Friday, August 26, 2011


I finally created a Flicker account with work I've been doing the last couple years. The next step is to work on my Etsy page. TBA. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet things surround me

Here's a painting I just finished for my friend's friend, who lives out in Portland. She has a cute white pom and wanted a painting of her with her favorite toy <3

I was so excited at the end result of the piece

I just finished my series of tooth paintings. Will post the completed pieces is a photo of them as sketches. Smoking teeth.

Below are some photos of the doggies. My usual postings of my babies and 2 nephews!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet tooth

I'm starting a series of tooth paintings. I did two last week and sold them to a dental hygenist at the Street Market festival. Didn't even get a chance to document them but here is another one I did for a friend.

The doggies and I decided to stop by and visit Roan and Sean at their new store THE ARSENAL. Super cool art supply store owned by two great artists!

Below are a couple photos from my girl's baby shower. There was a committee who did the decor, dessert and candy bar. Fun stuff!

Margaret Kilgallen and crepes

Carlos and I took a day to visit the Margaret Kilgallen show in SF and then headed over to Oakland to eat crepes at Crepe A Go Go. The sauteed chicken is our taster's choice :)

It was the last day of the show and I'm so glad we made it out to see her amazing work. I felt so inspired and made me think of how I can push myself to do more than what I'm either comfortable with or thinking outside of my normal box.

For those who are not familiar with Margaret's work, here is a little I took from online (there's also a great documentary on PBS that shows her/Barry McGee's work):

Kilgallen was an avid reader and thinker, looking to Appalachian music, signage, letterpress printing, hobo train writing, and religious and decorative arts to inform her work. Her work demonstrates her respect for and engagement with craftsmanship and the stories of everyday peoples' lives. She was especially interested in "the evidence of the maker's hand." As she explained:

"I like things that are handmade and I like to see people's hand in the world, anywhere in the world; it doesn't matter to me where it is. And in my own work, I do everything by hand. I don't project or use anything mechanical, because even though I do spend a lot of time trying to perfect my line work and my hand, my hand will always be imperfect because it's human. And I think it's the part that's off that's interesting, that even if I'm doing really big letters and I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line and trying to make it straight, I'll never be able to make it straight. From a distance it might look straight, but when you get close up, you can always see the line waver. And I think that's where the beauty is."

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Ahn Sisters with Empire Seven Studios @ Street Market

On South First Street between San Carlos & San Salvador streets
7-11pm, FREE

Ai & Ai, Al Preciado, Andre Hart, Sandi Billingsley, Boombotix, Bugs & Monsters, Chicanoart.Friscostyle, Crossroads Trading Co., David Mejia, DonBon, EAZ & Sugar Skulls by Jodi, Emily Bones, Empire Seven Studios, Emo Gonzales, Force 129, Francisco Franco, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Haley Goodlett, Ike Greca, iMiNUSD Track Boutique, Ivan Gonzales, Josh Marcotte & Kerfufle, Keith Bunnel, Korrupt Clothing Label, Linda Ritter, Lost Village, Luna Park Chalk Fest, Mayberry Workshop, Michael Foley, Mike Borja, Out of Print Vintage, The Rabbit Hole, Rock ‘n the Trend, Shannon Amidon, Shayne Herrera, TeaShack, TechShop San Jose, The Usuals, Valentina Vintage, Waitman Gobble, Zine Party by Yumi

Please note: these times are tentative and may change. Please check back.
7:15-8:00 PM Orangutang
8:10-8:30 PM Corrupt Autopilot
8:50-9:35 PM Whiskerman
10:00-11:00 PM Ben Henderson & Friends
with STREET MRKT’s Emcee “Mighty” Mike McGee

ArtCar Fest 15th Anniversary Showcase
featuring 30 mobile, street legal sculptures from around the bay area

For full exhibition schedule of all 20 participating art venues, please visit;