Etsy asked me to write a Gocco article for their blog, The Storque, & you can read it right here. Just a brief rundown of the plethora of Goccoed items available on Etsy, & some links to Gocco resources as well. Etsy also very kindly featured some of my picks (& one of my own Gocco prints) on the front page. I took a screenshot!
Now...aren't you all dying to know the answers to my 80s Pop Star Quiz? Yes? No? Maybe? Well here they are...
- Adam Ant
- Sara Dallin (Bananarama)
- Clare Grogan (Altered Images)
- Thomas Dolby
- Limahl (Kajagoogoo)
- Phil Oakey (Human League)
- Simon le Bon (Duran Duran)
- Steve Strange (Visage)
- Plastic Bertrand
- Gary Numan
- Susan Sulley (Human League)
- Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
- Morrissey (The Smiths)
- Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout)
- Howard Jones
- Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
- Kate Bush
- Toyah Wilcox
- Nick Kershaw
- Nick Heyward (Haircut 100)
Wasn't that easy peasy? Most people complained that it was too difficult, but the winner got a very respectable 12 out of 20. Extra nice is the fact that she is from Adelaide (like me) & is a super-duper terrific artist. Her name's Violet Cooper, & it was very nice to get acquainted with a fellow Adelaidean & artist...you should really go check out her stuff, her work rocks (as the kids say these days). Anyway, I sent her little prize of a coaster...may she use it to protect her coffee table from rings for many years to come in the knowledge that she truly is a Cheesy Eighties Music Mastermind.
In other news, I just want to draw your attention to the lovely Pamela Buckley who has a blog called Ophelia Golly. She bought one of my prints a few weeks ago & has just written the most generous & lovely blog entry about my work. I thought it was so great because she's written about how she makes up stories to go along with my photomontages & how she prefers to think they're real rather than a bit of digital sleight of hand.
I hope she doesn't mind me quoting her; this is what she has to say about my print Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep:
The story I put with it (almost within seconds of deciding it was real!) was that it was probably a photograph of a magician's children, and he insisted on the dove being part of the photograph as a silent signature of his profession. I am not making this up (well, I am making it up but it is something that I am not lying about believing when I saw it!) and I know that the imaginative talent of the artist was what was behind my suspended belief otherwise I never would have wondered over it at all. (I can also say that having just recently seen the Prestige might have fostered this idea just a little bit too...) But obviously the art is the magic!
I just thought that was so sweet! Thank you Pamela! Ironically, I sold my last 5x7" version of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep today. I'm happy (& grateful) that the entire edition has sold, but a little sad to wave goodbye to the last one. There are still a few left in the 8x10" edition though.
Whew...this has turned into a marathon post. But I can't leave you without posting this fantastic clip from the Jerry Lewis film The Ladies Man...