Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
These I did for a friend who was just released from the slammer! He is near and dear and so I decided to do a comic-style short story with these and incorporate his life. The banner ended up reading "A Setback is a Set-up for a Comeback!" Very witty of him. There is a skateboard with hotrod flames flying through a lightning storm. A padlock freeing a laughing jailbird and a calavera. I am proud.
These I used the Molotow High Solid Markers I received from Art Primo. Check the video demo I did for them on their Youtube Channel;
Along with acrylic paint I applied with a paintbrush, I was able to get the details I needed. This was extremely fun and I had a good time doing this. Little egg was really interested in this project so I hope I can get her to make her own custom pair! How cool would that be?
Anyhoo, I am excited to give these to him for the holidays. I hope everyone has a safe one as well, cheers!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Little me getting down on the Queen Anne Mural with the new colors in the Belton Line. This next year is going to be amazing! 2012 is it!
Check out this new video by Art Primo featuring amazing artists like Hex, Franklin and Thomas, 179, Perk and more! Featuring events from Miami, China, Seattle and our very own South Park!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Check out more of his work and projects at these links;
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Few and Far ladies getting down at the Miami Art Basel 2011 ! We are few coming from far! Ladies Represent! Love y'all!, a photo by dj_agana on Flickr.
Agana, this is real nice!
For more information on Few and Far in Miami check out the Blog Few and Far.
Our wall at Art Basel was made possible by Primary Flight, thank you so much!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
World’s Largest Street Level Mural Installation
Primary Flight’s annual project is the world’s largest event of its kind. Primary Flight features over 250 world class artists from around the globe, the majority of whom travel to Miami for Art Basel. Artists from all walks of contemporary art headline our annual event. Artists collaborate on high profile walls throughout Miami’s urban landscape. Maps outlining the installation are circulated, providing patrons with an opportunity to view the works in progress. - Primary Flight
Thank you Art Primo, Few and Far Ladies and Art Basel. This was an excellent way to wrap up a year. Press play and ENJOY!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Next year, 2012 will be spectacular!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Participating artists include:
Meme , Ksra , Glow, Hops, Reds, Tatiana Suarez, Amandalynn, Lady Mags, Erin Yoshi, Gloria Muriel, Too Fly, Dime, Agana, 179
Ironlak and Nomads
Yes, this is going to be great, we have been working on sketches and designs so we can get to work as soon as our feet touch the ground. In the meantime back in Seattle if you are in Belltown, be sure to stop by the Gary Manuel Salon for a small showing of paintings from this past year. This will be up all month so you have time.
I will also be gallivanting this season's Punk Rock Flea Market on the 10th of December at the Underground also in Belltown. I love buying handmade soap and vintage clothing from Indian Summer and Midnight Mart! As you know this past fall, Ego, Japhy Witte, NKO and I painted a larger than life sized mural on the North side of the building. Come check it out!
See you there!
Friday, November 25, 2011
There are more of pages posted on the Flickr... Click the pic for the link.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This is the newest addition to Seattle!
I started at 9am and just worked my little butt off till it was done. Thank you all that came out and brought me snacks =)
"Residents in the area, and those passing by approve of the mural, and appreciate the cheery colors. Kids particularly have taken to the mural, enjoying the "fluffy pillows" on the wall. "
Upcoming projects include Few and Far in Miami for Art Basel, Women who Rock Conference at Washington Hall in March and Few and Far at Bherd Studios in Greenwood in June! 2012 will be fun!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This the newest painting I nerded out to the other night. I sanded the edges and rounded the wood corners. I also weathered the overall look by sanding parts of the background and painting itself. I really like the aesthetic of this technique, we shall see where it takes me!
I have several more pieces of wood this size that I have loose plans for. Currently I am excited about getting my space a little more organized and put together.
Thank you for stopping by and cheers from my home on the beach!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Here are 2 of my favorites and I at Artoleptic 2011.
Mr. Augie Pagan and Ego.
This is the finished piece we worked on together. It was the first time I worked in collaboration with Augie. I have worked in the past at events at the 9lb Hammer in Georgetown for Art Jam (Check out the Seattle Weekly link for pics of this kick butt event). Collaborations of course is something Ego and I love to do and Artoleptic is on of our favorite events.
