STI Golf Tournament Card Sale

During the 15th Annual STI Golf Tournament, Kevin’s Cards made it’s debut to promote for the upcoming card sale at Artist Alley during the Alameda County Fair this summer. With only a limited amount of cards to sell, this was my only chance to sell out.

At first, no one was interested due to the prizes that were distributed to the golfers. However, once I made the announcement  that there were cards for sale and made the promotion for the sale, it drew up a lot of interest and somehow I managed to accomplish the sell out.

In the end, I made a total of $76 after starting with about $30. This will be the starting point for the card sale and I hope it will continue to increase as more people buy my merchandise during the Alameda County Fair. 

Best Sports Rivalries

After completing my recent sports posters, it got me thinking about different sport rivalries because of the House Divided series I created and it’s fun to see these teams compete against each other whether it’s during the preseason, regular season, or post season. It’s especially exciting when it’s during the biggest sporting event of the season whether it’s the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Championship, Stanley Cup, College Football Bowl Games, or March Madness.

To me, I define rivalry games as teams competing in the same division or the same city because they’re usually the most heated and most exciting, even if an occasional fight breaks out.

Here’s a list of my top sport rivalries mentioned in A House Divided and others as well:

NFL

Steelers/Ravens

Jets/Patriots

Packers/Bears

Giants/Eagles

Redskins/Cowboys

49ers/Seahawks

49ers/Rams

Cowboys/Giants

Cowboys/Eagles

Redskins/Giants

Redskins/Eagles

Bengals/Browns

Browns/Steelers

Lions/Bears

Vikings/Packers

Falcons/Saints

Cowboys/49ers

Giants/49ers

Broncos/Raiders

Chiefs/Raiders

Chargers/Raiders

Raiders/49ers

Jets/Giants

Steelers/Eagles

Cowboys/Texans

Buccaneers/Dolphins

 

MLB

Red Sox/Yankees

Astros/Rangers

Mets/Phillies

Cardinals/Cubs

Dodgers/Giants

Yankees/Mets

Cubs/White Sox

Dodgers/Angels

Athletics/Giants

Rays/Marlins

 

NBA

Celtics/Knicks

Nets/Knicks

Lakers/Kings

Warriors/Kings

Lakers/Clippers

Mavericks/Rockets

Mavericks/Spurs

Rockets/Spurs

 

College Football

Stanford/CAL

UCLA/USC

Oregon/Oregon State

Arizona/Arizona State

Washington/Washington State

Michigan/Ohio State

Michigan/Michigan State

Kansas/Kansas State

Oklahoma/Oklahoma State

TCU/Baylor

TCU/Texas

Alabama/Auburn

Alabama/LSU

Georgia/Florida

Duke/North Carolina

Miami/Florida State

Florida/Florida State

Army/Navy

Notre Dame/Stanford

USC/Notre Dame

USC/Stanford

Miami/Florida

BYU/Utah

Utah/Utah State

Colorado/Colorado State

UNLV/Nevada

Louisville/Kentucky

Iowa/Iowa State

 

No matter what sport you watch and who your favorite team is, rivalry match-ups are usually the best games to watch whether it’s at home in front of the TV or at a live game at the stadium.

If you want to find any of these teams, check out my custom sports posters or A House Divided Series. I definitely plan to create more projects like this. All I need is to find more inspiration to make it happen!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hope everyone has a great Mother’s Day! Be sure to show your appreciation to all your mothers and grandmothers out there and tell them how much you love them!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

New Poster Designs

After months of hard work, the Kevin’s Cards Posters are finally ready! These posters include more custom made sports posters and the Kevin’s Cards Special entitled Best of Kevin’s Cards. 

The sports posters include the different teams on located on different playing environments such as a football field, a baseball diamond, and a basketball court. This will give people a better understanding of what sport it is and where they can find their favorite team.

The Best of Kevin’s Cards series is a mash-up of different paintings from the past three years divided into different categories such as Summer, Fall, Winter, and Best Sellers, and displayed as if it were in a real art museum. This series is a great way to see a bunch of paintings at once, especially if people didn’t get the original painting from me.

