Photo Journal: The Grimey Ones Art Show

Graffiti will always have a place in my heart. When I was younger and in grade school I will draw the names of my peers on notebook paper and sell it to them for $1. In highschool, I learned what a black book was. Every lunch period all the guys will take out their books, the lunch tables will be covered in markers, and everyone will trade books, drawing and hitting them up. After high school I found my scene with a small graff crew, and it was spray painting season from there on out.
Though I don’t dabble anymore, since I  have grown to exercise the freedom of finding different canvases—like I mentioned before, graffiti lives in  my soul. When I saw the invitation for one of my friend’s work that will be displayed, I didn’t even ask questions. I knew I had to go, and just ‘pop up’ and that I did. I haven’t seen them in a couple of years, so I decided to stay quiet, jump on the Metro North and find my way to Connecticut.
The show was great and I had the pleasure of not only reconnecting with old friends, but making new ones as well.
Thanks again for having me!

Science Project at Sweet Science

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinxWhen I say something, I get it done. i told you guys I was going to start going to more artshows and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I decided to drag Chris with me, on a last minute notice, after a few beers. We headed to Sweet Science where I got to see the works of longtime friend Yes One, the infamous Shiro, and a lovely artist by Vik NYC that I haven’t seen in years. Last time was about almost 8 years ago, so it was nice to touch base and catch up quickly. It’s crazy how fast time goes by, and that only made me realize how long it has been since I started my love for attending art galleries. I love to network with artists and just be surrounded by those with a creative eye, or even those who appreciate it.

I got to meet the sweetest event manager by Nikki, and if all goes well, maybe we’ll work together in the future (fingers crossed). After Chris ordered us some beers, Yes One and I caught up, roamed the lounge to see all the works, which were fabulous by the way, I got into action as well.

When bumping in to OldNYC76, Crooklyn and Millie, it was jokes all around, and it didn’t take me long to get in on the drawing action. I started hitting blackbooks, model trains and maps in no time. Damn, I sure missed that!

Links:   Sweet Science  |  Yes One  |  Shiro  |  Vik NYC  |  Oldnyc76  |  Crooklyn   | Millie  |

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Tatu’s Blackbook Birthday Surprise

Remember when I posted that I was painting in Queens. and couldn’t show you what I was working on?
Well, here goes…
Xmen started off as a graff crew but has expanded into so much more. From helping the youth with many art programs, charities, donations for Kids who don’t have supplies for school, toy donations for foster kids for Christmas and so much more. Xmen is just a “feel good” community filled with many talented artists. Running the show is Tatu, who’s birthday has just recently passed.

Though I wasn’t able to make it to the birthday celebration, Zacto the sweetheart that he is was planning a heartfelt gift for Tatu which required help from the whole team.
A black book, first 4 pages with Tatu’s graff life story. How he started, how he got his name, people he’s met, spots he’s hit. The rest of the book filled with stickers from the team. ( Which we all had to mail t to Zacto ) I of course mailed a few, but I also had the chance of sketching something out for him.
The lovely Sabrina recorded the special moment for me and for all of you to see.

Here’s the whole book for you guys to see.( click on any image to make larger )
See more of Sabrina’s work here.