Tuesday, December 02, 2008

BARKER GALLERY RIP - MY WORLD HAS BEEN CREDIT CRUNCHED



Gary Barker BBC

A change from my usual type of post, a very personal My World. These images are courtesy of Gary Barker- BBC Politics Show- Barker Gallery, and also my partner. These will possibly be the last images to be drawn for the Gallery. Due to the Credit Crunch the BBC have had to relinquish Gary, so the Barker Gallery will be no more, and yes that's a job lost. I think the Grim Reaper- ssessor is quite an apt image under the circumstances.

Unlike photos, these images are hand drawn painted and scanned into laptop. They take time to create and it is also Gary who does the dialogue too. Prints are reproduced, but for the moment the originals of each image I have under lock and key until they go to sale. I imagine they have increased in value now too.

You all know by now that we live on a small island, so no there simply isn't another job like this here. Well and truly credit crunched. My laptop too has finally died, of course at the times when a new one is the last thing we should or can be purchasing so Ramsey Daily Photo is going to struggle for while.

Very personal my world.


For more my entries click MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.



I'll be cheerier next time, just a little fazed tonight.



63 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Sorry to hear that the pinch has hit home. Best of luck.

Hope the rest of the week fares better than today.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Oh Babooshka, I'm so sorry to hear the lousy news. Thinking positive thoughts for you and Gary in these really difficult times.

marley said...

Oh Babooshka, that terrible news. I hope things do get better for Gary, positive thoughts coming to you both from Chelt :)

imac said...

Very sorry to hear about Gary, sad news, what is the world coming to?.

Great post tho, thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

Oh dear, I do sympathize. Our daughter is an artist and I know full well how hard it is to make a living freelancing and feeding three children. I do hope something lucrative comes up soon.

Wayne said...

With your combined talents I'm sure you will come through this just fine.

Best wishes.

babooshka said...

Not on this island Wayne.

Carver said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I'll be sending out good vibes for you both.

mannanan said...

I heard the news when I popped onto Gary's site earlier such a shame. I do hope things work out for you.I was made redundant from the job that brought me to the island after four years working. I was out of work for nearly a year but persevered. I'm so glad I did.Things can be difficult here but you can get through it. Wioth both your talents I'm sure and hope you do.....Great post by the way. Very much your world. Chin up chuck

Guy D said...

All the best, thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Regina In Pictures

Wren said...

Ouch! I'm very sorry to hear of your misfortune. I hope things work out for both of you - I know it's tough making a living as an artist, even under the best of circumstances but I hate to see some one so clever and talented get pushed aside.

Denise said...

I am very sorry to hear that. My son has a young artist friend who was doing very well until he heard today that he had also lost his job. I hope things turn around for you real soon.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! I do understand -- my daughter who has her own business is struggling as is my oldest daughter and her husband. It's hard to find good news these days. I will hold good thoughts for you both.

Virginia said...

OK, you two just pack it up and jump the pond to B'ham AL . I can fill Gary's head with the insane goings on here with our maniacal mayor -FBI arrested his crazy self today. Oh thank you Lord! . B, you and I can have a grand time drinking FB and shooting the likes of B'ham. Problem solved
Hugs,
V

FickleMinded said...

ohh, that wasn't nice of them, I always have a high respect for art and artist,and this drawing are just simply amazing!
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SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry about your bad news. I hope that turns around for you. This kind of talent shouldn't be idle!

magiceye said...

extremely sorry to hear that. best wishes to you both for a quick turnaround of fortunes..

alicesg said...

It is sad for the world crisis. The cartoon are well drawn and very creative, I wish I could draw. Hope things will be more cheerful next year.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

So sorry for your bad news, it seems to be hitting everyone hard and admire your honesty. Wishing you both well.

Louise said...

Hope for better times ahead for both of you. Being without computer is a very, very bad thing.

Brian Miller said...

Sorry to hear about your trials. I appreciate your openess, as it creates a picture in and of itself. Best wishes and hope for tomorow.

Neva said...

I am sorry to hear about your bad news.....the economic times we have come to are very bad...Wishing you both well.

Ken Mac said...

hang in there babooshka! It can only go up from here right? It's tough all over the world now. But I know Ramsey Daily Photo will soldier on.

Ken Mac said...

FYI, I write about music for a living. In the last week I lost my yahoo blog, one of my major outlets folded, and another lost my favorite editor. Have to dig in! God bless you and Gary.

dot said...

Sorry to hear of all your troubles. I hope things will be better for you both soon.

Z said...

I wish you two all the best in these difficult times.

Gaelyn said...

Babooshka, life gets better. Gary is very talented. Hang in there. Thank you for sharing.

chrome3d said...

Sorry to hear about your bad fortunes. It is something that will touch us all in some way or another sooner or later. Take care.

Deslilas said...

Life is hard nowadays.
But not for everyone !
In France too, jobs in the public TV are in danger with the project of "our" so gifted little President.

A Blog In The Rough said...

what a shame! Art just doesn't get the credit it deserves and seems to be one of the 1st things to go :(

thanks for posting his pix for us to see at least

Lilli & Nevada said...

