Saturday, October 25, 2008


I'm working on making a book about corn, and I thought I'd share some of the imagery with you. It should be finished in the next couple of days and of course I'll update ze blog.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend Fun

I thought I'd take a moment to blog about what I've been up to in SF and share some photos with the few of you who read this particular blog. This weekend was quite eventful, which is always good.
My friend Brandon from Rookie of the
was in town and playing a show at the
Red Devil Lounge, which incidentally is located just a few short blocks from my place. ROTY arrived in town early, so I met them to wander around the city. They decided they wanted to explore the Golden Gate Park, so headed in that direction, and then proceeded to drive around and around and around in circles for a good 1/2 hour or so looking for a parking spot big enough for a giant van and trailer.
The Golden Gate Park is enormous, so we naturally didn't get through all of it, but it was nice to escape from the city for an hour or so. The boys decided it would be nice to get to take a shower before the show, so I took them back to my studio apartment, where they surprisingly all managed to fit.

The show was fun. A line up of The Ability, ROTY, QuietDrive, and Mest It was good to go to a show again.. I don't remember the last show I attended. I'm not even going to try and guess.




The next evening didn't go exactly according to plan, but I had fun regardless. Another friend from high school and his band came into SF to play a show. We, (my friend Hayley and I) arrived a little late, and I didn't take any photos. We wanted to hangout with him afterwards, but his gf was also in town, so Hayley and I decided to let them have some much needed alone time. The following band, who's name I didn't catch, was fucking terrible. Ever song sounded like they were trying to be a different band. It went from Tool to 311 to Incubus to Sublime to actually covering a Tool song back to 311... we decided to leave about 1/2 way through their set. Hayley and I ended up downtown at a quiet bar, had one drink, then decided to call it a night.

Saturday was an excellent day. I attended the much talked about Red Bull Soap Box Race in Dolores Park, with about 3 thousand other people. I actually have no idea how many people where there, but I gander a guess at about 3 thousand. I couldn't get close enough to see the actual runway, but there were large monitors in a few different areas of the park so I could see. It was very entertaining indeed. The best, of course, were the crashes. I must find out how to enter these Red Bull races and build a car.. anyway, here are the highlights.

Ryan came home that afternoon after a business trip to Washington D.C. The week of stress, flights, and time changes left him exhausted, so we decided to take it easy. But we did make a trip to the Castro to enjoy the best sushi ever. Honestly, if you're ever in SF - go to the Castro and find Miyabi. You won't be sorry.
Today was another fun day. We took a journey to the SF Zoo. It was a bit chilly today - 50's and cloudy, but it was still fun. Except, take out the screaming kids all over the place, and then it was awesome.


And the trip to the south sunset wouldn't be complete with out a stop at the ocean


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Fridayz - "Nasty Pigeon"


Well it's finally done - my portfolio for Chronicle Books that is. I had the actual book printed at this place just a couple of blocks down the street from me. They're really nice people and I like supporting local businesses. Then I created a folio from some cresent board and nice paper that I already had left over from previous projects.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Welcome Home

Shooting Gallery/White Walls opening last night

Last night I made a stop by the Shooting Gallery to check out their new show. The Shooting Gallery is connected to another gallery,White Walls which was playing host to a large collection of Mike Giant's work. Both shows are completely amazing. I have been familiar with Mike Giant's work now for awhile, but I never realized that they weren't prints. Everything is done with ink, which makes the pieces just that much more impressive.
To top of the already excellent night, I got to meet Mr. Giant in person.. ! I must admit that I was a little star-struck, and felt kind of ridiculous introducing myself, but Mike is a really nice and socialable guy. He was happy to talk to anyone and was signing his autograph in people's sketchbooks. I didn't ask for an autograph or a photograph, because I didn't want to impose. So I shook his hand, said hello and congratulated him on the great show, then went on my way to let other people do the same.
Here are some photos from both shows. Enjoy!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Monster Art Rally

Tonight I was joined by my dear friend, Bettina, to check out the plush and vinyl creatures now inhabiting the
1988 Gallery, which just so happens to be located right outside my front door.

There are plush monsters and creatures hung all over the walls, amidst a dark forest backdrop. They ranged in price from things I could potentially afford ($50ish) to totally out of my reach at this point in my life ($600ish... oh someday) The artist include Chocolate Log, Beastlies, Kathie Olivas, Crump, Anna Chambers, just to name a few.

I took a few pics for those of you who will not be able to attend. I apologize in my lack of thorough blogging, as I didn't write down the names or titles for each piece.. anyway, enjoy some photos of cute and scary monsters.



Thursday, October 9, 2008

San Francisco.. so far

I don't have a whole lot of time to blog - many apologies - but here are some photos of art I have stumbled upon over the past couple of days. Enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Journey to San Francisco

Hello at last my friends. I am now finally settled into my new apartment and ready to share with you the photos from our journey from Minneapolis to San Francisco. =) Our journey began, as mosts do, with packing, loading, and saying goodbyes. Here are some highlights.

What better place to say farewell, than at the CC Club?

Elijah and Teqen took me out for sushi at Origami

We managed to pack this thing full to the brim

One last trip to Quang...

And thus our journey began. We traveled first to my parent's house so I could drop off a few last minute things I couldn't bring with me, including the drums.. said goodbye to the fam, and then we were off. The first day was by far the most boring - We were driving through Nebraska.. need I elaborate more? That day was filled with many games of 20 questions, as both the computer and ipods were dead. The next day we decided to stop and purchase a much needed car charger. The time was then passed by listening to audio books of Harry Potter for the remainder of the journey.

We camped out at KOA's along the way, for a little adventure and to save as much money as possible. It's the closest thing to "camping" I've done, and probably will do in a very long time. We ate Subway everyday. I rarely eat fast food anyway, but we both decided that getting a stomach ache in the middle of nowhere would be a terrible idea... if you catch my drift. Although, I think it will be awhile before I eat Subway again.

Frodo did really well during the long stretches of car rides. He discovered the space underneath the passenger seat, then curled up and went to sleep. We let him out everytime we stopped on a harness and leash to much amusement of our own, and some of the passerby found it pretty amusing as well.

We took 4 days to get to San Francisco, including the stop at my parent's place. Here are the highlights. Because I know no one really reads these things anyway, everyone just wants to see photos.

We finished off that entire thing of trail mix