What are those? – I See Pixels Podcast Ep 1

This is the first episode of our brand new “I See Pixels Podcast”, created by David and Anthony Cavins. We are both graphic and web designers so we created a platform to discuss design in everyday situations. In our first episode “What are those?” we discuss branding vs. good design. Do we like Nike’s because we have […]

Americanah and Parable of the Sower – Book Review

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. http://amzn.to/2d7BzgE Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler: When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even […]

The Red Queen and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Book Review

This weeks Book Review The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard http://amzn.to/2cJyNyu The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers http://amzn.to/2cYkk12  

Shadowshaper Book Review

Shadowshaper by author Daniel Jose Older Book Review Get the book https://www.amazon.com/Shadowshaper-Daniel-Jos%C3%A9-Older/dp/133803247X/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1473345973&sr=8-1&keywords=shadowshaper Follow Us @antcave @lavettesade

What’s your superpower

Overthinking. Turning your weakness into a strength

Giving 100 when working for yourself

Creating Peace of Mine

Peace of Mine This was a challenging piece.  Someone contacted me about a piece I had for sale that they liked but wished it had a different background color. I offered to do an original for the same price and they accepted.  The challenge came in the form of time constraints. They needed the piece […]

Don’t do it for the likes

Scifi Fan art

I’m not sure why it’s been a rule for me but I for the most part avoid doing a lot of “fanart”.  I’m sure in some ways it’s held me back as far as exposure but dammit I do what i want lol.  Sometimes however I bend my own rules and do some pieces that […]

FanbrosxBGN

I recently had an opportunity to design something for my favorite podcast FanBros “FanBros.com is a natural extension of the FanBrosShow podcast, with articles, reviews and previews that focus on exploring the diverse world of nerd culture and all that it represents. From editorials to the latest news of the day you can find everything […]

Live Painting

Did some live painting over the weekend.  The first time I did live painting was while I had a show up at Lowe Mill.  It was s fun experience but kinda weird because people kept walking up behind me watching and I didn’t realize they were there haha.  This time i was setup outside of […]

T-shirt design

I had an opportunity to design a couple of shirts for The Artery “Designed locally, printed locally, free range organic models sourced locally We have awesome t-shirts designed by our very own artists; Christina Wegman, Anthony Cavins, Jena Salvetti, and Marcella Roberts. We partnered with Green Pea Press for printing and they did an amazing […]

Important work

Some people would consider important work to be that piece that makes that one defining statement.  The crowd goes wild, you end up with a loft apartment in some city with a too high cost of living.  All of those things would be great but I have learned that sometimes your most important work are […]

Rebekah

A new photoshoot More photos on flickr

Judith’s Daughter

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.” – Maya Angelou This is one of the first pieces I began for my most recent show “Wait, Let me Delineate”. 23×23 on panel  

What i’m working on right now

This piece started out as a quick project to do for a live painting session I did at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.  It evolved into a much bigger undertaking and the challenge has been fun. I started out with a photoshoot with a friend with a vague concept in mind into a piece I […]

Pharoahe Monch – PTSD

Pharoahe Monch is one of my favorite artists and this album just adds to my admiration and appreciation for what he brings to the universe. This album is very personal, the production is great and of course it’s Pharoahe so the lyricism is amazing as usual. You can purchase it here, you won’t be disapointed […]

Oh yea I’m also a photographer

When I’m not painting, which is 80% of the time, I try to find time to do some photography. I actually was doing photography before I started taking painting seriously. Photography has helped me with the color choice and compositions I create when painting. Anywho, here some pics from a shoot I did recently.  She’s […]

Lupita Nyong’o

Sometimes as an artist you see someone and you know you have to paint them. That’s what happened here, she’s beautiful and I’ve been wanting to paint someone with darker skin for awhile now

Ray Gun, new in box

“Ray gun” art print of an original painting from my show entitled “Wait Let Me Delineate” 12×16. I wanted to combine the elegance of an old pirate gun with the awesomeness that is a ray gun. I had fun doing this piece, figuring out how it would work, how it would fit in the hand, […]