News From October 2008

Map of the Inner War

Check this Studio Visit on Anthem.com
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NOVEMBER 15th at the Roberts and Tilton Gallery...
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This is where I am today...



Stacy's Band plays tomorrow in LA as well.
Posted October 31st, 2008 by Already selling Christmas stuff...
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Who would buy this statue?

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And who cares? (saw this in Koln, Germany) Tomorrow is Halloween!
Old video of me and Bam with shopping carts...
Come see us skate at our Halloween Demo in San Dimas!
Check the RVCA Skate Blog for some sneak peeks of artwork for my show!
Posted October 30th, 2008 by Obama 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A Mish-Mash of ideas blended into Web-Log form

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This is an old photo from Munster, Germany, you can see Ann Vallely there, and Stacy Lowry in the background.
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This is a photo you can see in my upcoming show in LA this November 15th. Come see this drawing too!
Stacy got some coverage! Her band Artichoke Heart Souffle is set to get big-time.
Come see our Halloween Demo too!
Posted October 29th, 2008 by leaving me stranded on a suburban island
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Spoiler Alert: Images from Upcoming Art Show

If you wanna be surprised, then skip today's post!
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Marsea of New Image Art chilling in the chair in her alley. Obama hangs with TR-?
This photo was just a diversion to hide the other photos.
PLUS: Fans of Stacy who live in LA will be happy to hear that her band, Artichoke Heart Souffle will be playing at New Image Art this Saturday!
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While the damn am was happening right across the street, I withheld my desire to go over and skate.
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It was torture knowing there was a course and tons of people skating, but I had to finish these things.
Ich bin traurig, Sie zu treffen
Posted October 28th, 2008 by Come and see it all in person you trolls!
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Some things to Share on Sunday

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Aaron Rose captured at night on his scooter.
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What is Rob and Grant holding? Could that be Deanna's new book?
Get it at:
Arcana Books
Family Bookstore
Busy-Being.com (not up yet!!!)
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Bonus Footage: Sarah Palin 1984 Beauty Pageant Swimsuit Competition
Posted October 26th, 2008 by The gang and the government are no different
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The Archive: A visit to Penny and Muska's place...

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This was around 1995. I stopped by to see what was going on. We gave Muska a microwave and a blender, and one of my paintings. The painting had a swastika drawn on it during some party, and the blender was used to make So-Co Smoothies.
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There were some random girls over to take part in illicit drugs.
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This is Angel and Tom with one of the girls.
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Angel was getting rad.
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This was from the same roll, Deanna posing at Disneyland!
Posted October 25th, 2008 by Kevin, you little twerp.
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Some stuff for your perusal and thoughts

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I shot this yesterday, only photo I shot all day.
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Just been working on this show all week.
And from the archive:
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Wee-man before he was Wee-man, here he was Jason Acuna.
Oh, and someone sent me this photo:
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Really? it's 2008. McCain/Palin? People are on some serious drugs.
''To put [undecided voters] in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it by my seat. ''Can I interest you in the chicken?'' she asks. ''Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?'' To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.'' -David Sedaris
Posted October 24th, 2008 by It is what it is: Whitney hates the word 'Panties'
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The Amazing Jimmy-San

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Check out his RVCA Skate Blog.
Posted October 23rd, 2008 by Always a good time for all with kneepads
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Two great people stopped by today...

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Ian Mackaye is in town doing some Q&A sessions around southern California and stopped by for a visit. Ian is a new father with his partner and bandmate in The Evens, Amy Farina. Their son's name is Carmine. We took them to Mothers around the corner for some food...
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Great person #2 was Geoff Rowley, who came to eat dinner with us and go see the talk at UC Irvine.
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This was the talk - very inspiring.
Posted October 22nd, 2008 by Blessed to mercy the paths we all take.
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Who is a Fine Art Connoisseur?

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Griffin Collins is.
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TOY MACHINE HALLOWEEN DEMO
Posted October 21st, 2008 by Head Explodes with Work to Do
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Busy Busy, Less than a month to go!

