to a memory. Came across this robot lawn mower today not sure if this is a new thing or I'm just late to the party. Anyways it had me thinking about my first real job as a kid. While my brother and some of my other friends threw the paper (Fresno Bee) I decided to get two of my buddies and mow lawns. It was simple I would pay my dad $10 to borrow his lawn mower and my buddy would fill up a gas can for $1 and my other buddy provided the rake and garbage can. We went door to door on the weekends and made some good money for kids under ten years old. Then we took that money and rented video games and charged kids in the neighborhood to play them in the garage. It was such a good experience to do this back then. Wonder if kids still at it like this? Told my boys they can pick weeds for people when they get a little older since they always want to help me do it and not to many people have much grass here in SF. Remember your first little kid hustle?
making new friends.
and on that note. I prob should have listened to my instructors when they said use tape and rulers for masking and creating straight lines. One day. Overly sensitive for a reason. ✊🏽💂🏼
In art school my instructors said to never use black out of the container. Which confused me because the work I was doing then (very similar to the work you see now and they also told me to not do this either but that's a different story) that got me into the school consisted of the use of flat black. My generation grew up with the bic pen, sharpie or krylon ultra flat black being the pinnacle of mediums to use. For those of us who shared the same love or similar experience this color (yes I know it's not an actual color) the use of it goes much deeper than creating bold lines. I will continue to do so until I prove myself wrong.
From the top of this ramp to the top of the world. Encouragement is an amazing thing. Watching these two go from scared to ride on their butts down the sidewalk yesterday to waking up and wanting to go to the skate park. Keep it up little dudes you got this. ✊🏽💂🏼
My alma mater CCA(C) showing some love. If you have some time check out the interview we did (link in bio). Thank you to Janet Vail and Laura Kenny for the insightful Q&A ✊🏽💂🏼
collaboration with @chad_hasegawa. This is one of my favorite projects to date. It awesome working with someone who shares a appreciation for minimal color and composition. Much love to the people of frisco and most importantly the Excelscior district who came by to say hello and share a story. I appreciate the love and support you have all shown today. ✊🏽💂🏼