The Vibes has been a little quiet lately, as I went off into the world of E-Commerce to forge an empire. Or set up an online store, depending on how you look at it and how much coffee you’ve had. I’m selling my artwork in the form of colour prints and greetings cards on my new site which features the best of my photography, graphic design and painting. It’s very exciting to see the orders finally coming in after months of hard work, so I declare this shop well and truly OPEN! Step this way http://www.markwallisdesign.com
2012/13 were disasterous for me. But this year has been the charm. I saw Kate Bush live: the musical sorceress put on a show in London that blew us away in September – ‘There are no words’ said Panos. We travelled to Mount Olympus in sunny Greece and saw the most beautiful village in the world, Colmar in France. I exhibited my artwork in Manchester and London, set up my own online store and got a record 3,800 likes for my Tales of the City artwork via Armistead Maupin on Facebook. When I put it all together, I feel like Tigger.
Launching Mark Wallis Design took a lot of time and effort, but I also managed to remix Kate Bush and Goldfrapp, get back into oil painting, and meet Armistead Maupin! I might move slowly but I never keep still – Happy New Year to all.
I’ve been busy experimenting with digital paint and illustration, and this is a design inspired by the wonderfully baroque Christmas song December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush. It’s now available as a hand-made card from Mark Wallis Design, in packs of 4. For the Fish Person in your life, grab them now or stock up for next year!
The Yuletide circus is here! This is a collection of 4 original festive designs, some of them naughty, all of them nice. Featuring a cure for carol singers, a rescue fox and a Victorian Carousel, each card is hand made by my good self and comes with it’s own square envelope 144 x 144mm blank inside.
“Laurence, Angela likes Demis Roussos. Tony likes Demis Roussos, I like Demis Roussos, and Sue would like to hear Demis Roussos: so please, d’you think we could have Demis Roussos on?”
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It’s that time of year again! This is the perfect Xmas party playlist, featuring Nat King Cole, Julie London and Burt Bacharach as you’ve never heard them before. Possibly the most politically incorrect holiday music ever made, uploaded with full permission from The Found Sound Orchestra.