/ Terrible artwork - proceeds to mountain rescue

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AMJ098 - on 29 Jun 2013
Search - original art masterpiece mountain rescue on ebay. 1st link!

Buying this item will guarantee quality. I used A3 good quality card-like material with a red HB pencil and a bic biro. All quality stuff!

You will also be buying artwork from me, two times winner of the year 8 prestigious "homework of the week" award, both due to my great still life. After 8 years of semi-retirement from my art, I am back by popular demand, creating contemporary stick men still life concoctions only someone who actually knew anything about art wouldn't buy.

Some slight smudging adds to the character.

If you think that by buying this, it may increase in value and you will be able to sell it off for millions, you are wrong. However what is unique about this drawing, is it can create great sentimental value. Someone may ask you "why is that bizzare art work on your wall?". You may reply, it may be rubbish, but the money went to mountain rescue and helped save one of my friend's lives.

You may ask: "Adam, why did you list this on Ebay, its terrible!?" Well i'm not sure why I listed this but if I could in any way slightly repay the massive debt and gratitude I have for them it would be awesome. If you're like me and have had close ones come into contact with mountain rescue*, you'll know what a "great cause" it is.

PS: I think it would look great hanging in your living room....... :)

*I decided upon Ogwen Valley mountain rescue in North Wales.
freerangecat - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

It's... unique! don't think it would go in my living room unfortunately. out of interest, what is the object in the middle that the water slide(?) is coming out of (hard to tell on my phone)?
James90 - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

looks like a jug, i could be wrong
AMJ098 - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098: Is indeed a jug!
AlasdairM on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098: If I win, please don't send it to me...
The Lemming - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Go on then, I've put a bid in for this work of art. :-)

http://to.ly/m7Ik
freerangecat - on 30 Jun 2013

ah yes, I can see it now, sorry :-)
The Lemming - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

I'm still winning.

People, please save me and bid. :-)
freerangecat - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

oh dear :-) sorry, can't help you, apart from bumping the thread up a bit.
blondel - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

That's so bad it's brilliant! I've got it up to a fiver - who's going to take it to a tenner? (If your bidding's cunning enough you need never part with any money yourself!)

:-)
The Lemming - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to blondel:

You were the highest bidder

:-)
Steve John B - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to blondel:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
>
> That's so bad it's brilliant! I've got it up to a fiver - who's going to take it to a tenner? (If your bidding's cunning enough you need never part with any money yourself!)
>
> :-)

Well I tried 5.50 but got automatically outbid - fortunately! ;-)
blondel - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

No no I wasn't, honest! - I was automatically outbid every time. But give me long enough to get sentimental about this and I might actually bid to buy!
AMJ098 - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AlasdairM:
> (In reply to AMJ098) If I win, please don't send it to me...

I don't blame you!

I'll do you a deal - if you win, you can choose which unlucky UKC bidding loser has to put it up in their living room! How about that?
AMJ098 - on 30 Jun 2013
Also, 8 with 9 days to go!? I said I would be happy raising a fiver!

Thanks to all bidders - you're very

1) Generous - if you're doing it to raise money for mountain rescue
2) Stupid - If you actually want the drawing!
Welsh Kate - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:
Is that a snail top left?

Or perhaps I should rephrase - is that thing top left supposed to be representing a snail? And if so, is your inspiration Brian Snail off The Magic Roundabout?
AMJ098 - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to Welsh Kate:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
> Is that a snail top left?
>
> Or perhaps I should rephrase - is that thing top left supposed to be representing a snail? And if so, is your inspiration Brian Snail off The Magic Roundabout?

It has many legs, so it's not technically a snail. It's a figment of my imagination, loosely based on Brian. I hope this helps you in your decision of the monetary value of this drawing.

