Monday, June 03, 2013

Art Around Adams in North Park

June 1, 2013

This was a really fun 2 mile art and music walk in North Park.  Art Around Adams in North Park has been going on for 10 years and this was the first year DBG participated.  Dan was set up outside Heights Tavern and did a steady business. There was a really art-friendly people and doggy crowd vibe.

And he topped off the evening with a delicious hamburger from inside the Heights.

And Billy did live art inside the Heights.  We arrived after dark since we were taking care of this little guy who needed to be fed every hour.

He slept after dusk and required no more snacks so we headed to the art walk!

P.S.  Jimmy, the hummy, was successfully released 5 days later in the area we first found him.  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Parkway Bar's Spring Artfest

*4/20 @ 8PM Spring Artfest at Parkway Bar, 9188 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, 91942

Here's Dan at Spring Artfest.  He looks pretty happy, I think it has a lot to do with being able to sketch and drink beer.

The mermaids and Gillyne made it out that night.

And Billy did live art.

Rokbot, the Batmobile, a Tiki and a Zero all came out to be admired.

The artist hard at work?  Or hardly working?  You decide.

A finished sketch card for Mike, a new friend.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Anime Conji- first time as Exhibitors

2013 AnimeConji: 4/12-4/14, Town & Country Resort Convention Center

Dan smiling at all the "leg room"

In 2012, we attended Anime Conji as guests, this year DBG went as exhibitors.  CosPlay is a huge part of this event as you can see.


Ed & Friend

We ate lunch outside and were entertained by all the original costumes like the 3 girls above.  Although smaller than some conventions, it's nice to meet and talk to a lot of the artisans and find great deals on original art, jewelry and clothing.

Dan's friend and fellow artist, Omid Maksoos, exhibited as well at this year's Conji.  And my parents came to check us out.

If you're into Anime, this is the place to come.  Role playing, CosPlay after-hours events completed the weekend.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rolando Street Fair 2013

No Rain.  I repeat, no rain.  Not a cloud in the sky.  This event is notorious for foul weather and subsequent foul moods.  2012's event ended with tents blowing down the street as wind gusts and rain closed out the show early.  Not this year my friend.  Gorgeous weather and wonderful sales for DBG.

Billy Martinez of Neko Press was with us this year doing live art.

Everyone had a great time.  Family and friends and dogs all came by to say hello.  For awhile 2 pugs parked their wagon in our shade.

Boba, our pug, usually makes an appearance but not this time.  Boba is Billy's first son, fur son that is.  We adopted Boba from Billy when he started going through the difficult teenage years.

We tried out our new t-shirt display rack and it worked great.  Dan worked on sketch cards in between sales.

Oliver, Sammy, Yvonne, Sherm, Sofia, Sydney, Mario, Sara's mom and sister, Emma, Marissa, and Robin; thanks for lending your support.
"The back side of art"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dan Art Doing Well at The Mission

Dan hung art at The Mission right after Rolando Street Fair ended this year. In case you've never been, The Mission boasts the very best rosemary potatoes you will ever eat. It is always packed and now Dan's art is hanging up for all to enjoy.
"Lava Larry" and "Sydney and Seymour" have already went to new homes.
The Mission*North Park
2801 University Ave. SD 92104. 220-8992. Open daily 7am-3pm

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rolando Street Fair, Part 4

This year's local, home-grown street fair was blessed with no rain. Yeah! This is important to us artist-types whose wares suffer from unexpected moisture. As usual, Boba-meister, Pug-de-irrestible (or terrible depending on who you talk to), made a signing appearance. Strangely, no one asked for his autograph.
Both awesome Val(s) came with kids in tow. Thanks Val(s)! Cal and Jessica and Liz all came by to say Hi. (And they were hungry and we had food).
Bonus! We avoided the land of cactus once more thereby earning 20 bonus points.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hanging with Dave at Marcella's...

Dan was very excited to have his robot troupe and spaceships hover at Marcella June's Coffee Shop this month. Proprietor, Dave, is a friendly host and master barista. Dave's coffee shop pays tribute in name to his lovely mom, Marcella, who will actually come out some time this year to christian his friendly abode.
Many locals walk in daily to this hidden jewel and get their caffeine fix or pastry indulgence. Dan is partial to the unique red tea lattes. No "fast food, hand over your money' vibe here. You will most likely have to remind Dave to settle your account as he will be busy chatting someone up on the comfy couch.
Dan's space art looks awesome amongst Dave's custom restored lighting fixtures. A homey glow is cast over all that enter... Hurry in!
Marcella June's Coffee Shop, 8513 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942, 619-564-4703.