Silent interiors…

Fort Langley National Historic Site, Easter, April 21, 2019 I spent a wonderful afternoon with my family in Fort Langley today. While the egg scramble mayhem and sugar highs rang out outside, I was drawn to the silent interiors. Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual…

Portrait of the artist as a sugar skull: @julianlawrence

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Draw-a-sugarskull tutorial!

Pull out some supplies and enjoy this old drawing tutorial to celebrate the release of our by post street iPhone case featuring Calavera (sugarskull) Karl! Anna T Fabulous of by post street and Jenn Mickey of 1181 Lounge at by post street launch party, April 2013. Photo by Viranlly Aix Liemena

SEPT 20 7AM PST: @bypoststreet iPhone case release! #sugarskull #iPhone #iOS7 #iphone5S

Acid and tender, hard as steel and delicate and fine as a butterfly’s wing, lovable as a beautiful smile, and as profound and cruel as the bitterness of life. So Diego Rivera describes his wife, Frida Kahlo, and so we describe by post street’s first limited edition iPhone case Calavera Karl, our artistic interpretation of our…

The @bypoststreet #portrait #drawing process. #chinamarker #sugarskull

This  is my process: Portrait of Anna T Fabulous. Design. Discover. Deejay.  by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

Butterfly Warrior: photoshoot Thursday with Sarah Starchild and Farren Strongarm

        Tribal makeup and concept by Zöe Harvey I know I’m late but destiny brought me back to you Time went by turned you into a butterfly – The Dream

A night at the Zoo Zhop and a face worthy of red lipstick smear

Great night watching 3 acts: John de Courcy, Prophylactics and Sleuth and the very inspiring Zoo Zhop on Main.  Support you local bands and venues!   Other smeared lipstick portraits: Peter Breeze:   Syren:

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 8 August (age 15): Maud, moving to Canada

This post dedicated to my mother, Karin, who suffered so much loss, but lived and loved so fiercely. — My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from…

The creative process is just as much about what you take away as it is about what you add. #sketching #portrait

Working on a portrait of my muse, Jocelyn Louise.  I found myself (at 2 AM this morning) erasing- not to fix, but to BRING HER OUT.  Slowly getting there.  You know when you get there.  It just stops and sits. I’m not there yet- about 10% there.  2 portraits of Jocelyn will be unveiled at…

What a night! Fa* Friday at @Oasisondavie- it was all about the FANS

Jay, Carlitos and Fabricio performed last night with DJ Adam Dreaddy at the controversially named FAG FRIDAYS at the OASIS on Davie Street in Vancouver.  I had the pleasure of painting 10 giant fans last week (see some details below) for the venue as decor and spending last evening getting the boys ready for the…