Jan 22, 2008

Taste the rainbow, you are connected.

So there is this totally magical thing that is happening lately. Maybe it's a feeling or a whim. (where did 'whim' come from. weird). 2008 is feeling different. Everyday feels new and i definitely think that the bad stuff in my life evened out with the good - so that now, everything just feels good. The reset button. Rubies stuff is chaotic. It feels like there is a change in the air, but it is for good. Finished the "stand in a line" artwork. New single to come out in March. We had our japanese friend Shinichi Osawa do a remix for it. It came out slammin'. Also, Phil Manley (Trans Am) who mixed our album, did a remix of "I feel electric", which is also slammin'. Also, our first single 'I feel electric' comes out next week!!

Was in San Francisco for the last week. My old home and sometimes new home. Got to jam with dan judd and terri again. A little call and response reunion jam. It felt awesome. His new music as 'sorcerer' has been in constant rotation on chez laptop. casa ipod. maison d'rubi.
the sorcerer.
secret studios

Again, been into the snax. Peanut Butter M and M's anyone? dag, these are good. Sugar highs bring me dooown. Not so cool. On my drive down from SF to Santa Barbara, I felt the notion to call ms.feisty and she was in the middle of picking up indian food so she said she would call me back in 5. When she hung up, i looked up and saw the most magnificent rainbow. First it was just the perfect arc in the sky. Then she called me back, right when I was approaching the rainbow, and everything that came out of her mouth sounded like poetry. Taste the rainbow.
rainbow connection
I chased the rainbow...looking for the gold. Oh, and the leprechaun. (Ps, I am totally freaked out by leprechauns)

So now there is talk from Mary about starting this collective called 'the rainbow connection' or 'the rainbow collective'- just a bunch of strength. A lot of potential and a lot of people wanting to start their own businesses. Let's do it together! On another note, Mary has taken the photos for this upcoming event 'You are connected'- starring the designs of Liz McClean (magical fairy woman)- I am going to be art directing the event (and singing at it!)- All the people in the photos are friends of Liz and Mary's and are inspiring and strong women. This event is instead of a runway show at fashion week. I love the idea and am happy to be doing the art installation at the event. Finished the invite today:
I am so happy to be getting into 3 dimensional spaces. Literally. No. I mean, I love doing graphic design but I am more interested lately in creating spaces. Cutting things out, lining them up, pinning them down. I'm thrilled to be pointing my inspiration in this direction.

I'm also a part of a group show at Park Life Gallery in San Francisco which opens Feb. 27. Terri is going to show some photos at it too. Also....Yoko Ono will have a installaion in it! Wha?
Segue. Inside of the macarthur bart station in oakland there is this mural of wonder.

Shoes that Nat Russell drew on for me. He was channeling Marcel, the cat. Who is still missing.
This fresh silkscreen of 'Three's Company' nearly had me fall on the floor and die of laughter/reverence/laugher. My sisters and brothers and I would watch this show everyday after school. I think most of my sense of humor is rooted in this style of comedy. Plus, who doesn't love sexual innuendo? I heart innuendo. Seeing this image was the end of a beautiful evening with Andy, Nat, & Alissa. Playing records, eating snacks, and sitting on a hot carpet from Japan. Andy busted some serious japanese soft rock and hidden steve miller cuts. I was stoked. Finally, someone that shares a love for 'quicksilver girl' and 'winter time'
Jack, Janet, and Chrissie. (pre-terry)
Ok, so I have a new friend. His name is Sal. He lives close to me. He has a good friend named Joel and they go on adventures together. I will now introduce Sal to the public for the first time. Everyone, let me get a warm round of applause for Sal.

He's your buddy. He can be your buddy too. Let's hang.

Jan 10, 2008

Explosions and Oceans.

ok first off, happy 08 dudes. feeling the energy. today i will share with you mainly the last couple weeks in mexico, the peeps that made the magic, and above, finally, the artwork for the 'rubies' album, "explode from the center." i wanted a balloon on the cover for a bunch of reasons..and danielle helped me fulfill the visual. Mainly the feeling i get when i see a balloon, is the feeling of potential. the potential for complete disaster or complete feel-everything-in-your-heart-and-mind-at-once love. to tear everything apart to then start again. to explode from the very tiny core inside. no passed down ideologies, no hand-me-down concepts. customize your thoughts.basically the potential for growth and the feeling that everything could disappear. so let's do this. that kind of feeling. live it up. do it all. make it happen. lose yourself. love it. leave it. feel it. yeah, sounds kinda hippy, but i dig it. something i put on the list that i burned on new years (of things that don't serve me anymore) 'the need to feel distance when i am hurt' and 'not recognizing when i am losing myself in my own creation due to caring too much what others think' - a lot ties in to the need to start again. it was all inpsired by this page in a book called, "freedom from the known"- that i was given right before i went to europe on that fateful trip of creation in august of 06.let's move on but let's keep within this realm. i just wrote realm. that was fun. this pic of adrian that mary took slays me. this was him exploding from the center. shooting a roman candle out of a champagne bottle. new years happenings on the beach.
i tried to draw a bunch while i was burning my skin on the beach. it took me so much longer than i thought to do this drawing. mainly because i was sharpening my colored pencils with a eyeliner sharpener. it's all i had. 'heart x-ray'- hearts usually don't show up in x-rays- let's pretend that our hearts look somewhat like this in x-rays. i also think it's a jellyfish or a comet flying out of my heart. i gave it to unicorn ranch. up near toronto, it will live.
this was the kind of thing that happened. a carry-over from the japanese photo frenzy with terri. feist looked amazing in the hammock. playing with shapes.
BFF. He shares the other side of the friendship bracelet. mr.soundtrax.
riding on a crumar DS-2 wave. i was feeling the nentwig electricity flow. thanks, white boys.
in true 'st.elmo's fire' style. i really burned my neck that day.
fist pump in the sunset. sometimes it feels really good.
this is what happens there. a little bit of this and a lot of that.
the view from the beach back at the house.
ok so how beautiful do D and Adrian look? it's on.
this is more of what the relationship looks like between Adrian and I. good times. my new bro-in-law.
mary's beauty. she came from the east, moved even more east to 'est' and here, completely in the west.
adrian and his uncle chris. shred factory.
adrian's mom spearheaded this craft hour. finding objects and gluing them together. check out 'trebius'- brent went off.
classy dudes. always suprising me with the level of humor and wit. instant bro-down with these guys. sincere, super-talented, and hilarious. i love.
peaceful feisty.
this butterfly was our buddy! he followed les everywhere that night. landing on her hat, then my hand. it felt like a dream.
witchy witches of the beaches. liz mcclean's designs made it to the hammock then made it on our bodies while we made it in the palapa. les and i were in dj battles. the music sounded perfect. the dresses came alive.
mary looks like a baby bunny to be sometimes. a white bunny. so cute. her man christian, feeling the surfing. stood up on his first try. nice.
i see red. i seem to get into trouble when i wear all red. it's the color for me right now. it might end soon. purple is making it's comeback. i love wearing monochromatic outfits.
the sun going down on the last day of 2007. it felt like one big swallow. a celestial gulp. yip.