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Saturday, December 29, 2018

dready and an oil drum



                     dready 'the oil drum' - image

in the places of my life oil drums are/were a thing, eh; I've lifted many a full one into the truck to service equipment in the field.

old oil drums had other lives ... leave the lid on and add a hand pump and you carried diesel out to the pastures or the road works to fill tractors and trucks and dozers and water pumps and generators ...

un-crimp lid, take it off and they were used as garbage cans ...

cut just the bottom off and they were used to soak tractor parts in fuel to clean them or keep them from rusting up ... there always seemed to be a gear of a crank shaft soaking in the works yards and garages, waiting ... waiting ...

length ways, if you cut them, they were feed troughs for working horses and the sheep in their pen ...

the cows, the cows they ate grass; well, not the dairy ones, the dairy cows ate grass and they got feed and supplements in troughs when they came to the parlour morning and afternoon ...

cut in half and hinged they became barbeques on which you could cook up some pan chicken/jerk chicken ... memories of pan chicken are making my mouth water.

life ...


Thursday, December 27, 2018

dready s the last days of chez nous



                  dready flip flops at barra de ibiraquera, brazil, 2018

the title comes from an australian film that I love, about the end of a marriage, starring bruno ganz ...

it's nice to do things in short and simple runs, a run that you can get excited about, and the dready flip flops have had theirs ... at least in this iteration ...


                        flip flops on crowdy head beach australia

and we've had a lot of fun with them, they certainly have travelled, people have taken them to the corners of the world and shot images of them in such cool cool places.

coolness ...




Wednesday, December 26, 2018

dready ... the gifts you get for christmas



                   custom dready orlebar brown swim shorts - arif and nicola 2018


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dready inside and out




                       dready gallery at picture this article in Inside Out magazine december 2018

but, unbeknownst to the editor dready's also on the cover ... the dready lionfish is there on the right hand side wall.

peace-ness



dready 'the swimming hole'



                   dready s 'the swimming hole' - 24x24 - limited edition HD archival pigment print


i found myself, as I was drawing this, thinking about belize days, of mountain pine ridge on a sunday swimming in streams, searching in caves, washing cars ...

of those first days, and later days, in the pools at blancaneaux ... of rio frio, of rio on ...

swimmingly ...





dready signs (of the times)



            cool dready and the dreadyworld signage in the window of the dreadyworld gallery at picture this ...

            thanks to vision marketing for doing such a nice nice job

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Monday, December 10, 2018

dready goes 'global'


                    dready 'the getaway' - original commission image

I first met the people from global furniture last year when they did their dealer retreat in cayman; and we fell in like with each other - they're a canadian group with offices and showrooms aaaaaalll over.

This year, 2018, they asked if they could get an official dready to be used as the retreat gift for their dealer appreciation week at the kimpton seafire resort ...



I said yes ...

nice-ness ...





Wednesday, December 5, 2018

dready it's christmas time again



                               dready's 'we were told there'd be treats' - christmas card

every christmas I do free dready christmas cards that people can email or post via social media to their family and friends ...

and fortune smiles that I do them for a couple of corporate clients every year as well, also for free ... it's kind of the spirit of things ... I try not to take on too many, just a couple.

                               dready's 'may all your wishes come true' - christmas card

the cards often have something to do with the year that has past, so this year the dogs because I'd added an inordinate number of very cool characterful dogs to some really fun art; the donkey and chicken because someone said last week; 'you know, if you had a piece of art with a donkey and a chicken that would be perfect!"

                                dready 'all dog ranch' - christmas card

The owners of all dog ranch, in Sussex uk, and I met, digitally, in this weird and cool coincidence of modern life, where I was talking to their brother-in-law on emails about business, while they were staying on a farm in Jamaica that i kknow very well, and we connected via photos on instagram ... boom!

anyhow, further chats down the road dinny asked me if I would do his christmas card ... yes.



                           dready 'santa comes for the millionaire's shortbread' - Burr and Co christmas card

and then there's been this cool and developing relationship with Burr and Co coffee shop in edinburgh that max started for me; they've been giving away dready bookmarks for about a year now and the customers loved them, which has lead to a greater relationship ... so when they asked me if I would do their christmas card I said yes, of course ...

so, christmas cards eh ... love them




blessings ...