Monday, December 01, 2008


I just moved my blog and updates to:

Keep in touch and check out what I'm up to over there :)

Thanks blogger, but I'm moving on uppppppp!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Come out for Cranksgiving 2008!!

Come out for Cranksgiving 2008!!
Originally uploaded by RedRidingHood sheds skin.
Possibly the best annual alley cat race LA has to offer, the Cranksgiving charity race has raised money and donated food to Para Los Ninos every Thanksgiving season for the last SEVEN years!

Cranksgiving was originally concieved and promoted by NYC bike messenger Tone Rodrigues as a way for the New York Bike Messenger Association (NYBMA) to give back to people less fortunate than themselves, over 10 years ago. In 2001, a couple of LA messengers went to Budapest, Hungary for the Cycle Messenger World Championships (CMWC's). They met Tone there, heard about the race, and decided to organize their own Cranksgiving race in LA that year.

Cranksgiving is now held in cities around the world sparking donating to various charities and causes just in time for Thanksgiving. Come out, race for a great cause, and be a part of the Cranksgiving spirit!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Come to my art exhibit Sat night!!

Opening Oct 11th - come on out!!

I have lots of new work!! I've been super busy since getting back from the Hudson River. I was planning on having a slide show presentation of the photo's I shot on "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea" but that will have to wait until I am done with installing my 1/4 of this show opening on Sat night.

I'm going to be displaying pieces in all my favorite media including painted and printed wood panels, image transfers, and glass over welded reused bicycle cogs. I'll also have a self-published edition of my first photo zine (with the help of an inherited printer). It's the cream of my crop of bicycle photo's from over the years and over the country. I'm really, really excited about it because I've been wanting to do this for a-w-h-i-l-e. And of course I'll be wearing my favorite smock to the opening ;)

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea.

There are seven sister boats of Switchback Sea.

Althea is the steam boat built by Kinetic Steam Works from the Bay Area. A crew of KSW people came out and will be with us throughout the journey. I can't wait to learn about steam!!

Maria is next to Althea in the photo below. She is operated with a GASIFIER, and is supposed to run on stuff like coffee grinds and eggshells. Right now it still is powered by gasoline but that will be fixed soon! This is the boat that will host the majority of the performance, written by Lisa D'Amour. Alas I do not have a solo part but I will be singing my heart out in the group songs!

This is Alice. She is unbearably beautiful. I will grace you with photo's of her insides soon! I'm tempted to travel on this boat but am weary because of the lack of shade. I have a feeling though, that I will get to crew all the boats...

Speaking of crew - that's me. Deck hand. Today is filled with knot learning and water safety training and other important stuff. We even had a lecture on the history of the Hudson River. And amazingly - it is - mostly - safe to swim in these days!! (except after a rain storm or near sewage treatment plants of course)

Amira's new bag!

Whipped this sucker up for Miss Amira right before I left for Troy. It is now home to Ruffy (as in Ruf Ruf dog bark), as you can see.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Best way to get to school!

Nestled in Bed-Stuy is my Fook Hing favorite chinese take out sign ever.

I wasn't planning on selling any of these right away but...

Shawn saw this one and really really really wanted it and who can really say no to Shawn? So now it's his wallet.

New York, New York!

One of my housemates rode his motorcycle from LA to NY where we hung out together and ate free pizza with every drink at a bar in Brooklyn. Now he's on his way motorcycling back to LA! and I'm running off to the Hudson River... with a sprained wrist... I fell last night and smashed my hand.. it is stiff and sore and painful and I'm hoping that it gets better within the next couple days... Arnica all the way baby.

Friday, August 01, 2008

found this photo in my friends flickr..

It's a scan of a spoke card I made for C.R.A.N.K. Mob a few months ago. The spoke card is made from printed and hand painted paper and laminated in .5mm with an iron.
Originally uploaded by ingipet

Thanks for the scan, Ingipet and Barleye!

Monday, July 28, 2008

I forgot..

that I took a picture while Felix from Rudy's was cutting my hair yesterday.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

In preparation for Switchback Sea,

I cut off all my hair!!!

feels SOOOOOOOOOOO good.

it's short short and I'm sending my hair to Locks of Love. I probably should have taken before and after shots but I was anxious to cut it off already so I didn't.




Friday, July 25, 2008

leaving for a long time.. and so much to do...

Suddenly right before I leave my laundry list of special items to accomplish gets large and very very demanding. It's hard to prioritize. Do I make smocks for the shop? Do I make smocks for the boats? Do I make belt bags for my nieces, or friends in NY who I was supposed to make stuff for the last time I was there? What about the silkscreening press that needs to be fixed? What about the posters I want to make before I leave? Then there's my room to deal with; Cleaning and straightening and clearing out space for my sublet/friend.

Between this ^^^, family in town who I haven't seen for a year plus, and a part-time day job, next week is going to be a very very very hectic week.

Being away for six weeks is being away for a long time.

MMMmmmmmmm...... it's gonna be SO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!

Then when I get back, I want to look at studio opportunities. I'd like something close and cheap/free, with access to water, and open air/ventilation...


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tomorrow... and photo exhibit..

I will be at Smockshop in China Town from 12 - 4pm.. my turn to sit the shop.. I'll be finishing up two smocks and trying to sew pants for the boat trip..

If you're around East Hollywood and happen upon the best ice cream shop, Scoops, check out my photo exhibit on the walls. It's a compilation of some of my best shots from the last few years of my bike life. It features various aspects of everything I've been around bike-wise, from messengers to Midnight Ridazz, to Black Label, to velodrome racing, and freak bike builds.

If you can't make the actual show, you can check out the photo's here.

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