An Ode to Porpoise Pete
Once upon a time was born a dude called Pete
As he grew in age he grew a beard so sweet
On a tropical island he lived and he was young and free
And whenever he spotted a porpoise he was filled with glee
In return all the porpoises loved him and thought he was neat
And thus his buddies named him Porpoise Pete
He travelled around the archipelago on a porpoise called Cheyne
In any kind of weather even the hail and rain
Then they had a sweet idea for a business venture
It involved porpoise rides and some sweet adventure
They ran porpoise ride tours up and down the island chain
And everyone loved it especially ole porpoise Cheyne
The summer ones to him were a kind of gold
He ate so much his face became a tree
Of fruit delicacies that grew forth with glee
He fed his whole village their fill of summer fruit
And in the summer time he was the absolute dude
Is that his moustache is so beautiful it makes grown men cryThe End
The story of Griswald the good vibe gorilla.
Griswald the good vibe gorilla was born with a very special talent. It was the ability to make anyone who encountered him smile. Sometimes it was because of his happy bright colours and other times it was when he told a funny joke like “Why did the orange stop in the middle of the road? Because it ran out of juice” and other times it was just the good vibes that he emitted from his being.
His favourite place to hang was down at Bondi Beach because he liked to provide good vibes to all the surfers and swimmers and people playing that game with the paddles and ball, is it called paddle ball? That game looks fun.
For unknown reasons his vibes are strongest early Friday mornings and you can tell just how strong because a lot of the surfers in the line up turn fluro and have a great time. That’s why they call it #flurofriday.
I painted him in support of @onewaveisallittakes a non profit surf community combating depression.
#chinesenewyear #yearofthemonkey #bondi #mulgatheartist
It’s for an art show called BROKEN DREAMS involving @la_division artists which will see broken surfboards provided by elite professional surfers repurposed into amazing artworks to convey the message of @take3forthesea. The idea of Take 3 is pretty simple, next time you visit the beach, find three items of trash and throw them in the bin.
The boards will be exhibited on the 26th Feb to kick off the @ausopenofsurf. All proceeds will go towards the @take3forthesea TAKE 3 education program that will focus on influencing our youth to take action against pollution.
@take3forthesea @la_division @acebuchan @hurley
#take3brokendreams #ladivision #artfiends #ausopenofsurf
For all colouring books purchased from my online shop I now write a little poem and sign them.
Here’s the poem about Cherry
An Ode to Cherry the Chicken
Cherry had an absence of teeth in her beak
Hence the saying as rare as hens teeth
She was a special old chook with a distinctive style
And she loved strutting her stuff and getting all wild
She was the queen of the chooks at the free range farm
Because of her skill of laying gold eggs from her bum
After laying an egg she would get up and dance
Do the moonwalk up there on the fence
This has been my most challenging project to date and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
An Ode to Charlie and Mike
Charlie the Cockie was a gnarly and eccentric bird
The music he made you should have heard
Yellow Hat Mike was his very best mate
And they jammed together every night till late
They created hypno electronica music tunes
They played sold out shows and always ate prunes
They made music in a very interesting way
By focusing their minds to create a laser ray
Which they would then beam into a magic stone
The refraction of the light would create a musical tone
The resultant sounds were a mesmerising thing
And everyone who heard would involuntarily sing
Thus goes the tale of a bird and his mate
Who through focused thought created something great
I painted Seven Eyed Stefano last year as part of a project with PayPal. You can check out the video on my YouTube channel.
