Hey! Let me ask you something, are you feeling lucky?
Today I felt I was so I splashed out and bought two $2 scratches, so don't stop reading now because at the end of this blog post I'll tell you whether or not I won a million dollars.
In the meantime though here's a drawing I made last year, it's paint marker on 225gsm archival paper. 29.7 x 42cm.
Whenever I think of Lotto I think of my Dad. Every Saturday afternoon he buys a ticket and every Saturday afternoon he's convinced he's going to win.
He never does win but I do love him for his relentless optimism.
From the above drawing I went on to create a bigger work, an advertisement for a fictional Lotto draw with a jackpot of 999 billion trillion dollars.
If my Dad does ever win a jackpot I hope he wins that one.
Here's the painting in the background of this photo. It's acrylic on paper. 118.9 x 84.1cm.
This work was really just a study for an even bigger work.
Here's a photo my Mum took of me while I was painting the bigger work. (I should point out that I wasn't just in my boxer shorts because I wanted to show off my hot bod, but also because I was working in a killer 45 degrees).
But despite the heat wave, and perhaps even incorporating it into the work, (I turned the dollar sign into a sun), I eventually finished the painting and here's a bad photo of it.
It's acrylic on board, 122cm x 182cm.
Here's some of the studies I made of the Tattslotto logo.
And here's the logo within the finished painting.So yeah, that's the painting. And that was the end of it really until the other day when I was driving down Dorset Road and spotted this poster on the side of a bus stop.
And so I came back, and here's my painting, seamlessly placed in front of it.For a couple of minutes the piece had an audience.
But then the bus came.But so ok, enough about the painting, let's get to the bit you've been waiting for; the two $2 scratches.I won't drag it out, the answer is no. I didn't win anything. Not a cent. Here I am having just bought the scratchies, stuffed full of hope and dizzying potential.
But hey, good news for you. There's no better time to buy a scratchie as there's now two less non-winning ones in the world. So yeah, go get one, and if you win please send me $4 to cover my losses.Thanks for reading, have fun but just remember, when you get the lucky itch you shouldn't always scratchie it.