22nd- 24th may, Luxembourg convention

Posted: 28/05/2015 in Uncategorized

Olivia, Raffi and me packed our bags and flew to Luxembourg to work the annual convention there. Neither of us had ever been to Luxembourg, so we were curious to see it for ourselves.

Luxembourg has half a million inhabitants, and at under a thousand square miles, is the smallest sovereign nation in Europe, and i can tell you that listening to the luxembourgians, it sounds like someone who can’t make up their mind whether to speak french, german or dutch, it seems to all be in there! Having said that, Luxembourg seems to be quite a melting pot for people all over the place, and there is to be plenty of money.in evidence. I can’t remember seeing so many fancy cars anywhere else!

For being such a small place, it has a massive amount of local white wine, look at the aisle in the supermarket! 🙂

As usual we didn’t really get much time to do any sightseeing, but what we did see was pretty. Lots of bridges and very pointy spires!

Olivia and Raffi

the convention was well organised, if a little quiet. .Raffi, Olivia and me were kept fairly busy, but not rushed off our feet, which is sometimes quite nice. We had time to chat to other artists and look at portfolios, and by the end of it, we had made some new friends, a good result.

My first piece of the convention was a wolf head, it was to look a bit illustrative and very fierce. I did put some yellow in the eyes, but you can’t really see it because it was still a bit bloody when i took the photo.

A freehand black dragon, with yellow flames and hair

a cute sketchy little teddy playing basketball, on a young man called Raffael- his first tattoo!

and a piece of graffiti on a Londoner 🙂 who was in town working on a film (Peter Pan)

Gary is from Camden, and he is a fan of the street artist called ‘Pure Evil’. This piece in particular has a lot of meaning for gary, and I was delighted to be able to do it for him.

It’s a Pearly King, if, like me, you don’t know what pearly kings and queens are, here’s a link

http://www.pearlykingsandqueens.com/history/

I loved hearing stories about gary’s youth, the great places in London and the punk bands he got to see in the late 70’s- what a time and a place to be!

it was great spending time with the girls, and the convention was slick, who knows, we might do it again….

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