Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bitchin California year round summer!

Another year is closing out. New art show coming up this month at El Cuervo Gallery called Bitchin the art of So Cal. This one dedicated to the lifestyle and vibe of Southern California living which is pretty much all I know. I used to work for a surf wear company (for many years) making action sports art. It has been many years since I have painted in this style. Kind of fun to get back into it after all this time. Can't wait to see what turns up from the talented artists featured in this show.

 I hope you all stop by and "shop small" this Saturday (small business Saturday) down at Crafted where I have my shop called Pop Kustom Shoppe located in space 151a 112 E,22nd Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. I am there Friday (Okay, sometimes I miss Friday or I am late that day...) Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. We have a raffle going on at our isle "candy cane lane" going on until December with gift basket give-a-ways. You could win one! I have many small affordable hand painted and drawn things down at my shop that make perfect gifts that come from the heart with feeling.

 My teacher wife is relaxing this week for a change. I can't tell you how much work it is now to be a teacher and how much time they put into it and how much of our own money is spent on supplies. She is in the garden today listening to the new Ted Leo cd I bought her for our anniversary. (25 Years). Time keeps moving on. Even our beloved dog is 8 human years old now. Thankfully I still have them both. They constantly inspire me to do my best.

 Been listening to the new Father John Misty Pure Comedy lp a lot lately and I will say this in advance I hope he stays healthy and alive to write more music. He writes some scary deep music that vents his depression. Stay healthy Joshua! All of these rock and roll deaths are really sad. We need smart thinkers like him. Too much dumbness going around these days.

 I am no longer on facebook (for awhile now) it took too much time away from my work. I sarted calling my friends on the phone instead. I still use instagram and on very rarely I will Tweet but it's mostly for business or if I have something to sell.

 The time has come of me to get back into shape once again and I plan on taking more walks around town. Maybe get back to playing guitar soon too. My left hand has had some nerve problems for the last year or so that kept me from playing but it has got better lately.

 Thinking also about starting to make a graphic novel of my own. I recently did a full color comic for a book that is being put out by the band Electric Frankenstein soon (It will be everywhere....Barnes and noble, amazon etc...) and it was fun so I am thinking about writing a story and illustrating it.. Which brings me to why I am back to blogging to help with my writing and help with my expressing things into words. I have a few other small book projects already set to go if I decide to print them up too.

 I am also looking into showing my art at different galleries so if you have an art show coming up please think of considering having me in your show. I have a studio that is overflowing with art that needs to get sold (I am literally out of room in my studio and have to store many paintings at my mom's house) I keep buying loads of canvas when they are on sale and before I know it they are all filled up. Many of my sketch pads are filling up as well. I may publish a sketchbook journal chapbook sometime.

 It's a great time to be an artist. So many great artists doing great work these days. Impending doom can inspire great art and bring great change. Hopefully there is enough love left in the world to keep us safe. Please men, treat women with respect. Be good to each other. Until the next blog may peace and love and good health be with you. -Scott