I am happy to answer any other questions.
Welsh Kate - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

I'm afraid I can't see the 'many legs' (the poor quality of the picture on eBay probably doesn't do your artwork justice), but I'll believe you. Unfortunately I too have been outbid by some other enthusiastic art collector.
Paul F - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

"Jug and gloves under a pirate sun" I may yet bid.
Steve John B - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:
> Also, 8 with 9 days to go!? I said I would be happy raising a fiver!
>
> Thanks to all bidders - you're very
>
> 1) Generous - if you're doing it to raise money for mountain rescue
> 2) Stupid - If you actually want the drawing!

3) Both! ;-)
Jim C - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098: I have not bid, but in years to come I hope I don't see this in a gallery for 20k and kick myself .

Good luck.
Oceanrower - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098: This is, in my opinion, the best (and possibly most worthwhile) thread this year.
mp3ferret on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098: Excellent work. I hope someone from mrew is reading this and gets a nice article in the next magazine.
blondel - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Uh-oh, what have I gone and done now? I'm the highest bidder! Help! Where are all the rescuers when you need one? (See what I did there?)
ice.solo - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

im not getting an image of it, all that ebay shows me is some, err, quite good etchings of st bernards etc in the alps.

butt i agree with oceanrower there; best thread in ages.
ice.solo - on 30 Jun 2013
In reply to blondel:

how about this; if you end up with it, someone buys it off you and you also donate the proceeds to MR? and so on.

i will happily join in once the price gets above the stupid amount i get charged for international transfers.

blondel - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

Easy for you to say, ice - you haven't seen the picture! How on earth would I persuade anyone to buy it from me if I was the "lucky" winner? (St Bernard's! - that's not what I'm seeing there!)

Adam, I know this is a bit picky, but don't you think you should put in a naked lady removing her rock shoes somewhere, like the sketch that comes up underneath yours on eBay? (There, that's got all the blokes looking, that'll bump up the traffic! - but although there's no sign of rock shoes in that sketch, it looks to me like she's been wearing them too long just the same). I certainly think you ought to sign the picture, so that when your reputation rockets in the heady world of international masterpieces then the highest bidder (ice.solo, if we can get it that high) can prove it's an original.
ice.solo - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel:

oh yes, its gotta be signed.

belive it or not i actually follow the art world a little, and if adam turns out a few more - a series say - to create a body of work, then its easier to push the prices.
then, say, several people syndicated and bought most of them, then sold them amongst themselves for a few years, the value will rise. even better if some are publicly exhibited and/or auctioned.

always best to keep one or two off market - always need the allusion of 'more out there' as it helps forge demand for collectors. eventuallly release the lot, to be sold as a series, and then broken up again to restart the process.

definitely dont frame it, but signature is vital.
rustynath on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel: you could repost it on ebay to raise money for anoyher mountain rescue team? It might work?
;)
lithos on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to rustynath:
> (In reply to blondel) you could repost it on ebay to raise money for anoyher mountain rescue team? It might work?
> ;)

indeed, but it should be enhanced before each relisting
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freerangecat - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos:

maybe everyone who buys it can make their own addition, and sign it, then sell it on. could be quite fun.
lithos on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

err yeah that's what i meant - and im winning so i what should i draw ?
lithos on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos:
> (In reply to freerangecat)
>
> err yeah that's what i meant - and im winning so i what should i draw ?

not winning anymore ! You sick people
Blinder - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos: yes that is becuase I am. Yes I am that bored.
blondel - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos & Blinder:

Oh, I'm off the hook - thank God! Hooray! You wonderful people! OK, Blinder, so how about drawing that naked woman taking off her rock shoes if you win? - you'll be sure to sell it on if you do! ;-)

(I want to know why no-one's mentioned the hammer yet?)
Tony the Blade on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Blinder:

I went up to 15 and still got outbid!!!

This could end up as one them viral ebay items - Xmas Dinner for sale, one careful owener!
blondel - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

> This could end up as one them viral ebay items - Xmas Dinner for sale, one careful owener!

