So uhhhhhh yea lets get started...
Been a whiiiiiiiile since I updated this thing, so i figure its about time. Since my last post, I've had an art show (on display for one more week), made 5 skate videos, finished 8 new art pieces, produced another song, and a whole bunch of other rad stuff in these last couple of months.
So uhhhhhh yea lets get started...
These dudes are actually second-version pieces of previous works that I've sold. Some nice person liked them so much that she wanted me to do them over so that she could have them. I happily obliged.
This one is for me and my honey. We just had our one year anniversary so I dotted her this. (She's the giraffe).
This one was part of a "Hobo Series" that I originally made in photoshop for Nomadic. That's me in the boat going down the canals of Amsterdam. They were gonna print the digital one on the bottom of a deck but never got around to it.
This is the current board that I'm riding.
Yes, this is an eagle. Yes that is Mt. Rainer. You can actually see me skating these boards in the videos below. The eagles head board is featured pretty well in the Renton Edit.
This is a Blue Grouse. I made this one for the local bar near my house, called the Blu Grouse. They have always been really really awesome so I felt like I should make this in appreciation of their radness.
Aaaaaand this one is for the best pizza spot in White Center.
This place is awesome!!! My work is still up there, and will be for only ONE MORRRREEEE WEEEEKKK!!!!! So go get some pizza and peep it.
When I got there, I had no idea that I had so much work! It really surprised me when I laid it all out like this.
Alllllll righty then thats about it for art. Let's move on to what I love most.
These are still frames of a super fun night at Renton Skatepark. IT WAS SOOOOO COLD.
A couple of weeks later, a Mukilteo kid named Jack filmed some fun on the Muk miniramp and took a few photos. Check it out! You can click the photo to make it bigger.
A few days later, I was going through some unused footage that I had on my computer, and I saw that I aaalllllmooost have enough footage to make a full part!!! So I made a preview with it. Chickadee checkskis.
A few weekends ago, I was skating with my buddy Justin at Beacon. He has a gopro so we filmed some stuffs. Heres one of the still frames that I thought looked rad because of the sun between my foot and my board.
I took all the footy Justin sent me and made a promo for casual. It goes like this....
Earlier this week I found a hard drive that was FULL of old Nomadic footy as well as some gems that never got used for anything.
So that's it for skating in the last couple of months. If your still reading this far, thank you so much for stickin around. Only one more thing to go! And, of course that would be...
Been a while since I out a track, but I was home and had some free time so I made this:
Ok thats all. Thanks for tuning in! I'll be back with more very soon :)
I was flippin through one of my old sketchbooks and found something similar to this, so a few nights ago I dotted it.
I also got a handful of new photos and videos to share too. This one was from an evening at Judkins skatepark. We got there pretty late, but still managed to stack a few clips before the sun went down.
About a week later, me and my buddies Ben and Sawyer went to Beacon hill skatepark around 10pm. It was about 10:25 when I asked Sawyer if he wanted to film some bullshit on the spine, he said yes. So we stacked this:
That was super fun.
I recently grabbed my part from the 2013 Element Skate Camp Staff Video and threw it up on my youtube channel. Ew that sounded gross. Anyways, this is what I was up to this summer:
I also found these photos while collecting footy last week. Turns out I have a lot more skate footage than I thought. Get ready for a Singler Super Edit coming soon...
These were actually takin about a year ago or so when my buddy made a documentary about me for his film class:
Welp, that's about it for now. Thanks for stoppin by and stay tuned for more music, art, and skateboarding coming soon....
Season's greetings y'all. This time around I got a couple of new pieces of art, a new video of some Georgetown street skating, and some awesome news about that marginal clip that me and my buddy Sawyer put out.
First things first, here's a couple of boards that I dotted....
This is what I'm skating right now, and if you look closely at the board I'm skatin in the 'Jason @ Marginal Way' clip, you'll see that this is the board I was riding. In the video, it's only about a quarter of the way done but you can totally see the lion.
In other news, yesterday my work got cancelled due to the rain again so I finished this piece:
That's about all the art I have to post today, so lets move on to the vids. This is a clip that me and my buddy Paul filmed about 2 summers ago. I just found the footage in these last few days and made this.
The main reason I made this is that I wanted to try to pull off a certain technique that I've been noticing at the end of awesome videos that I've been watching on youtube. I figured out how to do it and gave it a shot. Notice what happens around 1:10? Now getting to the Marginal clip and the Artshow video is a little easier.
That aside, I'm happy to say that the Marginal Way Video has been getting some hype. With the weather that we've been gettin', I couldn't be more thankful that I have a place to skate as awesome as Marginal Way.
They even put it up on their instagram!!! STOKED!
TAGSTERS MAG also showed some love...
SKIDMARK SKATEMAG posted it too!
Thanks so much Element, Tagsters, Skidmark, and everyone else who shared this video!!!
That's about it for now. Thanks for checkin in, and come back soon! Have a happy and safe holiday.
