Graffiti, Gay Icecream & Sneaky Cervezas

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Chinatown of course.2

I headed with Q to meet with Misha, we were headed to Canal Street to see artists paint in a lot and I knew this neighborhood a little too well.

See, my step-father( father to me, I don’t see him any other way ♥ ) had worked in this parking lot for 26 years, so ever since I was little, I would always be running around the lot with my other siblings.

My mother used to work in the Bakery that was close to the lot, so sometimes I would help her wait the tables. I used to like it, I felt like a grown up.

Not to mention there was this cute older italian boy who used to work in the actual kitchen, but of course he used to see me as a little sister type.

Hey, I was a little kid and all I knew was, that he was pretty.

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My father is so upset that this parking lot is closed after all these years.

So when I saw the posting that there would be new artwork, I couldn’t resist but to go.

Of course, when I found it was a little too late, but better than never.4

Q, Misha and I arrived as soon as all the artists where finished, we said hello and introduced ourselves to the people that were still there.

Who were sweethearts by the way!5

They greeted us with beers and let us take our pictures with no hassle.6

Though I didn’t get the name of all the artists, I already knew Meres was a part of it, due the light bulbs with faces and Mishka of course, did his thing.7

We  bumped into this awesome piece right across the street next to the church.8

After all the graffiti, we headed to Burger King for some grub and made our way in to a Halloween Shop.

I saw a Mario with a sign and I ran to the store!9

I have no idea what I want to be for Halloween and I’m running out of time!

It’s so hard now a days to find something for female adults that is not too revealing.

I don’t want to be cute, with fairy wings and such, and I don’t want to be sexy with my belly all out.

Let’s face it, no one wants too see all this jiggle in a belly shirt.lol10

I took these random pics while walking since they caught my eyes.

I found that box on the floor to be so funny, and a random picture frame just being hung up in the street, ha!

nice graff in the background too.

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After that, Misha, Q and I met up with our  friend Sasha De La Cruz, who was visiting from Salem, Massachusetts. Misha, her and I went to high school together, and since she was in the city for comic con we had to make it a good night. 12

We headed to a restaurant in Greenwich where the artist Mekone was displaying some work. Misha was buying one of his pieces, since she’s going to be starting her own collection soon.

Ah, so exciting!13

I took some pictures of his work for all of you to see.14

Look at this baby, titled “Thirteen”

Isn’t she a beauty?

and in a pink frame, what a beauty.15 16 17 18

I loved this one as well. Look at those eyes!19 20 21

You can follow Mek on Instagram here22 23After the restaurant…

yes, this night is not over!

24Sasha was super sweet and gave each of us a little present.

We each now own a Mut exclusive print, personally signed by Sasha herself.

She’s super talented and while looking through her work in a pizza shop, all attention was on her.

Customer’s kept stopping telling her how talented she was, which she is!

If you wanted to check out some of her work, follow her on Facebook.
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♥ Me, Sasha and Mish ♥
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We started to walk, and a lot of walking we did, cracking jokes and Q acting all silly.

We bumped into an ice cream shop.

First thing I noticed was a huge man in a dress, so I definitely wanted to go in!

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Big Gay Icream was tiny, packed and had a lot of spunk.29

One of the popular ice creams was named Bea Arthur, which I thought was sooo cute.

And if you don’t know who Bea Arthur is, she was one the women from the show

Golden Girls”

and if you don’t know what that show is…. I don’t think we can be friends anymore!30

The girls ordered their icecream, while Q and I snuck in some beers.31

Look at him, wanting my beer!32

I got caught burping..

I’m such a lady.33

Sasha’s burp must have been more amazing than mine, look at that face.34

It was a great night, we definitely walked a lot, and if I’m not skinny by now, I don’t know what to tell you.

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See you guys next time, and Sasha, it was great seeing you again!36

The Artist Process 3 at 5 Pointz

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The Artist Process 3 at 5ptz

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1A documentary and a public family event hosted by Marthalicia.

Throughout the summer of 2013, cameras followed four New York City artists as they joined others at 5 Pointz,

a well-known quarter in Queens, NY, where artists from all over come out to create art and celebrate freedom of expression by showcasing their art across building walls.

The artists took to the famed brick canvas to paint the phrase “The Artist Process” captured it all on film.

Acclaimed New York City “live art performer”

“We all live in NYC, so we all have a rhythm…These are just

layers, you can say, of all the art that has been expressed here…

I hope this event can show and tell people there is a lot of love

for the creating and hopefully this love can equal positive energy.”

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The Artist Process,

*The mission for this documentary, is to help non visual artist and artist alike to share their skills to the public.

*The mission of the mural is to work collectively with others, with the sounds provided by the musical performers and poets, as the b-boys and b-girls dance to the rhythm of both the spoken and harmony of the sounds/beats.

Hopefully the public can witness the love we have for what we do, and in return appreciate the struggles of the artist to help understand our need to keep the arts thriving and living, if not for our life time, but for our children’s life time.

