On Friday the 3rd, or May three,
2 little cuties decided to be.
They packed up their work and headed South,
hoping for the best without a pout.
I kinda wanna keep rhyming, but it could get ugly…so I’ll stop there for now, hehe.
Anyway, so I was apart of an art show at Graffiti Beach a few weeks ago with the amazing Ryan Smith of Oceans Tides Creations. Graffiti Beach is this awesome little shop in South Park San Diego on a mission, I think their about page sums them up better than I could so take a quick look:
So, in addition to this they have an artist showcase EVERY Friday night where they feature 2 local San Diego artists. In addition to being a fun-free event with a live DJ, they give out free craft beer. Too good to be true? It’s not!! Ain’t that just the bees knees?! The gal behind Graffiti Beach is quite the lady too. She is an ambitious, driven, inspirational, and supportive individual who has been carving a path that not only makes her dreams come to life, but others dreams simultaneously. A big project of hers has been the Graffiti Beach magazine which is AD-free and full of stunning images and fantastic articles. Take a peak here or buy a hard copy directly from blurb!! There are many reasons to go hang out in South Park, and Graffiti Beach is DEFINITELY a biggie. I encourage you all to go poke around this incredible part of San Diego, you won’t regret it!! Especially if you go on a Friday night!!
but it was his first art show and I had a case of severe art constipation. You see, I hadn’t created “fine art” for myself since 2008…and 2008 was theeeeee most creative year of my life as of yet…which is kinda intimidating…anyhow, I knew I had a problem and I knew there was only one way to fix it and get things moving again: the force of the deadline. I had a long tumultuous day of major blockage, but the groove came back soon enough and I dived in whole-heartedly. We both over came our issues and had an amazing time.
Here’s a shot of Ryan’s work!! Stop by his etsy shop to pick up the original before it’s gone!! He also has prints!!
And here are some close ups of the new pieces I did this year…the FIRST pieces of art I did for the sake of art since 2008 basically…with the exceptions of the Lover’s design.
They’re mostly in the collage genre (I suppose) which I absolutely LOVE to do. I love ripping paper and sewing it back together. I love simplicity. I love using things you might not normally use (like kitchen cord for hair!!) I hope to have the originals that are still available up in the store by the end of next week, along with prints, if you’re interested!!
Thanks to all that came out to support us and TONS of thanks to Melanie for having us, you rock girl!!