Author: Drew

The best part about being a father is making my son happy. Every year we build his Halloween costume. It usually takes a couple weeks and we go all out.  All of this for a few hours of fun, but a lifetime of memories and lessons.  I hope I am teaching him to dream big, that anything is possible.  He comes up with the ideas, we sketch them out, and we start to decide what is going to work. It needs to be cheap, light, and effective. We use a lot of scraps from around the surfboard factories and materials from my studio.  Dylan comes up with the best ideas. The Terminator costume cost around $40 and a lot of time together with my son. I can not wait for next Halloween. Drew

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jimmy-c-and-his-painted-gretschWHEN IT COME TO FENDER GUITARS AND HOT RODS, JIMMY C  HAS ‘EM WIRED!

Jimmy C has long been famous for his master hot rod pinstriping and has been called the “master of detail” by his fans.  

Now Jimmy is working with one of my favorite guitar companies, Fender, to paint a number of custom guitars.  The Gretsch guitar painting pictured is a SICK Jimmy C signature pinstriping guaranteed to make your guitar sound sweet!

Check out Jimmy’s website at www.kustomart.net.   Life is Good, especially for Jimmy C!  — Drew

Chris Lundy - Beautiful ReaperYesterday I took the family up to Santa Monica’s James Gray Gallery at the Bergemot Station Art Center to see Chris Lundy’s latest masterpiece.  A surreal, blue wave painted over 5 canvases, about 9′ x 17′ – titled “Beautiful Reaper” – it was absolutely amazing.

I’ve always loved Chris Lundy’s work.  As a teenager, I would be in awe of seeing his artwork in magazines, on posters for Quiksilver, and other illustrations.

Then I moved to the North Shore of Hawaii, and  life was tough. (more…)