Good idea (but not the dinner). C'mon guys, put it on your facebook pages, tweet it, post it on all those other social networking sites I don't have a clue about. How high d'you reckon we can get it?
freerangecat - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos:

sorry, a bit dopey today :-)
balmybaldwin - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Oops, now highest bidder
The Lemming - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Good effort.
AMJ098 - on 01 Jul 2013
24!!! This is incredible!

I have now made my original facebook post available to the "public". I don't know if this means you can share it or not but here's the link to my profile anyway!

https://www.facebook.com/adam.jordan.790

This is getting pretty exciting!
AMJ098 - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to ice.solo:
> (In reply to blondel)
>
> oh yes, its gotta be signed.
>
> belive it or not i actually follow the art world a little, and if adam turns out a few more - a series say - to create a body of work, then its easier to push the prices.
> then, say, several people syndicated and bought most of them, then sold them amongst themselves for a few years, the value will rise. even better if some are publicly exhibited and/or auctioned.
>
> always best to keep one or two off market - always need the allusion of 'more out there' as it helps forge demand for collectors. eventuallly release the lot, to be sold as a series, and then broken up again to restart the process.
>
> definitely dont frame it, but signature is vital.

Thanks for your insight! I can reveal I have done three other drawings in my summer holiday which unfortunately are not as eccentric as this one and are just drawings of pictures I have taken.

Whoever buys the current drawing will possess one (and in my opinion the best) of the four drawings of my whole art career.



AMJ098 - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel:
> (In reply to ice.solo)
>
> Easy for you to say, ice - you haven't seen the picture! How on earth would I persuade anyone to buy it from me if I was the "lucky" winner? (St Bernard's! - that's not what I'm seeing there!)
>
> Adam, I know this is a bit picky, but don't you think you should put in a naked lady removing her rock shoes somewhere, like the sketch that comes up underneath yours on eBay? (There, that's got all the blokes looking, that'll bump up the traffic! - but although there's no sign of rock shoes in that sketch, it looks to me like she's been wearing them too long just the same). I certainly think you ought to sign the picture, so that when your reputation rockets in the heady world of international masterpieces then the highest bidder (ice.solo, if we can get it that high) can prove it's an original.

Haha, thanks. I shall indeed sign it!
lithos on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

i think you need a better picture as well (though maybe thats all part of the master-plan !)
AMJ098 - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
>
> i think you need a better picture as well (though maybe thats all part of the master-plan !)

Only the winner will get to see the "fine detail" :P
Blinder - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin: you are off the hook.
I am in so much trouble, just quit my job and now this.
ablackett - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098: I stuck in 28.50 and was auto outbid - again thank god. I feel I have done my bit. Phew.
stewart100 on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:
Having witnessed first hand the development of this young artist right from the early years where we co-collaborated on such works as 'Stewart the snail' and 'monster on the moon', I can confirm that this is one of his infamous 'masterpieces'.

The blend of styles present in the work right from stick men to the detailed shading highlights his progression as an artist, and also the development of his je ne sais quoi (or as the French say je ne sais quoi).

This is truly a timeless classic to be admired by all for many a generation to come.

Art Monthly would probably give this 5 stars
MJ - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Search - original art masterpiece mountain rescue on ebay. 1st link!

Could you put the picture in your UKC Gallery?
You never know, it might make it to 'Photo of the Week'...
Blinder - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098: Bump I am the highest bidder.
The Lemming - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Your wonderful artwork is now out of my fiscal bidding power. And as with all auctions there can only be one winner.

With your chosen MRT, is there any way that people can make a small donation through paypal which will go to them?

A couple of quid here and there from those that wanted to bid but now find that they are in the same position as myself would feel like they are doing their bit too.

