Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Very Special Print Release

The Lost Ring and The Very Resourceful Suitor

As you may know, this August I proposed to my sweet lady, Amanda (miss Fancy Face) and she said yes! So I painted something to commemorate our pending nuptials and celebrate life, love and the good times we have living in San Francisco. 

This piece will not be sold in a gallery. Instead, I am making 100 prints available to anyone who loves life, love, and/or good times in San Francisco. 

The Lost Ring and the Very Resourceful Suitor 


Yes, putting together even the most modest wedding takes some serious funds and Rockefellers, we ain't. That's why 100% of the proceeds from sales of this print go toward Amanda and I living happily ever after.

Do I have to mention that this is just in time for Valentines day? This 11"x14" print costs roughly 4 times as much as those horrifyingly unfunny Hallmark cards and it's at least 5 times cooler. It's also less than half the calories of the chocolates you will otherwise have to pick up at Walgreen's on the way home from work, come February 14th.  

The Lost Ring was painted (and etched) with ink and acrylics on Claybord. My good friends at Zerofriends, in Oakland, California are making these GiclĂ©e prints on heavy, watercolor paper. Super-nice! Each print comes signed and numbered. Prints will be packaged up with a hug and shipped to you on February 6th.  
Get the print at

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Graven Twins

A Collectible shot glass for The Edwardian Ball, 2013 

This Friday and Saturday (Jan. 18th and 19th) San Francisco celebrates the Edwardian Ball. This year the event will come with a little Ben Walker flavor! That flavor is to be dispersed in 1.5 ounce shot glasses. 

Cast your eyes on The Graven Twins!

What is The Edwardian Ball?


"The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus and the beloved creations of the late great author Edward Gorey."

This will be my third time attending The Edwardian Ball. So far, I have had nothing but a blast with my lovely lady, Amanda Storey. But I hear you wondering if this is the type of event for you. Is it too goth? Too Steam-punky, too blah blah...Don't even worry about it! If you like art, dancing, drinking, fashion, or any combination of these things, this event is worth checking out! Drop the preconceived notions and go have some sexy, old-timey fun.

Check out Amanda's previous Edwardian Ball looks and experiences at her blog, MandersFancyFace

Our friend Aaron Delachaux will be spinning his Boom-Swing type music Friday night. There's no way to keep from dancing in a ridiculous manner when this stuff if playing.

More information on the Edwardian Ball at