Some of these prints were done to give to Bruce Findlay when I went to the Rip It Up talk he did with Ian Rankin and Vic Galloway in Edinburgh a couple of years back. I also made one of Premonition as well, as that is Bruce’s favourite SM song and I wanted to give him a print based on his fave.
He ended up with three in total. I was so excited about presenting him with them, I insisted on showing them to him there and then. I think he thought I was expecting him to make a choice on one but I said “No! I want you to have all three. I just wanted to show them to you now just to see what you think.”
I think he liked them. Well, I hope he did!
These are rejects from the printing process anyway. One of the colours was running low on ink so the CMYK balance went askew. The magenta range of colours are more prominent in these prints but they still look good – so I am giving them away.
Anyone interested? Get in touch. Leave a comment on the post, or contact me via FB on the post I’ve done there. Let me know which one is a fave.
This is the last place I am mentioning it, strangely enough. So, I will just copy the rest of my blurb from posting about it on Facebook…
It might be a strange one to give away as it is so personalised… but there’s no point in me keeping this copy. I already have a matt finish copy of it on display on my wall. The gloss version became surplus to requirements. I just held on to it.
But, now I’ll put it up for grabs. Across social media. And anyone else who wants to shout about it. All likes, shares, etc, will be put into a draw and one will be chosen at random.
To give it plenty of time, I’ll end it at 11pm BST on Friday evening (it’ll be a Good Friday for someone, I hope you’ll feel!).
Like and share away!
Winners are grinners!
You can like or comment here on the blog, or just enter through my social media profiles, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (you can find the Twitter and Instagram links at the end of this post – when looking at the post directly, rather than at the site’s home page).
Today my £250 target was met, so…this means the Somebody Up There Likes You/Waterfront print will be given away. On Jim’s birthday, I will Facebook Live the drawing of the winner from the list of names of the £10+ donors.
To all the donors so far, thank you! I am so happy to have met the target. I am still happy to accept donations though, of course.
Race day is Sunday and the Just Giving page linked to my Race For Life will be accepting donations up to July 20th, so if you’d like to donate, you still can.
And those that donate £10+ up til 23.59 BST on Sunday, July 7th, will go into the draw for the signed print.
Last year when I participated in Race For Life for Cancer Research UK – I raised a meagre £68. I had a target of £150. I didn’t even make it to half my target. The only thing that kept me incentivised was…I would be doing something active for my own personal health. How could I see £68 making any damn difference to cancer research?! What would THAT achieve?
This year I have increased my target to £250. I’m already off to a great start with two £10 donations. But I want more! I want to make a difference!
I was going to give away a Priptona print to the highest donor. But, I don’t think that is incentive enough. Or even fair to other donors. So, I am going to make a big sacrifice here! All minimum £10 donations will go into a draw to win THIS! (See pics below.)
(As you can see from the photos, it currently adorns my landing space wall. Below is a clearer image of how the print looks – unframed and unsigned.)
There are only a few copies of this that exist in print. Jim has one of them. He requested a copy from me specifically. This is how bloody special this thing is! I do this with a heavy heart! “It’s no sacrifice”, sang Elton John. Well, it is! Trust me! But some things are much more important. Like the work Cancer Research UK do.
So, as I was saying, there are only a few copies of it in print. And only two are signed by Jim. My friend Janis has one (I asked Jim if he would sign a copy for her as Somebody Up There Likes You is her fave SM song, and her daughters appear very obscurely within the print – the beach scene is a photo I took at Victor Harbour in South Australia), and this one is obviously mine (for now).
The only proviso I am putting on this is that I reach my £250 target before this is given away. If I don’t reach the target, then the original regular SM print of the donor’s choice will be the giveaway.
So…there you go! How’s THAT for incentive to donate?! All £10+ donors will go into a draw to win my signed print of Somebody Up There Likes You/Waterfront (Jim always sees it as a Waterfront print…who am I to argue with him?). The target MUST REACH £250 for this to apply though. I will not be giving this print away for anything less. It means far too much.
So PLEASE, donate!
My Race For Life is on July 7th, 2019. All £10+ donations will be eligible up to and including that date. To donate just CLICK THE LINK HERE
With just a couple of days to go until Blue Monday (this upcoming Monday, January 21st) – there’s just a little time left to go to enter the giveaway. All you have to do is tell me your fave Simple Minds song, and you could win a print of your fave song.
Freshly off the creative production line, a much superior piece for Soul Crying Out than had been previously made.
This one could be yours! Leave ya fave in the comments by midday GMT on Monday. Off you go!
Why not! And to enter, there’s nothing simpler! Just tell me your fave SM song! You’ll win a design of your fave song. And if by chance you already HAVE a print of your fave song…well, you can just take your pic of what you like! And if I haven’t made one for your fave song, I’ll make one for it.
I’ll pick 5 winners from across my social media platforms (and this blog) on Blue Monday (21st Jan, 2019) – because a bit of cheer will be needed by then, right?
Below is a sample of designs…
(You can also look at many other samples by using the blog search feature and seraching “lyric of the day”, “fan art” or “shrine art”)
VisitColchester (Colchester Tourism – run by Colchester Borough Council) are giving away a pair of gold tickets to one lucky fan. Just click on the image below to be taken to the competition page to enter. All you have to do is answer a “simple” question.
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