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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until next time, friends.
I've been busy, man! Between Elmer Gomer and design projects, I've been strapped for time.
Not to mention, I started a new job that I'll tell you all about soon to help fill the freelance hills and valleys. I'm not giving up on anything, but just changing up the pace of life during these weird times and keeping my brain busy and learning some new stuff.
Check out the buds at Yellow Jacket and their 6th Anniversary Party coming up. Stoked to have spent a majority of those years cranking out posters for the bar.
Read about a couple other projects I just completed below:
I helped build a brand for artist and builder, Hazey Fairless who does metal and wood working here in Austin. We built a website for you to learn more about her work. Go take a look and hit her up for any artful construction work for the home.
Visit the Fairless Works website
I also finished another logo for builder and good homie Ryan Christiansen who is starting his new company in Arcata, California.
Stay tuned for more developments with Cactus.
Here are a few patches for Volcom that I worked on for their new shop coming here in Austin. I've got some other rad news coming on that front, but you'll just have to wait a bit.
Adios, 2016. We won't miss you all that much.
Whether you were bummed on a celebrity passing, you were broke, you didn't vote, you stepped in gum or you realized what a piece of shit the world truly can be, there's probably some reason you're ready for a fresh start. I go between the idea of next year either being way better or way worse. Either way, it's a chance to try to be something different or try something new.
Let's be real.
We've had some wild things happen this year. Basically, time keeps moving on. It's been tough to keep my head up through it all, but I know next year will be better. All I can do is continue to make work and look for new ways to keep afloat in this town that keeps changing and getting more expensive each day. I'm trying to be smarter, more open to change and wiser with my business. It's hard being an artist and also run the business side of things, too. I'm still learning.
This year has brought me much joy in learning a new craft of sewing and embroidery. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be obsessed with sewing, but you never know if you like it till you try it. It inspired me to create Elmer Gomer, a project I've had in the back of my head for a long time. I can't wait to see how it develops and morphs in the next year.
I'm in my new makeshift studio.
After learning that I'd be losing my space earlier this year, I decided to build out an existing shed on our property. It's something that I've schemed on for quite a while and dreamed about even longer. As it turns out, Austin's real estate market is out of control and we've got a limited time at our place. It's a bummer after spending money and time to finish it off, but I'm going to make the most of my time here and really make some art and memories in here. Stop by and check it out soon.
As always, this time of year I like to thank all those who help keep my creative fire alive. If it weren't for my clients and supporters, I'd be a much grumpier person. Thanks to my friends, family and fellow artist homie domies for keeping me going. It doesn't get any easier, but you make it more bearable.