I have linked their names with their sites as well as Artoleptic, please make sure to check out their amazing work!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have been doing a bunch of these and adding to orders all around. Super fun and keep the day entertaining. It also makes me super excited to go home and paint.
Last night I pumped a painting of a fish spitting fire and started another black and white painting inspired from an illustration I did in Sayulita.
Let's go back to Mexico.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I am having the hardest time focusing on this painting. I am not sure why, but I want to be done with it. Perhaps I should focus on other projects? Or perhaps feeling unsure on this painting is leading me to NOT be able to move to other projects. I have to figure out what my mental block is before I progress. One wonders...
I have been invited to speak at the UW in Bothell again. This was a great honor for me to do this last year and I look forward to scheduling another lecture. I will have to look over the past year's accomplishments and pick which I will highlight.
Okay, I hope this blog finds you well. I am waiting on the 35th skate decks to come in. This I am very excited about! Stay tuned for details!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Augie and I did so good! Ego came later on and he did as well.
Artoleptic was a BLAST this year! Thank you so much Jen and Shaina for organizing again another amazing event!
This was the first we all collaborated together and hopefully it will not be the last.
I hope all is well if you are reading this, cheers!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
August 6th 11am-5pm
Come down and hang, be a spectator, participator and instigator of Georgetown history.
Known for being an art hub, Georgetown is an excellent place to exercise your creativity. I will be painting with an all-star cast of amazing artists including my favorites Carlos Aguilar and Ksera.
We are looking for volunteers to do light clean up, painting and assisting artists with their sections. We welcome anyone who is willing to hold a paintbrush or have a good time!
Thank you Bherd Studios and COCA for curating the show and mural project!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Artsy Fartsy Show for August!
I love cupcakes, I love painting and I love having art shows... It's like having another birthday party.
This is a show for again, another Capitol Hill Blitz!
See you all soon!
Monday, July 25, 2011
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday!
Graphic Designer Trevor, Handsome Man and I painted the back patio of the Royal in the UDistrict. Check out the bathrooms I also painted, the hand painted signs and the lovely bartender Liza Danger!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I had a job where I had to go out to the Microsoft campus last year.. or was it the year before? That place is a wonderland... I think it was the year before since I was living in the CD and not by the beach.
In any case, it was super fun. There were waffles and coffee and I live painted to live music. And all before 9am in the morning!
This is what I painted, here is my little face content with custom waffles and coffee.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thanks all who hung out last night!
After party was great! Thank you Herban Legends; your new home is amazing!
Thank you ladies; Amanda and Devrim for putting Art Walk together.
I have 1 commission I am working on and a show next month at Capitol Hill Cupcake Royale!
FB Invite Here
Stay tuned for details!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I had a blast and loved seeing everyone. Here is another new painting that is now hanging at 35th North for the rest of the month. Stop by if you are on The Hill!
Tonight I will be live painting for The White Center Art Walk! Festivites are all day, but I will begin painting at 6pm. The painting I will be working on of course will be for sale so if you are in need of a painting for your home here is where to find me;
Proletariat Pizza (9622-A 16th Ave SW)- 179 (come get a pizza and hang out!)
The rest of the artists will be here;
-Mac's Triangle Pub (9454 Delridge Way SW)- Sam 'Sneke' and Paul Sorey
-Company (9608 16th SW)- Patricia Ariel
-3.14 Bakery (9602 16th Ave SW)- Amara Kopakova
-Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Ave SW)- Maggie Schneider
-Dzul Tattoo (9622-B 16th Ave SW)- Stacy Sneider
-Herban Legends Medical Marijuna Dispensary (9619 16th Ave SW)- Jenna
-Colby, Brendan Wenburg & Eric Edwards
-Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Avenue SW)- Andrew Miller, Xavier Lopez,
Ryan Henry Ward & Dave Bloomfield
You can literally walk around and see art created! If it is rainy, come see us condensed into 2 parties;
1. Big Al Brewing
179, Andrew Miller, Patricia Ariel, Dave Bloomfield, Eric Edwards, Ryan Henry Ward, Xavier Lopez
2. Herban Legends
Jenna Colby, Brendan Wenburg, Stacy Sneider, Paul Sorey, Sam Sneke, Maggie Schneider & Amara Kopakova
Friday, July 15, 2011
I had a blast for bday. Handsome man got me a food processor so I can make him delicious meals and Dave and Marry Berry got me this amazing owl. I love him and he is now watching me in the kitchen.
