Thursday, December 30, 2010

Artist Profile: Karin Regenass

Karin is a great artist and a good friend of mine!

She is nearing completion of her studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and her work has really developed these past years.

See some of her amazing art

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Back in my hometown, Los Gatos...

I was riding my bicycle along Winchester Boulevard, when I passed by this little fellow.

So many

dead animals

So sad.

Whilst I am away of the city, I might as well take advantage of the setting, as I cannot bury animals anywhere near my apartment in San Francisco. He deserves a proper burial. It's the least I could do in exchange for his skeleton.

I'll check back the next time I'm back down.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Acrylic Inks on Paper

okay... I just uploaded some silkscreened works on paper

It's in my Oddball Portfolio

kliqonzeelink otop ^

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Arquitectura Moderna

painting by Jeremy Mann

Friday Night! Art show and a holiday party at the same time!

On December 10 at WonderlandSF, see great work by:

Andrzej Michael Karwacki
Alex Gracia
Chris W Stokes
Jeremy Mann
Mark Campbell
Pixelstud TM
Rachel Znerold
Steve Javiel
and Me!

The reception goes from 6-10 pm. Address is 2929 24th street, SF CA 94110.

Come have a drink , have some food AND get your Christmas Tree from THE ARBORY

Facebook invite page

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I got a few pieces of art scattered around San Francisco...

First, tonight!

The drawing in the postcard above is by Renee Castro.

I will have two new previews Taxilands there! Taxiland 5 and Taxiland 6. Also, I will have Schnork! Mieuu! and Kwack! there.

If you want to see allotta art, go to the Mezzanine! Show starts at 8:00pm and goes on until tomorrow at 2:00am. It is $10 at the door, age 21+.

200 Painters/Photographers
80 fashion Designers
Video Installations
Live Painting by:
Rachel Znerold
Jasper Thomas
Rob Harris
Daryoush Bahar

Music by:
DJ Felina
Rondo Brothers
Terbo Ted
Irene Hernandez-Feiks
+ more

Address is 444 Jessie Street, SF CA 94103


If you are around north beach, stop by the Arata Fine Arts Gallery.

The theme this month is "City Lights." Lots of great images of the bay area, and more!


Tuesday December 14,

Animalia - Eye on Amazon Watch!

Tuesday night from 7:00 pm until Wednesday 12:00 am
The Amsterdam Cafe
937 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

Me and you baby ain't nothing but mammals, so it's time that we all get on down and love us animals!
In this group show, we celebrate the inspiration behind the book ANIMALIA, where we become our furry, feathered and fun filled friends, and they too, become us.

Come out and thee shall see the Animalia works of ::
Mike Kershnar
Patrick Haemmelein
Taiko Fujimura
Alice Koswara
Dylan Kelly
and Me!

Wild things to Wear Provided by:
Miss Velvet Cream
Katie Burley
Mary Weather

Music to your ears
T-Bird Luv Flame
Mama Crow
Yaqueline Laporte
+ other special guests!

==- A portion of proceeds will be donated to the SF based non-profit Amazon Watch.
The are doing important work! Please check them out -===

Amsterdam Cafe is a lovely hookah lounge that has an extensive selection of fine beers from all over the world. Come cozy up with us for a night.

Show run by Kellie Peach


One more show at Wonderland SF, December 10! More details to come....

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Addition to the Family

Brought him home a couple of days ago. Named him Lum.

~Special thanks to Mark.~

As for the bird and mouse? Still not quite... I may have to speed up the process somehow when I find some time. Then, I will name them. Then it will be one big happy family: Me, my invisible wonderful husband (it is great being married to my work), Lum, and the two critters!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I am happy to announce that I have joined Urban-Muse.

Urban-Muse is made up a bunch of badass artists who kick butt!

You can keep up to date about artists events and news in their blog.

Curt Anderson, curator and a great artist, posted a welcome for me almost a week back. Last night, I entered my first post! I introduced myself, displayed a small army of charcoal animals that I had completed within the last couple months, and told everyone my plan to destroy the world!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chromagination Book Release Party

The book release partyis tomorrow, the October 13th.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
540 Powell St. Room 10 (Basement)
San Francisco, CA

The book available for sale.

Petur Antonsson will be painting digitally live
and I will be painting "traditional" with acrylic live.

It's gonna be casual with informal Q & A and pizza!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Visiting Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

My first time going to Art Explosion's Open Studio! The building is three stories tall with at least fifty artists a floor. I headed straight up to the third floor and went to check out Paul Konzen's studio!

There were some paintings I recognized from the past, and plenty of new artwork I have not seen until today; they all looked awesome.

As Paul was showing me around, we ran into Janet Ji Song! She is an amazing painter as well, but her website is not quite developed yet.

