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Born To Die
24″ x 36″
Acrylic, Pastel Stick, Paper, Headphone Wire & Nail on Canvas
2013

fra angelicostencil_graffiti_beansI have been doing nudes for the first time in a loooong time and it started in an almost Anime style and morphed into Stencil Graffiti territory. I am also finally incorporating my love of Early Renaissance religious/ gold-leaf halo type work(think Fra Angelico). I am alllllso using the films like Hardcore Life, American Friend, Boogie Nights and even 80’s trash like Angel as inspiration for the whole Fallen Angel/ Seedy nightlife feel…girls who made a few too many mistakes, late night dive bars, lost innocence, youth, etc… The soundtrack while painting was Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die/ Paradise double Lp. I even used a still from one of her videos in this and attached it 002with headphone wire with holes punched by a nail…both attached to the painting. I love the idea of everyday fallen angels and I am intrigued by the combination(sort-of) of very old, classical styles with the newer, 003more immediate street art that has been a passion of mine since I can remember(it might have been my earliest artistic influence and definitely the earliest things I ever drew. I remember doing tags in kindergarten, long before I cared about any traditional art. I love tying it all together. It is feeling pretty good for now.

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From Bell’s website: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Alcohol by Volume:  7.0%
Original Gravity:  1.064
Shelf Life:  6 months
Dates Available:  Year Round

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

Look:  A beer doesn’t get much prettier than this. Light amber color, with bubbles spread throughout. Creamy, one finger head that turned into a thin layer of foam after the first few sips and left plenty of lacing down the glass.

Bouquet: Floral hops, slightest hints of Cotton Candy and Mango. A bit of wet wood in the background, but in a very god way. Not as in your face with the smell as most American IPAs.

Taste: Hop forward and Malt background. The taste is smooth citrus fruit, lemons and malts; nice and easy. There’s a piney backbone but the lemony citrus wins out.
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Feel:  Light, moderate mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Not resinous at all.

Overall:  A great beer by all accounts. I prefer my IPAs to be a bit hoppier. Usually, if I want this kind of balance , I’ll get an English IPA. Still,  Two Hearted falls somewhere in the middle to me. I really enjoyed it. It was one of six that I chose from the new beer shop that let’s you build a six pack. I will definitely be getting more of this one. My favorite of the 6 I selected.

Maker’s Mark 46…A Treasure

Posted: January 3, 2013 in booze
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I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying Maker’s Mark 46 and I have to say, it’s soooo fucking good. It’s aged longer and with oak staves giving it a smoother flavor with a slight caramel taste in the finish. Not sweet by any means, just a hint. A bottle is only 40 $ (in Florida anyway) and I have to say it compare to bourbons costing twice that much. It is a hell of a complement to nice, warm sounding vinyl playing late night. In fact, that team is perfection. Who’s thirsty?