Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oakland Under $100 - December 7th 6-10pm

the flyers are being pressed as we speak:

pretty exciting!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thank You

Thank you to all that attended the Oakland Under $100 at the Actual Cafe. It was a fantastic turn out and great fun.

Oakland Under $100 will be back in December for more fun.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Oakland Under $100 - Mission Creek Oakland Music and Art Festival

Please join us in a very special event. Oakland Under $100 is participating in the Oakland Mission Creek Music and Art Festival this year @ Actual Cafe. Opening Reception: Friday, September 14th 2012 7pm-10pm

This is a very special and rare Oakland Under $100 that you will not want to miss. All art priced under $100.00 and available to you!


Myles Boisen
James Caruso
Cherie Chavez
Emily Coker
Hillary Huffard
Mary McDermott
Ryan McJunkin

The opening will not only feature some live art happenings but will also feature music stylings by:

STAR Machine

Don't know what Oakland Under $100 is:

Don't know what Mission Creek is?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Drawing again

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I'm making progress making my studio.

Friday, June 15, 2012

music to my ears

Follow the link below for Fiona Apples's first listen on NPR! The Idler Wheel comes out soon.


Fiona Apple's new album, out June 19, is titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Time to start working again

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I know you all must be a little upset that I haven't been around blogging much these days... or not. Can I be honest with you? oh good..

I haven't really been motivated to do anything these days.. no art, no books, no studio time, no studio. I think I finally hit my breaking point where I just needed me. I needed to be me and not stress about all the deadlines, shows, special events, the entire pressure filled reality I put myself in. I needed to figure out myself after dedicating everything to everyone else and my projects which were starting to turn into "chores".

I'm finally getting to the point where I'm feeling inspired again. I'm hoping this inspiration and many interesting new muses will help push me to create something deeper and more meaningful. This journey of self has been interesting... I've confronted a lot of my demons yet at other times completely drowned in them. I'm still pushing the seams with eager fingertips to rip open who I am and where the next step will lead me. I also know that this is a life long journey but at times we all must be aware of it

and now the next step.

I hope that you will join me in this new/old journey.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Studio fail

See that below... yeah.. that's why I haven't set up a studio yet. SO much work.

Wish me luck in tackling this soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012

studio redo

It took a lot of work but I was able to get the studio/spare bedroom in order for my new temp housemate. Please take a look for yourself.

before: (in case you forgot)

And this is after:

Luckily for me the room was rented furnished. That sure saves me some time and extra effort. Now I need to put together the way crazy torn apart garage. I also need to find a work bench or space for continued book making and other work. I have to say I feel slightly exhausted that I've moved my studio around so much. I may keep it's permanent home in the garage, not sure yet.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The breakdown of the studio

Whitney Houston just died and I haven't written in the bloggy poo in a while. I haven't really felt like it recently, and that's okay with me. Maybe listening to "It's not right but it's okay" by Ms. Houston inspired me to write today, who knows.

Since the last time I've written,  I have had some interesting changes happen. I'm back in school, which manages to take up a lot of time... as you can can imagine. I also have a temporary housemate moving in this upcoming Wednesday until the end of June. This will help a ton and help me catch up on life and finances. Being a student is expensive, especially when you're a server and struggle through the slow times of the year.

Having the new housemate moving in means that I have to breakdown the studio and rebuild one in the cold garage again. Hopefully, this will inspire me to work again. I was thinking the other day about how I miss being an artist, then a friend said but you ARE an artist. That sure made me feel good considering I haven't felt like one in a while. I don't know why as people we have to be so dramatic and hard on ourselves, trust me, I'm the worst. I wish the ebb and flow were just easy but instead we have to be dramatic and look at the flaws in things. I had a solo show in October and an event in December and yet I'm having thoughts of missing being an artist. uh....One can't let the opera of their life get in the way, you just gotta keep moving, creating, and believing it will be just what it needs to be.

anyway.. Here is the beak down of the studio in progress. I will update on the transformation when it is done and update about the new/old studio. I will definitely miss the light in this room. On contrary, I like the industrial feel of the garage, I can do all the heavy work with all the light work in one spot.

I should also include that I'm looking forward to having a housemate. Not only is she a nice person but I think it will open me up again. I really am looking forward to that.

On the ghetto-blaster: 
The weeknd is SO good!! this album in particular kicks my butt every time I hear it.
YES!!! this album rocks the socks!

Friday, January 13, 2012

and suddenly..

the school books start arriving. I'm in denial that school starts on the 23rd. My long awesome break wasn't that long after all.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


after much pondering.... My resolution is to be resolved.