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May 13, 2015

Lately, my eldest son has been very interested in photography. He has continuously asked to use my phone to take pictures. Most of them are blurry, but he always gets a good one. The thing I like the best is when he shows them to me, he explains what he likes about them. “This is my pants dad, but look at the rug. Doesn’t it look cool Dad!” I am always amazed and proud at how observant he is, and how he seems to have an understanding of his photos. Here is his pants picture, followed by photos that he told me to take:

Kai’s knee


Cucamonga manroot, Oak Glenn


Black bird on the floating dock, Oak Glenn


Big stinky pigs, Oak Glenn


Albert’s curled tail




Our buddy Sunny the bearded dragon and toy friend


Toon! Toon!

May 9, 2015

Sometimes my team wins. Sometimes they lose. The results are important, but they aren’t the reason why I am a supporter. Fight for our life!

Newcastle united

Toon! Toon! 

Lightner Stripes

December 2, 2008

Photos inspired by my good friend Kyle “Mexican Blanket” Lightner.





GNK surfboards

November 26, 2008

Took a gander at GrifFIN’s new three stringer nose rider the other day, and decided to take a couple of shots of him doing some finishing touches. Check back for the new single fin he shaped for myself and Mr. Kyle Glydenar. I should be getting it back in the next couple of days… Can’t wait!! For more high quality shred sleds, go check out GNK Surfboards website and blog.






November 25, 2008

I did a commissioned portrait for my Moms friend the other day, so i thought i would post it with another one i did a couple months back. The photos were taken with my phone so they aren’t the best but hope you enjoy..



Monday Evening Wave.

November 25, 2008

“Try opening your eyes up real big after a buddy does an off the top in front of you, and at that moment when he sees you, he’ll feel like he’s surfing like Slater.”

– Paul C Barranco (surfer, action sports film/TV creator, Hair Club For Men member since 2004)


Heitor Alves, offshore banking in Bali. Photo: Dave Sparkes.


November 20, 2008

While at my parents house last night my brother came in and asked for some help taking out the brown trash can… I made fun of him when he told me there was a spider and web attached to it and he wanted me to help him. Before he could bring the flashlight out i stormed outside to do the job. I came to the trash can and looked around for the spider… i couldn’t see anything. Laughing to myself i grabbed the can and l asked my brother where the spider was. There, he replied as he flashed the spider with light. Just a foot above my head was a gigantic spider. HOLY SHIT! Not joking when i say it was probably 2 inches long when all scrunched up! The fourth photo down is probably just about life size… If you’re not into spiders, be cautious as you scroll down the page. The photos get a little more detailed towards the bottom.



Yes… those are fangs.

Baldulus is on the move.

November 18, 2008

My good friend and brother, Baldulus has finally launched a much anticipated website dedicated to his life and inspirations. I am very excited to see what he has in store for all of us… because, with Baldulus, you never what he will bust out with. Check it out at


Follow Your Heart. Acrylic on wood panel. -Baldulus

Mason is the Man.

November 18, 2008

Here are a couple of pics from Sunday night Mason Jennings. If you haven’t seen him, or have no clue who he is, check his shit out, seriously… He killed HOB Anaheim. 




November 18, 2008

Monday morning wave, via Surfers path…


“Warm light and cool hues send confusing signals of chilly desirability. Thurso, in the far north of Scotland, folding on a clean winter morning.” PHOTO: Al Mackinnon

More Mural for Kash.

November 16, 2008

Here is my Thursday blog just running a bit late. Kash’s room should be done this week, I have about one more day on it until its complete… so i will be posting it one more time without the junk and mess in fromt of it.  My brother has been giving me shit because he has been on top of his game lately with a whole weeks worth of blogs… I have had a busy weekend and will be posting shortly. Friday i was up in SB for a live painting for Toms at Esteem surf shop. Saturday we surfed Jalama with Kyle “Glydener” and the Seahorse, while the Walrus got some epic shots. Tonight a couple of us are going to check out Mason Jennings at the House of Blues, Anaheim… Should be a great show. I will update a little later… just bear with me. 




Mural for Kash Kingston Edwards.

November 11, 2008

Started a mural for my good friends Neil and Jaime Edwards the other day, for their son Kash. Took a bit of time to get rolling but i think Kash will be stoked on the beginnings. Check back at the end of the week for the finished product. 




Monday Morning Wave.

November 10, 2008

Every monday i receive an email from Surfers Path called the Monday morning wave. It is a newsletter with a bitchen photo to start off your week. Click the photo to sign up yourself, or just check back here on mondays. Here is this weeks MMW… 


Go Surfing and read MMW

“Compression packs power into the cylinder. Max revs,Supertubos, Portugal.”

PHOTO: Carla Tome

F’ing Recycle!!!

