Squeegee HEE HEE a contest at Window Cleaning Resource

I did this new Squeegeelution based design incorporating the King of POP Michael jackojai Jackson. Interestingly, Window Cleaning Resource dot com who recently signed a licensing deal to run with the Squeegeelution Design in building a decorated clothing, accessory and product brand.

Now they are trying to push other window cleaners to be creative designers too. I like that because it inspires me. Here’s a few of the designs I’ve dreamed up over the weekend.

Matrix, Squeegeelution, WCR, Chris T. Wilson, Ojai

Remember its all an illusion.

BAD, SqueegeePower, Jacko, Pop, Chris T. Wilson, Ojai, Window Washing, WCR

Power Pop goes the Squeegee

dio-vision

Squeegee Horns

Squeegeelution, Squeegeepower, Window Cleaning Fist, Window Washing Fist, Revolution

The Squeegeelution Design by Chris T. Wilson

 

So how would you redesign and create your own version of the Squeegeelution. If you come up with something, email it to me.

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Ojai Face Tagging up a Bart’s Book vintage buried poster treasure

I saw on the Bart’s Book facebook page that there was this cool old Jazz At Ojai poster from 1984 that was super cool finger paint like simple drawing which I’ve just learned was by a jazz and art loving accountant Lyn Stewart.

Bart's Books Ojai, old poster, Jazz at Ojai, 1984

Poster for Jazz at Ojai found under other posters during remodel at Bart’s Books

So, I tagged this up a bit in photoshop, chopped, smudged and clone stamped my way to a new look for this old friend. Mister Ojai Face appears.

Ojai Face, t-shirt, Ojai, California, design, screen print, poster

Transformed to the Jazz At Ojai Face guy.

 

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EDGAR ALLAN POJAI

Well, this had to happen eventually. Saturday morning seems like a good time to make fresh Ojai Face design. Enjoy Edgar Allan POJAI.

Edgar Allan Poe, Ojai Face, t-shirt design, screen print, Chris T. Wilson, Ojai, CA, California

This was innevermoreitable

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Kayleigh Jean on Don’t Look At Me Podcast 013

Love Tanjane Model Kayleigh Jean is the author of newly published Kindle ebook, “Raw & Coveted: Traditionally Healthy Raw & Gourmet Desserts” available now on Amazon.com!

After spending the day shooting the new collection for my Booboo’s clothing line up on Sisar Road in Upper Ojai, she took a few moments to laugh with me in the barn and share her philosophy on food and talk about her product

Pickle Biotic available at Rainbow Bridge and Farmer and The Cook, blogging and her love of cooking.

The Pickle-Biotic Home Fermentation Kit
Kayleigh Jean, Raw & Coveted, Baby Goat, Love Tanjane, Tie Dye, Rayon, Maxi Dress

In a new caftan maxi dress from Love Tanjane, Kayleigh cuddles a baby Nubian goat up Sisar Road.

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Lissie on Don’t Look At Me Podcast episode 12

me-and-lissie

Me in the Squeegeelution and Lissie in her new vintage Stetson Open Road.

A few months back, I was at a local watering hole with my friend Joe who you may know from Ojai Healing Movement and the advertising place mats you see in the restaurants around Ojai, and we’re sitting there yucking it up and there’s a handful of Ojai’s resident recording artists sitting a few tables away and among them is this adorable blonde smoking cigarettes and laughing and going on with these guys. And it came out that this young lady is known as Lissie.

I had not heard of her, which isn’t that surprising since there’s a lot going on these days and this little Valley is in a constant state of change. But I went home that night and googled her up and thus began my fascination with this rising musical superstar.

Fast forward to last week. I had made a few requests to our favorite ukulele strumming, surfing science teacher Jim Bailey, to get me with some podcast guests, and what do you know? Well, he hooked it up proper and put me in touch with Lissie and she said “Yes.”

So I went over to her place and we sat on the porch and visited for a few hours. Now, I could take hours to go through our two hour conversation and edit it down, but instead I just leave it as is in all of its glory to let you decide which parts to edit out, skip over. I suggest listening to the whole thing. Get inspired by this driven, confident young woman. We cover a lot of ground and the conversation bounces around a bit, but ultimately I really enjoyed this one a lot and I hope you do too.

Thanks for checking it out. You can hear Lissie perform when she hosts the Beachwood Rockers Society at the historical Deer Lodge roadhouse on April 6, 2013. Check the link for details.

 

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Variations on the Ojai Face theme.

Since the mid oughts when I created my first Cafe Press store and brought the Ojai Face into existence, the desire to print, publish, fold, spindle and mutilate the word OJAI has driven me to the edges of prurient folly.

Recently, I’ve been taking iconic images from pop culture and esoteric symbology then skewing, warping, pasting, blurring and sharpening the Ojai Face onto them. Perhaps you saw the GONZOJAI tribute to Hunter S. Thompson.

I present to you the PSYCHOJAI. I love this. The whole concept of merging and recreating recognizable art from a themed word that in itself is unusual enough to form a recognizable face shape that can be plastered all over things. Obsessed much?

psychojai, ojai face, ojai california, chris wilson, t-shirts, tourist,

You'll feel better after a hot shower.

