Happy New Year! 3

So I definitely took a break on posting anything new in the past few months BUT I am here to say I’M BACK and with way more ambition and motivation for this years art endeavors. I figure I’ll take us back to all of the many things I did these past two months! Many of you may or may not know this but I have decided to leave the island of Maui to pursue my dreams of living completely off my personal art. So as we speak I am working on fixing my VW Bus giving it a completely new paintjob inside and out then driving him over to California to begin the next chapter of my artistic journey!

Anyways lets take a look at some things I made in November and December! Enjoy ūüôā

Most Recently I started puffy painting glass mason jars and glass water bottles.

Mason Jars $15

Water Bottles $30

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I also started painting three new surfboards.

Custom Boards $500-1000

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I painted the Gypsy Halo VW Bus! ūüôā

Custom car paintjobs $1000-$3000

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I started making and selling Psychedelic Christmas ornaments!

Sets of 10 $30-$100

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I Tried to tattoo a grapefruit. YUM! haha

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I designed my very first decent sized tattoo!

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I worked at Lahaina Henna and started learning to mix my own paste finally!

Henna by appt. $45 an hour

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I made some cute planters for my orchids <3

Planters $20-$50

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I puff painted my little sister the coolest present ever!

Polaroid camera paintjob $25 on top of camera price

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I face painted at Desert Hearts and a few other shows in Hawaii!

Face paint is donation based ALWAYS <3

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I made an Alice in Wonderland themed drawing.

SOLD

Prints available soon.

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I decided to try and Lend a Helping Hand.

Available $50

100% of proceeds go to Feed The Children Charity.

Prints available soon.

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I was inspired at Desert Hearts and sketched the stage when it was lit my favorite! Monday morning RAINBOWWWWW!

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Sketched out my next tattoo, Full upper back.

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Was inspired by a psychedelic 60’s poster. So I drew my own mermaid poster.

Available $55

Prints Available Soon.

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Halloween First Costume Making Adventure

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So this Halloween I tried something new. It was quite the adventure completely creating my own home made costume. Back when I was a kid my mom always would make me the coolest costumes. We had a tradition of always making a cool completely home made costume and going to Rawhide this haunted cowboy ranch park and win the costume contest. (This was before it closed many years ago.) We won 3 years in a row for “The Haunted Chef”, “Black Widow Spider”, and ” Poison Ivy”. Now that I live on Maui I kept on hearing about the Lahaina Costume Contest with a $1000 prize. I decided to channel my mom and try and make an epic costume. Before I just thought I’d be an evil witch and just face paint all night on Front St. But once I was inspired I got to work and thought what better thing to be the ” CALYPSO, the DEAD MERMAID. I figured living on an island there would be hundreds of mermaids walking around……. but how many dead ones?

I searched all over Maui for the perfect materials to create my outfit. I found a black super tight long skirt at savers for $5.  I painted my skirt to look like a skeleton tail. Found an awesome bone wing when turned the right direction and put on my skirt looked like a tail fin, that was $9 at savers.  Then i got glittery irredescent fabric and pins at a fabric store, $18 for the fabric, $4 for the pins. Used latex , tape, wire, and pantyhose to make the fins for my face. $6 for the panty hose, and had the latex. Painted my bra and glued these awesome gold leaves on it and skeleton hands that had pantyhose on them to look like fins. $5 bra at savers, had the pantyhose, $18 for the skeleton hands, $4 for the gold leaves. Then lastly I painted my whole body from the waste up to look like a skeleton. $ FREE $ .By the end of the night i was pretty smudged as it was one of the most humid days here in Lahaina in a few months! The last few face photos you can see where it became smudged/blurred.

So in the end my costume cost me $69.

Although I did not win the contest this year I am completely inspired now to start creating FULL ON COSTUMES. So get stoked because the FX make-up is just starting and i cant wait to get freaky, funky, and sci with it from here on out!

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INKtober and DRAWlloween

So this October I decided to do my very first month long drawing challenge. The interesting thing about this challenge is that its all halloween inspired ink drawings. Which is a slight challenge to me because:

  • I never use ink; markers or pens.
  • I normally dont have prompts to work by.
  • Lastly its all Halloween related which we all know is not a common subject matter for me.

So here is what I have done so far. Enjoy

"Magic Mystery" Return From The Dead Spiders Tuesday the 13th Drive-In Creature Feature Urban Legends Wizard Wednesday Day of the Dummy Better Homes and Goblins Devils and Demons Rise of the Robots Swamp Meet Mutant Mayhem Mansions and Manors Vampire Vensday Black Caturday Boogie, Man I Came, I chainSaw, I Conquered Monster ManiaCall of C'ThursdayRise of the RobotsDrac to the Future


Surfing Purple Haze

Newest Surfboard Paintjob

My newest creation among the board collection is this Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze” painting. I used acrylics, boardstix, spraypaint, and resin. This board is a matching set to my painted Liquid Force kiteboard. This peice features the great Jimi Hendrix as seen through my eyes. I gave him a plumeria flower to pay respect to the aina, Maui, from which I live and prosper. Behind him is the universe, because all the celestial beings that are inspired by him, all becoming stars of their own in his honor. To the left of the smoke is an aboriginal inspired mosaic showing the ascension of his soul. Aligning with the chakras at the top is the shooting star, Jimi’s light soaring through the universe spreading light and creativity leaving an imprint on many. He left his mark on my heart.

I painted this board originally in 2011 my Junior year in high school but picked it up 1 week ago to vamp it up to the standard i hold myself today. My new style of art.  I hope you enjoy.