October 31, 2008

I have been in love with the ocean and surfing ever since i can remember, and i am astonished and embarrassed to say that i have just learned about one of the most disturbing man-made “F” ups caused by ignorance, stupidity and laziness. All the plastic that you and i see along the street driving to work, the bags that dance and float by on the freeway, the bottles you pass by at your favorite break, all end up in one spot… and have been doing so since the 1950s.  The plastic finds its way to the ocean. This waste accumulates in swirling seas of debris, where plastic to sea life ratios are 6:1; where birds and mammals are dying of starvation and dehydration, with bellies full of plastic. Fish are ingesting toxins at such a rate that soon they will no longer be safe to eat. 

(One bird’s stomach was found containing 1603 pieces of plastic)

The ocean swells and currents create natural toilet bowls, which gather our waste, majority of it being comprised of plastics that does not biodegrade. The largest of these garbage swills is known as the Pacific Gyre, or The Great Garbage Patch.

It is roughly the twice the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 million tons of trash.  Shoes, toys, bags, pacifers, wrappers, toothbrushes, and bottles too numerous to count are only part of what can be found in this accidental dump floating midway between Hawaii and San Francisco.

Amazingly, there is no effort underway to clean the mess. Over the past few days i have not been able to stop thinking about it and am surprised with the amount of friends and peers that don’t know about it. I haven’t come up with a solution for this problem… yet… but i can say, throw your trash away, recycle your plastic, and please spread the word! 

Quad Marley #1 begins…

August 27, 2008

A friend over at Clearwater Glassing dropped a board off the other day and asked if i would throw down some paint. He requested a Bob Marley portrait similar to the Jimi Twin board he had seen when giving it a nice gloss finish. So… here is the beginnings of the first of many Quad Marley boards. The photo isn’t the best, but its not bad considering its a camera phone.

Quad Marley #1

Most overlooked… But most beautiful.

August 15, 2008

I saw this randomly online at lunch… Been there, done that, and going to return. Yeah, I”m talking about Brazil again. See what Surfline has to say about it. Click here for story and photos.

Yeah i fell… but where were you? Chris and I were in Brazil, and scoring!

Solid weekend.

August 5, 2008

I hope everyone had as great a time this weekend as i did. The Snow in Summer Art show on Saturday brought a good crowd and raised some cash for a good cause. I actually sold my piece and donated all the money to Pico Youth Organization.  

The Tom’s shoes event was epic.  Br3tt and I setup our weapons of muralizing destruction around 1:00 and organized our thoughts. Our team consisted of the artistic genius of James Matter, Brandon “RadBalls” Wong, and the Baldulus. We started throwing paint around at 3pm and didn’t stop til around 10pm that evening. I think all those that participated in the Tom’s shoes event would agree, the mural came out great.  Thank you to all those who came down to support, those who gave us the opportunity to help a great cause, and those who transformed the wood canvas to a colorful explosion of styles and ideas. The GIVE mural will be on display at the Camp Active for the next 2 months. It’s in the widow looking out on the Patagonia side. Here are some photos courtesy of a couple different lenses. 



1:00pm – Br3tt and I setting it up… to knock ’em down.



Sometime around 10pm – “It’s been popped!”

Double Header.

August 2, 2008

If you don’t have any plans this weekend, i have them for you…

Saturday, Aug. 2nd, in Venice, Ca. 100 artist, all work to sell for $100, something like 30% is going to Good art, good times, great cause. Be there!

Sunday, August 3rd. Come down to the Active Board Shop at the Camp in Costa Mesa, Ca. Check out Brett “Evocal” Walker, the Baldulus, myself, and other guest artist light up some plywood and muralize it!

The party starts when you get there… So bring it, and GIVE!

The Joe’s…

July 23, 2008

For all those who haven’t had a chance to see the newest Trader Joe’s mural. Take a look at painted walls of Chino Hills. 


Last minute gig!

July 16, 2008

I just finished talking to Evocal mastermind, Brett Walker. While we were trying to setup some art shows he told me that every Wednesday night is open-mic-night at Evocal. Without hesitation I booked a spot for tonight show for the much anticipated, acoustic genius of John Baldaray! This will be the first of many gigs to come for the Baldulus, and his newly aquired nylon stringed, heart-melting weapon of music.  Check out the flyer and come on down to Evocal tonight and every wednesday night.  

See you there!

John Baldaray, Brasil 2008

Bunny Gunner Birthday!

July 11, 2008

My good friend Juan Thorp co-owns and operates (with his better half) an Bunny Gunner Art Gallery, sign/design/frame shop, art studio in downtown Pomona… If there is an art show in Pomona, Juanito is usually involved, so in my mind he pretty much runs the art scene in P-town. The Bunny Gunner Gallery/studio is having it’s first birthday this Saturday, and i was honored by his invitation to participate in the Bunny Gunner B-day art extravaganza. The theme of the show is bunnies, guns, or bunnies and guns… Seems fitting.  If you have the time i would definitely check it out. (click for flyer)

There will be over 80 artist exhibiting over 100 works, BBQ grub, cold beers, live music, and from what i hear, a really good time. Here is a sneek preview of my submission.

Hope to see you there!

U.S. Hare Force

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