December 31, 2007

WE have History

I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all my friends and Fans.
and readers of this blog.
May the New year be filled with all the Joy and Love you can handle.
Let Fashion ring, let Art live , let music inspire your being. create..create
what you want.
let Passion guide you through.


of Me and You, the awesome team we Are, were and will be.
On this last day of 2007, my life is full of hope and determination
Big dreams in the horizon, Paths yet seen, with
my heart beating faster
to the moment that you. become.

December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Like a lost Lamb, having traveled a long time to reach it's place in the world.
encountering the road to Love and the highway of Despair with dead-ends
and roadblocks, u-turns, speed limits, distractions and attractions.
Determined to stay on course to reach the Destination, To fulfill a dream.
I arrive to find My Father with open arms and embracing Love.

December 19, 2007

SPINning in 2008.

It's Official, I will be spinning the New year's eve party for THE LOFT 120 and LABKIDS. $5.oo dollars plus a bottle of champagne gets you in the door.
I will be spinning 80's nu-wave all night plus a few surprises. Vinyl is the WORD!
Dancing till 3am. Join us by celebrating an era through obsure musical gems, Come to Dance.!!
and Meet new Friends and Say hell-o to enemies, let bygones be part of the past , FOR 2008
this is the year of Breakthroughs.!

Revive Jive

This photoshoot was a great turning point in the direction of the spring/ summer vintage campaign for the Jive Website.
The photographer Troy , of Loft 120 and I, will be selecting the best images to
launch the website in early Feburary, our gorgeous model, Fernando Manuel will be the New Face of JIVE REFRIED.COM

December 11, 2007

Grotto at Midnight

I went to the Grotto at Oblate on the eve of the Virgen de Guadalupe celebration,
though I was the only one there, the event was cancelled because of the rain.
This created a beautiful peaceful expierence that seem to be just for me to witness. A calming effect filled me with joy and well-being, which I saw as a reward in the right direction. I was the only audience and it seemed celestial.

Bryan Garza of Scissors For Lefty

Upclose and close-up, an awesome performance by Bryan, Robert, James and Peter who form the band:
Scissors For Lefty. The new album is out now entitled: "Underhanded Romance".
What really rings true are the lyrics of the songs, one song in particular- "Bring us a brick"
with these lyrics "Now that we are, out of jive, things will change Ma, oh you'll see, pair of brothers, hear our heartbeat, love em long time, 'bout two weeks. Flip some coins, first nine
on their tail, one gave head, hump 'round little longer".
photograph credit: A. Cuellar

December 10, 2007

"Safer in the City" necklace

Currently Listening to :

the Besnard Lakes-"for agent 13"

Panda Bear-"Bros."

Santogold-"Les Artistes"

White denim-"All you have to do"


December 9, 2007

New Jewelry Creations in Photos

Clearing my Garden: for new SEEDS

Yesterday and Today I worked on "our" Garden, that we started last summer.
It had grown wild and untended for months, It had become a symbol of what was.
But no longer is. I took out fustration and resentment on the weeds and they are GONE!
Clearing it for future growth, A nod to the Promising future with God all is possible.
I can actually see the steps now, a clearing of the passage , allowing secure steps in the right
direction. I may stumble, but i know I am not Alone.

December 7, 2007

Smithsonian Holidaze

15 Artisans were selected to showcase their Art-Jewelry-Clothes, to a selected audience of
supporters and donors to the museum, which included some serious "movers and shakers"
of the San Antonio art scene. what is that saying "money makes you many friends", well
watching the interactions of some it is clear that this is a elite rich group. Not a bad thing
when you are hawking your wares/art to them. Only thing is that we seemed like a distraction,
as EVERYONE was catching up on stocks, their various companies and boozing it up ( I mean socializing) . That no-one really noticed us as the Gems we were and the sales were sloppy at best. WE are getting one more chance on Sunday to display our goods, lets hope this crowd is aware of the talent presented for their entertainment.

December 3, 2007


MY friend the "plumed serpant" . A snake with feathers. this is his last day as the Mascot
for the Museo Alameda, we will miss you , Mr. to La isla de Mujeres...........

Legend of Dee-Jays

My set-up for Glamarama:Legends of Drag.
It was a awesome expierence, to play disco music
from 1975-1980, the pinnicle of the dance/disco sensation.
The doors opened at 7pm, So i had one hour to play obscure
and classic tunes with a slant toward classic drag-queen
anthems and hardly heard gems, Of Course ALL on vinyl,
yes, yes...12inch singles to be exact.
The yelps and screams indicated I had struck a chord
with the sold-out crowd on this Day without Art event.
I plan on putting together a CD of the music I played that
evening for people who could not attend.

