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I'll be customizing shoes for Toms at the Nordstrom in Escondido.  I'll be there from 12pm to 4pm drawing and painting away.  They have Toms available to purchase from about $40 and up.  And the artists will customize your shoes for free.  They don't let us draw and paint on any shoes that you have previously purchased.  They must be purchased that day.  They ask that the artists finish a pair of shoes every 20 minutes.  So the designs can't be that elaborate.


I just officially launched the Kickstarter for my new album "Handmade".  For those of you that are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it's part of a new phenomena called crowd funding.  It's a way for artists and entrepreneurs to fund projects and inventions without going to the banks.  If people are behind the project or are into rewards the entity is offering, people contribute to their cause.  

Please help me fund my album and contribute at any level you feel comfortable with ($1 gets you a virtual high five!).  I think i've offered some other cool rewards as well (including an advance copy of my new album!).  

Please watch my Kickstarter video above and a new live video done by Mosaic Sound Recordings.  Please spread the word about my Kickstarter and my new album!  i'd really appreciate it.  



I just submitted my CD project to Kickstarter to be reviewed.  I'm really excited about it.  One, because i've never launched a Kickstarter project and two, it's a huge step in getting my album out.  I'm hoping for support from the public.  That's always a little scary.  I hope it goes well!

As a lead in to the AMP Music Festival, were doing an acoustic show at the Merrow.  The schedule is as follows- Ivan Cheong 8:15pm, Kenny Eng 9pm, Isleside 9:45pm, Terry Matsuoka 10:45pm


Jnav and I are currently working on the cover of my new album "Handmade".  We're working with a drawing that I did of a paper crane.  I really like the way it's going.  I think it will be very understated but lovely looking in the end.  

My friend J posted this on his Facebook page Awkward Band Photos .  We took note not to make any of the mistakes these artists made.

I am teaching a new photography series at Mira Costa College.  It's my Beginning DSLR class broken up into 3 seperate 2 hour classes.

This introductory digital SLR

photography series can be taken

as individual courses for $39, or

together for only $85!

The photography topics are interrelated

and affect one another, so

we recommend you take all three to

get a complete understanding of the

camera and picture taking.

That's the little blurb we have on it in the Mira Costa Bulletin.  If you click on my quick calendar links to the left, there are more details on each class.

I was Union City, California and saw that Big Foot has his own spa. I thought this was weird on two counts- 1. I thought Big Foot was kind of an illusive guy... not one to say "I'm here at my spa, come see me" and 2. Who wants to get a massage from Big Foot?

It was my birthday yesterday.  I had the honor of being gifed by Jarrett Quon as the weird dude in the elevator in the "Gangnam Style" music video by PSY.  Crunchy Sandwich has done a lot of work with Jarrett.  He's a great visual artist that has participated in our art shows.  - just a really creative guy.  Enjoy

I was recently hired to design a whole sleeve tattoo for Mr. Gray.  He had some ideas of what he wanted.  He liked some work I had done in the past and left it up to me as to what style and how it would be laid out.  So I sketched out the individual components for the tattoo artist to ink into the skin as well as the whole arm composition as reference.

Here are my drawings for it.

First, he wanted the Roman numeral '7' with two roses on each side:


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