I think I will paint him, so pics soon!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I put the team on my baaaack!
This show is going to be GREAT! Come and hang! If you know the secret password, you will get something silly! Come up to me and tell me what it is at the show!
See you soon!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is a sample of a very good egg!
I am singing this aloud RIGHT NOW, I wish you could see me Sara since I mean YOU!
Thank you Ego and you for being amazing and supporting me as a friend and artist.
Here is her new painting;
I had a blast painting (and of course working) in LA this weekend. I had the pleasure of painting with Sherm;
and Wink. Ladies, you are both amazing!
Be sure to check the Flickr for more pics and the Artprimo Video coming soon!
While I was there I met amazing people and hung out at great shops.
Check out Gravel.Pit Gallery
It has all the best things from the 80's and 90's you LOVED growing up.
Okay, July is BIRTHDAY MONTH! So if you see me in the streets, be sure to get a birthday hug. I have SEVERAL SHOWS IN JULY!
Greenwood, 35th North and a showing at Starbucks in Pioneer Square for fun. If I haven't called you back, returned your email or said hello in a while, I am a jerk! I am truly sorry, but I have been hibernating!
I hope this post finds you all well, cheers!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Check out the article Natalies wrote for the Belltown Blog; belltownpeople.com
Thank you for stopping by and gathering info from us.
If you are around, this is in Belltown at the Underground Events Center. Check it out!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Man-faced fish by 179 and Japhy Witte... Sorry Veks =(
I like Japhy's Fish Face. He looks mischievous (kinda like him).
Be sure to check the Flickr for more updates and progress shots on this project.
We finally wrapped it up last night just in time for the rain! Oh Seattle, you always win.
I am off to LA for video shoots for work. See you all soon!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I have been working on paintings of animals and animal like faces. It's been really challanging and I have been practicing the sacred art of PATIENCE. I hope to have more to show you soon. In the meantime, check out the Facebook and the Flickr for more pics of what else I have been up to.
Here is the Facebook Invite for more information!
179 FB Event
This will also be a birthday month show... Come give me a birthday hug.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here are progress shots of the weekend we spent in Oakland prepping and painting this wall. You can see more information on the future Few and Far Blog, TooFlyNYC Blog, and the 179 Flickr.
Hops and I getting down with some characters! I don't really like painting on ladders. These are Hop's caricatures of her and Lady Mags, another amazing woman who painted above her.
Breakfast of champions! It is supposed to be 2011 starting with the rabbit, but I got a little crazy and HAD to add the star and Germbot.
This is a bear-dog. He was great. He watched me paint for a few hours. What a good ole' dog.
Here is my proton of the Paintbrush section of the wall. I painted with 2 other really talented ladies and then went to help on the larger part when I was finished. Again I had to paint on a ladder and 2 stacked milk crates. Yes, I know, I am very short.
Here is the link to the past blog where Ksera, TooFly and Reds were interviewed and the official Flier;
Meme, you are amazing for organizing this event and Ksera, thank you for inviting me down for laughs and good times! I hope to paint with the rest of your ladies in the future, take care!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Again, thank you so much Meme for organizing this event. Shout out to all the ladies that painted; you all did so excellent and it was a pleasure working beside you all.
I'll have full shots if the complete side and outer wall soon. For now you may check the Flickr for progress shots and other fun things from SF an Oakland adventure.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
This was done by Ego, one of my heroes. He is pretty cool and all.
Anyhoo, this was done at Cafe Vita a long time ago. I just found it in my Treasures. I have another caricature a friend did of me that I will post when I get back from SF. Thanks for stopping by and BE GOOOOOOD!