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Using the RVCA warehouse because my garage is too small.
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Been working all year for this show, and since July, have barely left my garage. I'm officially a hermit.
Posted October 20th, 2008 by sneaking and peeking
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Excursions (and Digressions) into Narcissism

Self-Portraits from the Archives:
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Koln, Germany
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Graceland, Memphis, TN
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With Brad Staba, Tokyo
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Tokyo again
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With Josh, San Francisco
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I forget where this was, or when.
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With Geoff Rowley, Huntington Beach
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Milan, Italy
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Cologne, Germany
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Sydney, Australia
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With Erik Ellington, Tampa, Florida
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With Johnny Layton, Hamburg, Germany
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Paris, France
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Fountain Valley, CA
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With Asia Argento, Venice Beach, CA.
Posted October 19th, 2008 by 'Vanity is my favourite sin.' -Al Pacino
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Sneek Peek of some work in my show...

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Detail of a portrait of Miranda July...
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Just a random drawing.
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A drawing/collage thingy. I can't give it all away, you have to come!
Map of the Inner War at the Roberts and Tilton Gallery
Posted October 18th, 2008 by Over 260 things to see!
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Some Random Archive Stuff: Lake Shasta +

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Josh, Lake Shasta
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Grif and Austin were there too!
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And so was Kevin.
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We went Governator in Predator...
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Good times, lake Shasta
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Johnny Sleeps.
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Grif and Kevin, Arizona
Loyal Pawns watch L. Kincade 16
Posted October 17th, 2008 by Less than a month to my show.
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Vouyerism and Spying Archive: Who's Ass is This?

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And do you really want to know? ANSWER: This is Kevin Barnett's ass.
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Bonus Link: Billy Marks vs. Mike V----????
Posted October 16th, 2008 by Beavis and Butthead vs. Butch and Sundance
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T-Sect taking over young minds

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Corey Drake, a loyal pawn since 2000: 'I was cleaning out my bed room and found my yearbook from 8th grade...'
It has a clay sculpture of Transistor Sect on the cover!
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Come to our upcoming signing!!!
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Get in your car and come to this. I am giving you enough time to plan: Map of the Inner War - Over 250 photographs, Over 20 paintings...
Posted October 15th, 2008 by Finished another one, final stretch!
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Dan Drehobl, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999

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Check out the interview about Deformer on King Shit.org...
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Did you know Jereme Rogers raps? I didn't.
Posted October 14th, 2008 by The things you discover in this world...
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Portrait of Everyone at the HB Park

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During the last weeks I wanted to remember a day at the park by shooting a portrait of every person who was there. This does not represent all the locals who were at the park every day, but it does show some of the people who came a lot, and some who came to get their last shred on before it got destroyed.
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Posted October 13th, 2008 by Nostalgia is the thief of time...
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Masked Bandits come to Rob Me!

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Hans-Peter from Austria came for a visit. He's a doctor who skates. He works in internal medicine, and environmental health, Epidemiology. There was a conference in town where he had to give a presentation. I visit him each time I go to Vienna, one of the better cities in Europe. Dude rips.
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Then this little buddy stopped by and scared the hell out of Deanna...
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We both got closer to check each other out.
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Bonus Link: Demo at Palais de Tokyo, a famous Museum in Paris.
Posted October 12th, 2008 by Rat-Coon, two of them. Palin sux-!
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From the Archives: More Barcelona 2004

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We ran into Kenny Reed near the Sagrada Familia on a rainy day...
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Johnny at rest.
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Lurk-fest 2004
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Metro scene with Jon and John.
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Umbrella Mishap!
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Poor Humphries.
Is Toy Machine doing a demo on Halloween?
Posted October 11th, 2008 by the waster of all precious times
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From the Archives: Filming in Barcelona 2004

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Filming for Good and Evil. Josh Harmony, fresh faced an yet unscathed by video politics.
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Humphries looks out the window...
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The plazas in Barcelona are so beautiful.
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Don't want your soul stolen?
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Josh is over it.
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Johnny is bummed, nothing new here.
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Jon Humphries, when will you come on a trip with us again?
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I want to reiterate: I am NOT saying Barack Obama is perfect. Far from it. I am simply saying that between the two candidates, both of whom are connected to despicable people and voted for totally fucked things in my opinion, that he is the least evil. One case in point: McCain's Fake Ballots
Posted October 10th, 2008 by Inside the Sagrada Familia
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Vienna, Austria

