On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.
On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).
Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.
With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.
Sign up for the event here.
Ray-Ban has launched another short film on their Never Hide Films channel, which pairs rising directors with musicians. The series began with “Saturday Night Cosmic Breakdown,” and follows up with “Martha” by Los Angeles-based director Sam Benenati and Irish musician James Vincent McMorrow.
Watch “Martha” below.
Our Vancouver-based friends at Fbomb Trading have hooked us up with 3 fantastic Komono watches designed by a personal favourite, illustrator Andy Rementer. We wanna give them all away to you and two friends, we’ll even throw in Andy’s amazing book as well!
All you have to do is follow @fbombtrading and @ tag two of your friends in the post above (or click here). We’ll pick winners in two weeks and you and your buds get everything you see in this photo of my desk.
Enter as many times as you like! Winners will be selected using a random number generator.
Our sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides downloadable eGuides and tutorials for aspiring artists. The resources they provide allow aspiring artists quickly pick up the basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on the basics of watercolor, apparently it was popular last time we offered it so they’ve brought it back.
The eGuide provides an introduction to things like paper types, color value, temperature, and intensity, as well as the proper technique for swatching new paints. If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part is that it costs zero dollars.
If you want, you can download the Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor.
Our sponsor this week is Craftsy, a resource for aspiring artists looking to pick up some of the basics. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media (offer expires June 12th).
In this class you learn acrylic, charcoal, and pastel techniques for painting life-like animals. If you’re interested, learn more here.
Thank you all for submitting your work to the May Submissions post, and for leaving all of those nice comments to everyone else who submitted work. Please keep upvoting work you like, it really helps artists in this community. This way work that I may not feel is a fit for the site can still be seen, and everyone can get traffic to their personal websites.
Please share your work here during the month of June. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.
1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.