Posts Tagged ‘California’

FRIDAY ART: Get swell mon

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Hi there. It’s been a little while. My family recently went to California so that is giving me a lot of “me” time. After uncontrollable weeping for the first few days I have managed to stop my waterworks and make a few things. Here is a new graphic I conjured up to try to get people to not have such a shitty time here on earth.

Here is another drawing I made recently. Actually, I made it this morning at about 4am with my good ol’ lumber crayon.

Also, Giselle set up a small mini store within the new and improved Moxie on East 11th Street. The grand opening is tomorrow from 11am to 6pm. Make sure to check it out.

Also, tonight at Industry Print Shop the amazing Jared Connor of Mexican Chocolate will have a poster show/live printing event. You all should go to that.

Let’s see what else…. Oh yes, I miss this little creature so, SO bad.

Have a great weekend and stay swell my friends.

New Image Art Anniversary

Friday, January 23rd, 2009


New Image Art Gallery is turning 15 and to celebrate they’re having the best art show on earth. If you’re in the L.A. area this saturday and want to see magic on walls you need to go to this!! Our friend Matthew Rodriguez got invited to be in this show at the last minute. I stopped by the night before he flew out to L.A. Here are some pictures of some of his work. 



This is an art critic that was going to try to go check out the show on Saturday. Everytime I see this puppet he is far from sober. He told me he lost his legs in Nam.






Also he just got his etsy store up. Click here to check out his bag.

Californians, go see Matthew Rodriguez at Tinlark Gallery NOV.15th 5-8PM!!!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Who is Matthew Rodriguez?

He was very friendly early on in our transition from California to Austin. Matthew has quickly become one of my favorite artists and favorite people altogether. He makes awesome artwork and is arguably one of the biggest artists coming out of Texas. All of you people living on the west coast should stop by and say hello and take your friends and take him a tall boy of sparks and ask him about Africahhhh. He’s basically my brother from another mother.

Where is Tinlark Gallery?

Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Boulevard, #1512
Hollywood, CA 90028

Juxtapoz wrote about the show here.

“The arts show is going to be a collection of paintings and mixed media telling stories about hoodlum street animals, fed up plants, stray animals, tiny chandeliers, the great pacific trash pile, the environment’s big problem, bling, and stories told by my grandpa,” Rodriguez told us.


California by Kevin

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

July 17th I visited California after having left well over a year ago. I was there for four days. The girls had flown out about 3 weeks earlier and I couldn’t wait to see them. I’d never been so anxious on a plane ride. Nothing a few cocktails couldn’t help. That and some personal T.V. watching (JetBlue is pretty great). I’d never flown into Long Beach before. What a neat little airport that was. I felt something amazing stepping off the airplane onto the tar-mat. It was… could it be? A cool breeze. I was in heaven. I quickly saw my parents and found my wife and daughter waiting for me at a different gate. Chamila didn’t leave my side when we reunited. We were all so excited to be back together.

We quickly made our way over to the nearest In-N-Out where I inhaled a double-double with animal style fries, it was a beautiful moment. After dinner we found ourselves across the parking lot at Marshall’s. Man, the Marshall’s in long beach has some great clothes at discounted prices. Chamila found a football, her new favorite type of ball, and started tossing it around with my dad.

Giselle orchestrated a little get together at the Railroad Inn that same night. It was a good little turnout. Here’s a picture with our friends Nick and Sarah. These two are some of the coolest people I know.

On Friday we drove around running some errands. We ended up by the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana at this great toy boutique/art gallery called Go,Rilla!Go,Zilla!. This place was loaded with fun stuff.

Upstairs from the shop is the art gallery. They were showning some really neat work.

The owners of GoRilla!GoZilla! are also the masterminds behind the Harveys seatbelt bag. So, right next door is a Harveys store.

Gary Baseman bag

Santa Ana has really turned into a pretty cool city. We decided to have dinner at a little restaurant/bookstore/lounge called The Crosby located in the heart of Santa Ana’s artist disctrict. This place opened up in the last year since we moved to Austin. The guys who run it are super nice people. We actually ran into them during the SXSW festival back in March here in Austin. Check them out here and here.




More wallpaper


After dinner we headed to Hermosa Beach where our friend Karol lives. She was nice enough to abandon her house for the night and let us stay there. Awaiting us was a bottle of wine, a sweet card, spending money, and amazing guacamole dip. She is way too kind. Thanks again Karol!

The next day we hung out in Long Beach with a few friends. We checked out The Outfit which is curated by our friend Angie. We have some kids’ tees and onsies there. You can find The Outfit inside of The Kids are Alright in Long Beach.

After that we headed home to get ready for a wedding. Our friends Mike and Kimmy were getting married. I was a groomsman and I had so much fun! It was such a great time. Giselle had a lot of alcoh….eh… fun too. Here are a few of the wedding photos.

We spent most of Sunday at the ocean. First we had a big family gathering at the Port’s O’ Call Village in San Pedro where we ate freshly caught shrimp and fish. It was oh-so-good. After that we went back to the beach where we hung out for a few hours, got to splash around a bit, and we watched the sun set.


Goodbye Pacific Ocean! We’ll miss you.

The Girls, BBQ, and fun stuff

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

My wife and daughter headed back to california at the end of June to visit with family and friends. Oh boy, how I miss them. I will be flying out to california on the 17th for a weekend and then we all come back together. Wow, the 17th, that seems so far away. I’ve been talking to them daily and everytime I hear Chamila’s voice it sounds so much different and older than the time before. I also miss Giselle’s good cooking. Though she wouldn’t admit it, she gets pretty crafty in the kitchen. Here is a sample of what I have been fixing up to eat. Even my food misses the girls.

I did get to eat some really good Texas BBQ this past weekend, with my brother Bryan and his family, at Black’s in Lockhart which is about 30 minutes from Austin. Afterwards we went to a nearby park to skate and let my nieces run around.

Here are a few photos of the girls the morning they left.

Multi-tasker this one.

Amazing, isn’t she folks?

To try to keep my mind off me ladies I have been keeping busy by working on fun stuff. Here is some of that fun stuff.

I was commissioned to redo the JUAN Lennon piece. I’m much happier with these results. Here’s a detail of the lettering. My favorite part about working with paint so much lately is how steady my hand is becoming. It’s tons better than it used to be.