It feels like it has taken forever, but I’m happy to say – my new cd is finally here, shrink wrapped and ready for purchase. Special thanks to my friend, Richard Castillo for making it happen. You can buy a copy here, and we will have it up on iTunes shortly!
It’s what I call “chicano reggae!” I called the CD “Destroyers of the Earth, because I feel we are at a crucial time in the world. I hope some of my songs are a wake up call! But don’t worry, there are also happy songs on the disc as well. Life is all about balance, right? To hear some of my music, visit http://www.myspace.com/rastafarmers
The Mantastic Craft of the Year Award goes to (im my opinion) to the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans for their beautifully creative creations done yearly, sewn by hand – no glue gun! They devote many hours to intricate handiwork sewing beads, feathers and sequins to canvas foundations. There are three costumes – the big chief, the flag boy and the spy boy. They each have their own song, and they parade throughout the neighborhood in search of other Mardi Gras Indians, all during St. Joseph’s Day.
As a musician and artist, I became a fan after watching the HBO series, Treme. It inspired me to check out the music, watch all the episodes – hey, let’s all meet in New Orleans next year!
Anyway, their elaborate costumes inspired me to make some Aztec sculptures. There are so many similarities to the costumes, I couldn’t resist!
The dads had to go shopping for gifts for their baby mamas and this pop shopped in our booth! This is at Handmade Galleries in Los Angeles. Our space is cleaned out at the moment (yes, the painting sold), but I’m making more art to send out to fill it up!
I have a collection of paintings up for sale at Barrio Cafe in Phoenix. They’ll be up through August.
2814 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006-1205
Here is a painting I’m working on for the upcoming Craft Super Show in Chicago, it is going to be auctioned off for charity!
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Life has been very busy. Kathy is pushing me to post more things, so I’m going to do my best. I’m currently working on a collection of paintings for my upcoming show at Barrio Cafe in Phoenix. It goes up Monday, June 7th and stays until August. Here is one of my paintings, it isn’t done yet. It’s inspired by Kathy’s new novel that comes out next year.
Tonight is First Fridays for December and me and Kathy will be there, but in separate places. She is doing the Crafteria show on Central and Camelback and I’ll be jamming with my band at the Breadfruit restaurant on 1st St and Pierce! Here are some last minute paintings I’m finishing for Kathy’s event!
These are shadow boxes I made for our art stuff. I felt like doing something other than clay or paint. We are excited to make things with these!
I make custom cake toppers and this couple sent me a picture of the one I made for them.