As well as Free Diet Coke and Bountys from the corner shop, today been offered free Pizza for the whole time I'm here lol...I was supposed to be getting fit while I'm here but no chance, still eating the cupcakes given to me yesterday.
How comes I never came to Leicester before?! I feel I've been cheated. Making up for it now tho I guess :)
Today I finished Kasper...
So it's kinda taking me 1.5 days to do one face (ish)
If they were all bald and didn't have beards it would be a lot quicker, painting Kaspers' hair was interesting. It came out nice tho, I was struggling a bit with him yesterday, so I'm delighted how he came out! Lessons in perseverance!
Starting on Captain Morgan tomorrow, but also going to Blue Ink Tattoo to watch a guy called Lee get the Ranieri and flag image tattooed on his back!
That's just crazy :D... another guy came to ask me today while I was painting, he also wants to get it tattooed!
Another Dog came to have his picture taken :)
It was busy today...
The most amazing thing is the genuine interest in the process of painting these on a wall, someone suggested to me to run a class :O
(Hmmmm, I'm struggling to type properly without having emojis here-that shocked face above doesn't cut it really)
Not sure if that's as amazing as the Police inviting me for dinner-to Nandos! (Doesn't seem to be the good cop/bad cop thing here, only seeing good)
So I got 2 faces added to Ranieri now, and still 10 to go. 3 weeks in my mind to do it!
Really gonna have to get on it to get this done, but likely to go into 4 weeks.
But that might just be me milking it cos I'm having the best time ever here :)))
Here's how it looks so far...
I'm pretty much set whose going where, and then going to try and make the flag extend behind them all the whole way along the wall.
Huth's going to a challenge cos there's a big alarm box thing on the wall right where his forehead goes, but I'm sure we can find a way!
If anyone is actually reading this who has been to the wall, I just need to say THANK YOU.
Everyone asks me 'isn't it a distraction'...and yeh it does slow me down, but more importantly, you coming to see, and amazing words and feelings to me, makes me want to try so hard to make this good for you.
It's the best distraction ever :)
Tomorrow, BBC Leicester are coming to interview me, and its a bit like a Desert Island discs thing where I've chosen 3 songs, which I can talk about, and they will actually play!
(I'll only actually believe this is legit once I heard it back lol)
This is my dream. My music is kinda underground, but should be overground.
It's soul music, it's gospel, jazz, funk, latin all rolled into one. The songwriting is about love, it's positive. I listen to the radio sometimes and don't hear any soul, in the 70s/80s Soul music was so big! Chart success all day long, mainstream radio, even in the 90's at least RnB was still successful in that regard. Maybe I'm not seeing it, but with regard to Black music/soul music, all I hear now on radio is mostly throwaway disposable music. And some of those artists could actually make REAL meaningful music that people can fall in love too, maybe they got lazy?
It's all about the lyrics, they can inspire, they can be words to live by, but now its dumbed down a lot.
Yeh I'm kinda passionate about this topic, the music I love is the only reason I'm painting because it moves me to do it. I am sure if it was played on mainstream radio then the world would feel as good as Leicester feels right now :)
This link is one song I asked BBC to play tomorrow.
And I am def Dreamin' since I been here!