Seeing as this was just on It's Nice That, oh, about 30 seconds ago, theres a good chance you've already seen it. BUT, just incase you haven't had the pleasure (thats pleasure factor - level 10 by the way), I felt I had to introduce you to the rather wonderful Mr Wayne White. I've pretty much instantly fallen in love with this dude. Bad words beautifully painted onto cheap lithographic landscape prints. What more could you want?*
He has a new book out too, Maybe Now I'll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve, over on Ammobooks.
Or, if you don't fancy it, BUY ME IT. Merci, please.
*cakes, granted, but lets move along shall we please.
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My Haughty Christmas Cards are finally here! In my newly opened online shop no less! Which is, admitedly a bit bare right now, but fret not, it should be full of crap within the next week. Also, just got word from Scotland that my totebags have arrived looking hot and bitchy, just need to deliver my good self to scotland to reunite with them and then we're in business.
All prices are in euros because, annoyingly*, thats what France has forced me to adopt as a currency. But don't worry, paypal is ace and will convert the prices in to pounds or dollars or whatever notes you cool cats are using.
NOTE TO GLASWEGIANS!
If your coming to my stall in Merchant City next week and want to reserve these cards before they sell out... I'm setting up a special weegie pre-order service. Pop me an email with your desired quantities and I'll set up a paypal invoice especially for you. Then all you need to do is come collect them at my stall and pick up a wee freebie while your at it. It's nice to be a Glaswegian sometimes!
And one day I hope to be able to spell Glaswegian without having to resort to fucking google.
Whatever, HAPPY FRIDAY!
I don't know how it came to be that I've never seen any of David Shigley's films before but thankfully I've been able to remedy that with the discovery of his Youtube channel. If you've never seen them either you really should. And if you have, fuck it, go relive the joy.
The lovely Clotilde and Romain asked me to provide the illustrations for their "faire part de naissance", a french tradition in which a little token is sent out to friends and family announcing the arrival of a wee baby. It usually takes the form of a photo or card but they choose to make a flipbook instead, like the rad cats they are. Say hello to Zooey...
Direction by Romain Gilbert
Illustration by Carolyn Alexander
I've been getting a wee bit carried away with my new facebook fanpage and neglecting this little baby terribly. So heres what you missed, cause I love you just as much.
NEW TARTED UP WEBSITE!
Its a big fucking slut!
In about two weeks I think, they should be getting their moody faces printed as we speak (er type? Read?).
These bad boys should be ready next week, I shall get them in my (not yet opened but wait for it, its coming, I swear to god) online shop.
Wooo more products coming soon too, exciting times.
As promised, to celebrate my new facebook hingymajig, I've a little GIVEAWAY for all you beautiful little shits who are kind enough to spend some of your busy day looking at my crap drawings. I honestly appreciated more than my cold scottish heart can stand.
Anyways, heres the original drawing for one of my new tea towel designs (coming soon, one hopes) up for grabs. T'is drawn by my fair hand on some good thick 224 gsm canson, and is a little bit bigger than A4 which should frame up nicely. Sadly the dusty scared bear is going no where, he's such whore he just wanted to be in the photo.
You have till the 1st of December to win it by doing one of the following...
1) Pop on a wee comment or 'like' my new fessebook thing over here.
2) Send me a wee email at carolynalexander [at] gmail [dot] com (for those of you against facebook).
3) Come find me in the alps and give me a delicate kiss on the cheek (for those of you who are against technology altogether and who rather like kissing).
p.s. apologies for the shitty mega dark photos, the natural light coming through the window is a flippin joke thanks to a rather ominous fog surrounding ze mountain.
I'm having a little holiday in Glasgow at the start of December - mostly to get tipsy and OD on Gingerbread lattes - but also to take part in the Merchant City Market. I'll be hawking framed drawings, tea towels, totebags, pocket mirrors, christmas cards and plenty more crap there on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th if you fancy coming down for a looky. I'll post up more info on all my new bits and bobs as they come in.
In other boring news, a few of you have been asking about when my shops going back online... I'm giving it a long over due re-jig at the mo but it should be back in business by the end of the week. Pinky promise.
I've went a made an official facebook page for any big hearted tarts who want to 'like' me in public. If you don't wish to declare your like for me I shan't take it to heart, don't fret. If you do I'll give you a forehead kiss a block of cheese though, and who could ask for more.
Anyways its here if your into that kind of caper and I shall be celebrating with an extra special(ish) FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY (probably) Monday. Hurrah for narcissism!