Posted on October 18, 2013
Chinatown of course.
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.
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.
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!
They greeted us with beers and let us take our pictures with no hassle.
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.
After all the graffiti, we headed to Burger King for some grub and made our way in to a Halloween Shop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look at this baby, titled “Thirteen”
Isn’t she a beauty?
You can follow Mek on Instagram here After the restaurant…
yes, this night is not over!
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.
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!
Big Gay Icream was tiny, packed and had a lot of spunk.
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
I got caught burping..
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.
Posted on July 26, 2013
A 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.”
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:
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
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.
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.
My main focus most of the time was the hair….
oh maaaaan, it took me fooooorever!
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.
There was so many little kids running around, dancing, breaking, painting and “borrowing” our supplies.
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.
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 ♥
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.
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.
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.
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..
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 .
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)
After all the commotion, Philartiste, Misha, Randy and I went to a diner to catch up and talk silliness.
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.
The canvases, prints and displays all were incorporated with sex.
The female and male body.
the list goes on and on…..
It was actually pretty cool.
The day was great.
Posted on February 6, 2013
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.