Archive for December, 2009
Messing around with the numbers in 2010: .2+0+1+0 = 3
I guess I can look up what the number three means, but I know from drawing what is known as the first geometrical figure that it’s a magical symbol. It subliminally appears in almost all works of art, and if your a painter or an illustrator you experience it’s effects when you zone out. It’s like a door. A feeling of complete peace with the world. The past, present, and future come together and everything you ever worried about goes away. It’s a pretty cool experience:) the name of this piece is called: TIME
I was thinking instead of recapping 2009 and all the dope shit I did I would look back at what this last decade really meant to me. It’s literally been 10 years since I graduated college, and I’m 4g’s away from paying of my school loans! That took hella long geez. My goal was to pay it off this year but you never know when you gotta dip in to help the fam out. I’m close to living debt free, and that’s 1 ticket out of the system I’m close to checking off. Time flies. A decade of hustle from educator, to designer, to art director, to making tons of loot but realizing money was not worth the zombie life. I had no time to be creative, and live out my dreams. A blessing in disguise could not have come any sooner, and I leaped into the freelance life. Shortly after I started 2 businesses and never looked back. How did it all happen? Trial and error, and most importantly never giving up on what you really want to do and follow what truly gives you joy. It’s not always gravy but you get pretty close when you stick to it. We create the world we want to live in. The more you can wake up each day and give thanks for what you do have, and treat the world around you with love and respect the happier you are. That’s a fact. With that I end a decade where the past, the present, and the future are at full circle, and I’m geared up for the next episode. The road ahead is still bumpy but no matter what road blocks await I’ll find a way to get through because I got somewhere I need to be, and it ain’t here…
Happy New Year everybody!!! Brave the unknown territory and create new paths of light in the jungle of uncountable possibilities. We are being asked to become the “New Pioneers” dream up a new world into manifestation. Where LOVE, NATURE, and UNITY heal the world…Share No comments
I’ve been doing business as TOOFLY for a while now.Â In 2007 I went official and launchedÂ Stay Truâ„˘ so that I can extend what I do as a creative director, artist, and designer to new heights. I started my very own company with $500 bucks! Which was mostly paperwork. I can now independently provide art & design services for folks in my community but also to some notable clients like Rayban, Kidrobot, BET, and Upper Playground just to name a few. I finally had some time today to set up a section which includes various services for those seeking the “Toofly steelo” Art Direction, illustration, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Hand Style Lettering, Product Design, Photography, Styling, Live Art, and Consulting. Eventually I’ll hook up a little separate site for Stay Truâ„˘ so that it continues to grow;)Share No comments
working on some illustrations for a M.I.S.S CREW exhibition called PAPER DOLLS at Upper Playground in 2010. Still not sure if I’m gonna submit this piece tho. There’s so much you can do with paper dolls! hmmm….yea dunno…then again I only have a week left, and leaving town for the Holidays. This may just be it:( Maybe I can find a dope decorative frame in a thrift shop or something,…Anyway stay tuned. More details after the jump!
Toofly Paper Dolls in progress…Share No comments
Got an opportunity last week to custom paint a small scale version of a NYC F train for our friend ken_vs_ryu. Shout out to Sol who made it happen. I sooooooooOOoÂ WANT ONE TOO! Where do I get one?
rock’n my magic…
Vuala! finito, and ready for the tracks…
Shout out to ken_vs_ryu for the pics, and YOUTUBE video. It was a pleasure painting it! Thank Youuuuuuu….
QUEEEEEENZ BOUND, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
They’re here!!! My very own pocket sketchbooks;) I love stationary, lately I’ve been geekn’ it out on paper goods. The feel of printer matter especially when it’s small is hard to resist. This year I decided to get to the heart of my work, and make something that means a lot, but does not cost a lot. With so much of the day distracted from ourÂ thoughts and feelings it’s important to get back to basics and pour it all out on a blank page. Sketch, write, or catch a tag for someone you love. It’s a lot more special when you “personalize” it + it’s 100% eco-friendly baby! just in time for the holidays. ENJOY!!!
Toofly pocket size sketchbooks. 32 pages of high quality, eco-friendly 100% recycled paper with one of her favorite girl mark illustrations. Printed with black soy ink on chipboard, this 3.5″ W X 5″ H sketchbook has saddle-stitch binding, and rounded corners. Easy to slip in and out of your pocket when you feel the urge to sketch, write, or catch a tag! Limited Edition of 50. Signed and numbered by Toofly
$12.00 available exclusively at: www.tooflynyc.com/shopShare No comments