Flex for the Bay!
Downtown San Francisco! Huge shout out to Montana Colors and The Hotel Alise. I’m so thankful to be here. I think what made it for me: yesterday I saw a homeless person shouting to his friends, “Guys come here it’s that BLIP guy!! BLIP is back! HI BLIP!!!” and then they were waving. and he was doing some kind of celebration dance and…I just felt great. That’s the kind of art I want to make. You can call me Blip I don’t even mind. I just love you guys and I’m thankful to work to create these types of surreal scenes for the people. Long live the Bay, long live SF!
Riding the bus out to paint this spot, my bag bursts and sends cans scattering under the seats. A woman with a bag of recycling picks up a can like it might blow any second then hands it to me and grins. I take off my jacket and fashion a new bag.
Guys, I don’t know how to tell you, Emma from the Oakland mural passed away. I don’t know what to say to do right by her. She was an incredible friend. You guys don’t see behind the scenes but when I screwed up the color study, she had to pose her part all over again and the second time she did it even harder. She wanted a good mural even in her health. Maybe that’s the best way to describe what kind of soul she had to me. I’m disappointed this is really the end and grateful to her and her daughter Michelle @tinyteapottempest for making this project go beyond the plans I had. RIP and love to you all!
“No Ceiling”, something for the strong girls and something for all us, show me them muscles. Real love to the number one paint Montana! @mtncolors@montana_colors @sprayplanet real love to @westfieldsfcentre for genuinely supporting community. Real love for the whole Bay, whatever ceiling you break through, I’m in my mid-20s so I’ll be right here beside you another 4 decades going through it with you.
At the Krasnoyarsk Museum of Art, Russia, went with a sketch since paint supply limited here.
Dropped this emoji graph at the market in Novosibirsk, Russia…money vs. happiness graph.