And more importantly, you will have two revenue streams in which to raise money for your chosen charity. People can and do give to which ever MRT they choose, but if there was a quick hassle-free way to part with the price of a pint while sat at the computer, you may raise quite a bit.
AMJ098 - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
>
> Your wonderful artwork is now out of my fiscal bidding power. And as with all auctions there can only be one winner.
>
> With your chosen MRT, is there any way that people can make a small donation through paypal which will go to them?
>
> A couple of quid here and there from those that wanted to bid but now find that they are in the same position as myself would feel like they are doing their bit too.
>
> And more importantly, you will have two revenue streams in which to raise money for your chosen charity. People can and do give to which ever MRT they choose, but if there was a quick hassle-free way to part with the price of a pint while sat at the computer, you may raise quite a bit.

Thank you so much for your bids and helping to get this off the ground "The Lemming". What a great suggestion! I have made a just giving page for anyone who would like to donate in memory of "the drawing you could have owned"

I thought it would be more fitting if the donations go to mountain rescue England and Wales (Sorry Scottish people!) so donors know a little will go to the team covering their local crag.

Thank you to all the bidders. I am considering offering free counselling to the winner when he/she receives the artwork and has to explain to their wife/husband/bank why they paid over 29 for it.

http://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Jordan
AMJ098 - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
>
> Search - original art masterpiece mountain rescue on ebay. 1st link!
>
> Could you put the picture in your UKC Gallery?
> You never know, it might make it to 'Photo of the Week'...

I've uploaded. If it gets through the "moderator" you are welcome to vote. :)
Tony the Blade on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Good job fella.

I was committed to a tenner before being outbid, so that is my donation.

(Romeo) Done :-)
lithos on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:
> (In reply to MJ)
> [...]
>
> I've uploaded. If it gets through the "moderator" you are welcome to vote. :)

we cant vote on it can we ? need to tweak your persmissions
The Lemming - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

I too have bunged in a tenner.

:-)
AMJ098 - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to lithos: Aww unfortunately it doesn't fit into any category so the moderator must have put it in "user profiles" meaning its not possible to vote :(
Tony the Blade on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:
> (In reply to lithos) Aww unfortunately it doesn't fit into any category so the moderator must have put it in "user profiles" meaning its not possible to vote :(

shame (Bump)
The Lemming - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:
> (In reply to AMJ098)
> [...]
>
> shame (Bump)

Bumpity bump

http://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Jordan
blondel - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Ah bollox, I really can't afford this! Chucked a tenner in the pot just the same. Almost 70 total raised to date (including eBay) with a piece of A3 card and a red biro - good on you Adam!

(Blinder, is that you still hanging on in there with the highest bid? You really want this picture or something? Still, it always goes quiet for a few days in eBay. There will probably be a flurry of bidding in the last few seconds and someone else will buy it for thousands of pounds...)
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freerangecat - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel:

Just looked it up to see what the current bid is and seen the 'people who viewed this item also viewed' underneath...
MJ - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

seen the 'people who viewed this item also viewed' underneath...

Well spotted!
It's probably all the same person and probably one who lurks on UKC.
So C'mon, own up, whose been looking at the 'Artistic Nude' pictures?
blondel - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

You mean the "Original Painting lowbrow pop art gothic weird rare wall decoration urban odd"? ... Not me, honest: I leave erotic art to the chaps, not my thing at all. I blame that sketch of the woman without the rock shoes - she led them all astray, the brazen hussy.
MHutch - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to freerangecat)
>
> seen the 'people who viewed this item also viewed' underneath...
>
> Well spotted!
> It's probably all the same person and probably one who lurks on UKC.
> So C'mon, own up, whose been looking at the 'Artistic Nude' pictures?

'Smiley Miley' looks a bit rough, even as a thumbnail, TBH. No-one's going to admit to that!
MJ - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to MHutch:

'Smiley Miley' looks a bit rough, even as a thumbnail, TBH. No-one's going to admit to that!

