01 December, 2015

Dakam The Halls

It’s the first of December and I simply can’t contain my excitement for Christmas any longer! If it wasn’t for all the hate mail I anticipated, I would have been posting about Christmas in November! If you know me, you know I LOVE Christmas and this year is no different. Whilst I haven’t put my tree up just yet (I think my housemates would kill me) I know it’s just around the corner, and I’ve already been shopping for Christmas presents and treats.

For those who don't mind being on Santa's naughty list
Something I was adamant I was not going to miss out on this year, are the incredible baubles produced by Dakam. I’ve been following Dave’s work for quite some time now and last year I spotted the amazing bauble sets he was producing, which feature hand-painted kustom pin striping. The ideal ornament for the hot rodder in your life, these beautiful baubles add a touch of badassery to your Christmas tree. I was lucky enough to have Dave create a very special set of baubles for me, kustom coloured and decorated with Sheri Bomb – and I can’t wait to hang them on my tree!
Whether buying for a gift or simply to add a touch of ‘rockabilly’ to your festive season, these baubles are painstakingly hand pinstriped with 1 shot paint and come in a variety of colours and designs. Choose from the existing range of baubles, or contact Dave Dakam to place a custom order. You can choose your colours, choose your design and even get names or messages put onto them. Shipped with the most delicate care, the bauble sets are presented in clear boxes that make storage safe and easy. The only problem is, they look so great you’ll want to have them out all year round!

Located in the South East suburbs of Melbourne, Dakam is a self-described ‘wannabe’ artist, however I think his work speaks volumes about his ability. Despite only being able to dedicate part time to his craft, Dakam has been pinstriping and creating art for the last 5 years. Despite enjoying art in high school, he waited another 20 years before he unleashed his talent on the world and although he had misgivings in the beginning, afraid he would be wasting his time, his art has been well-received, boosting his self-esteem and spurring him on to continue to create more.

That is great news for us! It means we get to benefit not just from Dakam’s baubles, but from his myriad of other influences and creations which include hand painted kustom retro coolers, flying eyeball artwork, classic Rat Fink designs, incredible skate decks (including one showcased in the GreazeFest art show) and tiki inspired artwork including a VERY cool set of hand painted ‘tiki time’ bamboo drinking glasses.
Because Christmas is the time for giving, Dave Dakam has been very kind to offer a set of 6 kustom baubles to one lucky Sheri Bomb reader just in time for Christmas.

To WIN a set of 6 baubles with your choice of kustom colour combo and pinstriping simply:
Each method gives you another to chance to win!
Winner will be drawn at random on Friday 11 December. Winner will be notified via email. Winner must have bauble order to Dakam by 5pm Monday 14 December in order to receive their prize before Christmas.

Don’t forget to check out Dakam’s Etsy store for more of his fantastic art and if you’re interested in ordering your own kustom set of baubles, email dakam1@bigpond.com