ARCHITECTURE and APPLEJUICE

"One man's unique journey starting an architectural illustration business in one of the worst economies ever and raising a son with his wife in the beauty that is San Diego and the world beyond."

PACIFIC BEACH CALIFORNIA 2-26-14, 5:26pm
"If it wasn’t for the ocean, I’d probably die."
I have been all over the world and if I get more than 50 miles from the sea I feel a part of me shriveling up and decaying. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and lived in the ultra suburbia East Bay about 55 miles from the coast. My dead father introduced me to the sea, as a child, and it tattooed itself onto my brain for eternity. As soon as I could drive I spent my time in Ocean Beach SF, Fort Kronkite, Stinson and Bolinas. But living so far from the ocean took it’s toll on me. Eventually I moved to San Diego and my original birthplace. I moved right to Pacific Beach and have been there since 1990…which yes…makes me old. I fell in love the 1st day I cruised around PB, riding beach cruisers, drinking beer on the beach(legal then and not now), hitting the cool bars at the time, surfing everyday, watching amazing sunsets every night and meeting some of the most beautiful chic’s I had ever seen. Gina, Jessica, Katherine, Marianna, Jennifer, Heather, Toni, Jessica 2 and 3, Margo, Erin, Jackie, the mail lady(don’t remember her name), Cat, Karma, Sorin, Mamae, Angie, Brooke, the twins, Nancy, waitress 1 and 2, bartender 1, 2 and 3(Corinne?), Marla and finally Deborah the Brazilian who became my wife.
I was a young, fit, athletic surfer who had the time of his life. Living in a California coastal town thru the Grunge Era(which I LOVED by the way) I half-assed started and never finished several businesses…Clothing company, comic book artist, surf videographer, house painter, fine artist and eventually ended up becoming an architectural illustrator after bartending for about 12 yrs.
Now, I own an architectural illustration studio, I’ve been married since 2002 and have a 5 yr old(as of 2014). I barely surf even tho I live 2 blocks from the beach, but I have my ritual of getting my morning coffee and checking the waves EVERYDAY, just like I used too when I was single and without responsibility. The fact that I don’t get “wet” as often as I would like…I am happy, content and satisfied with the present. 
I no longer need to hit every happy hour or surf everyday or pick up on every chic or been with the “in” crowd.
I now cruise around the same town as a father, showing my son the beauty that this place has to bring and offer. I am slowly becoming the old guy in town who people give a head nod too, as if to say, “Hey man what’s up, I know you but I cant seem to remember your name.” I just smile and say to myself, “No worries dude, I remember when I used to serve you drinks for 8 yrs and you called me Carl, when my name is Keaven.”
I wouldn’t change a single thing:)

PACIFIC BEACH CALIFORNIA 2-26-14, 5:26pm

"If it wasn’t for the ocean, I’d probably die."

I have been all over the world and if I get more than 50 miles from the sea I feel a part of me shriveling up and decaying. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and lived in the ultra suburbia East Bay about 55 miles from the coast. My dead father introduced me to the sea, as a child, and it tattooed itself onto my brain for eternity. As soon as I could drive I spent my time in Ocean Beach SF, Fort Kronkite, Stinson and Bolinas. But living so far from the ocean took it’s toll on me. Eventually I moved to San Diego and my original birthplace. I moved right to Pacific Beach and have been there since 1990…which yes…makes me old. I fell in love the 1st day I cruised around PB, riding beach cruisers, drinking beer on the beach(legal then and not now), hitting the cool bars at the time, surfing everyday, watching amazing sunsets every night and meeting some of the most beautiful chic’s I had ever seen. Gina, Jessica, Katherine, Marianna, Jennifer, Heather, Toni, Jessica 2 and 3, Margo, Erin, Jackie, the mail lady(don’t remember her name), Cat, Karma, Sorin, Mamae, Angie, Brooke, the twins, Nancy, waitress 1 and 2, bartender 1, 2 and 3(Corinne?), Marla and finally Deborah the Brazilian who became my wife.