So sorry to hear that, i think things are tough everywhere and many will be effected. I know we are.
I do hope that all is going to work out better soon.

Small City Scenes said...

Sorry to hear this. No good, no fair, no fun. Gary is very talented as you are too. Let's hope things look up soon. No free-lancing? Mb

Brett said...

With a talent like that i'm sure more work will be just around the corner

lisasarsfield said...

Sending warm wishes to you and yours. I am sorry to hear of your news which would be lousy to get at any time of year -let alone now! These illustrations are fantastic (love the wash your hands of all responsibility part especially, very clever touch.) I am sure with this sort of talent you and your partner will find the light at the end of this tunnel!

Poopsie Blue said...

Oh Babooshka, am really sorry to read this post.
Life is tough @ the moment, we just have to keep hoping...

Take care
Blue

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you're in the midst of a struggle, this was a very depressing post...

Gail's Man said...

A terrible start to December for you both. I'm sure Gary will be hired by a newspaper or something soon. Perhaps he could do sketches of people at Christmas parties or something. His talent shouldn't go to waste.

Jilly said...

Not good news but I can't believe that Gary's talent won't be snapped up elsewhere - or that he'll bounce back with cards and books and whatever else people do with such great work.

Often the end of something is the beginning of something else - and it's something even better. Hold the thought.

And my thoughts, positive thoughts, are with you both.

Indrani said...

This is sad, hope things turn for better for you soon.

Merisi said...

I am so sorry to hear that your partner has been cut off, another victim of this frightening economic downturn.

I love the Fat Cats, very apt. We know they'd be grinning, if only they could give up their fat cigars. :-(

Chris said...

Sorry to hear this. I know Gary has little chance of being picked up on the island, it's locked tight with the old boy network. Talent always leaves the island. I had to leave. I went to uni came back and soon left again.

Jedediah said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this and I hope that things will be looking up for you soon.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I hope for you these hard times, will be short times.

Jim said...

Sorry about your bad news. I hope things turn up quickly for you and Gary.

Sandradb said...

Unfortunately I couldn't see the images you put here - but from what I've seen on BBC link - it was worth shoeing it.
P.S. I hope everything turns up right and fair!

Mojo said...

Having been unemployed before, I know how it is. But true talent will win the day regardless, and from the looks of it there's plenty of that to go around the gallery.

The BBC, after all, isn't the only news outlet in the world that can make good use of Gary's work.

'Fraid encouragement is all I have to offer at the moment, but if inspiration strikes you'll be my first call.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

heeh |Ramsey,
I like your daily news even though its a bit 'bad'but reality and I wish you all the best, I agree with your wordsand same to you: "Don't add days to your life, add life to your day."

Good day wishes
JoAnn Holland

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news Babooshka and Gary - I hope something is sorted out soon for you both :(

angela said...

I'm gutted for you both but as has been said talent has a way of rising to the top and I'm sure there's a better opportunity out there..look for the open window!

Ackworth born said...

I too am staggered by your news and sorry about my recent flippant comment which perhaps made light of your predicament - I pray for some better news soon.

Tanya said...

Oh I am so terribly sorry to read this sad news. My best to you and Gary and I pray that something is better on the horizon. Hang in there!

Neil said...

B. I'm gutted for you both. I know it had been so hard for you both over there. Tell those Manxies to shove it. Can we get the BBC to reconsider? I will be sending in a letter. Politics is boring, Gary made me lol.

Neil

Aileni said...

I am horrified ! My comisserations to you both. And we know who to blame - looking back eight years.

My problem pales besides this but I have shed the dedicated Mono site. Announcement at Loose Ends.

Mo said...

Now that is what I call a lousy day! I am sure something will turn up. Maybe Dell or Apple can donate you a new laptop for an ad on your site. Worth an ask.

TOM FOOLERY said...

B & Gary,

I'm so very sad to hear this news. Bugger, Bugger, Bugger. My thoughts are with you both. Please both take care TFxx

Cloudia said...

Oh dear!
But look: 56 busy strangers with worries took the time to visit you, ponder your artistic choices, and leave a supportive comment. We believe in you and want you to care for yourself. We are all intending good things for you.
Your value is more than the market. together we will find ways to survive the collapse the "experts" have wrought. Best Wishes! Blog as you can. Aloha-

pierre l said...

Very sorry to read this Babooshka. I really hope you will both find something else.

gnometree said...

Terrible news, but I'm afraid that your story and hundreds just like it are just the tip of the iceberg. I hope that you will find a wasy through this.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh no..I am so sorry about your partner. I am waiting to see if my step-daughter's husband will be laid off. This is a horrible economic time and of course the lap top dies. You don't have to be a cheerleader when life really stinks...I hope things get better...feeble words, but heartfelt..

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Brad, Boston said...

Lb,

Life really does suck.

Joan Elizabeth said...

News like that is a shock and involves quite a period of grief but it's amazing what the twists and turns of life bring out in us. I wish you well on that journey.

fishing guy said...

Babboshka: What an awful time to be going through. I have been through down economies and they normally return to order. This one may take a bit of time. I hope for the best, your talented partner should find other work.

kunal bhatia said...

hope things are getting better now. and amazing graphics there.
- Mindless Mumbai

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