Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Long Beach Experiment 2 show at The Cellar.

This time around I actually brought my camera and was able to capture some great bands and some awesome art, so thanks again to Efren for letting us show at the Long Beach Experiment it was a joy and tons of fun. The Cellar is an awesome bar on Broadway and Promenade, and has the best sound from any bar or club that I've been too. All the performances where absolutely amazing I enjoyed them very much.  The Cellar is such a great environment to sit and hangout with friends. Listening to great music, talking to nice people, and just taking in all the art. So please join us again not this upcoming week but the week after at The Cellar we can get a beer and chill.
Let's get to the entertainment for the night first up is Billly who surprise me by singing in Spanish for his opening song and it was excellent. He was very funny and had some great songs and comedy in his act. I had to sing along to his medleys. My favorite song was the Lady Ga Ga song Bad Romance in the style of  Johnny Cash.  Here is some video that I took of that.
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If you cannot see this video you can see on my Youtube page                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpauuS0xWBs
Its really funny and I love it so please enjoy the the music. I'm not sure is he has a Myspace page or facebook so if you want to look him for other shows check those places first.
 The second band of the night was The Dharma Bums from The city of Bell California. They were awesome on stage I was rocking to all the songs when they where up on stage. I even forgot that i was showing my art and trying to sell. I wanted to buy a CD or find out where they are performing next (Hell I want them to play at my wedding) that how much I liked them. Here are two songs that I was able to record live from The Cellar.
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The lead singer the one in the striped shirt was dancing all over the place it was awesome. If for any reason you cannot see the video's on top here are there links from my Youtube page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfMmVdR45xQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcS9FM1w5W4
If you enjoy this band as much as I did and my friends did here is the links to there Myspace music page and Facebook all the information about the band is there and how to contact them, upcoming shows, Down loadable music and all kinds of fun facts you will find on these pages. 
http://www.myspace.com/thedharmabums123
http://www.facebook.com/LosDharmaBums
So as you can see i did my homework on this band so please join their Myspace and Facebook page and enjoy there next upcoming show.
As the night progress three other music artist took the stage but I didn't get their names because people began talking to me about art work but here are some pics of the other artist that performed on this night.

They where all good and the last band of the night was The Holic Wild and their performance was excellent as well. I would had recorded some video but my camera was running low on battery and memory but here are some pics of their performance.

Now to our set up and new art plus our friend Elsy who joined us tonight and had some new plush to exhibit. She sat right next to us and had a great little set up with all her shirts, plush, and key chains ready to sell. As for me and Jessica we brought something special for this show it was the Dino Ponies that Jessica made. Here are the pics that I took of all of us at the show.




As you can see we had a lot of room for us and comfy seats for us to be able to talk and draw in. So these are some of the drawing that I did this night since i had white paper and tons of markers.

 So hopefully one these days I will be able to play Dungeons and Dragons with Stefan Varner who is one of our friends  boyfriend  (Jackie Alverez). I've been developing my D&D character Carlos the Level 32 Lucha Elf that commands an army of Panda Cholos from the classy Ghetto and his special moves are "The Heavenly Elbow Crush:" which leaves his opponent stun and low to the ground for the "Back hand of Hell" a demoralizing move in which Carlos bitch slaps you with the back of his hand (Pimp Style) you just been BITCH SLAP by an Elf. Take that

 I've been wanting a Jet Pack forever and hope to get one soon but in the mean while i could dream.
Yes the show was awesome like always and we really enjoyed it and like i said we are not doing next weeks Long Beach Experiment but the week after that.  Our upcoming shows are this Friday October 1, 2010 at City of Santa Paula Ventura First Friday Art walk. Andrea Vargas will let us exhibit our art and plush toys at her art studio in Santa Paula. We will be joined by Elsy Mendez that day and Chance who will be either 3D modeling demo or sculpting Demo special for Art walk Santa Paula. Plus we have the Vee's Cafe on October 15, 2010 and I will post reminders on that. One special show will happen October 7-10 at 24th Street Elementary where will be presenting our art work for exhibition only for three days. I will post more information on that for opening night. Other than that Jessica and I have decided to come up with an Art book for next year February we will work hard to put the best of the best from our sketch books and digital art work so keep on popping by for more info on that. I want to say thanks again to Efren and Steven for these wonderful show and also for their amazing opening of there art exhibitions. I will write again about the Santa Paula show good night guys.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Silverlake Art*Craft and Vintage Show


The Silverlake Art*Craft and Vintage show was awesome and amazingly organize with a great location. I want to thank both Chenoa and Fiora for letting us be part of this show and we can't wait to do more show with the Girls of Ghettogloss check out their website and there upcoming shows at http://www.ghettogloss.com/.
Jessica and I worked extremely hard throughout the night to get some new Enky's and Dino's ready for this show and we got some great reviews from people and I was very excited about it.