 

 

so then there’s the next one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a little corny to me to call this Baphomet Ojai or BAPHOJAI. It harkens to my love of the mysteries, the arcane, the magickal, occult and esoteric. This spirit is alive and simmering in Ojai, I’m sure. Betwixt the Theosophists and some of the more eccentric yogis, I’m sure there’s tens of people who’d smile at this design.

ojai face, baphomet, occult symbol, inverted pentagram, goat head, t-shirt design,

I don't not feel not baaaad

 

 

 

 

 

I’m putting them in the store.

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Chris B. Olds on Don’t Look At Me podcast 010.

Ojai Valley Internet Radio, Chris Olds, podcast, Ojai, California

Chris T and Chris B in the Barn

Ojai Valley Internet Radio Jock #1 Chris B. Olds tapped into the podcast channel here in the barn and what a pleasant steady flow that was. Chris is an active session and gigging drummer and is in the process of creating a media network that will Eclipse the Valley and beyond. Like me he is actively self-(un)employed. He’s focused in the digital arts and website construction and maintenance side of things. If you need a website or blog setup, Chris is your man.

I like that the podcast conversation goes a little esoteric and metaphysical. I’m always fascinated by magickal stuff. And I really appreciate his affinity for and dedication to the musicians of the area. Be sure and follow @ojaivalleyradio on Twitter and them on facebook.

ojai valley internet radio, streaming, music, dj, chris olds

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Rain Perry on Don’t Look At ME podcast 009

Rain Perry, Squeegeelution Tee Shirt, christwilson, windowashing.com, Don't Look At Me podcast, singer, Ojai, song writing, interview

How fitting that Rain Perry wears the Squeegee Power and joins me on the podcast.

My upper Ojai neighbor Rain Perry swings by the barn to folk things up a bit. We shoot it about family, songwriting, and Keanu Reeves. I heard Rain perform last year at the Ojai Art Center Jammin’ series. And its one of the few times in my life when live music actually got me misty eyed. It was something about her warm inviting accessible sound and then these simple poetic emotionally layered lyrical melodies. Truly amazing.

It’s good to get to know her better. I wash Rain’s windows and I’d like to wash yours too. Learn more about Rain on her website. And send her some dopamine bursts by retweeting her @rainperry and liking her facebook statuses. Here’s a link to her reverbnation.com page. You can hear all the songs that I play on the podcast here. I believe her version of Let’s Get It On is the best cover of that song EVER.

Enjoy the show.

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Sonia Erneux on Dont Look At Me Podcast 008

Sonia Erneux, Love Tanjane, tie dye, dresses, women's clothing, Chris T. Wilson, Ojai, California, podcast, interview, Upper Ojai, art, painting, drinking, red wine, alcohol

My BooBoo Sonia Erneux visits with me in the garden.

Been a little sick for the past week. Upper respiratory congestion, plugged bronchials and so on. I won’t bore you. So I kindly asked my Booboo Sonia if she’d be on the mics with me this week and it turned out wonderfully. Sonia designs Love Tanjane her clothing line that’s produced locally and sells all over the world. She blogs pretty regularly on matters of decor and design, art and food and other things she finds inspiring here: StuffSoniaLoves. She posts her paintings on her other blog: SoniaPaintsStuff. We talk about art and alcohol, sing Sugarman over and over again, and giggle.

I catch up with my baby boy Enoch Wilson on the phone. We discuss his IMDB profile and role in the Jack Me movie of 2008 that’s available on Amazon instant video. To see his comic lines and his brother Elijah’s confessions as well in this very bad parody of the Super Size Me documentary, skip forward to minute 47:00. Those scenes were shot at Happy Valley School in the commons during the summer of 2007 I think.

Remember to check the seed swap at the Chapparal Auditorium and visit my sponsor All Good Things Organic Seeds and save 15% on your order with the coupon code “christwilson” at check out.

I mention the Calton Institute’s book Rich Food Poor Food. They are on the Bullet Proof Executive’s blog. I’ll be setting up the affiliate banner for Bullet Proof Exec soon. On the podcast front, I enjoy Duncan Trussel Family Hour podcast and want to acknowledge it. Figure it out… Enjoy this show.

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Ojai Face design day.

I went kinda crazy on the Ojai Face designs today. I got out of bed this morning and my son Elijah had emailed me a link to a piece by Hunter S. Thompson from 1955. It is titled Security and the legendary Gonzo journalist in all of his 18 year old wonder waxes eloquently about avoiding the rut of security and making life an adventure.

Ojai Face, smiley face, ojai, gonzojai, hunter s. thompson, fear and loathing, depp,

We were somewhere on the edge of Oak View when the drugs began to take hold.

Well that inspired me to make a GONZOJAI Ojai Smiley Face variant with a HST theme. I like how it has a sort of racoon, nighttime, Hamburgaler feel to it. Really makes me smile.

I took this nudge from the muse and kept going. I made the screen, had several puffs of light hit me from above and then made some more magic on the computer. Easily distracted, I wandered to the garden and laid in the hammock for 7 minutes. Sweet release ran through me, and I was at it again.

Pulling an old image from my smart Samsung Charge phone. It really does take a decent picture. Better than any iPhone images I’ve been in. While I’d been at a job last week, I saw a note pad from a regional airport and I snapped a quick picture of it with my phone and went on. Here’s what I made. Again, a variant on the Ojai Smiley face, this time with the dream of an airplane and a wind sock limp in the afternoon lull.

ojai t-shirt, airplane, airport, ojai, california, ojai face, smile, screen printing, cessna

Fly Ojai Airport how convenient.

Ok, that’s enough for now. I have to add these to my store. What a great day.

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