December 1, 2007

Happiness is just around the bend

A new Freind, Suehay, gave me this guide to a Better life. IS it that obvious that I am not
the Happiest as I could be?
a quote: " You Don't have to make someone else happy...To deserve
happiness for yourself.
As a matter of fact....You cannot make anyone else happy."
Yesterday is history, now is present, tommorrow is not promised.

November 29, 2007


December 15th, 2007. Shopping and Sampling are the main attraction of this new exciting event in San Antonio and Southtown, Happening at one of the newest, innovative, creative hotspots in these parts, LOFT 120, an art gallery and so much more, located at the Blue Star Art Complex

and run by the creative forces of Frank and Troy, which are catalyst to this emerging scene.

The event runs from 6-10pm, $10/bucks gets you in the door to check out shops and artists featured: Girlfriends Clothier- Gourmet Body Treats- Florame- Commercor- Sensual Chocolatiers- Kailo Chic- Silpada- Agosto Cuellar.

Yeah i will be showing some recent garments/art pieces for this exciting show.
(pictured above photography by Troy, clothes by Agosto Cuellar, model Kat)

speaking of new markets,

the Smithsonian Museo Alameda holiday Market, set for Thursday Dec.6th, 3-7pm and Sunday Dec 9th, noon-7pm, this event takes place at the museum located in San Antonio's

Famed Market Square, I will be selling one of a kind creations, mainly wearable art, jewelry and some new Hand bags. Lately i have taken wall hangings and such and turned them into jewelry.

(pictured above is such a piece, a ceramic asian face found on a wall hanging)

November 26, 2007

Glamarama: Legends of Drag

The First ever, Glamarama: Legends of Drag. Set for December 1st, Worldwide Day without Art. My friend John is producing the event at Jump-Start Performance co., Blue Star art complex. I was asked to D.J. the event and am honored to be part of Drag history in San Antonio. As long as I play the extended version of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover", I will put a smile on many beautiful faces.Though at this point all the table seats are sold, what remains is general seating and standing-room only. GET your Tickets!@ jump-start
This evening was the first of 4 rehearsals prior to Saturdays show and Wow! , the show is going to be stunning and glamtastic.
The stage manager was extremely cute. i usually don' t write like this but Wow!
I may be there all other 3 nights for their rehearsal. Jump-Start employs some of the most
talented and cool people in this area I have been fortunate to be part of the long history of Jump-Start Performance Co.
Performing on those stages many times as a solo performance artist or as part of an ensemble production piece. theater is in my blood, i hope at some point to produce a play.
But that's another story.

Projection 2008: a Success!

The student showcase that I produced on Nov.17th, was a immense Hit, with a sold-out crowd.
We were turning people away at the door. The line to enter started to form around 6pm with the doors opening at 7pm and showtime at 8:30, by 7:15 or so, it was capacity. no more room.
The behind the scenes was intense:
8 designers, 45 looks, 45 models, 16 hair and make-up artists, 10 assistants, and then some
we had 2 venues to house all the designers and their crew, thanks to Lisa Weller who allowed us to use her new Hair salon, yet unopened, as a space to prepare. Dana of R.E.M gallery
also allowed us a brief resting spot(pictured above in Jhosiah Huerta).
Blue Star Brewing, also provided 2 spaces for our aspiring designers, one of them was lucky to get an outdoor 2nd story patio as their dressing space.
Others were in hallways, blocking doorways and being loud, causing tenants of the art compound to question our being there. A true happening.
D.J. Rise rocked the show.
the Designers stole the show.
Proud parents and family was in full support.
fashionistas and other local designers squeezed in to show support.
the Fashions were Fierce and Grand.
Every student designer showcased their work, to great responses.
smiling faces , happy hearts and big dreams collided on the runway.

thanks to All who supported this event, Loft 120, Frank and Troy, Labkids, Courtney,Kristine,Chip,Leonard and many more, due to the success of this show,
I plan on it being A annual event, allowing other aspiring local designers
a venue to showcase their creations and vision.
there is something going on here, a revolution of art and fashion.
San Antonio, Texas!, that's where I'm AT!

November 15, 2007

Street Styles November 2007: San Antonio

Street style in San Antonio, This First Friday in November fell on DAY OF THE DEAD. The mexican celebration of remembering our dearly beloved. this brought out an eclectic crowd for the Day of the Dead Procession, that proceeded down South Alamo toward Blue Star Art Space. As we document Fashion in SouthTown and San Antonio<>


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Designer based in Texas. Creating One-of-a-kind Originals. Reclaiming textures and recycling Fabrics, I envision uses for discarded culture. I POP them into a new recycled life. I am a Painter, a colorist, a mobile D.J., A writer, a performance artist, a comedian, a boutique owner, an uncle,and a friend to few. How I see life through my words and pictures. Profess..or.....