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22 October 2010 @ 12:25 pm

Above is one of my pieces from last years 3 Apples show, celebrating the 35 birthday of Hello Kitty. Well this year is the 50th Anniversary of Sanrio, Hello Kitty's parent company. Last year I had 9 paintings that all sold and we made prints of all 9 pieces as a box set.. They still have some at www.japanla.com/browse.php in either the full box set or sold individually..

Well this year I have created 10 paintings, 4 paintings are full of Sanrio characters and 6 of them are sugar skulls like the one above but with other Sanrio charcters.. I can't wait to show them off, but for now I have to wait....

Here is all the info on the event:

Small Gift Los Angeles
November 12-21, 2010

Event Location
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 

Monday - Friday : 11am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 12midnight

more info will be posted here http://www.sanrio.com/smallgift/la/ as the days come closer..

07 September 2010 @ 10:02 pm
I have a fascination with all things Japanese. Years ago I bought a very pretty deck of cards in a Japaneses gift shop. I had no idea what they were but I loved the art and that was good enough, it didn't matter that I had no idea of how to play with them, since the instructions were in Japanese.. Then I bought Club House games for the Nintendo DS it was a bundle of mini games. One of those games was Koi Koi a game played with the Hanafuda deck I bought all those years ago.. Now I am totally addicted. If you are interested in more info look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda

Now that I found what these cards are and have learned one game to play with them, I understand them much better. There used to be many different styles of Hanafuda Decks, but now most are based on the basic deck made by Nintendo... I am designing my own deck.. Possibly 2 decks, a simple one and a detailed one... here is a peek at what I am working on

my Mood: inspired
06 September 2010 @ 11:14 am
I can't believe that December was the last time I posted a Blog... I used to write almost daily, but this year has been so amazing that I have not had the time to do much more than tweet or post on Facebook... I will be back posting again...promise.. in the meantime here is one of my new pieces Tea Party.....
Current Location: LOs Angeles
my Mood: busy
11 December 2009 @ 03:05 pm
It's a busy week for Me.

Tonight is the opening of "Paper Pushers 2009" at Gallery 1988 S.F. 1173 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94109. I have 12 drawings in the show.

On Tuesday December 15th I'll be part of The LOST Underground Art Project at Gallery 1988 L.A.Ronie Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com are proud to announce the LOST Underground Art Project, an art show at Gallery1988:LA celebrating one of the greatest television programs of all-time. This event will mark the first time that all 16 prints will be seen in one room! In addition to the prints, over 20 artists will be creating original, LOST-inspired paintings and sculptures (all available for purchase!) to commemorate the event.

And yes the painting Paul Sheer holds up in the video is Mine!

This show will be huge!
The creators of LOST are attending the event. This night will also have MANY surprises.You might want to line up early for this one!

And Finally!!!
On Wednesday December 16th the ..
April Flores Love Toy Art Show Returns to LA!
For ONE NIGHT ONLY At the Antebellum Gallery 1643 N Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood CA. 90027
Misha was on of the original 8 artist who's creation debuted this past May in Hollywood. it has rapidly grown to an astounding20 pieces. In September the San Francisco show added another 4 pieces and in October, Eden Fantasys debuted 8 incredible new pieces – 4 from NYC artists and 4 from Philly artists.

This is a unique, one-night-only exhibit featuring limited edition
artist renditions of leading Big Beautiful Women (BBW) star April Flores’ Voluptuous CyberSkin Love Toy. Twenty, world-renown artists have designing one-of-a-kind creations, using plaster molds of the April Flores toy as their canvas. Participating artists include Coop, George Pitts, KozynDan, Erika Keck, Molly Crabapple, Mo Moussa, Eli Livingston, Small Paul, Jim Mahfood, Eric Eaton, Misha, Kime Buzzelli, Carlos Batts, Zak Smith, Dr. Carol Queen / Robert Lawrence, Brian Donnelly, Stephen Kasner, Axis, JoKa, and Joy Lessposh.

I hope to see you at any of these events!
Current Location: L.A.
I was interviewed once again for Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult show. My interview starts at the 5:45 mark and sums up the show nicely.
my Mood: artistic
14 April 2009 @ 11:37 am
I was Interviewed by G4's Attack of the Show for Gallery 1988's Idiot Box Art Show, an art show totally devoted to pieces inspired by everyone's favorite form of distraction, television. Dozens of artists contributed works influenced by iconic TV shows like Lost, Alf and Twin Peaks.

My interview starts at the 4:30 mark!
my Mood: artistic
Here's a screen shot from the latest trailer for 17 Again. This time Zac Efron is chugging Cheese Wiz with my painting 'Samus Venus' in the background.

Here's a copy of what Samus Venus looks like close up.

Thanks again to Gallery1988 www.nineteeneightyeight.com/ for all the help they've given to make this happen.

my Mood: artistic
Right before "Idiot Box," a show where she'll also have 2 new pieces
available....Misha did something completely different...and BRILLIANT.

Curator of Gallery 1988 L.A.

acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches (26 x 32 inches framed)

acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches (26 x 32 inches framed)

"Slave Girl Peach"
11 x 14 inches

Interested? Email Jensen at  gallery1988@aol.com. Cause Star Wars + Nintendo = not around long.

See more of my work this Thursday April 2nd at the opening night of "Idiot Box" Show at Gallery 1988L.A.
my Mood: ecstaticecstatic
19 March 2009 @ 10:44 am
The trailer for the upcoming Matthew Perry/Zac Efron/Leslie Mann movie "17 Again" reveals a pretty cool Gallery 1988 painting in the background, albeit fuzzy. It's MY Metroid-themed "Seamus Venus," in Reno 911! favorite Thomas Lennon's house. Check out the screen capture:

I'm hoping you'll see it better in the film, as well as many other Gallery 1988 familiar pieces, since I think they may make up most the walls in the Lennon character's house. Check out the movie when it comes out April 17th!

my Mood: bouncybouncy
10 March 2009 @ 10:40 pm
I tend to focus on my paintings on this blog, but today I thought I'd talk about my tattooing.  I have had several people over the years send me photos or come up to me in public and show me tattoos of my artwork. Each time no matter how beautiful the tattoo turns out, I am disappointed.. I have spent 17 years tattooing and tattooing my own designs make me happiest.

Well last week I had a great consultation with Mark Wood.. he wanted me to do my painting of "Our Lady of the Arcade" and this afternoon I got to do it!!!!

only 7 1/2 hours of work so far, just a couple of hours to finish.. I had a great time tattooing him and he and his wife are just fabulous people to visit with while I worked.. I drifted home on a cloud today...

Another tattoo of my paintings I have done was on Zig.. an entire leg piece.. knee to ankle based on my children's story "Undersea Tea Garden"

anyone else want a tattoo of my art??? Just call Zulu tattoo (323)782-9977 and Make an appointment and I guarantee you that you will make my day