Posted on November 24, 2013
I already knew my X-men buddies were going to be in attendance & I was ready to mingle.Too Fly is an absolute sweetheart. I admitted to her that, we have been in many venues at the same time, I just never really bothered to say hi. I hit a lot of venues, and depending on my mood, I’m not always the first one to approach someone else.
I just start snapping away.
She told me she recognized me as well, and we immediately hit it off. Talking about friends in common and travels to Ecuador, which is where she’s living at now.
Long trip from home.
Her work was beautiful and feminine, like it usually is. The details on the roses were exquisite and the T- shirts and hoodies that were on sale were awesome. Pencil Print Circa 95 & Toofly Millie (with her husband Troy, and a long time friend and ex coworker to me) was in charge of the beverages, and I couldn’t be more excited. Her coquitos “Mi Isla” are so delicious. This time I got to try the Pumpkin Pie and Red Velvet.
I absolutely fell in love with the Pumpkin Pie and told her to save me a bottle.
Since I was going to be going to my brother’s house later on, I didn’t want o show up empty handed. These wooden rings were the cutest thing ever and were painted and designed by Toofly herself. Crooklyn’s Chula ♥ This wooden logo was a pin on the one of the hoodies that I just found irresistible. I think the broken pieces of cardboard behind the pieces gave it character, almost making the work jump up at you. Caught Millie, looking stunning behind her coquito stand. Post card Prints with a Dia De Los Muertos feel. This piece had to be one of my favorites. Even though she’s covered so you cant see her face, you can tell she’s absolutely beautiful and has a sense of pride and power by how intense her eyes are. She’s just staring at your soul. It was a cute show, it started to get busier once I started to head out. I got to meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones. No complaints from me.
Congrats on a great show TooFly.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Walking through the City after the pop up shop with Q, I picked him up from work and wanted to surprise with a little bar time. After some good burgers, pizza and weird beer around St. Mark’s place we had some “us” time and decided to take a stroll around the city.
Sometimes one of the greatest pleasures is holding your person’s hand, breathing in some fresh air and being lovey dubby with each other, and that’s exactly what we did.
It also goes to show, that no matter how many art events I go to, sometimes the art in the streets is what catches your eye the most.
The first image on this post is by artist Cali Killa, and I caught this baby right when I left the pop up shop and made left on Rivington.This wall is all so ever popular and it’s constantly being changed and blessed by many different artist with all kinds of different visions. This piece on East Houston was bold and vibrant and had so much going on. I noticed a father taking pictures with his young daughter, while she ran and played and he captured images of her. I of course offered to take a pictured of them both, and once he agreed the little girl got so shy on me!
The picture came out absolutely adorable and I hope they liked it as much as I did.My Mr.Minx and I roamed around Bowery and made some turns we normally never really walk through, and found these beauties: Sir Shadow‘s artwork (pictured above) is jazz inspired and here’s the hitter, its all one continuous line. Which means once his pen hits that paper, or in this case, wall it never comes up for air until the whole image is finished.André Saraiva is a graffiti artist from Paris who is well known for his stick figures with top hats known as Mr.A.Q ended up making some random 15 second friends when these girls came rushing in asking to hop in the picture. Q’s face was priceless as you can obviously tell from the confusion you see above.
After the click they scurried along while yelling how cool he was. Q just ended up looking at me all worried and says ” babe, I was scared, I thought you were gonna beat them up”.
I couldn’t help but to crack up.
The Betty Page store has been haunting me ever since I knew it was going to open up, and I have YET, managed to make my way into the store. I have passed it numerous of times, and it never fails, either I’m in a rush somewhere, or it’s night time and it’s already closed.
Just my luck. I did however manage to take a peek inside through the window, and one of these days, i promise you I’ll be in there, struttign my stuff in my not so 50’s style body.
Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?
All in all, it was good, smooth night with a good, smooth man.
Don’t forget that art is never far, take a walk around your city, make a turn you never turned before. You’ll never know what gem you’ll find that just might inspire you, or let alone make you feel good.
Later my loves.
Posted on November 12, 2013
On November 22nd, get ready for another installment of the deliciously creative art show “Dash to Dine,” an Arts and Rhymes pop up gallery shining light on and bringing together New York City’s very own talented artists and local restaurants.
This time around, we’re featuring the well-known Bronx Graffiti Artist OZBE. Getting his name originally from the classic film The Wizard of OZ, Ozbe started to bomb his name hard in 2002. From then on, he became a well-recognized graffiti artist known for destroying the 6 Train line where you can still see some of his work. Many people appreciate OZBE for putting in work on the streets and others have come to recognize his artistic talent. On Friday November 22, 2013, come out and support the amazing artworks of OZBE at Burger It Up, 146 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. The event starts at 6pm and ends at 10pm . All ages are welcome to join us for dope art, delicious food, music and great company.
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