Andrew on The Real World DC was spotted wearing my African Animal Alliance tee last night. Hooahhh!!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Just finished detoxing from a 5 day straight show outside the National Portrait Gallery in DC. Thanks to help of the lovely ladies of Sharp Shirter (including my mom), we were able to get it done throughout rain, snow and a rescheduled final exam for my Negotiations class. This video here with Sasha pretty much sums up our experience
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
First off, I would like to give big props to everyone that came out and showed their support @ AOF & AM Day! Both events were a huge success and the compliments really meant a lot.
Here's the cliff-notes version for those of you that had better things to do
1. The parking lot for vendors @ AOF was incredible! I have been telling stories to all my friends about how the new UHAUL trucks are the coolest thing ever, but so far everyone has given me weird looks and made me feel awkward. I now have evidence!
Check out how sweet these animals are! Plus they have facts to go with them!! This all takes me back to the Bill Nye/Snapple bottle days (minus the time that I popped a bottle and read that 1/3 of the Snapple facts were not true...mega party foul).
2. I got a prime time spot @ AOF and AM day. AOF literally had an ATM machine 10 feet away from my booth.
It was pretty hard for people to give me the "I'll go get some money and be back" run-around. BUSTED!!
3. I got a little help from a friend. Big shout out to Will & mom for helping me to live the Sharp Shirter dream. Here's a shot of Will rocking the Bear Knuckles while closing the books on a Mrs.:
Bro bro also stopped by, but he was still in Pentagon mode...(still thanks for coming out)
4. AM day was too busy to get any photos in. I was literally swamp non-stop by the locals. However, I did get a chance to take a shot of a lovely lady that had recently purchased the Keep in Touch dress which we weren't selling at our booth that day.
She was more than happy to hang out by the booth and gloat.
5. Monday was miserable.
Cleaning up was not in this job profile...
Thanks again everyone for swinging by, and catch us again October 3rd @ Arts on the Avenue.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Just got an email from a happy customer who purchased a Captain Octopus tee from us in the smallest size we offer which happens to be an adult small:
If you are interested in getting sizes that are perfect fits for your kids, email us @ email@example.com and once we get enough demand, we will make it happen :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yes!! We just got in the new Petal Girl tee drawn by Shadow Chen:
The fist thing we decided to do was go out in the beautiful weather to take some shots for the site.
Unfortunately, just as Will and Verity showed up to head out, it started to pour!! My mom recommended that we go out to the Botanical Gardens by the Mall because it's a nice bright indoor area. We got there with about 5 mins till closing, so my first instinct was to grab some fallen petals from the ground and head out with the kids to another location.
We settled for the Reflecting Pond and decided to create a photo of the image in the design by blowing the petals into the water. Since we only had 2 handfuls of petals, we had two chances to get this thing right.
Oh yea, Verity delivered!!!
We are super psyched about getting the tee up on our new site which is due out next week!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I just got back from doing a show out in Atlantic City on Monday. I went out with my best bud Will, and we got a good taste of the night life....Sunday night life that is.
Not much was really going on, but does it ever in Atlantic City? Not quite sure really, but it seemed like a watered-down version of Las Vegas. A little taste for East Coasters that don't have the energy to make it out to the real thing. Anyways, I hate gambling, and don't do much in terms of clubs, so Will and I settled for a heated 1 on 1 @ the mini-golf course by the boardwalk:
The bet was "loser puts a quarter in the meter @ 8 am" I cleaned up on the course, but come 8 the next day I was already good to go, so Will didn't feel the full burn of defeat.
I wanted to treat Will to a good time since he was coming out with me to the show, so I made sure to book a 3-star hotel. Turns out that The Chelsea Hotel puts the winners of "name your own price" on priceline.com in the crap complex. Honestly, the elevator was chalked up as hell with what looked like bullet holes in the door (Will was convinced it was just a BB gun).
When we called up about the air condition and the Wifi, the concierge told us that they worked in the other complex of the hotel but not in ours. Go figure...
Friday, August 14, 2009
I just got back from a shoot with new model and rising star Jesse Spiegel in Dupont. Now if you don't know Jesse (you probably don't...), he is up for anything. And by anything, I mean ANYTHING. We were taking some reshoots of classic designs like Haymaker and Banana Split, and for the Haymaker shot, I had to talk Jessie out of tracking down a police car so that he could get handcuffed for fun by a cop while we took photos.
I've had my fair share of cops (and by cops, I mean "Cops" the tv show), so I was very reluctant to be involved with this stunt despite how Haymaker-esque it was.
We settled for shooting him bench pressing a hot dog vending machine, but we couldn't get a good shot in before it drove off with him hanging on:
We also got some sweet shots of our newest design: THE ROCKASAURUS, and we will be offering that our new sit which will be going up this Monday!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I just had a killer weekend! On Friday night, DC hosted the National Air Guitar Championships @ the 9:30 club. I've been to a lot of shows @ 9:30, but this was the first time I've had to wait in a line around the block with a ticket. Man was it packed!! Here's a shot of the DC legend "The Shred":
He's 45 and still rocking his air guitar socks off. Last year he leaped off a 15 foot speaker and broke his ankle. He did a similar leap this year, but landed safely to finish off the rest of the Queens of the Stone Age riff during round 2.
Here's a look at all the patriotic air guitar lovers getting rained on by balloons:
The show was so sick, that I was inspired to create a Rockasaurus tee in commemoration of all the animals that rock.
Unfortunately, the two DC heros: The Shred & STD (Saygar the Destroyer) were eliminated in the 2nd round, as William Ocean won the title for best air guitarist in DC.
Good luck to Will in Finland as he goes up against the international champions!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So after 7 wonderful weeks with my beautiful baby hedgehogs, it is time to find them some lovely new homes. Here's one of the males having a last cuddle on my hand:
If you're living in the DC/MD area and are looking for a new best friend in your life, hit me up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So I decided to let Lola & co have a little play time in the giant tub I got for them. They'd been spending their entire lives together in a cage, so I thought some exercise would be the healthy solution....I had no clue that this would ensue:
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
If you haven't figured it out yet from my sharpshirter.com site, I'm a HUGE animal lover. Most of my time is spent either thinking about new animal designs, watching the nature channel, or taking care of my hedgehogs. As of recently, my two little guys had a great date and are now proud parents of three little munchkins. Here's a photo compilation of the great times:
Lola & baby:
Babies all lined up:
Now that spring's in session (or so it should be!), I'm getting ready to drop some major items on sharpshirter.com. Here are some things to look forward to:
The Keys Scarf:
Rhino Hunter tee:
I'll keep you guys posted for the new gear, but do keep checking in!
I know...I broke my New Year's resolution but hey, most people do and that's what next year's for!
Anyways, I wanted to show you all my fridge at college which I just finished skinning:
Now it's a Zebra Frog thanks to the amazing work of my friend Jan oliehoek.
If you're interested in getting a specific item skinned, feel free to shoot me an email at: email@example.com