Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flying Panther Tattoo & Gallery : 6th Anniversary Party!

Flying Panther Tattoo & Gallery is proud to proclaim its sixth year in business via delicious food and drink as well as incredible art and music. So mark your calendar on Saturday, May 5th from 8 PM to Midnight and prepare to have your mind blown by the artistic stylings of Micah Caudle, DominĂ­que Vasquez, Ben Grillo, Nico, Lord Mykil Zep, Rob Benavides and more! I will also have at least one piece in the show... probly tucked away in a dusty corner where it belongs...

But... irregardless!!!

Just swing by so you can feel 
like a fancy gentleman or gentlelady 
among these very cool cats.

Here are some snaps of my work in progress... hope you like...

Oh yeah, a couple of fancy close ups...
cause everyone knows how I like to get up close and personal
with my macro photography... whatever.

Like I was sayin... only the cool cats will be there...

Just look at Zozo, 
ready to fuckin rock 
his kitty socks off. 

Thanks for checkin in... and maybe we'll meet for the first time 
at this once in a lifetime, super-secret, prestigious event... 

Take care until then...

(PS: irregardless is totally not a word.. so don't even try it).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thinkspace Gallery : Wild at Heart : Work in Progress I

This year started with a bang and I'm happy to say that I finally have a little bit of breathing room in April to develop some new ideas... which I have yet to post. But before I can really dive into any of my super secret side projects I have a few more shows I need to prepare for in the meantime. Therefore, today's post will feature some work in progress photos for my upcoming show at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City scheduled to open in May... please enjoy!



Curators Andrew Hosner and Amanda Erlanson have put together an amazing line-up of artists for their "Wild at Heart" show -an endangered species benefit intended to raise awareness, as well as money, for any and all unfortunate creatures suffering from dwindling habitats to dwindling numbers. This has always been a very personal subject for me and I'm really proud to finally be part of something that can hopefully have a positive impact on the creatures we share this world with...

Thanks for checking in and maybe we'll meet for the first time at the opening for Thinkspace Gallery's "Wild at Heart" show!

Take care until then...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bic Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. X

The next plan on my agenda is to wrap up some more stories born of illustrations I compiled between 2009 and 2010. I intend to keep writing and showing new work in galleries, as well as taking on a tattoo apprenticeship. My goal is that by the end of 2012, I can once again be financially independent enough to live on my own. Whether or not I decide to stay in San Diego is still a mystery to me- I’ve had inclinations to move up to LA or even San Francisco for a period of time, maybe even tool around the east coast or other countries, if they let me in... It might even be interesting to write a vaguely detailed story documenting the decisions and actions I've taken to willingly place myself in this predicament- then pray that my awkward bumblings will potentially translate into enlightening efforts and inspire those of us that are less inclined to blindly dive into our passionate interests.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bic Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. IX

Recently, I've heard more and more voices ask me how I manage to persist in the brutally demanding career of a DIY artist, given the circumstances of our current economy. Once again, I wish I had a good, rational answer to explain a tangible formula of sorts with a step-by-step plan of action. But the truth of the matter is that I'm figuring out new ways of maintaining this artistic path with the advent of each coming day. I’ve sacrificed a number of relationships due to the demanding and often erratic schedule, as well as making the decision to move home with my family and build financially from scratch. I can’t really say if there’s a right or wrong way to go about any artistic or independent path, everyone has their own lessons to learn. I think it just boils down to what you’re willing to give up in order to gain some semblance of emotional, psychological, or physical freedom in the wake of a society that has so many predisposed expectations of you. The interesting thing about sacrificing though, is the occasional realization that you never really needed to hold onto certain things to begin with...

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