An Ode to Seven Eyed Stefano
Seven eyes on his face with laser beams from four
Ole Seven Eyed Stefano is a magical being for sure
With every new eye that grows on his face
Another laser beam is created that can zap into space
With lasers he signals all the party peeps from the planets around
To let them know of the sweet party that’s going on down
He hosts these dance parties far out in the sticks
Where alien beings dance next to humanoid hicks
He uses his lasers when DJing at the gig
Lasering buttons on and off on his sweet turntable rig
Some say that he’s magical others say that he’s weird
But the thing I know for sure is that he has the sweetest black beard
An Ode to King Zane and Constantine the Dragon
T’was many years ago in a medieval land
Lived Constantine the Dragon and Zane the man
He was known throughout the land as the Dragon King
More powerful even than the Hobbit’s Ring
These two unlikely friends met by chance many moons ago
In quite a perilous situation if you really must know
You see young Zane was exploring the woods without a care
When he chanced upon the mutant creature known as Bhark the Bear
Bhark had him cornered and at that moment was ready to eat
When from the clouds appeared Constantine and with a fireball knocked Bhark off his feet
From that day onwards the best of friends where dragon and man
Going on sweet as adventures all over the land
An Ode to Maree the Unicorn
Maree the unicorn was a wonderful beast
She had mad skills in the kitchen and liked to cook a feast
When she made a cake she used her horn to mix it
And if there was recipe problems you know the horn could fix it
She lived down the coast where the hills are green
And when she was young she was a bookkeeping machine
Every morning she would go for a unicorn jog
And leap over each and every log
At the end of the jog in the waterfall she would swim
She would flounce around in the water with her unicorn grin
Happy birthday Ma I hope you had a nice time
And I also hope that you like my rhyme
Some people called him evil duck others called him rudeHe ruled the Wollongong Uni lawn with an iron feather
His methods were extremely brutal but also kind of clever
He terrorised all the students and teachers alike
If he saw you with a sandwich he’d chase you off and then take a bite
Swimming in the duck pond one day he ran out of luck
He was ambushed by the Death Feather gang and stabbed by another duck
That day he may have died a violent death but his duck spirit lives on
No longer an evil one but one that’s full of fun
So raise your glass and give a cheer for party duck is here
For good times and fun shall be had whenever he is near
We have had a good couple of months having the pop up shop in Westfield Miranda but all good things come to an end so we will be closing it in a week with the last day being Sunday the 10th of January.
We are having a sweet closing down sale with up to 40% off. Get in quick for a rare chance to get some Mulga goodies on sale!
It’s 2 weeks till Christmas, yikes!
We’ve got so many radical new products it’s not even funny. You can check them out at Sydney Finders Keepers markets this weekend or from our pop up shop in Westfield Miranda or from our sweet online shop.
I painted Remy the Rainbow Lion on the window of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at the University of New South Wales for their Climate Change Festival.
The story of Remy
Remy the Rainbow Lion was the most magical lion that ever lived. He was heaps bigger than a regular lion, like at least 4.5 times larger in diameter.
Whenever there was a big storm in the area where he lived he would run up the mountain like a crazed mountain goat and when the clouds would pass by the Cliff of Wonders he would leap off and land on the clouds and go for a magical ride as if he was Aladdin on his magic carpet.
After going for a bit of a ride he would sometimes get so excited that he would do a roar of glee and out would pop a magic lion rainbow the likes of which the savannah has never seen before.
Sometimes when there was more than one rainbow in the sky at the same time that was because his brother Barry was also going for a ride on the clouds and also getting a bit excited.
Please meet Wayne the Wolf.
The episode airs on Foxtel Arts channel at 5pm on 1 November 2015.
The original painting of Wayne the Wolf is available to purchase from my online shop here.
Prints of Wayne the Wolf are available here.
An Ode to Wayne the Wolf
There was this wolf and his name was Wayne
He had the most magical colours and none were the same
He liked to prance on the rainbow while howling at the sun
Because as we know prancing on rainbows is the best of fun
Cheers Art Pharmacy for inviting me on the show.
I painted Chief Great Beard recently and he is based on a track from Little May’s debut album “For the Company’.
An Ode to Chief Great Beard
On display are a whole bunch of original artworks featuring beards, skulls and groovy animals and even a banana.