Burner Bazaar Day 2

We hope you’re as excited about this bazaar as we are because you know that you have cool creative community with whom to do all your shopping! Stock up on your festival gear from your friends and family!

– Handmade Costume, Fashion, Gift & Art Bazaar –

Your favorite bazaar to stick-it-to-the-man returns to keep us supporting our friends and outta-the-box stores!

Come to buy, come to sell, or come to socialize! But, most of all, come support the efforts of your local community! We have bunches of amazingly talented community members who are coming out to show off their creations. Please come out and support your burner family in their efforts to fundraise for the summer festival season and maybe pick yourself up something awesome in the process! Come to shop or come to socialize, but please make sure you stop by!

Family and freak friendly! Come one, come all!

Whatever unusual treasures you’re after, you can rest assured you will find something to fascinate you at this event!

A lot of really beautiful members of our community work their butts off to come out to show off the amazing things that they create. Come by and show your hard working friends that you believe in a community of support and caring. We know it’s hard to get moving on the weekends but it is SO worth it to come by, we promise!!

It’s FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome. It’s a great opportunity for us to come together, get to know each other, and support our friends and artists by checking out their wares. Even if you don’t think that you could possibly need anything, please know that we would love you to come by anyway, even if it is just to share a warm, fuzzy moment with us.

The Fusion Factory
3563 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

FREE! All Ages! Family Friendly!

Check out this incredible list of things that have come to the Burner Bazaar! This bazaar is going to be stuffed full of awesome! No where else can you find so many of your fellow community members offering up so many wonderful offerings!

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Costumes ¸¸.•*¨*• pocket belts ¸¸.•*¨*• jewelry ¸¸.•*¨*• hair accessories ¸¸.•*¨*• hand made candles ¸¸.•*¨*• leatherwork ¸¸.•*¨*• clothing made from recycled/vintage materials ¸¸.•*¨*• Flow Toys ¸¸.•*¨*• kimchi and kombucha ¸¸.•*¨*• handmade vegan artisan chocolates¸¸.•*¨*• farm to table products¸¸.•*¨*• Glow-under-blacklight clothing¸¸.•*¨*•clothing with AMAZING 3D Sacred Geometry prints ¸¸.•*¨*•festival and Burner clothing ¸¸.•*¨*•killer hand crotched hoodies ¸¸.•*¨*• floggers¸¸.•*¨*•big muppet fur coats and vests and other awesome fur items ¸¸.•*¨*• crystals and minerals ¸¸.•*¨*• Reiki and massage¸¸.•*¨*• art ¸¸.•*¨*•bikes¸¸.•*¨*• ¸¸.•*¨*• Toys and kids items ¸¸.•*¨*•and SO much more!
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Whatever unusual treasures you’re after, you can rest assured you will find something to fascinate you at this event.

Burner Bazaar

We hope you’re as excited about this bazaar as we are because you know that you have cool creative community with whom to do all your shopping! Stock up on your festival gear from your friends and family!

– Handmade Costume, Fashion, Gift & Art Bazaar –

Your favorite bazaar to stick-it-to-the-man returns to keep us supporting our friends and outta-the-box stores!

Come to buy, come to sell, or come to socialize! But, most of all, come support the efforts of your local community! We have bunches of amazingly talented community members who are coming out to show off their creations. Please come out and support your burner family in their efforts to fundraise for the summer festival season and maybe pick yourself up something awesome in the process! Come to shop or come to socialize, but please make sure you stop by!

Family and freak friendly! Come one, come all!

Whatever unusual treasures you’re after, you can rest assured you will find something to fascinate you at this event!

A lot of really beautiful members of our community work their butts off to come out to show off the amazing things that they create. Come by and show your hard working friends that you believe in a community of support and caring. We know it’s hard to get moving on the weekends but it is SO worth it to come by, we promise!!

It’s FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome. It’s a great opportunity for us to come together, get to know each other, and support our friends and artists by checking out their wares. Even if you don’t think that you could possibly need anything, please know that we would love you to come by anyway, even if it is just to share a warm, fuzzy moment with us.

The Fusion Factory
3563 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

FREE! All Ages! Family Friendly!

Check out this incredible list of things that have come to the Burner Bazaar! This bazaar is going to be stuffed full of awesome! No where else can you find so many of your fellow community members offering up so many wonderful offerings!

