Friday, December 31, 2010


¡¡¡Felicidades Año Nuevo!!!!!

Try to live this year like there wont be a next year, I double dog dare you.
Lots more kissing. More tropical fruit. Sandy feet. New dance moves. Wear all your jewelry at once. Smile at everyone. Laugh harder. Hold all the babies. Watch the sunrise. Be honest. Remember to stop and meditate on how amazing it is that you are a part of everything, even stardust....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Trade it like its hot!

Bronze Python Hoops and Gold & Silver Chevron Diamond Hoops. ..Boosh!
So super stoked on my new collection of Alana Douvros earrings. She contacted me about trading some small works on paper for some handmade baubles which just completely made my year! She lives and works in Oakland and is the bomb, check out more of her beautiful stuff  H E R E !!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Eric Shantz and his lovely group of hoodlum taggers are Paint Saginaw, a group of street artists who have been bombing lyrics to the song America by Simon and Garfunkel on the ghostly structural remnants of Saginaw, Michigan.
Es muito bein meninos, muito bein.

Check out more of the story HERE from NPR

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Just a couple of coconuts eatin' chinese take out and making mustaches. Its not a big deal.


I dreamt that I was paddling into a lineup of old salty guys at some point break that only exists in my dreams but I think might be my nighttime mind's version of Indicators back home.

As I got closer to the cluster of dudes I could hear that one of them was playing this tune out of a transistor radio that was perched on his board. A few moments (in dream time) after realizing this I got the shark heebeegeebees and very quickly paddled towards shore followed by one guy who had the same feeling.

The ocean really is a funnel of love.... thats bound to get you someday.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.

Somewhere between Bouillabaisse and ice cream sandwiches, a remarkable discovery was made tonight.... This song works as an excellent replacement for "This little piggy". Next time you find yourself with ten naked toes on your lap, give it a go. Inevitably someone will smile, or at least giggle.

Other excellent songs with mountains:
Magic Mountain and Pale Blue Eyes 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Victoria Gannon to chat about my work and all things golden, glorious California. The resulting conversation got woven into Going To California, Victoria's guest blogger contribution to art:21's blog!

She's a fantastic writer and a lovely soul, check out her article HERE!!!! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Buffy Sainte Marie brings the ALOHA!

Mama Buffy,

Kama'aina Buffy,

Ehya ehya!


Holidayland gift sale opens this Friday at Compound Gallery in Oakland!
Fresh from my studio dreamshop are some paper collages that will be available for purchase there. This sale happens once a year and is always a great opportunity to get some affordable art work from some fantastic bay area craftsmen, craftswomen, craftsbabes. Be sure to check it out when you are down Oakland way!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant

Excepting Alice.
Happy day of giving thanks! Tell those folks you love that you love them!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy 50th Hello Kitty, you old so and so!

The painting I made for Hello Kitty arrived safely in LA and is Miami bound now! The show looks like its going to be gangbusters, I'll be there in espiritu! Its an honor to be hanging on the wall in the midst of such great company - so many huge names but i've got to say, to be in an exhibition with one of my heroes, Mark Mothersbaugh, is pretty much the coolest fuckin' thing ever:

Devo - Freedom of Choice
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I dreamt last night that I owned this very van. In the dream it had another band of white along the base, a diamond shaped window towards the back and was parked in a sunset light drenched parking lot. My mom had taken the grill off and was scrubbing under it. I looked at her and said, "you know I could really use your help getting the mattress in the back" to which she replied "of course and I have a sheepskin rug for you to put on top and then you'll be good to go".
Thanks mom. Dream help. Mom, you're not my dream girl, you're my dreams come true girl.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hola Gato

If I Needed Someone
Acrylic on board

I made this piece for Hello Kitty's 50 year anniversary show, Small Gift at Basel Miami. 
I still can not believe that I was asked to participate.  What a crazy and hilarious once in a lifetime opportunity to do something for the Kitty.
There will be prints available in their pop up shop, so if you find yourself in Miami, be sure to check out the show and grab a limited edition print of this handsome man. I think he looks like a Cody.

Not too good for drinkin'...

Monday, November 8, 2010

The brightest star in the sky

This is a belated birthday offering to a phenomenal woman I used to live with. She deserves the world - for now she gets this card.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Billy, they don't like you bein' so free

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Swarm Gallery in Oakland will be carrying a limited edition of my mustaches via an online store. These 2 handsome fellas are Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Check out the Swarm site here!

Also coming up at Swarm is Things are Expanding, a collaborative show featuring works from a strong collection of Bay Area artist including myself and my dear friend Ethan Worden.

Midnight Special

Magic things made by even more magical minds