TOOFLY NYC

Apr 2

NYC TRIP – MARCH 2018

Category: Day in the Life

I havent had the time to write a post in a while on this here TF blog. I try my best to keep it up to date, even if posts are a little late. My blog is a place to document it all, but more and more Instagram does the same.¬†Websites, blogs, etc are feeling dusty. Check in on them once and a while or none at all right? Aint nobody logging on to your page! We are all busy scrolling on IG, FB, Twitter.¬†So that is to say that I am unsure how long I can keep up to date with yall here meng. It is time consuming especially now that it is getting busy as fuck. I am waiting for my flight as we speak and took a minute here. It is however a great place to write long ( Day in the Life ) stories that reflect more than any other place.¬† Folks can check in here when they like, just cuz.¬† Back when I had started the blog there was no social media you guys. I enjoyed taking photos myself and sharing it solely on my blog with my thoughts and ideas.¬† I threw in a little personal stuff, my art, travels, and ideas. These days I have a personal IG not everyone can see. I like that kind of privacy with my closest, trusted, and most respected. I also have the public one which allows me to share just work and projects with anyone worldwide. Not everyone gotta be in your personal business know what I mean? These days its all instant and your cell makes it easy to post every damn thing, image, thought that you want. I guess its cool, sometimes. So many of us go overboard with it. Like how many feet photos do I really need?¬† These apps are so good these days tho. I never learned how to drive living in NY because theres an excellent subway system in place that when it works works well. Buses, Bike Lanes, Shuttles etc. Now that we also have these taxi apps like Lyft, Uber, etc you can grab a taxi for short or long trips it makes everything that much more productive.¬† Car pooling, and sharing rides helps everyone —-¬† and it helps stay on budget when its for a job mission. As a full time traveling artist/mobile artist these days its helps biz run smoother than before.¬† All to say that technology is helping artist like myself in many more ways than before as we continue to grow and improve society. Unsure what the next change in tech will be for us dreamers adn doers to continue to do what we do. Shout out to everyone who supports my work, and to the universe who looks out for me and mine. Hard work pays off, and loving what you do makes the world go round . It makes you happier too. 2018 is big year for my biz and personal life. I am truly loving all of it!!!¬† #NEWYORKCITYGIRL 4EVA.

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Day in the life

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Mar 27

FLY! Spring Drop.

I released a FLY red sweater this Sprig. Really happy with the way it came out, its look and feel. Super cozy! Shout out to all my homegirls out there who got theirs it was a super limited run. More colors to come in the fall. www.tooflynyc.com/shop

Toofly FLY Red Sweater

 

 

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Mar 27

#TOOFLYWORKSHOPS 2018

The #TooflyWorkshops are growing in number every year, and I am happy to continue to work with the Pepatian folks uptown in the BX.  This year they granted a few of the women in hip hop artists like myself the opportunity to teach and continue out graffiti, break dancing, DJ, spoken word, and much more lesson plans.  Shout out to the youth at Bronx Works, and The Point after school program who took the time to create some cool art with messages during these cold March days in NY.

The Point Workshop Toofly 1

 

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Hip Hop Academy Educators 2018

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Mar 27

PROJECT ART INSTALLATION

Mural Installation in Dumbo Brooklyn for Project Art! Trying to diversify my stylez in art & design for my STAY TRU clients.  Shout out to @Mistadrumin for the art assistance, baked oven pizza, and laughs. Thank you Adarsh and team at Project Art. Doing great things for youth in various communities across the USA.

Approved Sketch

Project Art Toofly Installation

Project Art 2

Project Art 6

 

 

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Mar 27

REINAS RE-CAP 2018

Taller Peralta Toofly 1 Taller Peralta Toofly 5

Taller Peralta Toofly 6
Thanks gang! #TEAMWORK

Taller Peralta Toofly 4

Taller PEralta Reinas Toofly

Taller Peralta Toofly 3

Taller Peralta Toofly 2

 

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Feb 19

REINAS 3.10.2018

Reinas Promo Flyer_blog

Toofly Reinas Sketch

I started this sketch back in 2017, and the idea unfolded as the new year set in. I thought she would be dope for #WomensHistoryMonth during my trip to NY in March. The rest is herstory! Don;t miss it. ONE DAY ONLY March 10th, 2018 7-11PM. UPTOWN NY at Taller Peralta.

