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PACHA MAMA…

September 27th, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,IN THE ZONE...

I just got the green light and sketch approval for the Mamas of Color Rising mural happening in Austin, Texas. I’m super excited to work on this piece…

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TOOFLY X GOODWOOD NYC

September 26th, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,Fashion

((( FALL IS HERE ))))
and so is this cute ‚ÄúNEW‚ÄĚ 2Fly PIN!

illustrated and crafted by New York’s  designer darlings; TOOFLY and GOOD WOOD NYC.
The classic heart shaped pin ($5) makes 2Fly’s graffiti style bubble letters pop, and easy to pin  on your favorite handbag, backpack, jacket, or  hat. A unique eco-friendly accessory
that’s just 1.5 inches in size!
:::super cute:::

 

Available exclusively at: www.tooflynyc.com/shop
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ALL SHE WROTE – LOGO

September 25th, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art,Video

This past week a completed a really dope tag logo for A FILM COMPANY¬†who’s working on a¬†documentary¬†on women graffiti writers, and artists.¬†I’m excited to be part of this project, and looking forward to meeting the entire team for a video shoot this coming November in NY.¬†¬†A Film Company is film, art, photography, music, quality not quantity, believing, freedom, doing what you love, following your dreams, and most of all being who you are and being true to yourself. This is right up my alley, and I am happy I was able to recommend some really dope graff girls like VIK, and SHIRO to get down with project. A special shout out to graffiti woman BOMBA from Chile who put me in touch with Idalina Leandro Pifaro, producer of this film. She is steer heading a really dope project that has yet to be told. I can’t wait to see it develop. See you guys soon!!!

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REDE NAMI GRAFFITI WOMEN, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

September 20th, 2012 | Category: Exhibitions

On October 24th, 2012, Rede¬†Nami a feminist network that uses the arts to promote urban women’s rights is showcasing the work of various female graffiti women. Super tough to understand Portuguese but you guys can use google translate if you need more info. Shout out to Anarkia, aka Panmela Castro for the invitation to take part in the exhibit in Rio Janeiro, Brazil.

Between old and new names of the urban scene worldwide, International Exhibition of Urban Artists Nami behind the Cultural Heloneida Studart State Board of Women’s Rights (CEDIM) of Rio de Janeiro drawings, videos, photographs, objects and paintings by 46 women inspiring proposing a reflection on the artistic production of women in cities. ¬†With the title “is still needed,” says the show’s persistence in exhibitions of works by women to think about gender equality within and outside the field of arts, highlight the feminine production and inspire a whole new generation of artists.

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MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT 2!

September 14th, 2012 | Category: Community,Hip Hop Culture

Just finished the MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT 2! flyer for the Mamas of Color Rising organization.¬†A collective of¬†working class¬†and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX. Mamas of Color Rising focuses on issues like access to food, housing,¬†education and safety in the community. This special benefit is being put together to help raise funds, and raise awareness.¬†An all-female MC showcase with performers like Invincible, Las Krudas, Lah Tere, and many more will be reppin’ including some live art by yours truly:) Looking forward to this trip, and reconnecting with my Austin hommies. Check us out: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 9pm, @The Collective. Texas peeps, get your advance tix $15 here:¬†http://bit.ly/RWKamh¬†or ($20 at the door) Special shout out to the team at the¬†Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Austin, Texas for making this project possible.

Mama Said Knock You Out! 2
A Benefit for Mamas of Color Rising
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9pm-2am

Hosted by: Mz Marlah
Featuring: Invincible, Las Krudas, Lah Tere, Yoli, T-Fly, Tru Bloo, DJ Trinity, DJ T-Kay, Tiger Lily
Live Art by: Toofly www.tooflynyc.com

@ The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside Drive, Suite C

Tickets $15¬†Online, $20 @DoorAlso…

Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm  Women in Hip Hop Roundtable  @ The Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street

These events are also projects of the conference¬†Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas, brought to you by the UT Center for Women’s & Gender Studies Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative**. Co-sponsored by allgo: Statewide Queer People of Color Organization, Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Community Engagement Center, Department of English, Gender & Sexuality Center, Humanities Institute, Indigenous Women‚Äôs Network/Alma de Mujer, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, Mamas of Color Rising, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Quilombola, Hutto Visitation Program, Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice, Texas after Violence Project, University of Texas Libraries, Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

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IN THE ZONE…

September 13th, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,IN THE ZONE...

Something about the fall season trickling in, turning on my office lamp in the evening and sketching feels hella good. I love to sharpen my pencils, flip to a white fresh page on my sketchbook, and click on my mellow tunes track. My best work is done when I am alone. In touch with my own feelings, thoughts, and ideas. I am calm. In tune with the universe. Some pretty dope stuff pours out of me in these moments of reflection. Abstract at times, but when I look back at them they are right on point with my spirit requests. Looking into getting these new illustrations on a canvas, or a wall soon. Stay tuned…

“Soledad”

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.  - Alice Koller

“Guard your Heart. Guard your Soul”

 

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YA HEARD! Podcast with TOOFLY.

September 10th, 2012 | Category: Community,Hip Hop Culture,Pressed,Video

had a great conversation with the folks at YA HEARD! podcast show, a few nights ago, via Skype. I love that I can connect with the peeps across the country and still have a great time chatting it up. Thanks for the invitation Ritzy, Kano, Sket One, and Mr Shane. The podcast is up with my words on Graff, Art, Hip Hop, Younity, and life in Ecuador. “Covering everything form the streets up!” ENJOY!

 

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NEW 2FLY STICKERS!

September 09th, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

NEW 2Fly stickers have arrived! Love these. Woke up one morning sketched it out, digitized it, and it was off to the printer. It’s been a minute since my last sticker design. Looking forward to getting these up on my next set of trips this fall. If you want some you can now get them on my shop :)

(((spread the love))))

 

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XCIA’s STREET ART PROJECT APP!

September 07th, 2012 | Category: TOOFLY SHOP NYC,Video

The XCIA book app has been released on itunes!!! Download yours on your ipad, or iphone to check out some exclusive footage of a mini Toofly movie animation. Had a lot of fun working on it with the whole team. Kind of bummed the rest of the footage didn’t make it. The work involved in doing a stop animation is a very long process especially for a few seconds of footage. Props to the stop animators out there, I know it’s hard work! ¬†The chosen footage for the Toofly “spotlight” is cute, thanks guys:) ¬†Check out the ITUNES PREVIEW

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