Monday, December 20, 2010

renegade craft fair SF

twas amazing! i was overwhelmed with the amount of goodies to buy. if youve never been you MUST go. Support local artist and their crafts!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

meet the sawyers

im attempting to create a book for my dad for christmas. i thought it would be a cool idea to dig up old family photos and kind of research on the sawyer side of things, since i really dont know anything about them.

so my journey begins...

grandpa sawyer in okinawa 1944

 dad and aunt carol

 dad and aunt carol jan.1960

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NYC fall 2010

i went to New York earlier this month because i've heard so much about how beautiful the concrete jungle is in the fall. these picture hold no justice to how beautiful it really was...

... there was so much beauty it could make you cry...

babushkas aka a glimpse into my future ;)

grand central station


on top of the rock

hobbit in a tree

central park

oh george.

30 rock

brownstones in brooklyn


my favorite picture @ barmarche

the met


nyc public library

feathers... i couldnt resist.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FEIST x Look at what the light did now.

Recently, I went to a screening of Feist’s new documentary
 “Look at What the Light Did Now”.

signed poster
So you may be thinking… how is this art related? Isn’t Feist just another pop singer who was in an Ipod nano commercial? Yeah she is a Pop singer, but Director Anthony Seck's documentary reveals that there is a good deal of artistic collaboration that goes into producing that "Pop". Feist refers to her collaborators as "amplifiers". The "amplifiers" who contributed to Feist's Grammy Award winning album were drawn from a diverse group that include– shadow puppeteers (Clea Minaker), a video director (Patrick Daughters), musicans (Chilly Gonzales and Mocky),a visual artist (Simone Rubi) , and a photograher (Mary Rozzi). In the film we see the role that all of these artists had in "amplifying" Feists abilities through archival footage of recordings in a dilapidated French mansion, one on one interviews, stadium packed live performances, and behind the scenes footage of Feist's music videos.

simone rubi - graphic artist

After the screening there was a Q&A with Feist, Anthony Seck, Mary Rozzi, and Simone Rubi. Something interesting that Anthony said was “ We all have a language that connects us, and draws us in and blinds us. The language that connected everyone in the film was the music and friendship.” The purpose of the film was to show how all these different art forms are connected and how they interact with one another. From the directors, the music, the photography, the shadow puppets during the live shows, to the album artwork and the making of it. All of these extra pieces added something more to the music resulting in "amplification".

If you want to see some very inspiring synergy between a musician and fellow artists... check out this film, In stores December 7, 2010!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

merry blues

this song just gets me every time :)
Gracias Manu Chao para hacer que la vida se sientan bellas

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Die Antwoord x Juxtapoz

This past weekend i was lucky enough to follow Die Antwoord around SF on behalf of Juxtapoz... posted are some pictures from their shows in the city... stay tuned for a video interview that is coming soon on! 
im so stoked that this side project is actually taking off.
click here to read my Snip it on Juxtapoz official site!!

photos by me

the rest of the photos taken by  Merlin Jackson

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

marcell the shell with shoes on

this one is for ashley sumida

Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel is voiced (untreated & unenhanced) by Jenny Slate
Written by Jenny Slate + Dean Fleischer-Camp

Thursday, September 16, 2010

good fucking design advice

this is probably one of the best sites ive stumbled across in a while.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ROBT. Williams x Juxtapoz x Hurley t-shirt

this past year i was fortunate enough to design a few juxtapoz t-shirts. The one below is a tribute to Robert Williams, an amazing painter, cartoonist, and one of the founders of the Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine.

((click to purchase))

Monday, August 23, 2010

do it now.

do it now.
shake us out of the heave deep sleep
do it now

submarine - medulla.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

the black cab sessions

a friend of mine introduced me to this site. similar to blogotheque, its acoustic performances in cabs.
hope you enjoy this as much as i do!
Lykke Li - i'm good i'm gone.
(click to play)
 Yeah, i'm working
To make butter for my piece of bun 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

my practice.

i honor the place in you, where the entire Universe resides. I honor the place in you, where lies your love, your truth, and your beauty. I recognize that within each of us is a place where Divinity dwells and when we are in that place, we are One.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010


scoring the music to the new TRON legacy

" I've been working with Daft Punk for almost three years on this film. Its a new direction for them, it's a combination of orchestral, electronic and granulate sound. It blurs the line between sound design and music."

Saturday, July 10, 2010


these books all mean something specific for me on a deeply personal level- and part of their value, is the memory of the excitement that i had when i first picked them up and went a couple of pages in
because not all books are great
some are just good
and others are life changing
finding those books, the search is part of the pleasure

Thursday, July 8, 2010


foggy, cold winds, in mid july. 

only in SF.

i love this city. 

makes me feel like this...

Friday, July 2, 2010


"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two." 

-Captain corelli's mandolin

Thursday, June 10, 2010

91 centimeters

sometimes this is how i feel.

part one

part two

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

UCLA jazzREGGAE fest 2010

this year i was lucky enough to participate in the UCLA jazz reggae festival

[thanks to my mother hen, Kelsey Mitchell]

I was so humbled to be painting with Ryan Bubion and Teebs, along side Mear One.
Lately i haven't had a chance to express myself creatively, but this was a spiritual awakening.

"let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth"
-Jalalu'ddin Rumi

this weekend i knelt and kissed the earth

the beginning


end of day one



photo: brent waterworth 35mm

my favorite picture 
photo: brent waterworth

photo: kelsey mitchell

photo: kelsey mitchell

mear one


ta da!

this stop motion video was edited by Roger Griffith
he does amazing work.