Monday, July 16, 2012

Sonny Boy T-shirts

Now available in the web store. Sizes Small thru 2XL are in stock. The design was hand drawn by me over a year ago. Just took me a while to get it made into a T-shirt design and printed. Thanks to my girlfriend Nicole, who is a super talented graphic designer. She did an awesome job in getting it cleaned up and scaled and ready for print. Get 'em while they last!!!
Working on getting some more merchandise in the store soon, so stay tuned!!!

Hot Rod Magazine Party

I was invited to the Hot Rod Magazine's Relaunch Party for the Sailor Jerry Rum Hot Rod, last Friday night. Free booze and food. Had a great time. Big thanks to Jerry Pitt and Grant Peterson!
The Sailor Jerry Rum Hot Rod made the cover of Hot Rod Magazine. Excuse the crappy phone pic.
Marc Carson, from Sailor Jerry Rum.
Grant, Harpoon and I. Good dudes!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Born Free 4 (part 3)

One of the things that is great about this show, is that you never know who you are going meet or run into. It could be people from Italy, Brazil, Japan, Celebrities, Musicians, Photographers, Skaters, Artists, etc. I have meet some pretty amazing and talented people at Born Free show. Its even better when you get to catch up with old friends that you haven't seen in forever, sometimes, not always. Its great to get feed back from the audience as well and especially when you hear them talk about how they follow your blog and or on Instagram, or how they have seen your work somewhere and how they admire it. That always puts a huge smile on my face and lets me know that its paying off!!! So, I thank you for following me and for the support. See you at the next one!!!
Willie G. Davidson, surprisingly stopped by the booth!!! How rad is that??? Its funny, cause the minute you step out of your booth, to take a piss or something, is the moment when something crazy or exciting happens. That was the case here. I asked Michael Schmidt to watch the booth and then on my way back, Nicole comes running saying "You have to come back, Willie G. is asking about you." Good thing Michael stalled for a bit. One of the highlights of the day!
Cole Foster snook into my booth, like a ninja. I turn around and he's chillin on my chair. Nice to chat with him for a minute, always a gentleman.
Two Great people. Rico and Bill Carter.
Really was stoked that Bill Carter remembered me and stopped by the booth to say hi and give compliments on my work. I met Bill Carter in Ventura, a couple years ago through Cole Foster. One of my heroes! Super talented painter, a living Legend! Another highlight of my day at the show.
Ran into my old friend Keith. We've known each other since kindergarten. He's a good dude and very talented welder/fabricator.
Nicole snapped this shot as we exited the show. What an awesome day!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Born Free 4 (part 2)

Some more snaps from BF 4.
My tank that I painted for the BF/Vans give away. Vans ended up keeping mine and I think three others out of the 7 that were painted.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Born Free 4 (part 1)

Still trying to recover from the Born Free weekend. As you might have heard already, Born Free was bigger and better than ever. With more people and eye candy than my brain could handle! Great to see so many talented people all in one place, sharing the love of motorcycles. This was my first time setting up a vendor booth at a show since I left Road Dog Customs a year and a half ago and ventured off on my own as Sonny Boy Paint. It felt great, everything from the last minute rush, staying up late and painting and making shirts, business cards and stickers. It was well worth the effort. I have to give a huge thanks to my girlfriend Nicole for putting up with me and helping me with everything! Couldn't have done it without her. Thanks to everyone else who helped out as well. Thank you to everyone that bought a t-shirt and for the love and support! Really means a lot to me. I am truly blessed to be able do this for a living and have the support from so many people. Big thanks to Mike & Grant for allowing me to paint the Born Free Chopper as well. Honored to be a part of this show as a Top Sponsor! Ok, now back to work.....