I made my Grandmother this Owl, that looks very much like her she is wide eyed and appears grumpy though that is often a facade. She was excited but had to say "OH, another Owl". Thankfully I have had years to know the differences in the glow of her eyes when she is excited or not. She told me she knew exactly the dresser top it belonged on facing her bed.
I made this Eagle for my Dad, who told my mom he was jealous of the 1st Owl image my grandmother was referring to (which was much more realistic) that i made her at least 4 years prior. My Dad told my mom that he wished he had one, but of an Eagle. My Dad wears a lot of the t-shirts one would collect at national monuments and air shows, and they suit him perfectly. He is the guy who is rad in monumental shirts! I was so happy he wanted something made by me, and so specific, but it took me several birthdays and Christmas's past to finally get to it. I did get to it and with the fierce majestic spirit of the eagle! My dad upon opening it zoned across all of its horizons with relaxed eyes and Dad grin wide. I almost died.
I have just begun making Jewelry, which will be for sale soon on my line I am calling "Charm Level". The above was made for my lady friend Amy. It features appropriate Dinosaurs, witch hat Nose and Eye for her charm needs. She told me I was the 1st boyfriend to give her jewelry, and that felt weird.....
Above is a set I made for my Sister. I saw her this morning and she was wearing them wich made me explode with excitement to see them in action. She told me she dug into her christmas gifts when she ran out of clean laundry to find her new hoody, socks, pants and top all matched the set I made her.
Lastly this is the set I made my Mom. She had sergury on her foot today, and told me she wanted to wear them so all her co-workers could marvel at them HA HA (she works at the hospital where the sergury took place)!!! but she was affraid of loosing them while under anesthesia so she didnt. I fealt awesome, nervouse, and wierded out simultaniously.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Some stuff that is cool!
I have a friend who has a birthday that is very soon!
That friend's name is Aaron.
Aaron has another name and that is Gejius!
Gejius is what happens when Aaron gets fired up and busts out on some keys with some out- of- this- universe dance jams to rock yer body!
Aaron / Gejius has been my friend and collaborator for several years now, and we have gathered our radness over many projects and songs. To put it lightly Aaron/ Gejius has enabled many of my dreams to come true!
Our 1st ever collaboration was how we really started work'n it together. We met at our crappy day job, and flooded over our mutual lust for certain french house music masters, and the other dance acts that at our day jobs made us sound and look like aliens in a corn field.
After displaying our rock finger actions and sharing what skills we individually had, it became clear that they must be merged!
I had an art show, and some very synthesizer inspired work to display, so Aaron started writing some mega jamz while vibing off of my peices. It was going so radly that Aaron asked if I'd add some vocals and come over to record. I almost died! ME! IN A SONG!!! YES!!!
The art show was rad, Aaron peformed a full set of all of the songs ispired by the work and we whipped out a package complete with the my work self printed with a cd of his music.
Some time later I directed a music video for the song my voice stretched across, and we crafted a dance performance and this was only the beginning of our radness togethor.
Since then we have recorded a project called Glass Moustache which we performed live 4 times so far to an awesome melt down of the audience! The music along with a comic will be released in the future. Aaron and I have collaborated on many further Gejius tracks along the way as well, the two of us co-writing mad hand claps and doing vocals together.
In honor of his BIRTHDAY I would like to present these NUGGETS of his RADNESS and a GIFT inspired by him FOR him.
This is a man I owe so much to. He is one of the only people who always believes in me no matter how ridiculous, and this is a man whose family bought me groceries when I was poor without question. Mega!
1st things 1st, GEJIUS has only very recently produced a brand new album called "FREE" and not only will it Free you and make you melt on the dancefloor, but it is in fact.... FREE! Also You may hear my voice upn track 1 of the the album:)
Go here and download it now and show Gejius your love:)Here is a link to the original work Aaron and I collaborated on for that art show so long ago in digital fomat.And of course you should get rad to the Video I wrote and directed for him several years back as well, it makes me a little teary eyed re-watching it:)
Last but not least: A downloadable mix to jam to, inspired by and in honor of jam master Aaron's Berfday! click on Pizza & Burritos below and it will direct you to the magic mix! YESAAAAH!!!
HAPPY BERFDAY BRO!!!!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
If you click on the above image you will acquire the ability to download a mix that will dance your stress away into the direction of sublime pizza. I made this mix with my brother and the goals of pizza in mind.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
A vibrant portrait of the me standing on a dock bare skinned in the wind of one of my favorite spots in The High Dessert of Oregon! The painting is by Amy Kuttab and the portrait of me by myself was taken by Katy ellis O'brien!