This is a picture of the make shift studio Jessica and I have at my house and we work side by side to come up with some fun creations. I was so tired when I finish the 16 Enkydu and just went to sleep for about an hour in a half. It was worth every minute i stayed up because i made some fun Lucha Enky's.

Here are some pictures of the show itself and the people who bought our toys. Elsy and Chance join us for this show and it was a fun day. Eating some delicious ices cream from "Cool Haus" truck and some fun neighbors Liz of Jewelry by Scarlet and her mother in law who had some terrific candles. They made our day because it was nice taking to other creative and interesting people and we can't wait to see them again. The Heat was intense and I can't believe we survived this weather every breeze was a gift.



It was really nice to have customers that came and gave us some great comments. Here are some pictures of our customers. It was so fun having conversations with them.

It was a great show with some awesome vintage clothes and objects and also some great art. So if you miss this show you have another opportunity to come and join us at the Silverlake Art*Craft and Vintage show. So come support us and local artist, shops, and come meet people. Here are some other pics that I took of the show. In other news come join us in Long Beach this upcoming Wednesday at The Cellar for the Long Beach Experiment.

Thank again for reading the blog and I will update it as much as I can as more art start being made thank you Silverlake

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Long Beach Experiment and Silverlake Flea Market


I'm so sorry I wish that I had not forgotten my camera and Jessica camera was MIA so we only had her phone camera but the Long Beach Experiment was incredible. The Cellar was an amazing venue with some great people working it at the Cellar. Two thumbs up to the Girl who made the place sound amazing for all the band and poet. Thanks again to Efren we met some awesome people and amazing artist. The bands where incredible and i love all the performers RE-Birth was awesome and I really liked the hip hop and really great people. The first band I forgot their name but it was awesome and last Cowboy that came in was awesome as well. We will be back at the Long Beach Experiment next week Wednesday again so please join us again at the Cellar. They are always looking for new acts and new artist so please contact them if you are interested in showing or performing. Please support the arts because we need to be more creative. I unleashed a new set of Enky's at the show and here is a preview.
Jessica had some new painting as well and I wish that i took my damn camera to take pictures of the art.

here is my set up at home as you can see the sewing machine and my computer. Now that I presented you the new Enky's and soon the new painting by Jessica.
Please Join us at SILVERLAKE ART* CRAFT & VINTAGE and the FOOD TRUCK BLOCK PARTY on Saturday September 25, 2010 from 10a.m. to 4p.m its a free event so please bring everyone you know and come out. Its great food, art, music, and us so come out and support us this Saturday.
     MICHELTORENA ST. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
     1511 Micheltorena St (@ Sunset)
       Los Angeles, CA 90026

Joining us for this show is the talented Elsy Mendez A.K.A Chelsybear check out her Etsy store at 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CHELSYBEAR if you like anything please come out this Saturday and support us. She will also be joining us this Wednesday for the Long Beach Experiment. Thank to Ghettogloss for letting  us be part of the Silverlake arts* craft and Vintage show.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Upcoming Events

Hello everyone just wanted to keep you guys inform about upcoming events. We have two shows coming up and we are very excited to about them. I've already started making some Lucha Enky's for these shows. I wanted to take pictures of the process of pattern making and sewing but i misplace my camera charger. I hate when i lose things that I love like my camera charger. I love posting pictures of the latest plush characters that we are doing. Jessica is getting her Dino's ready and we have so much work to do. So from my last blog we have this show
on Wednesday September 22 at 8:00pm - September 23 at 1:00am at
The Cellar
201 E. BROADWAY
Long Beach, CA
This would be our first time doing this show and I think it's going to be a blast so please come out and support us. Plus there is going to be music and many other artist and we will be there with brand new art work and plush toys. 
The second show is at Vees Cafe on 5418 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles ,  CA . 90016 its going to be on October 15, 2010 and its a great Cafe with an amazing spicy chicken panini. Its going to be a fun show with some exciting artist showing and musicians. Live painting will be taking place and its a great community event. All these shows are thanks to Efren Luna and I can't wait for them because we have so much new work that we want to share with everyone. On September 25, 2010 please join us at this show we will be attending and supporting Efren Luna and Steven Amado at there show in Long Beach. 
It's going to be an amazing two months of art shows and fun. So if you can't make it to one make plans for the next and come out and support local artist. Keep on checking in to the blog I'm going to be updating as much as i can and i hope i find my charger to show you guys a sneak peek of all the new art hard word. "Affordable art for the masses" booya 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Upcoming events and works in progress

