Sunday, December 31, 2006

It's just another new year's eve

Hope you all have an awesome new year's eve bash whether it's at the Roosevelt Hotel with The Sounds, Paramount Studios with the Killers, or (my fav venue) Little Radio Warehouse! Oh, and, if you're like me this year and you're at home, who says you can't have fun? I made cupcakes and my secret recipe dip. Thank you for reading my blog. I just want to say I have a LOT of exciting things in works for the new year especially for the YOUNGEST INDIE blog. So stay tuned and until then I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Well, I'm a punk rocker. Yes, I am.

I love street blogs and street style photos. If you do too, I suggest you pick up a copy of "Street: The Nylon Book of Global Style" and also check out FACEHUNTER on blogspot. It's so inspiring to see people dress up. That was the great thing about my last job. Everybody dressed up and had their own unique style. This past summer, I was driving down Wilshire and I saw this girl crossing the street when I was stopped at a red light. She was a petite Asian girl. Her hair was a short blonde bob! And she was wearing a black Casualties tee with black skinny pants and red chucks. That was it. Very simple, but so rockin'! I decided to draw her. The background photos above are pics I took. I don't know much about it but I think street art is awesome. I took the pictures this summer driving home after the Banksy show. Andre is the only one left at that site. And it's fun to see what new art will appear. Well, today I have the day off and I'm gonna go do something fun. Remember, there are way too many beautiful clothes out there to be dressing in boring apparel.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Don't ask me how I've been

OK Go @ The Roxy. December 2005

It's the Holidays! I have been busy, sick, and stressed. Just like all of you! Therefore I had no time to work on any new artwork. So here is my gift to you! Tons of pictures of OK GO! Below is a mix of shows I've been to (two Troubadour shows and the most recent show at Safari Sam's!) I must say the show this past Tuesday at Safari Sam's was amazing! I think one of Damian's most energetic and wild performance ever. I really enjoyed it. It was a bit of a dejavu for me since I saw Damian last year in December and he was wearing the same shirt. I love that shirt. Blame my job, but I want to measure the width of his cuff. Just by eyeballing it, I think it must be around 6 inches. It was one of the best shows ever! I was very happy. Oh, Damian, why must you be so perfect?

Last week, my boss sent me out to run errands: buying patches and some fabric. I hadn't been out to the fabric and trim stores in Downtown in so long. It felt really nice to leave work extra early and walk around Downtown by myself. It was just like during my school days when I used to go there every weekend. I ended up buying charms and trims for myself. I've been making bracelets as gifts lately.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Le Petit Prince

Oh, play-doh. Such a familiar media, isn't it? I loved Michel Gondry's "Science of Sleep". I know a lot of people compare it to his other works and say it wasn't as great. Great or not, I loved it. I think it was because I related so much to the main character. That is how I am. Maybe not as creative, but just as crazy. Sometimes, my dreams get the best of me. Anyways, after I watched the movie, I was feeling so inspired that I went out the next day to Target and bought a 24-color pack of Play-Doh. I think I was more creative when I was a kid playing with legos and play doh.

The Little Prince is very special to me. I re-read it recently and I literally bawled. My favorite character is the fox, hands down. So, I decided to make the characters out of play-doh. Then I painted a backdrop for them.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

You tried so hard to be someone, that you forgot who you are

*Illustration from March 2005

Sunday, I went to see JET at Spaceland! They became one of my favorite bands ever since I saw them live at the House of Blues two years ago. One of the best live bands. No gimmicks, just pure rock and roll, but so energetic and fun! I saw them twice a few months ago (Fonda and Kimmel). I wondered when I would be able to see them again. God must've heard my prayers, because they came to play at Spaceland! I thought it would be just another great JET show, but, boy, was I wrong. It was beyond amazing, and I'll never forget that night. They sang songs they normally don't sing. They brought along secret surprise guests: Slash, Chris Robinson, and Steve Jones! As soon as Chris R took the stage, they started with "Eleanor" (love that one) and then they transitioned into "Be My Baby". I freaked out. That is one of my all time favorite songs growing up. I literally freaked out when he sang the first line. Needless to say, definitely one unforgettable night.

Monday, December 04, 2006

But I'll give you Panavision pictures, 'cause you give me technicolor dreams

I love color. Growing up with Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony must've influenced me a lot. I'm a huge fan of pop art/mod like Peter Max and Andy Warhol. Color master designers like Christian Lacroix and Castelbajac. Anyways, these girls have been driving me nuts, but even after a long long Monday, I managed to finish it! I had to! I was inspired by the all-over print colorful hoodies out these days (see CLH, Artful Dodger, Bathing Ape). And the even more bold and happy kicks by Reebok, Puma, and Greedy Genius. I love them! I don't think I could personally pull off the look, but I do appreciate the style. Also, check out label Cassette Playa out of London. Their spring/summer 2007 is beyond inspiring for all techno/electro/rave fans. Let's just say Sonic the Hedgehog made an appearance at the show. Listened to mostly: The Presets, Lily Allen, Fergie, Gwen, and BYOP while drawing these girls on Illustrator. <3