“The Artist Process”is a documentary in the lives of New York City artist. The purpose of creating these documentaries or such event is to educate those that are unaware and unfamiliar to the many artist that we have present in our life time, that are utilizing their talents for the betterment of today’s youth. Those that participated in the 2009 summer “T.A.P.”that was held in 5 POINTZ, Queens, can tell you how of a great impact it was for them and others to unite together and perform to the public.This time around, a new twist and idea came about to better help bring a closer view to how the artist see themselves and their art.Meet the ARTIST for the 2013 visual Showcase: 2

1. T = Host

2. H = Jorge Matarrita

3. E = Anthony T. Morton

4. A = Carlos Javier Gemelo Ramos

5. R = Crystal Clarity

6. T= Paulie Nassar

7. I = Giannina Gutierrez

8. S = Siende

9. T = Andre Trenier

10. P = Ralph Serrano

11. R = Rico Tomas < Mas Paz >

12. O = RIMX

13. C = Christian Cortes

14. E= MINX

15. S = Sek 3

16. S = Antonio KEL

17. ! = Baja Ukweli 2a

Together we can show the POWER of ART through our Love and devotion , by demonstrating our sense of Community through the arts ! 3

My Mr.Minx dropped me off in Queens and hurried along to work, trying not to be late.

The heat was unbearable and I know I wasn’t the only one feeling it.

When I got there everyone was working their butt off, spray paint everywhere and the music blasting.
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I dressed as comfy as I possibly could, knowing I was gonna stain all my clothes anyway.

I decided to work with spray paint and acrylic.

Just to get a bit more detailed in my work.4

My main focus most of the time was the hair….

oh maaaaan, it took me fooooorever!

and in that heat I was cranky, not to mention that I didn’t eat before I got there.4a

Everyone was so nice, networking and cracking jokes.

This Artist Process was part 3, and my second to date. I attended and painted on the first one and not the second one. You can see that post here.
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There was so many little kids running around, dancing, breaking, painting and “borrowing” our supplies.

It was so cute to see these kids grasp onto their environment and replicate it so easily.5b

I had the pleasure of meeting and painting alongside (in between) both very talented artists, Cortes and Sek3.

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Cortes had the letter C, in blue and grey skulls, with red ones in the background… he made it look so simple and finished it so quickly, 1-2-3.

His shadows and highlights were great.

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Sek 3 was pretty damn dope and broke out in a very patriotic piece in red and blue with stars and polka dots….

oooooo…..polka dots ♥

But I have to admit, my favorite part of his piece was the use of burgundy shadows. 7My friend Randy came through to show some support and I pout him to work really quick.

I handed him my camera and he got snapping.7b

He was pretty good to, I was impressed.

Since I was so busy painting,I knew I wasn’t going to have to much time to get all the shots of this event like I wanted to.

Let alone, pics of me at work.8

The bestfriend Misha came through and I know she was pretty upset she forgot her SD memory card at home and wasn’t able to take any pics at all.

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After everyone was done painting, and yes.. I was one of the last ones to actually finish painting, due to the fact that I was working with brushes.

But it was all for the better, since all eyes were on me!9

It’s funny though, because we were all required to submit in a sketch for the respective letter that was given to us, and yes I submitted mine in..

but what I painted was completely different from what I ended up painting.
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A few steps away the music was blasting and many were dancing.

There was a Bboy, Bgirl competition  hosted by Chief 69 going on, and everyone was going in .

Winner, $200.

Aoooow!
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On the side  there was ArtistNameLong getting his juices flowing and painting the mural DURING the time it’s actually getting painted.

That must be so difficult.

Not only painting what’s not finished, blocked by everyone in the way, but have to duplicate everyone’s work in the process.

I can’t wait to see the end result!

(He’ll be mailing me the end result, so you guys better stay tuned for that)

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After all the commotion, Philartiste, Misha, Randy and I went to a diner to catch up and talk silliness.

I ended up ordering a Philly cheese steak that was way too small, but delicious.
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Our waitress was super rude which gave us more ammo to start cracking up.11

We walked back to 5 ptz, since the sun went down and was actually better weather… ( so much for that storm that was supposed to happen)

and went inside to see an exhibit, a very sexual exhibit might I add.

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The canvases, prints and displays all were incorporated with sex.

Sex tools.

The female and male body.

Pain.

Submission.

the list goes on and on…..

It was actually pretty cool.

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The day was great.

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Thank you Marthalicia for including me in your vision.13 14 15 15b 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2325 2627 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

INVITATION: The 4mula

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New artworks by Meres, Bisco, Bishop203, Just One, Leias, Zeso, and Zimad. Music will be provided by the legendary Marley Marl.

The opening reception is going to be held Feb 8th 6-10 pm at Low Brow Artique.

143 Central Ave BK. We hope to see you at the opening and if you can not make it, stop by Low Brow anytime until March to check it out.