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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

the creative mind ...


i woke up this morning with this image pretty much fully formed in my head ...

and i could not wait to get to a computer and draw it ...

why it was there i cannot tell you, what it represents i do not know, why those shapes am not sure ...

but that is how they looked; as if smoke had taken a form, as if balloons had become distorted ... as if messages of colour had fluttered through an untethered sky.

and i called it 'rainbow' ... dready

peace and love ...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

the wall full of happy ...



during the opening of the dready panorama exhibition a guest had called the display 'a room full of happy' ...

in the walking gallery of the Ritz today is a wall full of happy: the 'cayman catboat', the art version of the panorama, 'things that exist only in my fading memory', 'bone fishin2', the 'vespafari', 'smart car', 'little cayman flight' and the very first 'cayman panorama' which now seems kinda small in comparison ...

i'm, as the dooood says, 'pretty stoked' cause although the ritz gallery is a revolving, changing show, dready art hasn't left the walls in almost 2 years ...

cool ...

Monday, May 27, 2013

talking of which ...



on an irish wall dready doesn't at all seem out of place ...


Sunday, May 26, 2013

on seeing your ( Dready ) art on the wall ...


the place on the wall is the end result of your art ...


Dready's sense of purpose ...

coolness!

Friday, May 24, 2013

the house without the model ... dready.



i'm working on a series of Dready art that I want to think of as jamaican juxtapositions ...

i'm just getting into them now and i'm not sure what form they'll fully take, but ya know i like the idea and i like the thought of the fun with colors that i can have.

these are just two examples; the first is based on the 'naomi campbell cottage' at goldeneye - a liccle man in a liccle boat (named hustlin') in contrast with the pretty, rich man's cottage on the sea and another man who probably hustles on a completely different level ...

another is a juxtaposition between a 'big' house with all its architectural symmetry and style and a country man's off kilter home with its colour and verve.



jamaica is very much a land of these evident polar opposites; ramshackle houses on the road to great estates ...

don't get me wrong this is not a treatise on happiness or inequality or anything remotely political ... cause my liccle ben' up country home may hold a happier life than the big house ever did ...

i lived in enough places amongst enough people to know that a perception of poverty is not a reality of poverty that the man living in a clean dirt floored thatch house in the wilds of belize ain't necessarily any poorer than the dood in the penthouse at the bottom of yonge street.

livin' and lovin'!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Relaxed at the Turtle Bay Bristol opening with dready



https://soundcloud.com/dreadyworld-shane/turtle-bay-mix-olb#play


a radio interview, or at least part of the whole, at the opening of Turtle Bay restaurant in Bristol ... for what it's worth doing radio interviews are fairly easy, there's no pressure, even live, the interviewer does all the work really, you just chat ...


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

And then the Dready Tshirt ...



dready Tshirts should have arrived at Turtle Bay restaurants in UK, today 8th May 2013 ...
the coconut cart in the image is an integral part of the Turtle Bay branding and so i used it and slipped two dready characters (the Trustafarians, two of my favorites) onto the cart ...

let me just take a moment to say the shirts came from brussels belgium, supplied by scimitar sports out of worcester england and were printed at wild thang limited in liverpool ... we stuck very close to home on the production of these; that was important to us (even though we had an opportunity to produce in china) as it always is when dready produces his own shirts.

the idea of Dready Tshirts is that the image on the shirt should match the art that you hang on the wall; this makes it a pretty difficult printing process in screen printing because it takes a lot of colours and specialist printers ... but in the end it's also what makes the a dready transcend the normal T.

turtle bay is a caribbean themed restaurant chain in the uk and dready got together with them and then the cayman dept of tourism joined with us and together we're a bit of a triumvirate of caribbean coolness. the department of tourism is running a 3 month promotion with turtle bay in which customers get a chance to win a trip to cayman and in conjunction dready is giving away art.

you can see the Tshirts here and at www.turtlebay.co.uk or visit any of the turtle bay restaurant locations, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham ... i've eaten there and the food my lovelies is delicious.

love the shirt, love life, love the dready

And then Dready Postcard to match ...


holiday homes have names, it's like a given thing, like death and taxes kinda things ...

anyhow, dready and I did a sign for a house called 'no big ting' in the cayman islands
and then we did a design for beer cozies (as you do; gotta have somewhere to put your caybrew!)
and den we ve done some cards for the house ... cool huh?

it's like accessorizing your dready art.

easy skanking!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dready in the press




http://www.compasscayman.com/journal/2013/05/01/Welcome-to-Dready-s-world/


This is a story in the Business Journal about the dready panorama exhibition.

sweeeeeet!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

dready and Turtle Bay Bristol Opening


second from right at the Bristol opening of Turtle Bay restaurant.

Turtle Bay is a fast growing chain of Caribbean themed restaurants in the UK and dready art and the Cayman Dept of Tourism have joined them in a promotion offering a trip to Cayman for the winners and dready art for the runner up.

in addition Turtle Bay is carrying dready-turtle bay coconut man Tshirts ... very cool ones.

so, go to turtle bay, eat the curry goat, enter the contest, buy a dready T shirt, win the prize, go to cayman and meet artist ...

big up!