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Costumes ¸¸.•*¨*• pocket belts ¸¸.•*¨*• jewelry ¸¸.•*¨*• hair accessories ¸¸.•*¨*• hand made candles ¸¸.•*¨*• leatherwork ¸¸.•*¨*• clothing made from recycled/vintage materials ¸¸.•*¨*• Flow Toys ¸¸.•*¨*• kimchi and kombucha ¸¸.•*¨*• handmade vegan artisan chocolates¸¸.•*¨*• farm to table products¸¸.•*¨*• Glow-under-blacklight clothing¸¸.•*¨*•clothing with AMAZING 3D Sacred Geometry prints ¸¸.•*¨*•festival and Burner clothing ¸¸.•*¨*•killer hand crotched hoodies ¸¸.•*¨*• floggers¸¸.•*¨*•big muppet fur coats and vests and other awesome fur items ¸¸.•*¨*• crystals and minerals ¸¸.•*¨*• Reiki and massage¸¸.•*¨*• art ¸¸.•*¨*•bikes¸¸.•*¨*• ¸¸.•*¨*• Toys and kids items ¸¸.•*¨*•and SO much more!
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Whatever unusual treasures you’re after, you can rest assured you will find something to fascinate you at this event.

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International Holiday Market

The Cause

This Thursday the Spring Cafe is hosting it’s first annual International Holiday Market. The mission of the Spring Cafe is to support immigrants and train refugees to work among us. Many people come to this country and work in factories because of language barriers. They work among other individuals who also don’t speak English which makes it almost impossible to learn.

Spring Cafe recognizes this and employs refugees for six week training courses. They learn about customer service in the US, get to practice their English and learn other job skills that add to their resumes. Spring Cafe gets these folks out of the factories and into the American workforce.

How Afro Triangle fits in

Some of you may not know this about me, but I am actually an immigrant. I was born in Barbados and was naturalized as a citizen in 1999. I came over with my mom and we had the help of my grandmother and aunts as we got used to living in the US.  The folks at the Spring Cafe were kind enough to include me in their holiday market. I get to join the ranks of those whose journey to this country was far more difficult than my own.

In addition to the market, there will be a live auction, a silent auction, and food and drinks available by donation. The proceeds will go toward helping the Spring Cafe continue their mission. I will be donating one of my paintings to the cause.

Dicitonary.com’s word of the year is xenophobia, the fear of the foreigner. Don’t let that be this year’s legacy. Come, participate, donate. Show our new friends that this country was built on inclusion. Come and support them as they learn how to contribute to our country and our economy.

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I will be donating this piece to the auction at the Spring Cafe this Thursday. If you want it, come get it.

Boulder Creative Collective’s Holiday Jubilee

If you live in the Boulder area and you are looking for some unique gifts for your loved ones:

Come check out the BOULDER CREATIVE COLLECTIVE‘s Holiday Jubilee!  Experience some freakin’ rad local artists, apparel brands + more in their awesome warehouse space in East Boulder!  Coffee + cocktails will be available for purchase.

RSVP on FB

Afro Triangle will be selling original drawings and paintings, fine art prints, portrait commissions and more. I’ll see you on Saturday!

Mini Comic Con 12/3/2016

I am not strictly a comic book artist, but I have been a fan forever. I definitely used comic style in my art from time to time and it remains an inspiration to me. Whenever I am stuck or in need of inspiration, I seek out my comic collection. I have been fortunate enough to have been invited to this year’s Mini Comic Con.

A Little Information

Comic cons are big business these days. These once fringe subculture events, have entered the mainstream and have become the premiere venues to celebrate pop culture. The growing popularity of comic cons can be partly attributed to the recent elevation of all things geeky in pop culture. But also by expanding comic cons to include not only comics, but also science fiction, fantasy, games, television, movies, animation, and all sorts of fandoms, comic cons have become celebrations of all things pop culture.

Whatever fandom you are into, we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, December 3, at Mini Comic Con at the Sam Gary Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a free event for fans of all ages.

Polish up your Wolverine claws, put on that cardboard TARDIS you made for Halloween, or show off that movie-quality Star Wars storm trooper outfit you spent a million dollars on. Whatever your fandom is we want to see it. Or, if you’re not into cosplay, just come as you are. There will be lots of stuff going on.

My inks will feature heavily at this event. If you are a fan of popular culture, come by and check it out.

Holiday Gift Market

In the words of the folks at My Hair Trip Salon

Every year we create a marketplace at our shop that serves as a one stop shop for people who want to get unique, beautiful and thoughtful gifts for their friends and family for the holidays.
This year we will have food and drinks, live entertainment, and local vendors selling awesome gifts like clothing/apparel, artwork, jewelry, essential oils, salves, honeys, teas, health and wellness packages, wine, etc. and of course our boutique will be open with sales on all Colorado gear, hats, shirts, purses, totes, wine bottle bags, aprons, jewelry, gemstones, pins, and all natural health and beauty products!

So this year be a Holiday Hero and show your gift recipients how thoughtful you are, rather than buying generic gifts at the big stores or online, support local and have a good time doing it.

-Paul Zamora (My Hair Trip Salon)

This year, Afro Triangle will be joining them. I will be selling small drawings and paintings, original inks and stickers. It’s First Friday, so enjoy the Art Walk and stop on in.

