Tuesday, July 15, 2014

calling for submissions ~ south bae gallery 1.o

One of my biggest small-town dreams is to completely renovate an old school bus and utilize it as an artist space for bands/shows, galleries, work stations, material trading, and more. Until then, which seems really far away at the moment, I can only think about it and trust that the law of manifestation is looking out for me. In the meantime, there are other ways to hatch this idea.

I want to see an environment, for even just for a day, that brings local artists together to showcase individuality and pride in a collective, creative setting. We beat ourselves up so much over the imperfection in what we create, and when we don't create anything, we beat ourselves up over the idea that we can't. Empowering yourself and empowering those around you may seem like a small task when the only concern seems to be keeping an uplifting attitude, but the reality is that we are all insecure to begin with, and that we are being doubted by outside powers who have no interest in the potential we have as a community to congregate and appreciate what we can contribute as creative people.

I am calling all small, local artists-- working away in their bedrooms or art classrooms-- to have their work be showcased along with those alike them. This isn't formal, it isn't white-wall gallery with intimidating lighting and city dweller strangers coming to look and glare and criticize and critique. It's friends and acquaintances supporting each other and having a good time together and hopefully talking about ways we can bring art into our communities.

It's really simple and complicated in a lot of ways.

Please take the time to check this out: http://newhive.com/trybaby95/submissions

and if you so desire, send me journal entries of you shit-talking your 4th grade best friend, sketchbook drawings of your favorite things, weird homemade instagram movies or snapchat performance art! Send me them all!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

over it, new directions!

Aight, I'm over it. I did the whole cutesy/quirky fashion blogger thing, I thrifted, I posted. I talked about my life and my happenings, that was chill, but looking back that was kind of boring. Maybe I'm just a boring person, I dunno. Maybe I just constantly thrive on change and regardless of the long ass hiatus I've taken to reevaluate my URL and IRL presence, it's time for a new direction. 

Here's what's coming soon ~

 The South Bay is having a cool ass show in Carson this Saturday featuring some really chill local, punk bands. I'm supporting the homies and helping film Bananamoose play. I'm also going to be doing some covers on the banjolele with my pal Alitzah on the ukelele.
 I finally finished my documentary a couple months ago and am now trying to put together a DIY screening for free in my local hood! If anyone in the Carson/Torrance/etc area is down to let me use any space they have (i.e. garage, backyard), please please hit me up!
 I've started an online collection for WOC to come together and express social commentary through writing and art. Currently looking for submissions. More details soon.
And for funs, the aesthetics of my iPhone camera roll in a side-by-side photoset.