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RAIN OR SHINE!

July 26th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life

Linked up with my boy WERDS this past weekend at a Brooklyn rooftop. It’s been a minute since I painted with the fellas…

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The weather was all out of wack earlier, but we rocked this wall straight through the goblets of rain drops. Not without it’s share of “ahhh hell RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!!!”

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Once the storm passed the sun beams peaked out and it was sOOOoooo worth it! Sometimes you just gotta bear the passing storms. Glad I didn’t bail. { TROOPER }

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Werds was nonstop though, rain or shine!

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We ran out of paint at one point, but still managed to rock it. I need to remember to triple quadruple pack my paint next time…

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On my 10th break. Enjoying the fresh breeze, rays of light, and clicking away…

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The Magician having fun in the sun…

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Found some interesting things up on this roof. Especially this drawing. Hidden from view. It’s amazing what you can find when you explore.  Artist – unknown.

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Peeps with the wicked stylez stopped by to join the fun…” Yeo bro get me a beer!” lol…

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I was strolling through the roof and found some urban gardens. Ahhhh yes…It’s a sign…

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Nature is the shit! Tomatitos anyone?

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All about the good times, and good peoples. Life is sweeeeeeet, thanks fellas!!!

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WERDS & TOOFLY Brooklyn, NY 2010

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“To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.” – Auguste Rodin

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NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSSETS

July 20th, 2010 | Category: Graffiti / Street Art,Hip Hop Culture,Travel

Back in NY. Finally get a chance to catch up on my flicks! We had a great time in at the 3rd Eye Open Hip Hop Festival in New Bedford, Massachusetts this past weekend. Shout out to Ben Glbarg for hooking us up! Thank youuuuuu:) Event was dope, piece came out fresh, and we had some delicious seafood wow! Now we know where New England clam chowder comes from:)

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The official road trip painting crew for 2010: TOOFLY, VIK, YVEY, and SHIRO. Good Times!

DAY 1 3RD EYE OPEN HIP HOP FESTIVAL. “YEAR OF THE WOMAN”

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Live Painting 8 X 24 foot wall…

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Always happy when Shiro comes to NY for the summer. It gives us an opportunity to catch up on an entire year of projects, relationships and family:) Hommie 4 life right here. Summer is sOOooo busy for all of us trips like make all the difference in our lives. Love you Shiro!

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Aight…time to get busy…tweeting away the process…

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Photo opps for the the little kidz…

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Shout out to Yvey who not only was our designated driver, but held down our booth and took flicks of our pogress. Thanks Yvey!!!

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Making progress…taking mad breaks in between…it was HOT!

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Love them skater kidz and their funky decks. This deck matches my piece…

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mmmm’mmmm my favorite! Love DEL’S FROZEN LEMONADE ahhhhhhhh – yes save. Ice Ice baby!

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Time to pull in the shade tactics to preserve our energy…

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FINITO! 6-7 hours later…Wow, loved the colors scheme we chose to go with…still loving green and everything in between…that pink neon eye shadow was yummy….I gotta get me more…

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VIK is sick with her letters…love it!!!

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Shiro’s character was so on point with the event! Tough Love…Rise up Ladies! Sooooo Fly!

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Very happy with this collabo, the crew, and the whole event. THE WALL WAS A SUCCESS!!! P.S. We were the only women painting at this event. Yes mam!

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Back from the hotel, and refreshed for some final press flicks…

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THE TOOFLY CREW did it again baby! They don’t call me an organizer freak for no reason! lol…

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Finally ha a chance to take a stroll around the park. This was a huge event, there was so much to see, taste, and take flicks of…

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WOW. some of the other artists/live pieces were beautiful! Especially this one…DOPE.

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Art was everywhere…T-shirts, Skin, Paper…everywhere…

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B-Boyzzzzz doing their thang on the vinyl…

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Graffiti Letter Classics…

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They def got a hip hop scene up here…without a doubt…

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Shout out to all the artists of 3rd Eye Open. Wish I had all your names!

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Made it to Jean Grae’s performance…but was beat. All we wanted was some seafood, and a pillow. Zzzzzz…..

DAY 2

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Refreshed, and rested. Swam in the pool for a bit, and then hit the road in search of beautiful things, and relaxing views…

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There’s nothing like an ice cold beer, or an ice cold ice cream during the summer…OMG 2 scoops! Sherbet….mmmmmm”

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fresh breeze and a lake to sooth the soul, and soak our five’s…

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Silly on the swing time!

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We were having too much fun with the automatic setting on the camera. Lol! We couldn’t stop…

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Got super duper lucky during lunch when we passed by a SEAFOOD FESTIVAL! What…OMG cold beers, Fish & Chips, Clam Strips, Lobster Rolls, Fried Shrimp, you name it…we had it:)

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It was a beautiful day with the gals…

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Before we knew it it was time to hit the road again, and get back to our regularly scheduled program. Pulled out the Brand Nubian album and zoomed out.

