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Gocco Mania & Other Stuff

Wednesday December 5th, 2007, 6 years, 9 months and 4 weeks ago

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!

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 love hearing people’s perspectives of my artwork.

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 5×7″ 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 8×10″ 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

4 Responses to Gocco Mania & Other Stuff

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  1. Marilyn says: pulpsushi.typepad.com

    You know I knew SOME of the folks but not all of them, which is why I didn’t enter. =P
    Loved your Storque article! Very interesting and I learned something new. I honestly did not know the name of the style of art you did. Now I feel so enlightened. :)

    Reply to Marilyn Dec 5th 2007, 6 yrs and 9 mths ago
  2. Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

    You should have entered anyway Marilyn!
    You’re welcome re. The Storque article…it was a lot of fun to put together! It’s great to see it’s inspired a few people to give it a try!

    Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Dec 5th 2007, 6 yrs and 9 mths ago
  3. I just stumbled upon your Storque article! Thanks for all of the visuals. It’s amazing what Gocco can do.

    Reply to Lauren Dec 5th 2007, 6 yrs and 9 mths ago
  4. Pamela Buckley says: opheliagolly.blogspot.com/

    :)

    Reply to Pamela Buckley Dec 6th 2007, 6 yrs and 9 mths ago

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