As I’ve mentioned before, this was one of the projects I planned on doing because of my interest in sports and I wanted to find other ways to use my paintings and it was even better than what I envisioned! Hopefully someday they’ll make their debut at the next art show, including this year’s Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair!

Artist Alley Update

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!

The good news is that the Kevin’s Cards Sale is still happening at Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair this summer! For anyone whose planning to attend, here’s the schedule of the actual fair and when my booth will be open:

Alameda County Fair

Dates- June 15 – July 8 (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Hours- 11 AM – 11 PM

 

Kevin’s Cards Sale

Dates- July 4 – July 8

Hours- Same as above (Note: Fair Closes at 6 PM July 4/Fair Gates Close at 3 PM)

 

The location of the booth along with the prices for the cards and other merchandise will be announced later! Hope to see you there this summer!

Mountain View Al A Carte & Art

The first art & wine festival of 2018 led me to the Mountain View Al A Carte & Art Festival. This was an opportunity for me to discover new ideas for future projects and to get inspiration for my booth at the 2018 Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair this summer.

For the most part, it was pretty much the same stuff I saw at past shows, but of course they were all wonderful masterpieces and I’m amazed at how many different ways people create their projects! The one that surprised me the most was The Corker. The creator, Fred Albrecht uses different images and displays them on corks found on wine bottles. It’s almost exactly what Linda Cullen does with her bottle caps. No matter which one it is, they’re both a work of art! 

Overall, this festival is a good starting point for my inspiration! As I continue to visit other ones, who knows what I’ll unlock next and how it’ll inspire me to create and have a successful sale this summer!

TreasureFest IV

Yesterday, I returned to San Francisco’s Treasure Island for a fourth round of TreasureFest.

Although the weather was a little colder and cloudier than the last visit, it turned out better with more booths to check out. However, I didn’t get a chance to buy anything, but there will be plenty of time to buy something from that event and other art & wine festivals too.

So far, the shows that I’ve visited this past year have given me lots of inspiration for projects I can create, and I’ve been using them ever since. Since the summer is coming up, I plan to visit more of them so I can get even more ideas for what I can create!

Who knows! Maybe someday Kevin’s Cards will make an appearance at one of these festivals or flea markets!

Kevin’s Cards Special

SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT!!!!!

Kevin’s Cards has a new project under development, which will become the Kevin’s Cards Special! One of them will feature some of the best paintings from previous years, which will be known as The Best of Series; and another one will be special greeting cards.

Although I can’t tell you exactly what it’ll look like, I’m sure that it’ll be a big seller along with the regular greeting cards. Details will be announced later!

Oakland A’s 50th Anniversary Game

Last night, my friend attended the Oakland A’s 50th Anniversary Game against the Chicago White Sox at the Oakland Coliseum. This was by far without question the best games we’ve gone to so far because of the free admission tickets, courtesy of my Uncle Frederick’s co-workers, and we got to choose any seat that we wanted. So, we got to sit behind the home plate to get the best view of the game. The highlight of it all was that we destroyed the White Sox by a final score of 10-2. 

Overall, we had the best time at this game and we look forward to the upcoming games we attend this season and hope we continue to get really good seats! 

Happy 50th Anniversary Oakland A’s!

Halfway to 50 at Thunder Valley

This weekend, I celebrated my Halfway to 50 birthday at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA with my buddies Sam, Justin, and Anthony. Even though it was a farther trip from the Bay Area, it was well worth it! We originally planned to go last week, but we had to reschedule it do to other things going on and poor weather conditions.

The room we got was a Provence suite with a sofa bed on one side of the room, and a king size bed on the other, which was courtesy of my Uncle Donnie Pestrana. Other highlights of the trip included touring Denio’s Flea Market, the Roseville Galleria Mall, swimming at the pool, eating at the buffet, and most importantly gambling at the casino.

Casinos are one of my favorite places to hang out mainly because of all the bright colors of the slot machines, card and roulette tables, and the overall ambience. No matter if it’s Thunder Valley, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, or Reno, it’s always an exciting place to visit whether you win or lose.

Special thanks to Uncle Donnie for providing us the room, my friends for joining me, and everyone else who made my birthday special! Wonder what next year will have in store and where my next destination will take place!