TOOFLY NYC

Mar 5

ATUNTAQUI RE-CAP!

Back from the lovely town of Atuntaqui. Minutes away from Otavalo and “la ciudad blanca” Ibarra, my birth town. I love this whole area it’s full of beautiful landscapes and many many artisans. Happy I got a chance to participate in this well curated, and highly organized event. Shout out to Bolivar Vega for the invitation. Lead organizer for this second year in a row. The level of artistry is on point, and everything the artist needed to make wonderful works was provided. This was a really dope event that sets high standards for organizations in Ecuador to produce great public art/culture events. Atuntaqui is an example for all other towns in Ecuador to take notice and see what wonderful artists and organizers this country has. Hoping Quito takes notice, and stops messing with the artists right to create and beautify their neighborhoods! Word to the motherland….

TF Atuntaqui

Toofly Atuntaqui

Photo by Mavisu. More flicks coming soon!

Toofly Atuntaqui Wall
#12 on the map. Big solo wall! 1 1/2 day to complete…

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DAY 1 – “SKY” Warrior…

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My day was made when a little old indigenous man passed by and looked at my piece, pointed at it and smiled. Then he said something in quichua. Our indigenous native language. I asked what that meant and my friends said a “Shaman Woman”. The little old man totally got it!:)

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Day 1 process complete. Ready to rolllllll on out! Shout out to the compas who came thru to support and hang out with us. Ready for a rainy day sopita and a crew of wonderful artists making jokes on the ride back to our lodging spot.

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DAY 2 Sunshine!

Santa Rosa

Good morning! Lovely place for all the artists to stay. Hosteria Santa Rosa with a hot pool! We were all so tired we did not take full advantage of this pretty place. Next time…

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Handstyles, and finishing touches…

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“Dentro de ti Existe la Luz y la Paz” – dedicated to folks around the world who spread love and positivity.

Toofly Atuntaqui Wall 2014

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Toofly Atuntaqui Festival

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Dope artists, fresh walls, and a wonderfully organized event. Sending a special shout out to Bolivar Vega for putting it all together. Loved it all!

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I had to break out early unfortunately so I did not get a chance to see all the finished walls. Here’s a peek at the process. Final shots by photographers on the scene like Mavizu are trickling in so I will update as they pop up online.

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catching up with folks a little bit in between breaks and checking out their works…

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This huge stencil rocked!!!
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SKIPY MFC

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Grabbed a few photos to share from Contenedor Fanzine Ecu and from Bolivar Vega

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Photo by Mavizu of K-No-Delix – Colombia
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Guayaquil represent!

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Buenaso!
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Cool peeps right here. Lot’s of building with these fellas, and silkscreening projects coming up. Stay tuned…HTM

HTM

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STEEP
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I was happy to see a good number of ladies painting like Ledalia, Gleo, and hommie Vera. Love their colorful, graphic, and detailed work!
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They even hit up this house down the block that was destroyed and turned it into a skull! Fun.

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Vera’s Character came out super sweet, just like her. Love it!:)

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Gleo, Colombia
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Hasta la proxima. Good times in Atuntaqui thank you all!

 

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Feb 24

::ATUNTAQUI:: March 1st/2nd

Painting season officially begins for me this weekend at the ATUNTAQUI International Graffiti/Street Art Festival in Atuntaqui Ecuador. A small town near Otavalo which I love very much. It’s also a great time to celebrate women’s international month, so Vera, Myself, and a few others will be reppin’ for the ladies. Shout out to Bolivar, lead organizer of the event. Thank you for the invitation!

Atuntaqui Ecuador Graffiti

 

WALLS LOCATION MAP below:

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Feb 19

TOOFLY by ALEXANDRA HENRY

Women Street Artists: Episode 4 ¬†featuring TooFly by Alexandra Henry is up! I had the pleasure of building with Alex in Lima, Peru last year during the “Nosotras Estamos en la Calle” Women Arts festival. The weather was sweet, and we were both finally living the artist life. Traveling, freelancing, and doing what we love. We met up later that year in New York where she rocked the first interview at 5Pointz before the whitewash. It would be the last time the Love Warrior Wall would be shot on film. At the end of 2013 we made sure to meet up at Miami Art Basel for some live painting footage at the Few & Far¬†all women wall collaboration in Wynwood . It was a great time for all the ladies to be in Miami this past December because it women in street art were finally getting some shine! The “Women on the Walls”¬†exhibition at Wynwood Walls¬†was a great example. The art world had finally taken notice of our work, and contribution to graffiti/street art.¬†I’m happy to be part of her latest photo & video project – WOMEN STREET ARTISTS. Thank you Alexandra <3