Hello Art fans we have another show line up at the "THE LONG BEACH EXPERIMENT" at The Cellar 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA. 90802. It's a free for all art show that brings art and music together for some very fun times. Me and Jessica are very excited about this show because it takes place every Wednesday in Long Beach so that will be awesome to have shows every Wednesday. We are preparing some new art work and finishing our brand new business cards to WOW the art world. We are also excited about another show at the Santa Paula art walk at Ventura on the first Friday in October 2010. We are working hard once again to make some new art work and new plush meaning more Enky's and Dino's coming your way very soon. At this moment I'm working on my sisters wall so here are some pictures of that. 
That's my little cousin Josue my apprentice working hard on drying the gesso on the wall so I could start painting. 
Now I need to work on the little fish girl on top of the Jellyfish for the "Dormir Sonando" I need to a little more time on this so I will keep the blog updated over the progress. I hope you enjoy this little update and have yourselves a nice day.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"ESTYLOS COLECTIVOS" Curated by CHATISMO

The "Estylos Colectivos" show curated by Chatismo and sponsored by Alborde and Jack Daniels was a great success. We had so much fun being part of this show and so many amazing artist that showed their work. It was such a great spot for Music, art work, friends, and of coarse Jack Daniel 160 Birthday.This historic building had it all this night. Endless cups of Jack Daniels and CAKE!!!!!

It was a great night with just a ton of people coming into the venue and taking in all this Music and Art work. It was a magical night and I want to thank Chatismo for inviting Jessica to do the show and I hope we can make more beautiful art together in the future. So thank you very much
It was organize so beautifully that everything just fell into place and it was so much fun going and talking to people and seeing friends that we had not seen in year. We met up with people that we didn't think would be there and it made the night even better. It was the cherry on top of all the work that we did. Here are two of my favorite pieces that I had a chance to take pictures of because the whole night was busy so to the artist that I didn't get to I apologize I love all the work at show I just didn't have time to take the pics.
 This is by Eric Valdez and made from a LP Vinyl record and acrylic "Biggie" is awesome and he had a few more up like Pedro Fernandez and Robert Smith from The Cure. It was awesome because the Pedro Fernandez one was made by cutting the record and arranging them and then painted so it was awesome.


This painting is by Douglas Alvarez its called "Chillin" and is absolutely awesome and he two others that were as fun as this one like a goat with the word "HORNY" on it and a the tiger one. I wanted these paintings so badly hopefully I can make money soon so I can buy art again. Here are a few more pics of art and just the environment that we were showing at.
So many people came and in the Jack Daniels room the DJ Carlos Metropoli was spinning 80's spanish pop and rock check out his blog at http://metropoliforever.blogspot.com/. It was such a great mix that Me and Jessica sat down for a while just listening it was hit after hit. He was a great DJ and also the DJ in the Gallery room she was good as well. It was nice walking around and pumping into friends such as
Adrean (Not David like I called him) and the one and only Lily who were are good friends from LA TV but are doing better and greater things now. It was nice to see them again after 3 or 4 years and it was fun to hang out with them again.
Jessica was able to find long lost friends as well from Marcus who I wish I had taken a picture of  us with my camera but he has the pictures in his camera and Bianca. Thanks for coming out and supporting music and art. It was a blast with all of you guys around. Here is some of the photos I got of us and Jessica's work


Thank you Lisa for coming out and supporting us again and for purchasing "Reina del Quadilatero" it has found the best home with you. I can't wait to do you Art Show in December because I love doing your Arts and Craft show. Saturday we are going to watch Gremlins at a great book store in Alhambra called "Nostalgic Books" a great shop with some good selections in comics and art books. As for the musical entertainment of the night it was Gustavo Galindo up first with his dashing John Mayer looks and he rocked the stage and is the nicest person in the world. He has some kick ass stickers as well and I have like 100 of them to post around my neighborhood during my walks. Here are some pictures of the that

It was great music and people were dancing and it was so good that I would want to go see another show in the future so Lily hook it up (hehehehe). The next band that played and was also incredible was Cuevo he came in with a cool looking mask at first and it was really hard to get a picture but I did. His guitar player was cool as well so i got pictures of him as well.

His performance was great and really fun i had a blast with all this things happening at the same time. All the people that came to see this bands perform were great and loved the art work and we talked so much that my voice is horse since it was a little loud. I was still able to communicate even when it was loud. Here are some other pics
Finally their was also live art being created in the background and this guy was moving like crazy through out the night. The rhythm of the music and the energy surrounding him was beautiful. This was one of my favorite pictures of the night as he look into his painting and the lighting was right, this moment as this artist stared at his work for a brief moment. I'm glad I caught it on my camera ,Its funny because it was loud and people were around him and it looks like he is alone in his studio.
I keep repeating this but yes it was an amazing show to be apart off and please keep on checking up on the blog because we are going to post up new dates for shows that are coming up very soon and in the future. We can't wait to create again and show our work at the next show. Thanks again to Steven Amado a.k.a Chatismo for inviting us to do this show with him. I want to thank all the people that attended this fabulous show because to tell you the truth this was a good show. In other news we are still working on new things for the Etsy and hopefully soon we will have new awesome plush, shirts, paintings, and stickers to sell. Once I get the show dates and time I will post them up. So please have a nice day and don't forget "Affordable art for the masses" thanks again