Monday, August 31, 2009

Pattymelt, Lindsay, and Felix OH MY!

On a recent visit home Les and I stopped
through Wadsworth, Ohio to visit my homey Pattymelt, Lindsay (AP's fiance), and Felix (their gorgeous baby boy). An OG member of crew from the College of Wooster, AP has been a strong supporter of my artwork and was actually one of the first people to actually commission a piece of mine (pictured above).

Lindsay, a fellow artist,
did a superb job decorating baby Felix's room in a panda theme (referencing his biracial ethnicity). I applaud her whitty inspiration as well as her attention to details. The space is riddled with an array of
fabulous found objects including a panda rug, bamboo flutes, oversized hand painted panda piggy bank, and panda mobile to name a few.
Original and Potent...Love the creativity Linds!

Love you guys and can't wait to see lil man blossom!

Daily Moistocity: "Phoenix Son!!!"

- Reebok Classics Cap
- "Winners Never Lose" Orchard Street for Reebok tee
- Vintage Levi 501's
- Musical scale belt (trifted)
- Purple Vans
- Carrot OJ cocktail every morning...PRICELESS

Monday, August 24, 2009

Daily Moistocity: "Voltron Funk"

-Sick Voltron Tee (Reebok proto...never made it to market)
-Lame plain jane cargo shorts
-Ol School Reebok Pumps
-Taped lenseless glasses (free from Bruins game)
-Reebok Blacked Out Saints Cap
-Stupid ugly G-Shock watch
-Orange Banana Pineapple Juice cap ring (yep from the actual juice container)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hoods and Afros

These are some recent sketchbook entries. I love the simplicity as well as the pure separation in subject matter and connotation when the images are flipped.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Daily Moistocity: "When in Boston"

-Fitted Boston Red Sox New Era ($35)
-Mickey Mouse tee ($4)
-White suspenders ($8)
-Levi Slim Straight 514 ($35)
-Reebok Reverse Jams ($70...$35 w/ discount)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Daily Moistocity: "Just Blazed"

-Illy Blazers Cap
-Police Aviators
-Personalized Polo Polo
- Lame cut off cargo shorts
- Orchard Street Reebok Hexride
(w/ rediculous orange laces)
- non-working Fossil watch
(batteries been dead for a year)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Behind Tinted Windows

This piece, entitled Behind Tinted Windows, was inspired by my best friend/love/dream girl Leslie Prince. Through utilization of layered imagery and misdirecting texture it speaks to the endless mystery of beauty and deception, happiness and pain.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Zombie Femme Fatale

Zombie Femme Fatale was a watercolor gift that I did for my buddy Tiffers. She's really into burlesque chicks and zombies. Kinda dark...but potent.

Daily Moistocity: "Hornet Sheak"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chill Zone: Poolside

It's hard to beat chillaxin poolside...besides beachin it up. During a recent mental vacation in the backyard my neighbor buddy, Angie Tipton, stopped by to share some of them late afternoon UV rays and some recently concocted Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Sun Tea...aka Salada original tea, mint schnapps, mixed with sun shine!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Daily Moistocity: Purple Haze

Is it smog?
Purple engulfing errrthing,
Is it smoke?
Ninjas surround prey.

Is it sweat?
Moist from Mountain Dew.
Is it rain?
Prince throttles guitar,

Is that Jedi?
Lightsaber holstered,
What's that smell?
Grimus's eye lids fall to a squint.

Lozenges can't stop this cough,
Mellow glaze,
Sticky fingers,
Damn purple haze!

LRG trippy tee
cut off cargos
Grape Reebok Pumps

Random Genius

Recent playground amazingness thanks to my friend Katie Choquette and her other Ohioan friend! I will always be touched by potty humor!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Current Project: "Hall of Doom"

Commissioned by one of my dudes on the west coast, Hall of Doom consists of multiple layers of verbage and imagery inspired by MF Doom, a true underground hip-hop genius.

For those unfamiliar with Doom's work, aka Viktor Vaughn, Zev Love X, Metal Face, and Metal Fingers, is a self-proclaimed hip-hop Supervillain set out to destroy all whack MC's. Inspired by Dr Doom, he directly plays of the mystery and darkness of the old villain from the comics.

Should be completed sometime this week!

Quick Fashion Illustration

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Recent Purchase: Vans Authentic

Brand: Vans
Model: Authentic
Colorway: Crown Jewel/True White
Comment: Classic Gutterville!

My Four Bean Teriyaki Chicken Chili Recipe:

cook time: 30-6o min
difficulty level: 3/5
flavor level: 10/5
serves: 6-8

1/8 cup good olive oil, plus extra for chicken
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 orange pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 (12oz.) fresh pineapple Chunks
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
1.5 lbs. chicken breasts, cooked
4 (16-oz.) canned beans with liquid
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (8-oz.) can tomato paste
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce w/ pineapple juice
3 tablespoons Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce
1 healthy splash of Red Stripe

Cook the onions in the oil over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and salt. Cook for 1 minute. over medium-high heat. Saute the red and green pepper and onion until tender. Add garlic, teriyaki, bbq, and the remaining seasonings.

Reduce heat and saute another one to two minutes. Add chopped chicken to pepper mixture and saute for another two to three minutes. Add beans, tomato sauce and tomato paste to the mixture. Bring to a low boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until chili thickens.

prepare for....FLAVOR OVERLOAD