Sunday, March 25, 2007

My new VW

After someone STOLE my VW bug last year, its been a sad sad hole to fill in my many many interests. But I think I've managed to find something that I can wrench on, spend less money on, and get some exercise.

It is a KHS Track bike, with a fixed gear drive, single speed. It is the purest way to cycle & has made me interested in Japanese Keirin racing. I've upgraded my bike with NJS certified Keirin racing gold drop bars & Japanese "Champ" grips and also picked up a set of used vintage 1980's Campanolgo cranks for a deal. It is a piece of art in progress. It is simple, light and a great way to get around town.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


So.......our car luck just continues to get better and better. Two weeks ago Rie and I were enjoying a much needed Saturday afternoon nap when we wake up to a loud SHUUUUUUUU ....BAMMMMMMMM sound followed by my car alarm. Needless to say I new something wasn't right. I ran outside to see a truck SMASHED into my Jeep and another lucky neighbors SUV which was parked in front of our house.

My rack and spare tired saved my jeep from being totally smashed, but the rear end had plenty of damage and my rear wheel snapped off the axle. The driver has insurance so my Jeep should be fixed in a few weeks. I can't wait to drive my own car again, its already been two weeks in a rental car.

Winter in LA

One of the coldest winters I can remeber in Los Angeles is over! I like the cold but Rie and Myu Myu don't... Good thing someone has a lot of body fat, and it isn't me or Rie. Myu Myu needs to go on a diet again...

Devon's Solo Show @ University of La Verne

My first official solo exhibition post grad school was a great success. What excited me most was the students at the University of La Verne's genuine interest in my paintings. It is exciting to meet young students who have such a strong response to art.

Here is a picture of gallery director and friend Dion Johnson standing above the 30' wall that my paintings are displayed on in the main art building. BIG thanks to Dion for all the hardwork and help hanging the show!