Will be doing a mini art show this Friday by my work in Lahaina, Maui at Christopher Egan Galleries. Feel free to come by and take a glance at what I’ve been working on.

Mahalo!

Close Up on Newest Surfboard

A detail shot of the aboriginal inspired mosaic mandala.

Progress on the surfboard

A progress shot.

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Progress Shot with glimpse of original.

Original Painting

Original Painting from 2011 Junior year of high school.

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Matching Kiteboard.


Australia Part 1: Rainbow Serpent

 

This year was my first year leaving the country by myself. I decided that Australia would be my destination. My family thought i was seriously crazy, they weren’t against me traveling but they weren’t exactly stoked that i’d be across the pacific ocean in the lower hemisphere. But hey! I went anyways. My journey down under began with 28 hours on a plane starting in Los Angeles, pausing in China, and finally landing in Melbourne¬†Australia. I only knew one aussie…. and I met him in the line to burningmanlast year. An 18 hour wait in line really makes you get to know your neighbors and I was lucky enough to have a rowdy bunch of foreign wingsuiters in the car in front of me. I told him that I would be contacting him because i knew i’d be flowing over sooner than later. 6 Months later I message him with a proposition, I cut him a deal, I’d give him a ticket to Rainbow Serpant festival he’d just have to hook my friend and I up with a ride. So I landed and this sweet aussie picked me up in the classic white camper van which he lives in. It’s like I never left home.

The nextday we were off to the festival, but first of corse we’ve got to stop for some beer…..lol aussies. He comes out of the store with two thirty packs, my friend I look at one another and ask “you know we wont be drinking right?” He replies “Ya this is for me, I figure 3 days, one beer an hour is good”. We laugh and know that this is going to be a funny time.

We arrive¬†at the festival and wait a couple of hours in a line of cars, anticipating the beginning of the festivities. We finally roll up to the entry gate but I have to go to artist will call to pick up my ticket………… the ticket was nowhere to be found. Noooooo, this cant be happening. I start¬†freaking out because I’m in the middle of nowhere in Australia with the only Aussie I know about to enter the festival¬†without me. The box office tells me that I could buy another one but only with aussie dollars, which of corse I dont have enough. So the others go into the festival to go figure my ticket out while I wait at the gate. For the next hour I meet countless others in¬†the same boat as me. One after another recieving their ticket. I start hula hooping to get my mind off of things but the sun starts setting and my conscious is fixated on being stuck outside the festival. This guys turns to me and says how once the sun goes completely down he is going to hike in and I’m more then welcome to join. I figure this is my only option. Finally someone radios into the ticketing booth and they hook me up with a golden ticket, right as this guy and I were about to make the trek! I wish him luck on his journey¬†and I hop into the next car¬†to score a ride down¬†into¬†the festival so i can find the rest of my crew and camp. After an hour of wandering around the festival I stumble into them, phew thank god because everything i owned, passport and all was in that van! With a heavy weight lifted off my shoulders I know¬†the party can start and the festi fun begins. ūüôā

 

Durring this festival I painted tons of faces which in return helped me to make tons of new friends. This is also what completelyfunded my adventure, food, board, and fun. The funniest point of facepainting was the initial amount of coin donations i was receiving……. i thought to myself wow these aussies dont donate much at all. I started to become slightly worried that my australian vacation might proove to be a lot more expensive than¬†enexpected. (and IT WAS!!!) I returned to my tent at the end of the day to find that all the coins i had¬†recieved were $1 and $2 coins…. at least they added up! Before I knew it my change purse was on another level. The perfect amount to last me through my stay in Melbourne.¬†The Australian festivals are way different then the ones I know and love on the west coast. Aussies prove to be a super fun-filled rowdy crew to chill with. Our neighbors at the fest were awesome, an amazing crew always glowing and happy. They even had a guy with a broken leg in there dance floor crew. They’d create a circle and he’d crutch into the middle and wiggle around. No lie the¬†aussies sure can party. If you thought american college students drank a lot wait till you see these cats. I was deffinitely out of place when it comes to that.

Through out the festival people would greet you with a “Happy Rainbow!” Although this was far from the rainbow gathering I was used to, I could not help but laugh and dance around with the rest of them. ūüôā Plus the psytrance was on point! I had never seen a psytrance dancefloor dustier! (Until symbiosis this year!)

To Be Continued………

 

 

 

 

 


New Years Layers Off 2

Yay for trying new things. Hello world! This is my very first blog post.  I figure I will start off by writing about some of the epic adventures that this year held.

How about the very first day of the year. New years 2015. Started off in ,what we thought would be, sunny San Clemente however it decided to snow! What a sight to see, SoCal in a light blanket of white! ¬†A few friends and I were making a trek out to what we thought would be a beautiful warm-ish desert location for a party. We arrive to an awesome lakeside location……….. equally covered in snow…. and freezing! ūüėÄ The night starts out fun with some bass music and a fun crew. ¬†As the evening¬†goes on the music gets louder and the crew gets more hyped. My friends and I start getting DOWWWWN and clothes start coming off. Before you know it we look like we could be beach loungin’ with short sleeves and tights. ¬†A man walks up to my friends and I……..the dj that was just spinning, he turns to my friend and says “You guys are the best! Layers off crew!”

Thats when it was born….. we are LAYERS OFF CREW. ūüėÄ

The sun rose and then we were off to another desert location to boogie for a few more nights.  A day in the life of a desert rat.

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