everyday my wife and I blast the music LOUD at our house to sing and dance with our kids but today her back is hurting so I had to take on all three. As tired as I may be (been at the studio since 6 am) I still find the energy to make this a must. today's jam was the boyz II men remake of classic "in the still of the night". I'm sure I will miss these days in a few years. ✊🏽💂🏼
finish. eight of eight.
start. three of eight.
meet Joe. he had a sign saying "anything will help" and after I gave him a dollar he complimented me on my hat and asked me where I got it from. I told him that a buddy of mine had given it to me as a gift. I don't know what it was but I asked him if he wanted my hat and if he would wear it the expression on his face was of shock and pure happiness. I told him he better because this is the only hat I have that my sons and I match. He then asked me to take a pic so I can show to him (I also asked if I could share this moment and he said yes). I know giving people money or art doesn't save the world but it does something. ever since a child I have had the feeling to never turn my head the other way when someone is asking for help. this hat has gotten me more compliments and people asking where I got it from than any other item of clothing I have ever owned and in this case it keeps the infectious spirit of "hi" alive. ✊🏽💂🏼
organizing the studio and came across these postcards someone sent me back in 2013. At the time I asked people to write to my studio via snail mail and include a postcard and I would draw on it and write back. Well Matt I hope you are still interested in this trade. ✊🏽💂🏼
some of my earliest memories as a child is of my dad cutting my hair in my grandmas garage. This past week both of my boys asked me to cut their hair and I welcomed the offer. As much as I hate to see their locks get chopped it's has always been up to them how they want their hair to be. I wonder if they will do this one day with their kids. ✊🏽💂🏼
product placement. this must be where the 7up and saltine crackers are too. and where's the chicano cough syrup? my moms go to remedy for us was to take a shower it cured all. Haha.
moms at work with a hurt back and im alone with three sick kids. time to hold down the fort!✊🏽💂🏼
so my wife took my kids to the park today and my son said look mom watch me go down this. she assumed he had done this with me before and asked him if he did and he said yes before which he hadn't. this was his first attempt at it but he handled it like a little pro. pretty awesome but he's also a liar. Haha. ✊🏽💂🏼
study, study, study. the process in creating my recent works has been a learning experience to say the least. ✊🏽💂🏼
repost via @powwowworldwide of my recent project with @thegoodlandsb. the works you see here were created on location over a two period. the 4x6' piece on the left was my first attempt painting in this style and the the three pieces on the right are 3 of 5 22x30" studies that were created with the colors mixed for the larger painting. 📸 @bshigeta
just landed in SF and headed back out of town. one my daughters jams that keeps her from getting fussy. 🐎❄️🎿