The Consummate

Baby, Baby, Baby, Won’t You Be My Girl?

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, design, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 29, 2012

And the clothes you wear are so fine… 

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I’ll Tumble For Ya

Beauty Supplies

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, WTF by the consummate on February 22, 2012

OBEY

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, subculture, WTF by the consummate on September 19, 2011

Protesting LA’s moratorium on legal mural scapes. WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES + WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JOB!! 🙂

 

 

 

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Hello New Life

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette


 

It’s Too Late

Posted in art, design, humor, life by the consummate on April 29, 2011

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In The Stillness of

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, health, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, yoga by the consummate on February 14, 2011

No Pain, No Gain

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, family, Feminism, health, life, love, spirituality, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on February 1, 2011

Challenger Way

Posted in california, design, family, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, oldies, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 28, 2011



American Jesus – Bad Religion

25 years ago today I sat in the computer lab at school while Mrs. Ryan aired the live broadcast of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s launch. Kindergartners and 1st Graders were seated in anticipation as most of our daddies and mommies had lent a hand in building the space craft. The Challenger had been towed down 10th Street East on its way to Edwards Air Force Base where it was to be place on top of an airplane and flown to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

That day in Mrs. Ryan’s class is deeply seeded in my mind. The Challenger symbolized the hope of my youth, in the US during the 1980’s we were filled with possibilities and a desire to advance. At the height of its growth and the fastest expanding city in the US, my town, the largest Aerospace community in the world, the Challenger meant progress and a job well done. It meant they were all moving in the right direction. Blue collar workers were confident in the prescribed dose of Republican bullshit and propaganda. We were, after all, winning the arms race against the Russians.

My 1st grade class co-taught by Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Gunderson was apart of the process since Day 1 with building models, learning about the astronauts and visiting the plant where the Shuttle was partially built. The teachers were overwhelmingly enthused by Christa McAuliffe, the teacher chosen to ride in space as the first non-astronaut human. It meant a generation of children would know that teaching meant so much more than a classroom setting, it meant reaching the limits of space.

The explosion was something none of us could fathom. I remember being seated in a dark computer lab with my peers crying, unable to understand what happened. I think it was in the instance of the explosion that a whole generation of Americans realized how fragile we actually were. That sometimes lady luck isn’t on our side and on that day Jesus was not an American citizen.

The Courage to Alter

Posted in artists, beauty, design, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on November 4, 2010


“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” — Anaïs Nin

(thank you to Kimberly Padula for this quote)

I Feel You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, family, fashion, film, life, love, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on September 10, 2010

shout out to my brother. xo

Stay Classy

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships by the consummate on April 5, 2010

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That’s Right

Posted in art, artists, california, design, family, health, life, love, relationships by the consummate on September 7, 2009

You Wanna Give Me a Tattoo?

Posted in art, artists, california, design, life, neighborhood, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on September 4, 2009

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Hello, I’m interested in your services. Give me a ring cuz I’m missing you while you’re in NYC doing freehand.

Really, I admire your work. At least hit me via email.

Beautiful

Posted in art, artists, design, photography, plants, spirituality by the consummate on August 27, 2009

Beautiful2Courtesy of Seb Lester

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Who Are You? Who-Who. Who-Who

Posted in animals, artists, design, life by the consummate on August 25, 2009
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Pretty Pussies

Posted in animals, art, design, life, neighborhood, relationships, san francisco, sex by the consummate on August 21, 2009

Meow.

They’re Back

Posted in art, artists, design, life by the consummate on August 21, 2009

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Que Bonita!

Posted in animals, art, artists, design, life, photography, yoga by the consummate on August 18, 2009

Mami es muy linda!

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Samson

Posted in design, life, plants, spirituality by the consummate on August 13, 2009

Samson look alike (pre-haircut). In the corner.
Unsolicited advice: rotate him.

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Posted in design, health, life, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on August 12, 2009

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Pink

Posted in art, design, life, photography by the consummate on August 12, 2009

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