Category: WEB LOG

This is where the normals live.

Legalize Cannabis

I’ve been fortunate to live out many of my dreams, but this one has probably taken the cake. Since I was a youngster growing up in the great state of Texas, marijuana as they call it, has been illegal. I experimented a few times with the plant and realized it has more potential than the government gives it credit and have been delighted to see the legalization process happening across the nation.

Over the past three years working with LAND, we created a cannabis brand like no other – OLD PAL. I was excited to learn all about regulations and processes and build messaging and advertising for smokers of all types.

In such a short time, we’ve been able to produce over 30 different SKUs sold in the legal cannabis marketplace along with a line of accessories and clothing available to purchase. Take a look and pick up a pack of quality, cannabis at a dispensary near you.

Times like these

It’s been over a year since my last post here.

Seems that time moves faster as you age – less time for writing blog posts, more time for dealing with life’s new challenges. I’ve realized you can never predict the future. You can only rely on your gut, but most likely, things won’t turn out like you imagined.

I wrote four years ago and warned that we were in for some turbulent times. Little did I know how bad things would get. Half of our society has chosen hate and fear as a new way of life. Not to mention a pandemic, economic collapse, corrupt government, class revolution and more. That’s just the everyday, not to mention the new situations many of us have found ourselves in this new time.

The answer is found within us, and hopefully more and more will dig deep to see where they stand. We don’t have any room for apathetic Americans. We need to stand together and vote for the change we deserve.

Elmer Gomer x Rigg NY

Very happy to present an ongoing collection of reworked and repaired goods with Elmer Gomer and Rigg NY. From vintage hats and bags to tie dyed and printed t-shirts and other goods. These items carry a story within the soul of each stitch or patch. Look for more items in the coming weeks and months.

Dirt Dauber Festival

Jess and I tripped out to San Marcos for the Eye of the Dog Art Center Dirt Dauber Fest. If you missed it this year, you should keep an eye out for next years fest or any of the other rad workshops and offerings that they have. It's a gem and I hope I'm not the one to blow out this amazing secret built by Beverly and Billy Ray Mangham.

 

Pocket Object

Check out Pocket Object coming to a city near you. Honored to have a couple key chains in this fun exhibition. The concept of the exhibition is keychains, in all of their diverse and playful forms. The collective miniature works will play off the customization and collectability seen in both an art collection and an accessorized set of keys.

“Small bag and Peace Keychain” Canvas, thread, zipper and ring – January, 2019

A final year update

It's getting harder and harder to keep things updated over here.

I'm working full-time with my good homies at Land, making patches for Elmer Gomer any chance I get, and hanging with my family and friends the rest of the time. This year has brought quite a bit of change, but I couldn't be happier about where things are going and can't wait to see what next year holds. Here are some photos from 2017. Cheers to 2018.

Spring in Texas

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Soaking up the best weather while we can. A lot has been going on, so I thought I'd throw together a mini-update of some images from this Spring and some updates on work related things. Hope you are well and living your dreams.

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Been doing a lot of late night hours in the studio when I get off work and enjoying my sweet little spaceship in the backyard. I've only got a limited time here, so I'm trying to enjoy it while I can.

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Other work updates

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Introducing PIN, mascot for Pinhead Pedals. I jammed on this with Tim, who runs Pinhead Pedals to represent his electronic endeavors in Oakland, California. Check him out on Instagram and look for more of PIN's adventures coming soon.

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I'm enjoying my new part-time job at Tillery Street Plant Company. Stop by sometime and see all the plants and the new shed coming together. Here's Vinny and me in front of the wall we built.

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Been cranking along with the embroidery these days. I'm excited to be collaborating with a bunch of rad folks on some one-of-kind and limited edition stitched goods. First up, Sidewinder Goods and Elmer Gomer teamed up on this custom patch available on their website.

Don't miss out, this will never be available again! Limited to 20 patches. Pre-sale until April 6th.

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I've also been lending a hand over at the Land shop doing some odds and ends and helping out where I can. I'm excited to be branching out a bit and mixing up my day to day with a bunch of new projects. Stay tuned for more updates down the line.

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Until next time, friends.

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