Virginia and Stuff

I made it to Virginia on Saturday morning. I’m leaving tomorrow evening.

It’s been nice to sit and talk with family. I got a couple new tattoos, too.

I don’t have the attention span to type right now.

-abc

Nike and Colin

I've been watching all the words on social media about Nike siding with Colin Kaepernick for a few days. 

I've been slow to say words because there is a lot to absorb. 

A friend called me last night and I think she said it best so I'm going to paraphrase her words. 

Also before I do that I want to quote Kaepernick:  

 "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

We have to support people who make a stand and deliver awareness in any way possible. 

Yes, Nike has done and is doing horrible things including sweat shops. 

That is not a reason back up that has been under the rule of white supremacy for as long as it's existence and continues to try to just that. 

A young African American chose to lay down his career and make a stand for something for greater than himself.  

Now Nike has taken his side and it is opportunity to expose more inconvenient truths.  

Corporations can't hide from there wrong doings anymore. No one can. A great awakening is/has been happening.  

All lives will not matter until all lives matter. As a white male it would be complete ignorance for me to even pretend I know the life of a African American.   

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Fawn Shilow and helping talk that out. 

Long live liberty.  

-ABC

 

 

 

Holy Shiza

These last couple weeks have been busy busy. More updates soonly. 

I just ate a Peruvian burger and a Peruvian beer. I visited Las Primes on N Williams. I needed to eat something different and wander a different route.  

Tomorrow is laundry day and I get a new backpack coming in the mail! Much needed. 

Also hoping to go to the eye doctor tomorrow. It's been too long. I need some new contacts.  

Live Art Jam

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Hello Friends!

This is a semi last minute post, I've been working at the day job more than I normally do this week so my routines are a bit shuffled at the moment.

This Saturday I am participating in a live art jam at PDXchnge on Mississippi Avenue from 1-4pm.

I will be creating art live alongside some other artists I will link to below.

Come check it out, hang out, ask anything you wanna know about the art process. 

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I have a huge inventory of pieces that haven't sold yet that will be available at discounted prices.

Help me clean out the inventory to make room for new stuff.  

Also for one day only I will be selling my coffee cup art. A lot of people have been asking for them, but they've literally been the cups I drink from.

Saturday I am doing a limited run of 25 coffee cups for $5 each.  

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 I will also have a limited number of my "character guide" to hand out for those interested. 

I hope to see you there. 

-ABC

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Other artists participating in Live Art Jam.

The more I realize how distracted people have become the more determined I am to give them a reason to look up. 

Going Downtown

I'm heading downtown to create and sale art outside of Powell's Bookstore. People watch. Etc. 

Come say hello, pick up a piece, if you're in the area. 

Tonite at 8pm I'm going to sing a song or two at the Waypost on N Williams.   

I really enjoy that open mic. Awesome vibes all around.  

Next streetcar stop is mine.  

-abc  

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