in messenger. All the emoji stickers are fully animated in that platform. There are other sharing options available too – instagram, text, what’s app etc… BUT in the other platforms, it grabs a still from the animation and posts that, rather than a moving loop like it does in messenger. Hopefully soon it will work in the Facebook comment section and soon I will dominate the world with my psychedelic, animated emoji stickers! Still have tons more to upload! Stop sending boring smiley faces! Be cool and share a veiny skull, bouncy clown, alien & more! Click here to get the free app! Once installed type Grande Dame into the search and all my trippy emojis will appear like magic! Enjoy! Happy sharing! More soon oxo GD

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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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Grande Dame & Satanist Cartoonist Collective Fri Nov 4th

London Friends! I will be having a special screening of the video I directed for Alabama 3 – Friday November 4th at Orbital Comics in London. I will be joining my fellow comrades in the Satanist Cartoonist Collective to celebrate the release of Satanic Mojo Issue #4! Woo! There will be more screenings, live music, art and comic book signings! So come one come all! And Hail satan! Click the pic or here for more info! Toodles! oxo GD

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

Ladies and Gentleman! I am very pleased to 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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End of Another Era…

Normally, if someone asked me to create an original piece of work during a time whilst I am in the middle of preparing to move, I would politely decline, or not so politely. But when ink-d asked me to create an original piece for their closing show – yes you read that right they are closing – I gladly accepted their invitation. I actually got the news that they were shutting down less than 24 hours after I received my eviction notice. To say I was devastated, is an understatement. I was more upset by this news than my home situation. I literally sobbed in bed for a week straight. Not only has ink-d been instrumental in transforming my art career, but also turning me on to new artists that I probably would not have heard of. And most importantly, I have grown quite close to them all, so it’s been very sad, like a family breakup or a good friend who is terminally ill… But, like the Chinese proverb “from the ashes – the phoenix rises”… I am happy to report that I have some exciting art projects in the pipeline & I know that everyone at ink-d are also gearing up for their new adventures. And they will go down in UK history as one of the most important contemporary art galleries who introduced the world to new hot talent, and changed the business model from stiff & stuffy to laidback & fresh – breaking the rules and writing new ones along the way!  
The piece I created for the show is called The Poppy Empress – 10″x 20″ Mixed Media – Silk Screen/Acrylic/ Airbrush/Spray Paint. I will be doing a series of these in different colours. This is a one off for The Best Ink-d Show EVER. Make sure you get down to see it! There will be loads of super amazing artists in this one, and some big names as well! Thank you ink-d for bringing me into your world, believing in me and PUSHING me to go beyond my limits. Boy did you PUSH! Ha! I will treasure these last few years for my lifetime! oxo GD
PS – Show opens April 30 and runs until May 29th!


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Grande Dame In Loverboy!

I did an interview for international glossy “Queer Culture” Magazine – Loverboy. I wax philosophical on my early influences, vintage blacklight posters, my art processes, fave camp films, career highlights, LSD and more! Check it out! Cool! Thanx Loverboy! oxo GD 🙂

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