When we last spoke, dear reader, Sarah and I were about to make our way up to Philadelphia, with sights set on Brooklyn and beyond. The past week has taken us from a leap of faith in Philly, to wild chance encounter in Brooklyn (Greenpoint!), to family in West Hartford CT, to ... a total breakdown in Glens Falls New York...!Read More
We took the scenic route to DC to get Sarah used to driving (and stay cool - those trees are doing the best job!), stumbled upon a mural party, reunited with a good friend. At her house, stars aligned and we made plans to leave DC right away in the morning to paint our first traveling mural in her tiny home! It will end up parked in DC once it's completed.Read More
You guys! Friday's kickoff party was a blast, thank you so much for coming out. Extra big thanks to J Chew and Sarah for bringing everything together in a beautiful way <3 J took lots of nice pictures too, check it out:Read More
This week: some Girls stuff, some Truck stuff ~>Read More
The past week has been pretty eventful - this whole project is starting to feel really really real! There's two GGG mini-murals and a bunch more in the pipeline, I got to be on a podcast (!), we have some sponsors (!!) as well as SHIRTS....!!!! Not to mention I can now proudly invite you to join us at a First Fridays kickoff event at Studio Two Three! Read on!Read More
Yesterday I did my own oil change for the first time ever!Read More
Girls in Carytown! // Studio gets a sink! // GGG Tour Plan Progress!Read More
Help us gather gather gather some Girls Girls Girls to paint onto walls
In order to paint a mural of local ladies in each city we visit, we need to start gathering ladies. In addition to meeting wonderful people along the way, we want to open up a call for you to tell us about the women in your life who are powerful, sweet, interesting, active, loud, passionate, comforting, determined, inspiring, a n d b e y o n d . . . Who around you do think should be represented larger than life, in the company of many others, as an example of woman-kind?Read More
POP-UPS IN RICHMOND
The Giant Metal Baby will be making appearances around town! We'll be offering tours of the truck and asking girlsgirlsgirls of all ages to grace us with their pictures and a few words about themselves.
Come say hi at one of these fine events, have your picture taken (or come prepared with a picture of local lady you think is boss as heck), and maybe you (or she) will end up in a mural...!Read More
The Baby made it's debut last week!
After getting the desk in on Thursday, I cleaned up the construction zone inside the truck as much as possible and trundled on over to Endeavor RVA for the mobile studio's first appearance at First Fridays. Sarah and I rushed to slap some paint on the truck to explain what it was and clear up the fact that it's not a food truck (the #1 question I get asked).
And of course, the whole reason for the rush to clear construction dust and slap new paint on the truck was to SHOUT TO THE HEAVENS that we are launching HerrSuite's FIRST TOUR!!!Read More
In the past several months, several BIG things have happened. The biggest is that the mobile studio is now POWERED BY THE SUN! The engine is still a gas engine, so motoring around town is still killing the planet, BUT all the work I do while the truck is parked (working in the truck on designs - using the computer, painting, planning OR working from the truck on a wall - mixing paint, washing brushes) will be using electricity coming from a 1000w solar system. See this post for specs. This will power all my lights, my computer, chargers for various devices, maybe even a small air conditioner and heater.Read More
I feel like the archetypal Hare working on the truck lately. So many things that I want to do RIGHT AWAY, and so much time to do them since I'm in between mural jobs! Lots of very speedy, accomplish-able tasks to do, I'll have no problem bounding forward.... But somehow days keep passing without me doing anything at all??
Anyway, this has been holding me up for the past, like, TWO MONTHS.Read More
Now that I've packed everything into the truck and am using Build, RVA as my home base, I've decided to shift focus from interior building to solar. Once I have power, it will be much much easier to work on the rest of the build. To that end I am about to push 'order' on a big shopping list:Read More
Wowza. The giant metal baby has experienced quite a growth spurt in quite a few short weeks!Read More
I did a presentation about the truck! You can hear the audio here, and see the slides from my powerpoint that were playing while I talkedRead More
I JUST GOT A NEW WINDOW (and the left windshield pane replaced) at long last!! As simple as it is I’m super excited because that felt like a big roadblock for moving forward with anything at all. I dropped the truck off with Able Glass Services just a couple blocks away, and picked it up the next day, easy peasy after a bit of a wait for the weather to be good.Read More