Well folks, it's that most wonderful time of the year again, and it just got a little bit better. My brother's girlfriend Emily came out to my art show / album release party last Saturday along with some friends and family and took some amazing photos! Check em out!
- EMILY GETTS PHOTOGRAPHY -
This was so fun. Thanks to Mind Unwind for letting me do this, Joel Goreman for playin some awesome tunes, Emily for taking such wonderful photos, Sawyer for filming the event, and everyone else who came out that night. I had a wonderful time and it wouldn't of been the same without all of you.
Here's a video I made of the event with the footage Sawyer shot, cut to the music of one of the tracks off of my new album: "Music Jason Makes". The song is called Traditional Medicinals, and it will be available on iTunes any day now.
Mind Unwind is rad. There's a lot of art there from many different artists, and THIS SATURDAY there's going to be a HUUUUGE sale on ALL of the art there so come on by and get your Christmas shopping done!!!!!
ART-OPOCOLYPSE SALE @ MIND UNWIND
DECEMBER 22 - 10AM-MIDNIGHT
2206 California Ave. Seattle, Wa. 98116
Later that week I went to Marginal Way skatepark and made this with the same filmer. I feel like this is my best work yet! At least as far as skateboarding goes. Barnteam Blackout comes in at a close second, but that's another story....
DONATE TO MARGINAL WAY
Well that's about it for now. Thanks for checkin in, and have wonderful and safe holidays!!! I'll be back with more soon...
Alright my first REAL blog post on my new website!!! I'm glad I made the switch from Blogspot to Weebly and have my own url again. Feels much more comfortable here. SO WHY BLOG? Basically just to help me manage myself better. It's a little extra motivation to have to update something that I gotta keep relatively current. Every time that I create or am involved with something that has to do with music, and art, AND skateboarding, I post a blog. This happens anywhere from 2 to 4 times a month depending on how busy I am.
So here we go again! What have I got for yuh since the end of September? You guessed it, more skateboarding, art, and music to flood your brain with. I got new boards that I've dotted, got a new song, a skate vid I got some tricks in, and some great news... Lets start with art.
Boards I dot...
Starting off with the board that I just snapped, here's a panda munchin bamboo relaxin against a tree lookin at the sun set over the water.
And then there's this one. The second in the hobo series. The first one was on the great wall of china, this ones at the Seattle Center. After this, I plan on dottin a bum in the south of France.
Next up, we got the GZA. This is the third in the wutang series. Check out my Boards I Dot album in the "Art" section to see ODB and RZA...
Last and certainly not least we have Raekwon the Chef. The forth out of the wutang series. Only 5 members to go!!!
Also I have an artshow coming up in December AND April at Hotwire coffeeshop in west seattle. More details coming soon.
Thats about it, within the last 15 days or so...
Shane Aukland came to my work about a week ago and filmed this. I come in around :53 with a nollie backside 180 lazerflip. Poor Vince broke his foot that night. Get better soon Vince!!!
And here's a photo of a frontside stailfish in the deep end of delridge that a friend found from the grand opening of this skatepark in the August of 2011.
That's pretty much it in the skateboarding department in my life. Got a few things in the works though. Very soon there will be my very own Muk Minute filmed by Jake Menne, and also a Columbia City night edit filmed by Paul Bond. Both should be dropping by the end of this month.
So I made this about a week ago, and it really reinforced the fact that making these songs is quite therapeutic for me. I found the same thing with skateboarding as well. Making tangible art, not so much (that's a different sorta good feeling), but making music and skateboarding pluck the fuck outta my heartstrings. Such an amazing feeling. I'm sooooo addicted to it. Anyways, peep this new thang I called Shitllworkout. Cause life always does one way or another...
In other music news... MY BUDDY DARREN DYK HIT ME UP AND SAID HE WANTED TO USE MY MUSIC IN HIS SLOW MOTION VIDEOS!!!!
You can probably tell that I'm kind of excited. This is the first time that anyone has ever wanted to use any of my music for anything ever. Plus Darren's hella cool, so of course I said FUCK YES.
Here are two vids he filmed and edited with MY FUCKIN MUSIC!!! AHHH!!!
I actually made this track in high school and rapped over it with my homie Soren, who's MC name happened to be Ducksause at the time. He's going by Philosophical now and is killin it spittin and makin beats of his own. I'm super stoked that we still jam and freestyle a bunch.
The only person I actually know in this is Steve Reeves. Well actually I don't know him that well, but he seems aight haha. All of the skaters in this flick are super good. Stoked that I got to be involved with this one musically.
Also in music news, I'm currently in the process of uploading my first FULL LENGTH ALBUM TO ALL MAJOR ONLINE MUSIC STORES!!! It's a 16 track compilation of Beatzlogic music called "Music Jason Makes". I'm almost there! Just got to finish up mastering each track. Should be available by next weekend at the latest. Now that's a huge step in the right direction. Just gotta keep makin movement...
Thanks for takin the time out to check me out. I think I'll leave you with one of my favorite songs of all time. Hokay have a great rest of your day!