I was a young, fit, athletic surfer who had the time of his life. Living in a California coastal town thru the Grunge Era(which I LOVED by the way) I half-assed started and never finished several businesses…Clothing company, comic book artist, surf videographer, house painter, fine artist and eventually ended up becoming an architectural illustrator after bartending for about 12 yrs.

Now, I own an architectural illustration studio, I’ve been married since 2002 and have a 5 yr old(as of 2014). I barely surf even tho I live 2 blocks from the beach, but I have my ritual of getting my morning coffee and checking the waves EVERYDAY, just like I used too when I was single and without responsibility. The fact that I don’t get “wet” as often as I would like…I am happy, content and satisfied with the present. 

I no longer need to hit every happy hour or surf everyday or pick up on every chic or been with the “in” crowd.

I now cruise around the same town as a father, showing my son the beauty that this place has to bring and offer. I am slowly becoming the old guy in town who people give a head nod too, as if to say, “Hey man what’s up, I know you but I cant seem to remember your name.” I just smile and say to myself, “No worries dude, I remember when I used to serve you drinks for 8 yrs and you called me Carl, when my name is Keaven.”

I wouldn’t change a single thing:)

liberalsarecool:

Ted Cruz steps up his idiot reputation.
Via Democratic Memes

liberalsarecool:

Ted Cruz steps up his idiot reputation.

Via Democratic Memes

Artshow by Keaven Matty Sat Jan 18th 5-9 pm at Turquoise Cellars in Pacific Beach CA

"A digital watercolor presentation of the power, the life and the sparkle of human eyes and the influence they have on our mood, attitude and judgment of others. No words are needed. Eyes have the ability to speak for themselves, with a lasting impression…before they one day fade away, as all things do."

In memory of my best friend who passed away almost 2 yrs ago from a short and brutal fight with one of the rarest forms of cancer. Last case of this type was a 10 yr old in Japan, 29 yrs ago.
Miss ya buddy
humansofnewyork:

"They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies, but there’s not much you can do when the whole class is like that." “Why do they make fun of you?” “Let’s see. My weight, obviously. The fact that I read for fun. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I watch Nova. I don’t like sports. You know those loud, obnoxious kids you see hanging out in groups, screaming at people? That’s my whole school.” “So what do they do to you?” “Just yell at me and throw stuff at me. But I am proud of one thing. Most kids who get picked on completely spaz out at some point, and get violent. That hasn’t happened to me yet.”

humansofnewyork:

"They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies, but there’s not much you can do when the whole class is like that."
“Why do they make fun of you?”
“Let’s see. My weight, obviously. The fact that I read for fun. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I watch Nova. I don’t like sports. You know those loud, obnoxious kids you see hanging out in groups, screaming at people? That’s my whole school.”
“So what do they do to you?”
“Just yell at me and throw stuff at me. But I am proud of one thing. Most kids who get picked on completely spaz out at some point, and get violent. That hasn’t happened to me yet.”

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Do not deny grant money to struggling Sandy victims

"FUN WITH EDUCATION AND iPHONES"


Last night I was on daddy duty while momma went out bowling with work friends. Bowling? Yes, people still do this and actually it’s quite hip in San Diego these days.

Anyway, we watched enough TV, read enough books and played enough trains, so I decided to mix it up with some iPhone camera play and post the outcome on Facebook. Was quite a hit with the FB folks.

Love my daddy time with my little man. 

CANADA…shhhh
Monterey Bay CA
Nature Preserve South Africa
Trestles…the calm before the storm
Watercolor, colored pencil, oil paint, pen & ink and digital enhancements. 18x24 printed on canvas. By Keaven Matty Arts© 2013
"The 44th"
Watercolor, colored pencil, pen & ink on canvas with digital enhancements. 24x36.
By Keaven Matty Arts©
Sitting and working at a computer all day….missing the Mentawai Islands.