It is 5:26am and I woke up from a cough attack. I will attempt to go back to sleep soon but I have so much on the brain. From the previous post you saw that with the generosity of so many fam and friends we raised enough funds to join the Little Lotus Project. Well today is the day, kids! We bone out to begin our mission.
It has been an amazing year. I just got back Sunday from my second year at Art Basel Miami, rocking my largest wall piece ever with fellow AOS members and fam and now I’m about to fly out to make that long journey to Mae Sot, Thailand for two weeks to work with kids. The craziest thing is that back in January, I added to my visualization board Art BAsel 2011, Little Lotus Project and “Get to paint around the world and give back at the same time”. How fucking crazy is that shit?!!! Maybe I’m a little extra emotional because I’m sick but I am super blown away when I take a moment to pause, step back and take stock of my life. I am not a civilian, I have never been and will never be. Though some of my family members may think I’m a failure for leaving my well paying full time job over 5 years ago, I seriously beg to differ. I have amazing people in my life who support me and love me unconditionally, I get to do what I love, and I’m able to give back to this world that has given me so much.
Woes, Purdy (J*RYU), Daniel Zana and myself leave today to Mae Sot because of the generosity of so many of you and we cannot thank you all enough. The list of supporters is super duper long but you know who you are. After the two weeks and because of the generosity of Gino at Toy Art Gallery, we will be able to continue our SE Asia tour to Singapore, Hong Kong and Philippines for signings, live painting gigs and hopefully some wall smashing. As I even write this shit right now, it FN boggles my mind!
Please know that we will rep our amazing community of artists and family to the upmost. Luckily Daniel will be covering it all on film so that you will be able to experience a bit yourselves. While we are out there will do our best to post as much as possible to the AOS Blog found HERE.
Thanks for the continued support. Hope you all have a happy holiday and an amazing 2012.
Abrazos! See you back in the states in 2012!
Thanks to our fam, friends, fellow artists, fans and new supporters for helping us reach our goal. We are overwhelmed by the support from our amazing international community. We are blessed and will do our best to rep you all to the fullest. Check back here for updates as we will try to post as much as possible while we are on our mission (internet access willing). For updates on our journey please visit our blog HERE.<3
Booth #329 at Designer Con
Saturday, November 5th
I’ll have the following:
Hand Screened Salt-N-Pepa Urban Tea Towels $10
11″ x 17 ” Stevie Wonder Prints $15
Jen E & Ritzy P Precious Pendants $25-$30
Box Sale: Every item in the box must go, t-shirts and more for only $5 each.
Come on by!
Designer Con Booth #329
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green St.
Pasadenda, CA 91101
Hola Folkalinos. It’s been a minute hasn’t it? Been swamped and I see it only getting crazier. Quick note, I’m part of this exhibit so hope to see you there.
Hola Kiddies! So I posted about the PacSun Live painting event that went down at the Nike Open of Surfing last month, well now the fruits of our labor will be auctioned off to benefit Inner City Arts. It goes down this Saturday 9.17.11. A custom surfboard and a 6ft x 4ft canvas that each artist painted live will be up for auction. There will be live music, open bar and Wahoo’s so come on down enjoy and bid on some pretty rad pieces. Hope to see you there.
Artists: Craola, Aaron ” Woes ” Martin, yours truly, Deph, Jeff McMillan, Christina Scannapiego, Surge, and Madsteez.
Pacsun + Inner-City Arts Art Auction
Saturday 9.17.11 7pm-10pm
720 Kohler St. Downtown Los Angeles
Aloha. As I write this from Oahu, I think of how very blessed I am. I’m not rich, not balling out of control, shit sometimes I’m thinking of where my next paid project is coming from. I’m just a solopreneur on that hustle and grind doing what I can to pay the bills. I am blessed with mi osito, fam bam and amazing opportunities to work with talented people from all across the globe. Gracias Universe. Ok let’s get into a few fantastic events going down. (I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors. Doing this on the go.)
Dissizit 8th Year Annivesary Party
I’m here in Oahu to celebrate the 8th year anniversary of the Dissizit Brand. It goes down big time with this sick line up: DMC (Run Dmc) Rakaa/ Babu (Dilated Peoples) Money B (Digital Underground) Scott Knoxx, Phoreyz and Monarx (which includes the homie Aaron “Woes” Martin, he’ll be on the mic kids not painting, crazy!) Its going down at SOHO in China town. For more info go HERE. Huge thanks to Tina and Slick.
STop It Group Show at Munky King
I’m honored to be a part of this group show 2nd year in a row that is curated by the great Cooper (Coopster) Berella going down at Munky King. Its Coopster’s 12th B-day Celebration and proceeds from sales go to 2 organizations, Gays and Lesbians Initiating a Dialogue for Equality and Chime Institue. I will unfortunately not be able to attend since I’m out of state. The line up of participating artists is crazy. For more info go HERE. Huge thanks to Coopster, Johnny and Munky King Crew
The homie Asad along with his Footlong Development crew brings another installment of Wonder-Full with DJ Spinna and Mona Lisa at the Echoplex. DJ Spinna will be spinning songs sung, written or produced by one of my all time faves, the magical Stevie Wonder. I created one of the funky Stevie t-shirts design you can choose from that night. Go get your major groove on. More info HERE.
LA vs WAR II 10 th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 Attacks.
Going down at the Vortex in Downtown LA, 3 days of music, art and more. Unfortunately due to time I was unable to create any artwork for this very special event. There will be live painting, music and silk screening. For more info go HERE Make it family timers!
Those of you in LA have fun and those of you in Oahu, hope to see you Friday!
Huntington Beach, CA: I will be painting live, Thursday, AUG. 4th from 12pm-2pm during the Nike US Open of Surfing at the PacSun tent. A great line up of artists will be painting each day of the event including AngryWoebots,Craola and more. PacSun asked us to paint a surfboard prior to the event with our name that will be auctioned off along with our live painting piece to benefit Inner City Arts. Click HERE for the full schedule.
Whoa. I haven’t posted since June! Shit has been crazy (long ass fucked up story). So much to catch up on but I bone out to San Diego Comic Con later on today and I’m there until Sunday.
While I’m gone, this Thursday at MOCA the custom Pioneer CDJ I created will be on display along with a others on the second stop of the tour. Immediately following the event, the legendary Chaz Bojórquez will lead an exhibition walkthrough of “Art in the Streets.”
List of DJs and artists that customized CDJs
and many more…
After the pieces tour they will be auctioned off to benefit VH1 Save the Music
More info HERE
The piece I created was to honor the first couple of ladies to set it off in Hip Hop, Debbie Harry, Roxanne Shante, Salt n Pepa, and MC Lyte. On the front we’ve got Debbie Harry and MC Lyte and it rotates. Title “Hey Ladies!”
* Special thanks to Man Uno and the entire Pioneer Team!
The only thing I had planned for this Friday night was to head to a b-day party at Club Nokia for a hot second. Somehow this night turned into what Kevin Smith would say was “a bucket full of win”. Impromptu plans with friends I haven’t seen in a minute had us start our evening at Melt Down Comics for the “Here is My Art , A Yo Gabba Gabba Gallery Show.”
Good timers were had by all, young and old. Loved the free drinks + dance juice. The show is up until the 17th.
Here’s a few flics with the rest of them HERE.