Alexandra Henry Toofly

THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO EXPLORATION OF WOMEN STREET ARTISTS THAT AIMS TO FOSTER CULTURAL AWARENESS BY LOOKING AT THE LIVES OF TALENTED ARTISTS CURRENTLY CREATING IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THEIR ARTISTIC STYLE AND MESSAGING WHILE IT ALSO PEEKS INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES WITHIN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. AS EACH WOMAN’S STORY IS TOLD, A NARRATIVE TO THE HISTORY OF WOMEN COMING ON TO THE GRAFFITI / URBAN ART SCENE WILL BE ESTABLISHED.

PHOTOS & VIDEO —->¬†http://www.alexandrahenry.com/toofly#2

 

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Feb 12

LOVE WARRIOR PAINTING

Love Warrior by Toofly from TOOFLY NYC on Vimeo.
I recently completed a commissioned piece for a lovely young collector in New York. Her favorite piece was the Love Warrior wall at 5Pointz in Queens NY. The wall had been destroyed because of the whitewash “buff” back in November¬†It was days away from becoming a NYC landmark.¬†Many beautiful street works were lost that day, and the last official piece of New York Graffiti history died. My first wall at 5Pointz was in 1993, and my last; “Love Warrior” in 2013. It took 20 years for graffiti to resurface from the train buff in the 80′s and rise up as street art – the biggest arts movement in the world. Brewed in this very city by youth of various cultures, and colors. It¬†was a sad day for many of us who painted at 5Pointz as well as the community and fans who visited from all over. As the battle continues for street art to be respected in NY one thing holds true. The heart and voice of the artist can never be silenced. The greed, the bully, and the envy of those who hate on what we create just grows even more in the face of opposition. Our street works continue to inspire hundreds of artists across the globe with even more passion and meaning than ever before.

A Kiss Goodbye

“A KISS GOODBYE” by Instagram @amanon
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I LOVE NY - Whitewash 5pointz

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Thank you Daniella and Family <3

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

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Feb 4

ART WYNWOOD FEB 13th-17th, 2014

Category: Events,Exhibitions

I’ve been invited to participate in the Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair in Miami this year. More info coming soon…

Art Wynwood 2014

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Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.

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Feb 2

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA 2014

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Back from Paradise! I looooved Cartagena Colombia. Decided to dip out for a few days to kick it with some friends traveling thru. With only 3 hours away from Ecuador why not! Cartagena is beautiful. The colonial town with blooming flowers on it’s balconies, vendors of all kinds on the street selling; ice cold fruit drinks, hot colombian coffee, salty hot sauce fruits, grilled arepas with cheese, empanadas, seafood, the list goes on. Street food is the bomb. There was cute shops everywhere filled with their classic colorful wayuu bags. Read more

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Feb 1

8″X10″ LOVE WARRIOR PRINTS

Category: Art & Design

Toofly Prints 8X10

Now that the “Love Warrior” showcase has come to a close it’s time to make some of those 8X10 prints available online! Sky, Mas Amor, Native Soul, Into the Deep Blue, and Moon Flower. $20 Limited Qty’s. Sold exclusively at: —->¬†www.tooflynyc.com/shop

Into The Deep Blue_Toofly Ink
If your interested in the original ink send us an email at: info@tooflynyc.com Original Toofly Inks are $350.00

 

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Feb 1

OUTDOOR GALLERY 2.22.14

Category: Events,Pressed

OutdoorGallery

Outdoor Gallery Book TOOFLY

 

Sneak Peek!

TOOFLY street works make an appearance on a new book dropping soon! —-> OUTDOOR GALLERY NEW YORK CITY by Yoav Litvin documents the vibrant and diverse street art of New York City. Because outdoor art is ephemeral and constantly changing, it is necessarily current and relevant. Outdoor Gallery pays tribute to this dynamic and countercultural artform. The book features 100s of pieces of art by 46¬†different artists. The photographed works are accompanied by the artists‚Äô thoughts on New York, the current state of street art, the future of this dynamic medium, and their own work and processes.

Some of the artists profiled in Outdoor Gallery- New York City include: Toofly, Roycer, Shiro, Free5, Cern, Sofia Maldonado, Bishop203, ChrisRWK, The Yok, Sheryo, and more. Books will be available at the MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Guggenheim Museum.

EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH
February 22nd – March 1st 2014
17 Frost St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Opening: february 22nd 6-11PM

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Jan 10

NATIVE SOULS…

It’s that time again! Me time, studio time:) Spring will be here in no time gotta enjoy these cold winter months and cozy up with my favorite tunes and pens.

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Jan 5

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2014

Category: Day in the Life

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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I’m a little late on this post. The holiday’s are jammed packed with family & friends gatherings to close out the year. It’s not until everyone has settled back into their daily lives that I get a chance to reflect and think what it all really means really really…you know? It’s important to grab on to those thoughts before they slip by. Time flies. Not so cool to go on in life aimlessly right? What is truly guiding you out there? It’s winter, and it’s cold, and your probably indoors on this lazy Sunday afternoon like I am. Only it’s like 70+ degrees here like everyday. Either way, it’s a perfect time for thoughts:)

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Dec 12

ART BASEL MIAMI 2013 RE-CAP!

Back from Miami! I have so much to share with ya’ll. But First —-> FEW & FAR @ART BASEL MIAMI 2013!Toofly Art Basel Miami 2013-10

Big ups to Alexandra Henry and the team of photographers and videographers who came through to shoot the crew process. We had a lot of fun on this wall even after all the mix ups with locking down the right wall. Our Few & Far 2013 Miami wall almost didn’t happen. Fortunately we had a wonderful team this year and we got it together in a matter of weeks. Thank you all for making it happen on all fronts! Few & Far “Warrior Women” is in full effect in Miami folks —> 375 NW 24st between 4th & 5th aves. We dedicate our wall to an amazing human being, and wonderful man who passed away the day we started painting the wall; Nelson Madela <3

“IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE” – Nelson Mandela¬†

photography by Alexandra Henry ©2013 

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Want to extend a big thank you to Eric the owner of this wall at 375 NW 24st. He has an amazing warehouse. Wish we would have had enough time to build. Thanks for the cold cold beers Eric!  Photo by ©Toofly ©2013

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Glad we moved from our original wall location to a much bigger one so we can all fit and re-conceptualize. Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Happy we finally started! Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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kaz’s Pitt on guard for for our materials <3

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Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Shout out to Christina Isabela Rivera for helping me rock the halo, heart, and fills on my character and taking some dope fish eye lenz flicks of the crew. Your a lovely woman! Your energy was on point with the crew thank you sOOOooooo much!!!!

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Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

Art Basel Friends
Shout out to all our hommies that stopped by the wall to support <3 Percy, Dj Crykit, Tania Cuevas, Cubannie Links, and DJ Jasmine Solano <3

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PEEPS LOVE

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I was all work and no play the first few days while my buds were out and about the basel events. Luckily we squeezed in some quality time towards the end of our crew trip. LOVE YOU GUYS!!! <3 Thank you for the transport scoops, pool dip fun , beach chillax, and quesadillas!

DAY 2 let’s get to work!

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Photo by Jaime Gonzales ©2013 spaced out catching a black book and lost my cell! ahhhhh!

Martha Cooper Few and Far

Photo by Martha Cooper ©2013 Thank you Martha for always supporting the ladies since day 1!

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Photo by ©Agana 2013
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STRONG WOMEN. SISTERHOOD. WARRIOR WOMEN. LOVE. FREEDOM. Each of us found a way to connect our works and collaborate on things we believe in and spread our messages in a collective voice <3

Dj Agana Few and Far Women

DJ Agana (SF) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ©2013 Рso much love for DJ Agana! Such a beautiful person. Always there for the crew extending her efforts in all areas. Love ya girl!

Ursula Young Miami

Ursula X Young (SF) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ©2013 РGreat meeting Ursula X Young at last. Her brush work and characters are  lovely! Hippies 4Ever <3

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Few & Far welcomes Kazilla to the Few & far team. Thanks for all your hard work lady! Your super FUN!!! good times. Photo by Dj Gana ©2013

Deity Painting

 

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Deity (LA) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ¬©2013 – Shout out to Deity for coming thru for the crew on the transport and crew love on this trip. First time rock’n with the Few & Far ladies. Great job sistah. Chicana’s Rock!

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Photo by¬†Alexandra Henry ¬©2013 Follow the entire team! —> www.fewandfarwomen.com

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Shout out to IRONLAK for sponsoring the Few & Far wall this year. THANK YOU!

Kazilla Few and Far

Kazilla ( MIA) Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Big ups to Kazilla for locking down a beautiful wall for the Few & Far ladies to rock. Thank you Kaz!!!

