I have recently joined the world of INSTAGRAM under the imaginative name @INSA_GRAM
that is insa underscore gram.
And i thought it would be fun and a cheap ploy to get more followers on there to have a little competition!
So i am looking for the best INSTAGRAM picture that includes some INSA- that could be in the form of clothing or a wall or a piece of art or even just an image inspired by my work somehow!!
Simply upload your image to INSTAGRAM and add the hashtag #insa_gram
It can be an old image, new image, photoshopped or drawn!!
You have until the end of the month (june 30th) to get you picture up.
I will pick my 5 favorite images and each of them will receive AWESOME FREENESS!!!
-One of these instantly SOLD OUT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET HOLD OF!! Special edition signed and screen printed cover VNA magazine issue 11. (Yes i’ve been sitting on these 5 copies for the last couple years and thought it was time to let them go!)
-And an equally HARD TO GET HOLD OF special INSA x VNA lighter that came with that issue!
-Plus a selection of INSA stickers and postcards!!
I made it to LA and I painted the whole damn building!
Located at the corner of Hewitt and 4th, Downtown Los Angeles.
The building is the home of Art Share L.A. a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultivating the creative Arts District community, and making art accessible to all. Having been at the heart of the Arts District for the last 15years, the Los Angeles Times describe Art Share as ‘the Town Hall of downtown Los Angeles’. So I was honored to be giving the place a facelift!
This painting is BIG! My biggest yet. Look at that bus dwarfed by the painting!
Covering all 3 sides of the building this painting measures 9,300 sq ft!!!
Which makes it THE CURRENT LARGEST MURAL IN LA- WHOOP WHOOP!!!
This massive free piece of public art was only possible due to the support of those that bought the ‘LA papers’ artwork and the dedicated hard work of LA FREEWALLS who are doing a very important job transforming the landscape of downtown LA and fighting a fearless battle with the crazy mural laws of Los Angeles.
SO if you didn’t know- I recently held a nail art competition in conjunction with Sophy Robson and NAILPORN. I’ve gotta say I was really impressed by the amount of great entries and the quality and creativity of the winning designs! Originally we were just gonna pick one winner but it was so hard to decide that we extended it to 3 winners!
1st> DECO NAILS>
We chose these as the winners not just because of the good execution and original ideas, but there were plenty of great shots of the finished piece and they came with a 40 page!! sketch book of thoughts, ideas and inspiration behind the designs. GOOD WORK!
I dont even need to explain why we chose these- Sick colours, amazing skill and the INSA ‘teardrop’ shaped thumb nail is inspired!! AWESOME!
3rd> Linda Khuu
A great set, very clean skillfully painted! Love the elephant dung texture on the little nail and the chain thumb nail is AMAZING- if it had been a whole set of heart chains it could even have been the out right winner!
As i said we had so many entries it was a tough job picking the winners. I though it would be cool to showcase some of the other entries here:
Special mention: Watch the how to video blog by Scratch DollFace
Special mention: Another sick chain thumb nail by Miss Handly
Special mention: Youngest entrant, 8 year old Lamaya,
Special mention: These 3D boobs are ridiculous in a good way!!
So as you can see from this selection we had A LOT of great work submitted! THANKS to each one of you that entered. There is nothing i love more than people getting involved and showing skillz!! x