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Purse-snatching dog caught on film!
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Posted October 9th, 2008 by out the door - no time today!!!!!!
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Random mix of stuff for those with ADD

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This is Big-J getting rad at Derby. He does this clothing company called Letendre.
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This is what HB looks like on the weekends, still.
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Pick up a copy of Deformer, its great in a failing economy!
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Some lady. Classic Suburbia.
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A board toss from when we were in Russia.
Posted October 8th, 2008 by I care about all your 'diseases'
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Response to a Website Lurker:

If you don't care about politics, skip this post.

I got this e-mail from a person named Kevin and thought I would use it to clarify my thoughts.

Hello, my name is Kevin, I live just outside Washington D.C. Let me start off by saying that Toy Machine has been a big influence on me as a skateboarder. From the riders to the art and even just the feeling of the brand ever since I started skateboarding 15 years ago. Even during Toy's transitional years when the team was virtually 2 people it was a company I never stopped enjoying. To this day a married 25 year old skateboarder/filmer I 'm still stoked on all of the same things the riders the ads even the blog I check almost daily. I'm super bummed to see this blatant endorsement of the fascist, socialist and globalist presidential candidate Barrack Obama. Now before you start pegging me as a John Mccain supporter I need to let you know that is not true. I cannot stand that warmongering scumbag. The real truth is that both of these candidates aside from their social differences they are basically the same candidate if you actually do the research. Barrack may have great speaking skills and could possibly be a good movie narrator in the future in my opinion, but he as well as John McCain are spokesman for globalism and at the end of the day the same people that have been causing all the problems this country has been facing. Which brings me back to my original complaint. Professional skateboarders(you) are our(skateboarders) celebrities. There are younger skateboarders without real concern or ones who are weak minded really take what they hear to heart, especially from the people they look up to the most. Now I understand someone may be picking the lesser of the two evils but that simply will not work anymore it hasn't been working, people doing their own research and finding out for themselves that a third party candidate or that the Ron Paul's or Dennis Kucinich's are the real only ingredient for change in the country, and the only ones who really know and embrace the meaning of the word and don't just throw it around as a redirect. Toy Machine has always been to me about self expression, not a company to train kids to buy into the two party system or the democratic party in this case. I'm not bashing you or anyone I'm simply bringing it to your attention. I'm not sure who does the blogs I thought it was Barnett but I really don't know. I always looked up to you over the years and then today with the third endorsement on the blog I saw I just kind of got fed up, and though what's next an ad? I'm sorry to fill your inbox with this whining and complaining but it has meaning behind it. Thanks for listening Ed

Kevin,
I can agree that both Barack Obama and John McCain are both politicians, and both candidates' parties are at fault for most of what is happening right now in the country.
However, McCain has been doing it for over 25 years, so I would say fairly, that McCain has more fault on his hands than Barack Obama.
I can also agree that my viewpoints align much more with someone like Dennis Kucinich's, but he is not on the ticket. So voting for him will be a vote thrown away.

I take my position as a spokesperson or 'skate-celebrity' seriously.

I deal only in facts. I use Pro-Con.org, ProCon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public charity whose mission is promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan format.

The reasons I am for Barack Obama:

He is pro choice. McCain is not.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org
The next president will most likely appoint a new Supreme Court Judge. Since Mcain is against legal abortions, he will appoint a judge that will make the overwhelmingly anti legal abortion. That court could in theory overturn Roe v. Wade, a choice that in my opinion would be terrible.

He is against the war in Iraq. McCain is not.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org
Are you for it? Nobody in Iraq ever did anything to us! If you want Bin Laden, he is not in Iraq, and never was. The war costs us 10 billion a month. We could use that money back home.

He is for Stem Cell research. McCain is not.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org
I think that doing research in this field is very important. It could help find cures to diseases that would over time improve the human condition, and also create jobs and make the USA at the cutting edge of science.

