Saturday, August 27, 2016

My mug at Union Station, Downtown, Los Angeles

"The Makers:"
"Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider's journey" by L.A. photographer Todd Gray.
There are a series of photographic portraits at L.A.'s Union Station which feature the artists who have done work for Metro in the past couple of decades. Here are some pics of the subway corridor, the project description and the pic of me


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

black and white series.....

a band called "The New Room" playing at the now defunct night club, Lava Lounge, February 16, 2007.

At a bookstore called Borders, 2004. The chain bookstore, Borders, shut down in 2011.

Burlesque dancers waiting to perform at The Brown Derby...The Brown Derby building was sold in 2012....

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

That time when....

About 10 years ago, a friend of mine invited me to go see her perform her burlesque act at The Brown Derby in Hollywood. I was immediately hooked. Watching the performers do their acts whether, edgy, sexy, funny, sassy or what else have you, was inspiring to me. 

Around 2007, a dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School event starting occurring in Hollywood at the M Bar off of Vine. It was a twice a month event and my love of burlesque dancers was met with the chances of drawing them from life, as opposed to blurry photographs. Here are some of the drawings I did at the Dr. Sketchy's events back in 2007-2008: (note: those are all pasties on their nipples.)

















Old article, but still relevant about my work at the Expo/Western light rail station: Link

history of los angeles bloodspot

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I have a piece in a group show this coming weekend.

Hi...I just wanted to inform you that I have a piece in the upcoming "Water"-themed art show at Cactus Gallery in Elysian Park, "Frogtown", 8/13/16. The show is conjunction with annual Frogtown Artwalk happening in  Elysian Park. Here's the link to the pieces up in the exhibition:
https://cactusgalleryla.com/collections/water-group-show

Here's a link to how to navigate yourself through the art walk: frogtown artwalk link

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Musicians sketches from@ 2005

Here are some sketches of some music students playing some classic songs at a nearby Starbuck's many years ago(2005)...


the innocent dream of young, aspiring artists/singers/painters/designers/actors/comedians/poets/dancers/etc. The dream should not be ignored and should be fully embraced and pursued. There are going to be lots of obstacles, HUGE obstacles , ENORMOUS OBSTACLES along the way, but you can't let that stop you...and keep remembering that there is a price to pay for everything. Success has a price: and the price is all of the things you'll have to sacrifice to achieve success...and hopefully, one day you will achieve that goal...and you don't lose yourself along the way. In fact, maybe you actually save yourself....