 

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Feb 19

BACK IN THE STUDIO…

The new year brings a fresh and new start. It was time to get to work! I have been in construction mode for 1/2 the year on the 2FL art studio and I couldn’t wait any longer to get started on my large canvas works. I set up shop on the 1st floor and began to work. SKY is one of my favorite inks from the Love Warrior series a project I have been working on ever since i moved out of the US and back in to my native land of Ecuador. It is now year 6 living here and I could not be happier. I have had nothing but good fortune on an array of things in life since I moved out of NY. Happy and thankful I took the dive. Unsure when this series will come to an end I feel like its still growing and has much to day. Inspired by TRUE LOVE.

Toofly Studio Sky 2

Toofly Studio Sky 3

Toofly Studio Sky 1

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Feb 19

5 POINTZ 4EVER!!! 6.7 MILLION

Feb 19

TULUM, MEXICO 2018 – Vacation!

I LOVE TO TRAVEL!!! Especially with my dearest family and friends. This year we had so much to celebrate that I decided to treat my mom to a vacation! One that she would absolutely love and we can visit various places like ruins, beach, cenotes, and more. It was a beautiful trip I love the Yucatan. I super enjoyed it with my two most adored people in the world.  Appreciate your loved ones!!! and your time on beautiful parts of the planet before its really all too late. Time waits for no-one.

Toofly Tulum Mexico 1

Toofly Tulum Mexico 5

Tulum Mex

Toofly Tulum Mexico 2

 

Toofly Tulum Mex 4

Los Tulum

HAPPY NEW YEAR BITCHES!!!!

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Feb 19

RE-CAP: ART BASEL 2017

Whoa! The year is about to come to end once more. What a year!!! I personally was having a great one until mercury retrograde knocked on my door. All good. Gotta take the good and the bad and make it work. I don’t like it when the reality of life rains on my parade. I work very hard to keep things in order as to avoid all conflict but sometimes it likes to mess with me. I decided to head down to Miami and see my friends and avoid it the bad vibes. Family dramas or conflicts are unavoidable in life unfortunately.¬† It’s a good thing I was in a rooftop pool with my friends when it all went down. The infamous e-mails where you let out all your feelings as raw as possible so it can drill into your family’s head that they suck. I swam it all away that day. Even the tears. No regrets. It needed to be said now or later It be that way sometimes right? — The good, the very good thing I do well for my own sanity is “LET GO” It’s an amazing trait to have. I personally can let things go much easier these days. I easily close doors on fucked up shit in life and move right on. I do not anything waste my time anymore. If it doesn’t work it doesn’t work. I know how short life is and how precious it is and unless its full of the good stuff I don’t need it.

Miami was the perfect place to be when dealing with the family drama. The sunshine, the water, my friends, the meals, the parties, the fun! I love to have fun. It makes me happy and it gives me peace. Anyways, at some point the family stuff works itself out. Or not? Either way each of us keeps pushing forward with what feels good what feels right and what truly matters. Everything else can fall back. Care less or care more where necessary to keep life in balance. That’s why my friends are my true family and always have been. Blood doesn’t mean a damn thing. It’s a good thing Art Basel was spent at one of my BFF’s home because it made even more sense who I need to be around. So yes, Art basel was cool for this reason and many more. I was not busy painting, or showcasing any work. It gave me time to spend with my dear friends, enjoy the simple things in life, and enjoy the moment. It was dope! I recommend everyone to check out Art Basel during December especially if you live in NY and need a break from the winter cold. A special shout out to all my hommies who made the trip there to link up and boogie, especially my BBF Mr. @LatinoLife who made our stay amazing!!! Every luxury you can imagine, was all that and more!

