What a year! â62 skateboarding videos, got 43 skate photos, completed 36 art works, had eight art shows, went to Asia, created a huge dream of mine called Mongo Bean Bonk with some friends and family, got hired at Microsoft, and a bunch of other cool stuffs. I made a couple of wrap of videos, check it out.
MONGO BEAN BONK -
I've been wanting to do this for over a decade. I feel so lucky that I was able to put together a crew to pull it off. 20 artists, 2 bands, skate contests, live painting, live tattooing, live caricatures, and so much more! It went so well!! We raised over $1100 for Mary's Place to battle homelessness in and around Seattle, and just about $600 for a DIY skatepark called Long Acres located in Renton. Thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone else involved for helping to make this as magnificent as it was. WE ARE ALREADY WORKING ON MONGO BEAN BONK 2 SO STAY TUNED AND GET STOKED!!!!
My favorites from the 62 clips from this year, scroll down to previous posts to see the rest. Since January, I've skated more than I ever have, and learned so much more than I ever thought possible. Skateboarding has been the most fun, therapeutic, rewarding, painful, exciting, most awesome art form that I have ever encountered. I'm sure I will be doing it until I can't.
This has certainly been the best art year ever as well. I've never made so many art pieces and had so many successful art shows in the span of 12 months! My buddy Andy and I hung our work up at the Bakeree, Jellyfish Brewing, Elliott Bay Brewing in West Seattle, Lowercase Brewing, Georgetown Liquor Company, Whistler Mountain, MONGO BEAN BONK, and Full Throttle Bottles. I dont have any artshows scheduled for 2020 quite yet, but I will soon and will let everyone know as soon as I can. If you have any ideas of places that need local art, or would like your own custom piece, let me know! You can hit me up anywhere, even through my site's Contact Form. Thank you!
ASIA TRIP TO BEIJING AND SEOUL -
Such a fun trip that I took with the lovely Leah Tiscione to visit her brother James and his wife Jing Jing.
Best year of my life so far. I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings. There are quite a few giant things up in the air at the moment, and I am so excited to experience, learn from, and tackle them full on with every thing I can possibly offer. My goal for 2020 is to update this blug every month so stay tuned!