25 May 2005

Cards (New Stuff!)

Some things done since moving to Liverpool and which didn't make it onto the old blog - cards! First, a birthday card...

ycardfb

The following are gouache versions of posts I made in December 2003 which I turned into Christmas cards for December 2004...

boxing dayfb

crucified santafb

homelessfb

snowjokefb

And finally, that last card painted again in Finnish...

suomisnowjokefb

11 comments:

Natalie said...

Dem, it's great to see these all bright and shiny on the blog. And now you can spik Finnish maybe a future book will be in that exotic lingo?

Plumpernickel said...

Naughty Dem! You moved and didnt tell me....

Dick said...

I'll take a thousand of the Santa cards. That'll sort out Christmas '05...

Dem said...

Natalie - my knowledge of Suomi extends to about 5 badly pronounced and mostly inappropriate phrases so I think any book will have to wait a very long time.

Plumpernickel - it's good to hear from you! Whenever I try to get on your site from the library (my doorway to the www now) it says you are porn and won't let me see the site so I wasn't sure if it was still you. I'll see if I can get them to get them to admit you're not porn so I can read you again. Good to hear from you - I'll be re-posting all the guest fortnight stuff eventually. Hope all's well.

Dem said...

Dick - I tried selling the cards last Christmas but wasn't able to make it cost effective. Now if you REALLY want 5000 that would be different. As it is I'm going to try and flog the designs to a card company (which probably means they'll disappear from here if I'm successful).

Coup de Vent said...

Lovely images and colourations. But you know what I'd be interested in is hearing about life in Liverpool. Do you miss Donco? Have you strayed into acting anywhere? Are you in lurv with the city? Wassappning?

Dem said...

Hmm - I'd kind of decided that I wasn't going to write about me and my life much if at all because I mainly want this blog to be my strips etc so any auto-biog/diary type stuff would have to be in strip format (and I'm not getting very much of that done right now). The main reason for this is because I just don't think I'm good enough at that kind of writing and doubt whether that many people are interested. I also find it difficult to relax into that kind of writing in the very public library and with time constraints. Generally I had planned to bring things up to date by posting the illustrated highlights from the old blog and then have a quick something about what I've been doing since then. But I'll have a think about it and see what I can come up with.

Coup de Vent said...

Another hmmm.I think my last comment was insensitive. Maybe that's something which I could have emailed you about than turn into a kind of expectation of your weblog.

I have been struggling on and off with how to move my own blog on. I get a wobble and worry that I'm "drying up" and am losing friendly readers and just gathering spam! I have always found your writing as engaging as your images. I was reading your weblog BEFORE you turned public doodler. When you had a number. I'd be interested in your responses to what I have been struggling with in latest entry.

Dem said...

I didn't think your comment was insensitive - on the contrary it was something of a spur to a weekend of thinking and drawing and more drawing to come. I had hoped to post something so spurred today but it's disappeared from the cd somewhere between home and the library. It isn't finished yet anyway so maybe it's best to wait until it is.

It might not always have seemed so (because it was still pretty careless) but I used to take an age writing, editing, re-writing and re-editing each of my written posts on the old GoG and I just don't have time to do that in the library these days. Even then, I'd often feel like deleting them fairly soon after clicking publish. Just like drawing, acting, everything-ing, I guess it's a matter of confidence and I just need to do it to feel it but right now I don't feel it, nor do I feel I have anything to say. But thanks for your encouragement, and for the necessary spur of your initial comment.

Vickie said...

How completely brilliant these works are. I adore them and giggled out loud more than once.

Bravo, Dem m'dear!

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