Yesterday I saw the article you posted about [Nyjah Huston] who thinks that girls shouldn’t skate. Then he followed with an apology. It got me thinking because that same day I just fell off my board and fucked up my forearm and it still hella hurts. Even though it hurts honestly I’m glad it happened because every scrape, bruise, cut i get makes me a stronger and better skater. Also every fall I make, makes me less scared of falling the next time and fear becomes non-existant. Following the article he posted an apology but that apology still didn’t change anything because his opinion is still there. Fuck dude, a board doesn’t care if you are a chick or a dude riding it. All it cares about is the cement, a railing or the getting flipped in the air. I love the feeling of cruising and going fast and just going around town minding my own business while I’m skateboarding or longboarding. I may not be the best and I may fall and hurt myself hella bad but I will always love doing it and just because I’m a lady does not mean I shouldn’t do it. If I get hurt then I am going to get back on that board and show that concrete that I will own that shit, I do not need your kisses or your opinions. Fuck that shit. I’m proud to show my battle wounds.
Thank you for your words; I’m sure you speak for many like minded females. Mr. Feeny would be proud. cheers
mylittlepornicorn asked: You did the Dekum Mural? Just thought I'd stop by to tell you my mother and brother live on that street and that mural is just about the only thing that keeps me from getting lost up there and helps me remember what street they live on.
Awesome! I’m glad the mural works as some sort of landmark, thanks for sharing!!
Anonymous asked: ADMIRE THE MURAL, CURIOUS AS TO WHY THE DISJOINTEDNESS?
Thanks. This painting is something I put down and picked up a few times over the last half year. By the time I finished all the artwork on the bottom, I felt like I wanted to something more with it, and less figurative/representational. The whole top half of it was still nothing but gesso, and I thought about wanting to paint it like a child… at least that is how I began to see it in my head. I had finally come to the conclusion that many times I have a lot more fun working collaboratively, and rather than pretending to paint in a “childish” manner, I should instead bring a very young person I know well in on helping me finish it. If I could start this painting over again, I would have begun the entire works with her involved from the start. But, of course, realizing this is part of the creative process. Misha and I have plans to paint more together in the future, so I guess its nascent stage is quite disjointed, and hopefully in the future as we collaborate more, we can create works with a greater cohesion. And then maybe then it will be even more interesting to reflect on this piece.