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GRAFFOLUTION PICS…

July 19th, 2010 | Category: Exhibitions,Graffiti / Street Art

Graffolution exhibit this past Friday was pretty hot. Literally! and my camera died ahhh! couldn’t get all the shots I wanted:( Borrowing a few from my FB friends while I wait on Yvey’s fly girl shots…

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SOAP STONE GALLERY, NYC. Photo by Conrad Landais

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Packed. Shout out to my hommie Sol for coming through. It was great to see you!

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Embedded Within SOLD! wooohooo thank youuuuuu:)

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Detail…

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Our peeps UR NEW YORK with the dope canvas printed layered NYC piece joints…

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diggn’ these Matt Siren pieces on metal signs…especially Mistress piece.

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Our boy ELLIS G, with the classic photo prints…

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Caught up with Frankie and Rimix for a bit before making moves…

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Masahiro went all out on this 3D piece…You gotta see it up close. Dope!

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Funky Fresh…

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Great view when you get out of gallery. Spent most of the night outside chatting it up with folks and enjoying a hot summer night in NYC…

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FREE TO LOVE…

July 10th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,IN THE ZONE...

Finally back in the studio ( aka living room ) painting again. It’s a been a while…feels good…

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THE LOVE MOVEMENT. Coming Soon…

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Portrait shots by my sister Pam Inks. Last days at home listening to our favorite tunes as she clicks away on her hipstamatic iphone app…

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Gonna miss this apartment when I move in a few months;( Loved it here…

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3RD EYE OPEN 7.17.10

Switching it up left and right this year, and heading out of NY to see how folks in other city’s rock HIP HOP FESTIVALS. I miss the days when we used to take trips to the Philly BBOY BBQ to paint, and share a little slice of happiness with the Philly community. Those days are long gone now, but lucky for us the movement has grown and we can now travel to different cities. New landscape, new faces, and new organizers who know how to take care of their artists. Who’s rolling this year? The one and only VIK! – Her letters and pieces are sick. Love her work. Lucky for us they extended the budget and we are happy to announce SHIRO’S on board YAY!!! Yes mam, in NY for just 2 months and I’m dragging her to another city, Lol! Finally gonna get a chance to celebrate music, celebrate art, and most of all celebrate people together:)  NEW BEDFORD, MA see ya soon!!!

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3RD EYE OPEN. HIP HOP FESTIVAL. YEAR OF THE WOMAN!

Featuring: JEAN GREY • CLIMBING POETREE  • TIYE PHONEIX
Live Graff Art by; TOOFLY, VIK, & SHIRO,
Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA
Saturday, July 17, 2010 // 9am – 8:30pm // FREE FOR EVERYONE!!!
www.3rdeyeunlimited.com

PRESS RELEASE BELOW >>>

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4TH OF JULY FISH FRY!

July 09th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies

Finally got around to post some flicks from Shana’s 4th of July FISH FRY! Fried Chicken, fried shrimp, fried fish and you can eat fry! Shout out to all the peeps that came through and made this Fish Fry / 4th of July / Birthday Celebration a blast for MISS INFO!!!

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When it’s 90 degrees out there’s nothing like an ice cold beer. { Drink Responsibly }

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Happy Birthday Shana!!!

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fruits and salads are truly refreshing. Healthy eats on hot summer days…

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Happy babe was off from work…

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Makes days like this just perfect! { Happy }

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Great conversations about relationships, future trips, and saturn return messages from the universe….

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DJ Laylo and Sky! We going to Brazil and Hawaii baby!!! Gotta make it happen…

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ah yes….good old orange electrical cord saved the day! Must. Have. Music. Can’t. Live. Without. It.

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Summer love…summer fun…

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Great meeting you all!!! See ya at the next jam:)

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BRACE YOURSELF! – LOS ANGELES 7.17.10

July 08th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,Exhibitions

New works! Got a large 20″ x 27″ sticker sheet to draw an original piece for the “BRACE YOURSELF” sticker show. Presented by STICKY RICKS in Los Angeles, CA. It’s next week! in the mail as we speak,  here’s a sneaky peak…

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When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.
– Morihei Ueshiba

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BRACE YOURSELF!
The Urban Underground Speaks. Brace Yourself for the message.  Artists tell the story through adhesive art.
Saturday, JULY 17, 2010 // 6pm-midnight // $5
Self Help Graphics & Art
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063

MORE INFO BELOW>>>

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GRAFFOLUTION 7.15.2010

July 03rd, 2010 | Category: Exhibitions,Graffiti / Street Art

Got a group exhibit coming up soOOn check it…

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GRAFFOLUTION

- The evolution of graffiti and street Art-
Curated by Frankie Velez & Mike Mcmanus
Thursday July 15th 2010 7pm – 11pm

SOAPSTONE GALLERY
36th St. Btwn 5th & 6th Ave. 5th fl.
A C E F D Q R N W 1 2 3 to 34 ST. Herald Square

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