Friday, April 30, 2010

Surprises Around The Corner

Lately I've been encountering many surprises along the walks of my day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bows and Arrows: Matt & Mary Emma Hawthorne

Last Saturday I got an invite to check out a show by Matt & Mary Emma Hawthorne hosted at this magnificent new gallery in the middle of lower Greenville Ave, Bows and Arrows. I met Adam who runs the gallery with his wife who. They moved from NYC to try out their luck in Texas and I must say this gallery will be in the spotlight pretty soon. The location is great, the intimate feeling you get when you walk in is so welcoming, and the art featured is very fresh.

The collages made by Mary Emma were intriguing to me. This new series was mainly inspired after a mission trip to Africa in which she incorporated many materials from the mother land which give you a greater perspective of the feelings involved in the pieces.

Matt Hawthorne, a commercial photographer, had a series of prints of iPhone Polaroids. This to me was very cutting edge and creative. To use a device that we carry around everywhere, the cellphone, and use its capability to take pictures with a Polaroid App is pretty f'king genius.

I asked him how he came about this idea and he said "Polaroids became to expensive, 3-4 dollars per picture. So I downloaded the app and since I carry my phone everywhere, it makes it easier and more productive to take pictures with it."

Show runs thru the 23rd of next month.

Bows and Arrows
1925 greenville avenue
dallas, tx 75206

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Bansky Film

The rumors are indeed true. Banksy's first film will premier to the public for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival.

Official Site:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Purple In Your Hair

Early Saturday a precious friend, Yesenia, came over to let me paint her portrait on a new style I'm working on. Her end of the deal was....I had to cook her a meal. Some of you might not know I have amazing cooking skills, I just don't like to show off.

I baked some Tilapia with my famous avocado sauce and some veggies. "It was gooooood!" that's what she said.

Got down to business after that lunch, but there were other business keeping me from painting. Like my friend Chris needing help moving his bed, and yes...I am the friend with the truck. Haha. Either way Yesenia is beautiful and I got the painting started. Did I mention she has purple in her hair...?

Who Likes Asians?

Geisha from two twelve on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Back With A New Beat

Since the cold weather and politics keeps us from playing soccer tonight. I think much of my interest will be in getting my blog up and running again. An awakening moment happened last week where I realized that I needed to re-invent myself and put focus into important things. (Yeah I had that much time to think since I quit my job almost a month ago).

Some of my goals for the blog are: inform, promote, support, share, and of course listen.

So with that said, here is the first post of the resurrection: Yuri Lane performs beatbox harmonica in this short video directed by Marty Nowak. You can jump over to his website and cop his album, check more videos, and upcoming shows.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


That's right! The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is back again this year. Art, Music, Drinks, and Much More.

Festival Dates & Times:

Friday, April 3, 2009 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 2009 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:00am to 7:00pm

For more info and detail on the schedule and location go to their website

Last year, some friends and I were fortunately enough to participate in this great event. I didn't had a clue we were being filmed by tv camera crew and we ended up in a few clips from the local tv station report on the festival. Check out these videos on what to expect this weekend.

Channel 21 report on the festival (click link to access video):

Chantelle N. Trujillo

Sunshine (Mixed Media)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

One of my favorite new bands

A New Perspective

Meet a young street artist who has been getting up quite a bit lately in Los Angeles: Phil Lumbang. His work carries a simple message and the idea of social change.
Phil first got his start as an intern for Shepard Fairey at Studio Number One and quickly worked his way up the ranks to design assistant. Now, as he finds his style and confidence working outdoors, he has begun a great career as a print-maker and painter.

via Juxtapoz

Power of Jesus

Lund’s Corner Jesus Draws a Crowd
By Steve Urbon / Standard-Times senior correspondent
Thursday, March 26, 2009 -

NEW BEDFORD — Tears welled up in Angela Sampaio’s eyes as she beheld the Lund’s Corner Jesus through her car windshield Wednesday, reports today’s Standard-Times.

"I am really, really, really moved by this," she said. And she wanted reassurance that the photographs of this Jesus are on the Internet. "This will be seen all over the world," she said.

She had plenty of company there in the parking lot of Premier Video, where the slightly larger-than-life depiction of the Saviour appeared on the wall sometime last weekend. In a one-hour span around noon Wednesday, at least 35 people walked or drove to the lot just to see the figure that is pasted to the white brick.

They came from miles around. They were young and old, sometimes three generations of a family in a car. There were blue-collar workers with their buddies, retirees, teenagers. They brought cameras and took pictures of each other near the figure of Christ. Some brought flowers, real and artificial, and some brought candles that flickered in their jars in the spring breeze.

(Note: Our friend tells us - "best pizza in that area is in that building, so if anyone wants to see the miracle, stop by and get a Ray's pie!")

787 Cliparts

via Wooster Collective

Juicy Video

Sunday, March 15, 2009

World Bench Inc.

World Bench Inc. is myspace's #1 graffiti webzine. They have thousands and thousands of pictures from graffiti all over the U.S. and other parts of the world. They got a section of Dallas/Ft. Worth with real dope graffiti, so make sure to check it out!

If you want to submit any pictures, contact us at

Herakut - For Sure