She also appears to have a 'Post-It' note fetish.
Blinder - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel: no comment.
The Lemming - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to freerangecat)
>
> seen the 'people who viewed this item also viewed' underneath...
>
> Well spotted!
> It's probably all the same person and probably one who lurks on UKC.
> So C'mon, own up, whose been looking at the 'Artistic Nude' pictures?

I thought that was selective advertising. Does this mean that all of you check out porn?

MJ - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Does this mean that all of you check out porn?

As if!
What sort of people do you think we are!!!
Check out porn?
The sheer cheek and insult of your accusation beggars belief...
dissonance - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

> I thought that was selective advertising. Does this mean that all of you check out porn?

i get pictures of kittens frolicking in the grass with baby bunnies.
So must be based on the persons prior habits.
The Lemming - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:
>
> Check out porn?
> The sheer cheek and insult of your accusation buggers belief...

Fixed that for you. :-)
MJ - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Fixed that for you. :-)

Very devious of you and I bet you think you've got me over a barrel with your cleverness...
The Lemming - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:

Bugger that.
MJ - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

Bugger that.

Promises, promises...
AMJ098 - on 08 Jul 2013
Only one day left to get your hands on this fantastic bargain!
Blinder - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098: 12 hours left. Do not this one slip away.
The Lemming - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

And if you are unable to bid on this unique interpretation of what are is, then why not throw the price of a pint over to this link?

http://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Jordan
James90 - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to The Lemming:

less than 4 hours
(BUMP)
James90 - on 09 Jul 2013
In reply to James90:

31.52 it is

gratz
Blinder - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098: Bollocks! Paid no need to post it to me.b
Steve John B - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to Blinder:
> (In reply to AMJ098) Bollocks! Paid no need to post it to me.b

Ha! Good on you. I'll bung a fiver on if it makes you feel any better (it won't ;-))

http://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Jordan
dissonance - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to Blinder:
> (In reply to AMJ098) Bollocks! Paid no need to post it to me.b

you won it?
see me, i decided to wait till it was over and then give a winning amount.
blondel - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098 (and Blinder):

Tell you what, post it to me and I'll sketch that naked lady taking off her rock shoes (I went to art college, will that help?), then I'll either post it on to Blinder or I'll put it up on eBay again, proceeds to a Scottish MR team this time. It's up to you Blinder - it's your picture now! :-)

Blinder - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel: Sounds like a no brainer. AMJ098 if you send the 'artwork' to blondel that would be great.
The Lemming - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

Good effort.

I recon you could have made more if the picture was worse.

:-)
Steve John B - on 10 Jul 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to MHutch)
>
> 'Smiley Miley' looks a bit rough, even as a thumbnail, TBH. No-one's going to admit to that!
>
> She also appears to have a 'Post-It' note fetish.

And a drinking problem... ;-)

Someone paid 25 for that and it wasn't even for charity!
balmybaldwin - on 11 Jul 2013
In reply to AMJ098:

So is this going to be reauctioned?
blondel - on 11 Jul 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Regretting losing the auction bb? ;-)

The logistics have got a bit tangled, with the creator of this mighty masterpiece being so keen to dispatch it to the winner that even now it's winging its way to that lucky man. I've offered to add an embellishment of my own (ahem!) and re-auction it, but that depends upon Blinder being able to get it to me. (I shall be in Steckborn next week as it happens, Blinder, if that's any use? Zurich Airport?)
Blinder - on 11 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel: bugger fly out to US tomorrow. The 'artwork' was sent to my mum in Macclesfield. So maybe it will have to wait until I get back.
blondel - on 11 Jul 2013
In reply to Blinder:

No worries. Gives me time to sharpen my pencils (or should I carry on the tradition and use a red biro?)
AMJ098 - on 14 Jul 2013
In reply to blondel: I'm so sorry! I was just too keen to get it posted. Sounds like a great idea to raise even more money.

I would like to thank everyone that has been so kind and donated. I think the total comes just shy of 100!
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