FAKE LEVI’S TAGS
Levi’s were what defined the “cool” people in my junior high years and my parents couldn't afford to buy me them and my paltry allowance didn't come close to buying me a pair. My mother would buy me corduroys from Sears or K-Mart on the cheap, after which I would find orange material similar to the Levi's tags. Then I simply embroidered the Levi's logo, sewed it up and inserted into the right side rear pocket and Voila! I had Levi's cords that looked legit but fit like crap.
CONCERT TICKET FORGERIES
I was a huge live music concert fan and also liked to save money when possible. I put my talents as an artist with OCD tendencies to good use and would spend 2-3 hours painting over similar $1 college basketball tickets with all information to match a friends payed for concert ticket. Mega-concert tickets were only $7 in those days so I lost money faking the tickets but I gained lots of confidence knowing that they were good enough to sneak in with. It was a strange way to get a rush...
PAUL NEWMAN INK PORTRAIT
I don't remember just how many days I invested in this pointillist portrait of Paul Newman but there has to be tens of thousands of dots of various thicknesses that make up the tonal gradiations. I actually quit when I couldn't force myself to go any further but very much like the unfinished look and the edgy use of white space. I entered this ink drawing in an Addys contest when I went to college at TSTC in Waco and it won Best Pen and Ink.