Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY measuring stick

So I have been telling my kids that I would create something special for them to keep marking their heights and dates as they grow. Something to replace the age old markings on the wall, and something to keep passing along in the family for generations to come. If you know me, you know that I am NOT going to go out and buy something. So this week I found myself on a bit of a lock down due to what us locals around my city have affectionately named "Snowpocalypse 2014". Just a little bit of snow for people who are used to having it every year. But it cripples Atlanta when it does hit us(2-3inches!) Anyway, here is what I made, and what we will screw on the wall for them this week after we repaint the hallway. It was real easy to do, a few cuts from some leftover plywood, and some paint, and voila!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Art Basel 2013

So I was fortunate enough to go down to Miami this weekend and experience Art Basel for the first time. A conglomerate of amazing artists descend on South Florida every year the first week in Dec and leave some amazing murals all around the city. There is also Art Basel Beach in Collins park. Gallery shows ALL OVER the place and enough events that will have your head spinning. This event will def be the first thing going on my calender for 2014, and hopefully between now and then I can work out painting a mural with some artists I have met on IG and FB. Anyway enjoy some of my pics from an amazing weekend...

New Year, New works

Well it's February and 2014 is off and running. I recently finished my first piece of the New Year which happens to be another art envelope. I sent it to my sister who recently relocated to Costa Mesa California. It is an interpretation of Roy Lichtenstein's "Pistol" and delves into the psyche of the violence riddled country of Mexico and the grip that drug cartels seem to have on it. Here's how it turned out.