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With the arrival of my much needed art supplies, I was able to have an amazing day in my studio space. As many of you may be aware, Gocco supplies are not just low on the ground, they are pretty flipping difficult to find and locating a good supplier as well as good supplies is almost becoming a fine art in itself.

When I was ordering my last batch of tricks, I saw a listing for Gocco compatible bulbs. When I received these, teased them out of their brown paper and bubble wrap, I was surprised/amazed/bemused as I hadn’t expected them to arrive in such delicious packaging. The bulbs are this glorious blue colour and as round as golf balls. There was rather a lot of skepticism in my vicinity as I wasn’t sure they’d actually work. So, I popped them into the lamp unit of my Gocco machine, clamped all things down that needed clamping down … and held my breath.

Much to my shock and amazement, they worked! Yes! I may have even high-fived the air as I was rather excited and work alone. I will certainly be ordering more of these bad boys.

In other news: I have been given an additional wall at Urban Outfitters for the August show. They will be taking down the books and bookcases to give me the full three wall space. Yeah! and AAAAH! I do have a plan and this plan is very much involving The Garret Print Studio and their A3 printing capabilities. They had my back for the last show and I know they’ll have my back for this one.

The Urban Outfitters show is going to be hopping, the opening party is on the 2nd of August, and involving a DJ from Sneaky Petes and free beer. At the moment I’m trying to find a sponsor for said beverage and have something in the pipeline. So hey hey kids, it’s all happening.

In other other news: Works for Hula are coming along beautifully. I am doing a new thing here, adding a couple of layers of ‘life’ in print form and am happy with the outcome. The photo below is of a piece I completed today, unframed.  Hula opening night is 1st of August and will involve The Edinburgh Samba School.

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