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Few & Far Art Basel Miami 2013. Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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TOOFLY X AGANA collabo…

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Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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XOXO Miami 2013

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XOXO MIAMI! Till next time <3 

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Dec 2

ART BASEL MIAMI 2013

Dec 2

LOVE WARRIOR RE-CAP!

Hello World! Finally have a chance to update all my photos from Love Warrior showcase. I’m happy all the pieces I have been working on in the last few years finally came together as a complete series. I wanted this showcase to be intimate, and to be shared among all the people that support and care about my work. There is something special that happens when you can share ideas that are about emotion, about culture, and about things that are hard to describe in words sometimes. People’s faces light up, they smile, they wonder…but no words come out. There is no need to because “feeling” is really what it’s all about. Love Warrior is for the lover, and for the fighter. Each one knows what that truly means to them. Thank you for making the connection and sharing that space with me:)

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“Love Warrior” showcase runs through November 21st, 2013 – January 21st, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1-9PM   (718)-782-9373
Fresthetic 552 Grand St, Brooklyn NY 11211. L train to Lorimer, or G train to Metropolitan Ave. 

Frozen LV showcase

FROZEN. Acrylic on Cardboard Installation.

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Corazon. Acrylic on Canvas.

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Dream Catcher. Acrylic on Cardboard

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If you are interested in a price list via e-mail with images of work available please send us a message at: info@tooflynyc.com

Love Warrior Sketches

Original Sketches $300+ (Framed)

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Love Warrior Gals

Shout out to Jenny for the support. Proud owner of “In Too Deep” Acrylic on Cardboard.

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SOLD!

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Toofly Tshirts LV

Limited edition “Love Warrior” T’s and Hoodies.

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Da Crew LV fam

Thank you “love Warrior” crew! It’s always nice to have a wonderful team down to make it happen on all fronts.

Jill De Bushwick

Thank you Jill de Bushwick for spinning Funk, hip Hop, and Rock N’ Roll. Jill de Bushwick is a true Williamsburg local.

Mi Isla Coquito Crew

Thank you Millie and Lillie for holding it down on the Coquito and introducing us to Blu-Quito so yummy! Millie is a true Williamsburg local.Coquito

Mi Isla Coquito.

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Fresthetic Mikey

Shout out to Michael Shawn Cordero. Friend, and Fresthetic shop owner. Hommie for years making it happen in BK! Mikey is a true Williamsburg local. Fresthetic

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Love and thanks to all my hommies <3

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There is still a chance to view and purchase Toofly prints, and Toofly goodies for the holidays.Love Warrior Fresthetic 2013

“Love Warrior” showcase runs through November 21st, 2013 – January 21st, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1-9PM   (718)-782-9373
Fresthetic 552 Grand St, Brooklyn NY 11211. L train to Lorimer, or G train to Metropolitan Ave.

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Nov 26

LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLIDAY 2013! RE-CAP

The Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop Re-Cap flicks are still in the works, but here are a few of my faves! I snuck in a few flicks in between vending, building, and making sure we did not blow out any more outlets. Ah!  Samantha Morales will have her images up soon. I know they are gonna be AWESOME. Our photobooth rocked this year, happy we have Sam on board, and thankful Karla came thru as well to give us a hand. Thank you all for supporting the LLP Holiday Pop-Up Shop!!! The event and the crew is growing and getting tight. YAY!!!

LLP Ladies

Vanilla Medallions 2013 LLP

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Toofly Love Warrior Pics

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New Vendors LLP

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LLp 2013 Holiday

Lady Fancy Nails

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LLP Crew 2013 Holiday

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Ladies Love project Holiday

Jenny Kinsn Cupcakes

Bboys Bgirlz

Gear and Goods Pop Up

signage

Tha Machine

 

sweets

Ladies Love Project Holiday 2013

 

 

 

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Nov 26

LONDON 2013

On a serious grind this month! I finally have a chance to update ya’ll a bit on some super cool projects that are in the works, and coming up…but first LONDON 2013! It was a super quick trip. I almost didn’t make it. I had to pack my bags and speed mode it to the airport in Quito , Ecuador after the GRAFFF festival ¬†in order to take on an awesome awesome gig. SOOooooo glad I made it! I’m proud of how far I have come with my work, and my independent business. Unfortunately I can not share the project details at this time, but will share a few flicks from trip below. I want to send a big thank you to the folks that were involved in making this trip, and project possible. “Dare to be Different!”

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Malmaison Hotel

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Toofly Mural

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London Tour

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THANK YOU LONDON! XOXO

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