Jamie Lee's super tight paintings were also shown:

But there were more than paintings there; I saw interesting sculptures, fashion, weaving, and mixed media work. Before I left the telephone wire sculptures hanging in the corner caught my eye.

These are made by:

Tuan Tran's work is very impressive. I am glad I got a chance to meet him!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

Tomorrow is the first day of Art Explosion Open Studios.

Here is the information as copied from the link above:

Art Explosion
Fall Open Studios
October 8-10 2010

Opening Reception: Friday Oct 8th 7pm - 11pm

Art Explosion Studios, the Mission's largest Artist's collective is holding its annual Fall Open Studios on October 8th thru the 10th. Come see over 130 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists will be showing so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. The free opening reception gala will be on Friday, October 8th from 7pm-11pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first look at all the incredible work that will be on display and enjoy a spectacular night out viewing art. On Sat & Sun we will have open studios from 11am – 6pm. Come meet the artists in their studios and get a personal showing of their art. As always Free Admission and Free Refreshments with plentiful street parking.

Three Locations:

2425 17th St, SF, CA
744 Alabama St, SF, CA
2345 Harrison St, SF, CA

Being the opening reception, Friday night will be packed; I will most likely head to the Alabama Street location over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing lots of great art including artwork of Paul Konzen, who is also a good friend of mine!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stuff Happened

Damn! Have not posted for a while! Knew that I would slack off sometime.

First, the Portals and Peepholes show was awesome! Like stepping into another world! In case you missed it, here are photos from the event.

Well a lot has happened. I don't feel like going into detail about it today, so here is a summary of topics to talk about in near future posts (and by "near" I mean within the next week or so):

Good stuff there; check out the websites!

Anyway, still tending to the body farm (click on "death" under labels) on my balcony, I am reminded of an old bronze sculpture I did a couple years ago. Uglinteresting piece of work.

I don't know how clearly the shapes read, but it is basically an abstract female body with a hand in place of her head, holding a staff with feet at one end, and the second hand at the top of the staff, holding a cage. The cage has her face as the base.

Inside the cage are dove eggs. A dove has made a nest in a shrub of one of the plant boxes out there. The dove laid three eggs, only one egg did not survive and it was just one egg in the cage for a few months.

Then one day a dove (cannot verify it was the same dove) was back in the same nesting area, only this time, she was just keeping one egg warm. Unfortunately, that egg was abandoned due to an unintentional spook to the dove.

Now r.i.p two fetuses, birds that were to be, but never will, their spirits reside in an open birdcage, free to fly, free to come and go as they please.

So I guess technically, I have four small bodies....

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Portals and Peepholes

Show coming up at Mission Control in San Francisco!

Trickster Arts Salon, "Portals and Peepholes"

A monthly arts salon focusing on community, creativity and openness. Providing a safe space for smart and sexy people to engage in genuine discourse, while doing our part in assisting evolution to unfold with grace and style.

Artists, seekers, thinkers and players-

Join us as we embark on this new collective journey of wonder, magic, merriment, and art!
...Step with us into another time and place- of color and light, of hope and grace! Through portals and peepholes this new world is near, through creative experience it is already here!

7-11pm at Mission Control; arrive by 9pm for performances by:
The New Eccentrics and Lesley Littlefield

Plus, Participitory experiences, and Rooms of Great Art!!!!

Costumes/ Wacky Dress Encouraged!!! (not required) Think: White Rabbits, Mad Scientists, Characters from distant Times/ Places... or whatever you feel!

RSVP required!!! Go to or contact me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

September Show Update!

Ok! I just got the e-mail notification on the September Show.

Here is the updated information:

Join Chillin Productions’ and Wonderland SF This Thursday Sept 2 for the Grand Opening of our September show:

The show's theme is

Fantasy Girls/Mujeres de fantasia

Artwork by:

Aaron Johnson
Alberto Hernandez
Amanda Lynn
Andrzej Michael Karwacki
Chris Granillo
Christie Newman
Jasper Thomas
Jeff Neugebauer
Jordan Quintero
Joshua Lawyer
Mark Campbell
Lee Harvey Roswell
Rachel Znerold
Renee Castro
Rueben Rude
Robert Garcia
Ross K. Jones
Stephanie Mufson
Trek Six
Xiau-Fong Wee

Come and join us for some wine and food

The opening reception is this Thursday, September 2 from 6pm-10pm

Wonderland SF Gallery
2929 24th Street
SF, CA 94110
(between Florida and Alabama)
Neighborhood: Mission

Monday, August 23, 2010

September show

This coming week I am going to make a trip to Wonderland SF to drop off a painting for the September show!

It is a themed show. The topic is: your ultimate fantasy dream girl.

