Archive for August, 2011

IT’S HERE.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

BLOOD ROCK is here...

IT’S HERE.

BLOOD ROCK has arrived at my home. Order the latest installment in the tale of Dakota Frost at one of these fine booksellers:

and of course, on Kindle.

Crossposted on the Dakota Frost blog.

-the Centaur

Funky Fresh: the Street Mrkt Faire

Friday, August 5th, 2011

sandi at street mrkt 2011

The Street Mrkt fair is an independent art festival held at First Fridays in downtown San Jose. There are dozens of small booths each with an indie artist’s unique artworks, including my wife, Sandi Billingsley’s work under the Studio Sandi banner.

sandi's booth from the outside

There’s also an ArtCar festival in a nearby parking lot, a spoken word artist as MC, and a sequence of live bands.

the live music rocks

I really love the funky, eclectic flavor of the San Jose art community. It reminds me a lot of the Atlanta art scene, which was just exploding when I left. It’s real, earnest, and odd, but not pretentious, and people have a lot of fun here creating and soaking up creation.

the funky flavor of the friday festival

The Street Mrkt fair is going on right now, August 5th, until 11pm. I’ve heard rumors it will also be at the next First Friday, September 2nd. Check it out!

-the Centaur