2013? So far so good. I got a lot to share in the Skateboarding, Art, and Music Departments and it's only Feb Fifth. Got a few clips and photos, got a whole bunch of new art, got some artshows coming up, and some rad music news that I couldn't be more stoked about.
I just got hired at the ELEMENT YMCA SKATE CAMP!!!! I'll be teaching skateboarding and wilderness training in Fresno, California for the better part of the summer. I've been teaching skatecamps for the last 5 years, and figured that if I'm going to spend another summer teaching skateboarding, I might as well do it in California. This is the same camp that I was sent to in 2010 for winning the regional "Make it count" contest. I got to have a whole bunch of fun for a whole weekend and placed 2nd overall. It was a great time for sure. Here's the video of the event>
In other skateboarding news, I'm still filming a Mukilteo Skatepark edit with my buddy Jake. We're allllllmost done. All we need is just one more night and we're finished. We were gonna wrap it up last night but it started raining agian. Anyways, here's a taste of what's to come...
It was dry for most of yesterday though and I did get an awesome session in at my work. Usually on Sundays, nobody shows up until 1 or 2pm, even though we open up at 11am. This last Sunday, a 15 year old scooterer/filmer showed up right when we opened and wanted to film a little bit, so I did a whole bunch of varial flips. He went home later, put an edit together, and posted it to youtube! This is how it turned out...
In other news, about a week ago, I posted this skate photo of a polejam tucknee stalefish from the Nomadic catalog, shot by my buddy Sawyer, to my instagram (@singlerstagram).
A few days later, TAGSTERS MAGAZINE MADE IT INTO THEIR COVER PHOTO FOR THEIR WEBSITE!!! Check it out here:
Thanks Eddie at Tagsters! I feel honored to be on the cover of your website for a week :) This got me stoked so I posted another photo from the catalog, this time of a frontside flip in the U District.
That was a fun night. I did this about 50 times, tryna catch it like Levi Brown for the photo. This one was also shot by the talented and patient Sawyer Purman.
Lastly in the Skateboarding side of things, I was going through some old photos and found some video clips of the trip to Europe in 2010 that I've never seen before! There was enough to make a little edit, so I did.
I got a few more pieces of art since I posted last. First of all, I got this Seattle deck that I donated to a Marginal Way fundraiser at the 2Bit that happened 2 Saturdays ago.
The coolest part about the experience of making this board happened later that same week. I used a reference photo that I found on Google Image Search for this board to make it as accurate as possible and found a cool view from a viewpoint that I have actually never physically been to. A few days after I donated the deck, I was traveling around Seattle way late one night with my buddies James and Spencer, and one of em had the idea to go to Kerry Park to look at Seattle in the fog. I had never been there before and was stoked to check the new spot. We couldn't see Seattle because it was just toooo foggy out, but we could see this:
IT WAS THE SAME VIEWPOINT AS THE REFERENCE PHOTO THAT I USED FOR THE DECK!!!! mind = blown. I thought to myself " Hot damn I should dot Barcalona next" haha.
But I didn't. I dotted Elephants instead.
This 3 parter will be strait filthy. Yes that is a gettoblaster that the lead elephant is holding in the sketch.
I got down on some Concrete Coffee Cups this last month too. This is how they turned out.
Fun times. Lastly, some REALLY EXCITING NEWS. IM HAVING ART SHOWS AT CLOUD CITY SKATESHOP, HOTWIRE, AND SOUTHWEST SKATESHOP IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON....
The music that I make is now available to everyone with an Android smart phone strait from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Not only that, the full length 21 track album "Music Jason Makes" can be found on Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, LastFM, Myspace, Napster, Rhapsody, Spotify, Zune, and a handful of other online retailers so pick one up today!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT 'MUSIC JASON MAKES' ON AMAZON.COM
Weeeeellll thats about it yall. Thanks for checkin in. Stay tuned for much much more and take care.