I had an unexpected visitor the other night. A nice man named Harry hand delivered my spraypaint. I wasn’t sure who who the fellow on the porch with the little box was so I just opened the french windows while still sitting at my computer.
“Uh…are YOU Dispatch From LA?” he asked. (My paypal identity)
“Sorry it took so long.”
Wow. That’s what I call customer service. He was probably not expecting Aunt Bertha donned in full apron getup.
Spraypaint from Greece without nozzles. One surprise after another. Harry explained the way things work carefully. I took notes. Now I have a pack of 50 fat caps on the way. Harry is one of the co-owners of CREWEST the store/gallery that sponsered the historic Meeting of the Styles a few weeks back along with
HERE’S a video shot on that day that shows some of the murals being painted. I had no clue until I watched this that Sabotaz paint from Greece was the largest donator of spraypaint for this event. Cool. I can’t wait to use it.
I’m having all sorts of good times with the scrapbook paper (SBP).
Also I’m suddenly into cutting stencil portraits of children. This is me circa 1972.
More evidence of SBP and my new acrylic pigmented ink. This time in white.
Looks like some of the little people are excited to be back in school. I’m still adjusting, but I appreciate their unbridled enthusiasm.
suzi finer says
well, you made my day. love your work!
That is SOoo cool, the can’s themselves are works of art!! I have to share this:
My brother started this…painting on the levees of the Arkansas River in Pueblo…oh must have been 30 years ago. They were chased by the police every night and now there is an organization that gives artists paint to add to the levees. I’ll have to do a post on it and I’ll link to your cool project!!!
That photo of the little people is absolutely, stunningly, rockin’ great!! SO much energy and pure love coming forth – such light in every face. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
Directions for using Greek Spraypaint.
1. Attach cap.
2. Shake well.
3. Raise can to the sky.
4. Shout “Op-a!”
Michelle Ward says
DISOBEY! That rocks! Your pages are swoony, and THAT new paint makes me break commandments (though shall not covet…) AND hand delivered? Get out!
HAVE YOU PICKED UP THE LATEST JUXTAPOZ? Drop everything and GET IT! HINT: bring enough pennies to get TWO copies.
Heather Gilson says
Love the stencil self portrait! Oh I am amazed at how much you create and how wonderful it all is! You make me want to tell all my clients they must wait another week for their photos.. while I take some time to glue things and use my new kandi kane to add some sparkle to my life! Perhaps I will make them all wait just a little bit longer…
Judy Wise says
DIS-obey!! ha ha ha. And the 1972 Mary Ann. How precious is that? The pages are awesome – how do you whip them out so fast? I want some of that super pigmented acrylic ink. And those little alligators. *sigh* Life is sweet. (super cool logo-dude on the spray cans. I likey.)
The little people are probably so excited because they have YOU for their teacher! I can’t imagine a more fun teacher for second graders.
I used to have a home daycare, so I understand about adjusting…
Did you see how the city council went in and WHITE WASHED the mural?? It was completely legit (permits and all) and they whitewashed it. See more here: http://tothecurb.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/a-mystery-at-the-la-river/
I would have LOVED To have seen it in person
I’d much rather look at graffiti art then the stupid billboards in my neighborhood (West Hollywood)! ARGH!!