11 Years Later, A Pleasant Surprise

11 years ago my friend Kyle Pahlow and I released our east coast surf film, A Pleasant Surprise, with premieres at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, a prime time slot in the burgeoning New York Surf Film Festival, and a limited DVD release. Since then it seems most everything has gone online, as …

Quarantine Masks

Amidst lockdown orders and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic I found a silent and slow pace of life that was unusual. After a few anxious weeks I began to feel the need to create with this empty time and space and naturally I looked outward for inspiration. Initially it was $5 and $10 bundles …

T.B.D.C. in the Grunion

Back in January I organized the first Taco Bell Drawing Club here in Long Beach and since then we’ve met almost every week of this bizarre year. Sharing time weekly with other creatives in person, on Zoom, and most recently on the Bluff has been a bright spot in my week. Jesse Lopez of Grunion …

Grocery Store Flowers

Covid-19 grocery store trips were strange and dystopian immediately following lock-down orders and while empty shelfs and masked patrons sparked anxiety, the mediocre flower bunches at the store’s entry way brought color and life into my home and studio when I needed it most. Ralph’s bouquets even began inspiring quick doodles and evolved as I …

The Taco Bell Drawing Club

Two weeks ago, after learning that artist Jason Polan had passed away from cancer, I decided to host and attend my first Taco Bell Drawing Club. I had become a fan of Jason’s work after coming across his blog years ago. Jason had formed this club back in 2005 and since then has gathered with …