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Fixing Some Glitches

 

Hey everyone,

I’ve been a bit infrequent with my posts of late, but for good reason! First, I have moved. My wife and I have finally given up our nomadic lifestyle and have actually signed a lease. Since her job takes up the lion’s share of her time, it was my duty to step up and get this place organized. I feel so domestic: cooking, cleaning, decorating… it’s been good times. But, it has also taken me out of the studio a bit, so I haven’t been drawing or posting much. 

Time to get back in the saddle! I have been trouble shooting some glitches in my website that you may or may not have noticed. The mobile menu had WAY too many items in it for a while there, so now that’s all fixed. I have also finally got my Instagram feed working properly. Most of my random sketches, drawings and works in progress go on Instagram first, and I realized that I was leaving you blog readers out of the loop. Having the feed connected to my page will allow you to see what I’m doing in between big projects.

New Products!

Over the last few weeks, I have been uploading some of my older ink drawings to the web store. These original works in pen and ink are available for sale in the store. They represent the middle/low price range of my artwork. If you are into the nerdy side of pop culture like Firefly, Doctor Who and Supernatural, you are going to dig these. Each one is done old school style in pen and ink, meaning I actually dipped a nib into India Ink to make marks on paper. It takes a steady hand and enough patience not to splash ink around. I love the challenge of the medium and I hope that love and care shows in each line. Check out the shop or follow this link to take one home.

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Ch-ch-changes!

I have changed my website again. I know, it seems like things are always moving around over here, but for good reason. I am looking for the best user experience for you guys and the last layout was lacking. Those of you who visited were not getting past the blog post or home page, so that let me know that something wasn’t working. The new homepage has these easy to navigate buttons that take you exactly where you want to go.

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I have added an events page, where you can see what’s happening here in the world of Afro Triangle, and I’ve added a shopping cart for my original paintings, something which didn’t exist before.

Please take a look and let me know if there is anything that I can do to make my site a more pleasant place to hang out.

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Impressions of Peru in Watercolor

I have been trying to draw paint something in my journal every day. Some times I succeed, sometimes, not so much. Fortunately, the no page days are made up for by three page days, so I still feel good about my progress. Not every page needs its own post, however, so here are a few all in one go. If you would hi he me to elaborate on any one image, please feel free to ask.

 

I was sitting in Plaza de Armas in Central Lima with Marin and a friend when I saw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more aboutsaw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more about composition with my people watching.
I was sitting in Plaza de Armas in Central Lima with Marin and a friend when I saw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more aboutsaw this couple. I am starting to think a little bit more about composition with my people watching.
As we were coming into Mira flores by cab, we were stopped at this huge intersection. Out of nowhere, this guy jumps out into the street, tosses his hat down, busts a few windmills, stands upI and walks off before the cars can get going again. So cool!
As we were coming into Mira flores by cab, we were stopped at this huge intersection. Out of nowhere, this guy jumps out into the street, tosses his hat down, busts a few windmills, stands upI and walks off before the cars can get going again. So cool!
On a walk from Mira flores to Barranio, we stopped at this cute little cafe by what looked like a school. 'loved the umbrellas and had to sketch them.
On a walk from Mira flores to Barranio, we stopped at this cute little cafe by what looked like a school. ‘loved the umbrellas and had to sketch them.
Met this Venezuelan guy named Daniel at our first hostel in Huanchaco. I tried painting him from memory which reminded me have very difficult that is to do.
Met this Venezuelan guy named Daniel at our first hostel in Huanchaco. I tried painting him from memory which reminded me have very difficult that is to do.
The "My Friend" hostel in Huanchaco had this cafe with these really cool tables with shells and sand under glass. I painted this while waiting for lunch.
The “My Friend” hostel in Huanchaco had this cafe with these really cool tables with shells and sand under glass. I painted this while waiting for lunch.
For practice, I thought I would sketch the faces of people around me. The kid on the right kept moving around like crazy.
For practice, I thought I would sketch the faces of people around me. The kid on the right kept moving around like crazy.
Vivid color! I realize I tend to paint in muted tones and so I focused on punching up my color here. The base tones are the pure color from the palette, minimally diluted.
Vivid color! I realize I tend to paint in muted tones and so I focused on punching up my color here. The base tones are the pure color from the palette, minimally diluted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Holidays Are Coming

Hey all! Many of you are receiving this message because you have been following my work for some time. First of all, I want to thank you for your support over the years, following my progress here and on social media, attending my shows, and occasionally purchasing my art.
With the holidays coming so soon would like to remind you that my drawings and paintings make great gifts. This past year, I have added art prints to my list of offerings, providing an affordable option for those who are hesitant to buy an original painting. Fine Art America, the printing company I use provides high quality reproductions which can be pre framed or pre mounted and delivered to right you or to your loved ones. In addition to wall art, FAA has phone covers, duvet covers throw pillows and greeting cards. They even have a 30 day, money back guarantee so that if for some reason there is a problem with your product, you are protected.
Click here to check out my web store and find yourself the perfect gift.