Archive for September, 2009
Of the 30 napkins made in collaboration with Picking Daisies we are down to the last 11. Here they are for your viewing (and/or purchasing) pleasure. They are only available through Picking Daisies. You can visit their shop at 570 Higuera – Suite 120 – San Luis Obispo – CA or visit their site at www.pickingdaisiesinslo.com. If you don’t see them on their site then feel free to give them a call.
photo by Richard Fusillo
My friend Teresa asked me to paint some legs for a “Battle of the Salons” event that her salon competed in. Here are a couple more photos that are far less fancy than the one Richard took above.
If you live in or around Paso Robles CA and need your hair done call my friend Teresa Bond at Salon Gloss, 805.227.6604. She’ll do you right!
5″ x 5.5″ – mixed media on wood
$75 – for more info and to purchase visit jeffclaassen.etsy.com.
Please keep in mind this is a one of kind original.
Once it sells it’s gone forever.
This is my second commission for an iphone case. I’m stoked with how it came out! Kay asked me to paint this for her awhile ago and I’m happy to have finally finished it. Kay owns a cute shop with her two sisters called Picking Daisies. If you’re in SLO you should check it out.
If you are interested in getting your own hand painted iphone case let me know.
Diana wanted to do something special for Chris and asked me if I could paint a picture of their new puppy, Turbo. I have never done a pet portrait and I felt up to the challenge so I said yes. Here’s a close up of the painting.
To see other commission work I’ve done click here.
I am currently worth about $101 if you added up the cost of what I’m wearing. Although, what I’m wearing is now used so I might be worth closer to $14. It breaks down like this.
Current estimated value, $6. Yes, it’s increased in value because it has the sweat of awesome (me) saturating its fibers.
Hoodie, $12. I get them wholesale because I’m a fancy pants store owner.
Current estimated value, $3. I’ve seen similar hoodies fetch three bucks at the local swap meet. Plus, it’s American Apparel and all the swap meet goers understand that they have to pay extra for sweatshop free clothing.
Jeans, $25. Costco. The label says “Lucky Brand”, but something tells me Lucky uses some bunk denim to sell these for so cheap.
Current estimated value, $5. C’mon they’re Lucky Jeans. Somebody on Craigslist might drop a five spot for these *bad boys.
Shoes, $54. Despite getting older every year I can’t seem to buy anything other than the skate shoes I loved so dearly in my youth.
Current estimated value, $0. These things are so worn down I doubt I could give them away to a barefoot man that just lost a *bet to walk a mile on burning coals.
Socks, estimated at $2. They come in a pack of six so this one pair might have cost me about two bones.
Current estimated value, $0. Used socks? C’mon, people. Nobody buys used socks when a brand new pair could be shoplifted so easily. Duh!
Panties, $8 maybe. OK, they are “boxer shorts”, but it’s just so funny to me to refer to male undergarments as “panties”. Also, I didn’t buy this particular pair. In fact, I never buy boxers. Didn’t you know that if you are a guy and have a woman in your life, be it a mother, a sister, a girlfriend, etc. you NEVER have to buy underwear. *The women in your life always take care of that for you. Always.
Current estimated value, $0. It’s underwear! Never buy used underwear, especially out of a vending machine in Tokyo.
* I hate when people refer to things as “bad boys”, but damn it all, I just couldn’t help myself. The term is just so fitting at times.
*I’m sure the bet would include that the man had to walk barefoot, but whatever.
* Once a female friend who was good friends with my girlfriend bought me a pair of blue boxers with orange polka dots. We all joked at how it seemed totally normal, but that if I showed up with a new pair of panties for my girlfriend’s friend it would have been a whole other story.
Sweet! Blake is back in town and is finishing painting the gallery lockers today. Here’s what’s happening so far.
I love the splatters! And the blue outline is pretty sick. Check out the entire set of photos in this flickr set and I will be posting more as the painting progresses.
The other day my friend David came into the gallery to harass me, so I grabbed his skateboard and did this little doodle.
Dave is a photographer. Check out some of his work at daverowephotography.zenfolio.com.
Yes, it’s true. I have one more notch to carve out of my bedpost. And check this out, I didn’t even have to pay for it (at least not this time)! No, no, no, I did not bed down another super model or another A List celebrity. And not due to a lack of offers. Believe me, insanely gorgeous celebrities are constantly trying to get in my pants (guys and girls, mind you). Don’t ask for names either. Out of respect I will keep their information private (cough cough, Russel Crowe and Fiona Apple). What I did do was this. I read yet another book from cover to cover for FREE while sitting on the floor of my local Barnes & Noble. I’m actually running out of bedpost due to this activity. It takes me about three weeks to read a book in this manner. When I buy books I tend to power through them in about three to four days. Reading them in the bookstore is a nice change of pace and it gives me something to look forward to while I gulp down my overpriced and deliciously sweet double chocolate frap-a-choco-chino. With whipped cream, of course.
With the glory of that accomplishment keeping me on a high I am now off to the parking structure to practice riding in a backwards circle on my new bike.