He is pro health care.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

He is against the bush tax cuts.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

He is against No Child Left Behind.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

He is against warrantless wiretapping.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

He is against privatizing Social Security.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

He is not for NAFTA.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org


There are a lot of issues that they are in agreement on. Some bum me out some don't.
For instance, I am bummed that they are both being wishy-washy regarding the Patriot Act.
Check the facts on Pro-Con.org

Many issues I jut don't care about that much. The ones I listed I do care about.

Choosing a president is most often a choice between the lesser of two evils. In this case, with the war, pro-choice, and stem cells, I feel like Barack Obama is the lesser evil.
I also would rather have a young and more rational person in control. I feel like Obama will take advice from his elders when making choices. Voting for a 3rd party candidate is throwing your vote away. (I voted for Ralph Nader before, because California was Al Gore's already, so I could vote my conscious without risking Bush getting elected in my state...) In a swing state, I think it is important to vote for one of the major parties.

I hope this helps you understand where I am coming from.
I value your opinion and anyone who comes to this website. -ed templeton
Posted October 7th, 2008 by Bring on the complaints...
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From the Archive: Europe, 1999

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During the good old Northampton Contest in England we attended a 'party' at a soccer field...
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Then some dude thought it would be great to streak...
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And he started a trend. Photo Key
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Andrew and Brian were drinking. This was before AA and God.
Loyal Pawns Unite!!
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Posted October 7th, 2008 by Tuesday, Time to Paint, Like every day.
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Marsea wanted me to 'Blog' this painting...

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So here is lovely Amber hanging the artwork by herself... Where was Marsea to help her?
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And here is the painting. Change! Obama!

Bonus Link: Sarah Palin Flow Chart.
Posted October 6th, 2008 by Blogging on demand
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Field Report: Deanna's Opening

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Before the opening, all was still and quiet. Deanna vacuumed the place out.
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Some early visitors were old friends Rick Kosick and Jason Acuna AKA Wee-Man!
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Jared and Cody get shot with their shot.
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I see Geoff Rowley over there in the corner, and Amanda, Allison, and Amber, Lets call them 'Triple-A' up front here, behind them we have Lee from Arcana, and Rob Clayton...
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I see Austin Stephens and Kimberly Kane in this crowd scene. And Sean Cliver, who works at jackassworld.com now.
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In this one I see Kevin and Cat.
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Oysten Grenni from Norway. He rode for New Deal in the early 90's with me, and showed me around his hometown of Oslo over 10 years ago!
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Arto showed up to see his photos...
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His face was pretty mangled. When you ask him what happened all he would say was, 'Rough day at the office...'
(His next part-o will be gnar-to!)(yeah, I went there.)
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'I like how my genitals are represented by three small circles...' -Griffin.
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We have Marsea in the middle who owns the gallery, and to her left, the wonderful Liz from RVCA.
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The show was received amazingly by everyone, and Deanna's face was frozen in perma-smile from all the compliments she was getting...
Thanks everyone for coming and showing support!
Posted October 4th, 2008 by The Swimming Pool
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Sneak Peek of Deanna's big exhibition!!!!!

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Deanna has spent her summer making beautiful and elegant portraits of her friends swimming nude in our backyard pool.
The opening is TONIGHT!!!!!
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Come see the stunning black and white fiber-based silver gelatin prints she has produced.
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You will not be disappointed!
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Guess who this is in the comments section below. Winner gets bragging rights.

Opening Reception Friday, October 3rd. 7-10pm
Show runs Oct.3rd - Oct.24, 2008

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192
www.newimageartgallery.com
Posted October 3rd, 2008 by Come see it!
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Photos From the Archive: Elissa Steamer 1999

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Here are some Elissa Steamer photos from 1999. This one is in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Elissa and Maldonado in Nutley, New Jersey on a US tour.
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New Jersey again.
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And Prague again.
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Smoking in Prague.
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Check out my friend Big J's new clothing company: Letendre.
Posted October 2nd, 2008 by Enjoy these oldies, you will be old one day too.
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