Monday, June 29, 2009

What the hell am I doing chronicles

Kinda crazed right now, moving out of the studio I shared with some fantastic artists for a little over 5 years! Headed to grad school this fall.

So I've decided to write about what it's like to give up one perfectly good life and trade it for a completely unknown-what-the-hell-am-I-doing life. In two months I am headed to Philadelphia to get my MFA in painting. I am excited, but equally terrified. Too late to run back so I'm makin' like a baby and headin on out. Nuts.

I have started over before so I figure I can do it again.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Last party at Yosemite

I am sad to say we are all moving out of Yosemite Studios at the end of this month. It has been a great run and some amazing artists have worked within its walls: Calef Brown, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Souther Salazar, Saelee Oh, moi, Seonna Hong, Carlos Ramos, Megan Whitmarsh and for a very short but sweet time Korin Faught. Working with these incredible people has definitely made me more successful and daring. It has been a privilege.

So we are having a little shindig to commemorate this occasion. Hope you can make it. The info is in the picture. I am going to be selling my art at really good prices and getting rid of furniture and a mish mash of stuff.


Sunday, June 14, 2009


I really like this painting. I painted it while watching "Snapped' on the Oxygen network. It is a show primarily about women who "snap" and murder, usually they murder a man that done them wrong. I get it. Murder is wrong, but sometimes you can understand. You shouldn't do it though. You should probably eat a piece of cake instead. That is a better option.

Anyway this is for a group show in New York on June 20th at my friend Alix Sloan's Gallery. Please go if you live in NYC or vicinity.

I'll try to make the next post less about moi and more about something else. OK?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

No more Folgers for you. Cute Ass!

Dang! I haven't been writing in the blog much lately. Here goes. Lots of good changes coming up. After my show I took a break from painting (except for illo jobs)! And now I'm packing up the studio, packing up my apartment, putting stuff in storage and gettin ready to move to Philly to start grad school. MFA wooo! Crazy, cause I am little long in the tooth to go back to school, but I don't really care. I am trying not to follow other people's rules for living. It is much easier to do that. My rules seem to be working out allright so far.

I'll be back here for the summers and most likely will come back to Pasadena when I am done, but you never know right? I am going on an adventure. Scary and exciting.

I am also the new President of ICON6 Illustration Conference and the board and I are hard at working planning for the big event next year in L.A. in July. I do believe this will be an awesome conference and I hope everyone comes; illustrators, designers, anybody! More on this soon.

So as my friend Robert told me, "no more folgers for you." I think from now on it is nonfat lattes with no foam or maybe a large iced green tea instead. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds right to me.

P.S. You have a cute ass!