 

Toofly Art Basel Miami 1

Toofly Art Basel Miami 3

Toofly Art Basel Miami 4

Toofly Art Basel Miami 2

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Dec 1

Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop! 2017

Hello December! I think we finally figured out that December is the best time to host our annual Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop. We used to host it every November but it’s a very busy month for travel. We have lost count as this is our 10+ pop-up shop since Patty Dukes and I started it back in 2017. Each year it get’s better and more organized. Our LLP crew has changed but the love is still all there. Our vendor roster has reached 60+ and have to now rotate each year, Unfortunately we can not all fit in one location with the increasing rents in NY. We like to keep our vendor fees reasonable,¬† and curating tight. At some point the perfect location will pop-up for many more to be involved until then we are happy that The Living Gallery in Bushwick Brooklyn can fit most of us. Thank you to all who support the project we are happy to keep growing and visiting new cities in 2018. Stop and and celebrate the holiday season with us! #shoplocal #shopsmall and #shophandmade

 

Ladies Love Project 2017

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Nov 22

SKY 18″X24″ Art Print / @SugarPressArt

Category: Art & Design,Ecuador

I haven’t released a new print in a minute. Unsure when will be the next print release but until then you can cop the latest 18′X24″ print of “SKY” with @sugarpressart An edition of ( 20 ) 10 Black, and 10 Pink for $125 a % of proceeds go to “Vivir Sin Miedo” Charity/Fundraiser in Ecuador. Read more about it on their site. You can only get the print on their site while supplies last. Thank you Sugar Press!

SugarPress PrintsSky by Toofly 18X24_blk

Toofly Print Signing Designer Con 1

 

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Nov 22

REBEL & RISE!

There’s a new line of work that is developing “Rebel & Rise” It’s a black, white, and red graphic art collection. It started with some marker drawings one day and then I decided to make a tote. Now I have a love icon tank top, 4″ sticker, and a button 4pack to add to the collection. It will grow into a few more designs as time moves forward. Enjoying the process and what develops.

Toofly Warrior Rebel and Rise

Toofly red Love Tank Top

Toofly Rebel and Rise

Toofly Black Tote

 

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Nov 22

TYO TOYS X TOOFLY

The TYO X TOOFLY collectible this year released at Designer Con was a nice surprise to a community of folks who love the Toofly goodz. Shout out to Phil who worked on 30 exclusive limited pieces. Small enough to fit in your palm of your hand! I love small items. Happy with the way it came out:) A few are now available on the TOOFLY SHOP!

Toofly TYO Toys Release

Toofly Tyo Toys Box 1

Toofly-TYO-Toys-3

 

 

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Nov 22

DCON 2017 RECAP!

Wow! Designer Con this year was huge! I’ve never seen those very long lines before. It’s a good sign. This independent arts culture is growing. We’re out there and people love it! This year was particularly fun because The Ladies Love Project got an opportunity to set up shop with Crewest Studios. They sponsored 3 artists; Toofly, Ritzy P, and Nisha K Sembi from California. Our treo did a great job. It was the first time we had ever teamed up and we had a good time! Thank you everyone that came thru the booth to support and enjoy. Thank you Crewest Alex, and Scott and the entire staff for hooking up the booth this year! Good times.

DCON

Ladies Love Project Dcon 2017

Toofly Designer Con pop up

Toofly Stickers Die CutToofly Designer Con 2017 2

Toofly Kidrobot Dcon

Toofly Designer Con 1

Ladies Love Project Dcon 1

Ritzy P Dcon Laies Love project

Nisha K Sembi LLP

Flava Flave Ladies Love project

Toofly Print Signing Designer Con 2 Toofly Print Signing Designer Con 3

Toofly Siging Dcon

Toofly SUgarPress print SkyToofly Print Signing Designer Con 4

ladies Love Project Stash

 

Until next time!

 

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