Yes. I really had to think about that ;-)
And, as sexy as robots are, I wanted to refrain from painting a bionic lady.

I am excited to be showing with other wonderful artists! Here is the list of all the artists of the show:

Aaron Johnson
Amanda Lynn
Charmanie Olivia
Chris Granillo
Christie Newman
Gianluca Frazese
Jeff Neguebauer
Jordan Quintero
Josh Lawyer
Lee Harvey Roswell
Robert Garcia
Rachel Znerold
Renee Castro
Reuben Rude
Ross K Jones
Stephanie Mufson
Xiau-Fong Wee

It's going to be lots of fun. If you got time, come and check it out. The opening reception is Thursday, September 2. I don't have the information regarding the time yet, but pretty sure it is going to start around 6/7 pm and end at 9/10/11 pm.

2929 24th St
(between Florida St & Alabama St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission

Monday, August 9, 2010

Salon Show

In the "Shows and Events" page, you may have noticed that I was to have work at the 625 Sutter Gallery.

I guess I should note that my painting is not there anymore. It was up for a few days, but the owner already picked it up because he/she was going out of town, and taking it then totally beats the hassle of shipping!

But I will keep the show posted on the page; there are some cool works of art there if you ever want to go and check it out :-)

Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friday, August 6, 2010

Body Farm Update

Checked on my animals (bird, mouse) to see if they are doing okay, after all, it has been a couple months. Just because they are no longer alive does not mean you can ignore your pets! I'm a responsible owner he he...

They look fine. No bugs though, I don't think the city is the right place to attract insects.

Their eye sockets are starting to show, and the bones of their feet are apparent, and intact. They look dried up.

Decomposition of the body is a slow process....

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tree Roots Have Consumed Me

Carnivorous tree painting finished! I am to upload it soon on the website. Ok, so the trees are not really carnivorous... The painting is called "Dance from Below." Look out for it on the website once I get over my laziness to post it, and when I am not distracted by that shiny kettle of boiling water. Time to get coffeeeeee

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Painting Trees and Flowers

I have been so busy typing, I have hardly had time to paint.
But I am working on one painting right now.... I won't show the whole thing yet, but here are a couple square inches of it:

I used a palette knife for the texture.

Look! Purty flowers!

These are small portions of the picture plane. I want to finish this soon before I get sick and tired of it. Then I will put it up on my site and start another painting.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Entre Suenos

Show coming up!

I'll be showing with other artists and their awesome art! Opening Reception is coming up...

Wonderland SF is proud to present “Entre Suenos” exhibit by:

Charmaine Olivia
Chris Granillo
Jeff Nemenzo
Renee Castro
Xiau-Fong Wee

Curated by: Irene Hernandez-Feiks

Fashion Installation:
by Elizabeth Fisher

Opening Reception:
Thursday July 1, 2010

The exhibit will be up from July 1, 2010- July 30
2929 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dead Mouse

My zombie bird has a new pet

Aaaw, its so small... only a baby!

Monday, June 7, 2010

What's happenin?!?!?!

Sketch sketch sketch, draw, draw, draw, f**k up, erase erase erase, draw, draw, scowl, draw, pouty lip face, draw, erase, sketch, coffee.

la la laa

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Leo Bugel

Leo Bugel set up a website! Check it out:

There's a painting of me there too :-)

Monday, May 31, 2010


Ima go gun shopping today! Would like to get three maybe four guns depending on the price...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dead Bird

My first animal carcass!!!

I was walking home a couple days ago and found this dead bird on the sidewalk.

With the protection of tissue paper, I peeled the body off the cement by one of the birds' leg. It was gross! As I trotted towards my apartment, the body bumped against a part of my hand, which made me very uncomfortable. Even though I was only a block away from home, it felt too long to have a dangling carcass in your hand. I freaked out a little because I thought I felt it twitch, and thought maybe this sticky lump of feathers was still alive. Nope- just me freaking out.

There was a cross-guard near an elementary school I was passing. She looked at me funny. I told her I was going to give it a proper burial :-P

Got home, threw it in a soil box on the balcony, found a container, cut holes in the container, bird in the container, sprayed water on the body to keep it moist, hid it in shrub.

Now I wait. Hopefully bugs will get to it to clean the flesh off the bones.

I will have to do some research eventually so I can reassemble the bones if all goes well. I hope to have some great bone/skeletal structures soon!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Let's Start

I had a blog a while ago, but was never good at updating it. I did not know what to post before, and did not like to put my artwork on the blog because of the template and layout options for my images. Got rid of that blog.

I'm starting anew. What goes up here on this page will not be my artwork (finished pieces will be displayed on the official website)...this blog is a piece of my life that replaces the Bio page on my main website. I will post whatever and as often as I can.

Okay then!