i promise i'll update this hefty like, real soon. its been wild... i went to LA for a week, then chased that with a week long trip to Seattle, which was amazing. i went away, got to see some old friends, some art shows and even got to see a hxc reunion show, with No For An Answer/Carry Nation, Chorus of Disapproval and some others. it was sad and good at the same time... it was sad to see all these old straight edge guys who fell off singing songs about being straight edge, huffing and puffing in between songs, talking about being old and tired. whenever i see a band with no stage presence, i get frustrated... i think of all the times ive seen 7 seconds... come on, kevin seconds is literally pushing 50, while fronting 7 seconds for nearly 3 decades, his brother steve had cancer, and got through it and still plays. to this day, 7 seconds plays harder, faster and more energetic than any other band i've ever seen. anyhow... Seattle was amazing, i drank coffee, bashed drama, and relaxed. i finally got to go to the awesome Mighty O Donuts , nerded out and had a latte at the original starbucks, walked on the train tracks, went to gasworks park... and drank more coffee. i surely enjoyed the weather, a lot. it was a very fun and relaxing trip. when i came home i moved into the Buchon house , which has been rad. very caring and loving community of creative people. its nice to have a place to draw and paint again. as i came home, i came home to the news of a divorce amongst the partnership of my boss and his partner, who co-owned the tattoo shop i work at. my boss and i will be staying at our current location and moving forward, while the other owner will be leaving and taking the other two artists. i have a group show that i will be taking part in coming up shortly, and if i can, i will also be doing a piece(s) for bike month here in SLO. more updates on that, bla bla bla. here are some house photos... loungin.