Friday, August 27, 2010

HEADING EAST 4 THE VANS JOEL TUDOR INVITATIONAL

Just got in from Europe, have the night at home with family in LA and than off again tomorrow morning for Joel's Invitational.. So great to breathe in the Pacific sea mist and give my little sister, mom and dad some love. Feeling honored to be on the short list of rippers and looking forwards to the times ahead... Never been to those parts so looking forwards to the new sensations ahead..... Oh yeah, did I mention this will be the 1st contest I've done in 10 years... Should be interesting.. No expectations. Love and Light


Thursday, August 26, 2010

THANK YOU ITALY




***I am grateful for my family, my friends new and old, the amazing foods, scents and visuals my eyes have seen. The life lessons that are ever evolving. New energy, new inspiration, love, space, the Mediterrenean Sea, the Touscan country side, pizza, late night laughter and as always a cozy place to call home..... Off in a few hours, what a journey.....

Love and Light, Chris 111

NICO'S THANK YOU PRESENT

LUCA AND KIMBERLY =

***Nico
***Fabiana

WAKE SURF AND FACEPLANTS

FULL MOON ART SHOW WAS FULL POWER

**La Combusa Buddha (the Buddha's kitchen) put on a great venue to hang some art, hang with friends and eat some great food.. Many thanks to Simone and Nico for all your help in creating a wonderful night full of love and light...

***My intentions for the evening were to simply have fun and meet new Italian surfers... Well guess other had a similar vision, as over a hundred people crowded the small venue, eating, drinking and arting away for a truly moon powered art show to be remembered.... Thanks to all that came and added your great vibes and jives.
***Actually hard for me to put into words how magical this creature is.... Truly a people person, full heart powered and one hell of a good friend. Also about the best curator to date, sold the entire show out with the wave of his magic wand... Thank you Nico, I'm so blessed to have run into all those years ago at Cardiff reef.. Once again the sea provides infinite blessings.
***These are Nico's gifts and also the new logos for the Sunset Cafe 2011... The Wind and waves on the left will work perfect for the overall feel of a magical place where friends and strangers mix... www.sunset-cafe.it
****Hanging the show... Always a pleasure..

BEST DAY YET

***Awoke to sun lift eye sockets
Beautiful breakfast treats
Nico's first yoga session, asteral - earth meltdown
Midday swim with Sophie
Pasta and pomodoro lunch
Nag Champa
Empty house, loud music
12 hours of sun baked creative dreamland
Huge dinner salad
Bed.........

FIX BEARD - PEDAL POWER


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NICCOLO'S 1st SURF

***My sister and nephew came to Marina Di Pisa to hang in the sea for the day.. With great honor, I took the little man out for his first paddle and surf.. 2 years old, full of a beautiful sprit and holding no fear we stroked for the outer reaches of the sea, all the while he screamed to go further, further form land and closer to the sun.. Magic baby.........
***Post surf siesta...
***Niccolo fully emerged in the fluttering beauty of wind charms and salty skin..
***A classic Italian water craft.

MISS LAUEN HILL

***Quite possibly my favorite female log snap of all time... Fantasyland ignite..

EXPERIENCE

TAP IN

MOON SET

***Been bathing in late night moon sets as of late.. Clarity galore... Energy pulsing... Leaving tomorrow... Great departure gifts...

Monday, August 23, 2010

MARINA DI PISA ART SHOW, SURF and VINO

***Hosting a little art, surf and vino experience tomorrow night... Spent the day creating work to hang on the walls... Looking forwards to the good times ahead... If your wandering these parts spot on bye.... Photos in a few days..

Ciao 111

ALESSANDRO PONZANELLI a LEVITATOR AND a GQ MAG


Italian longboard champion, Alessandro Ponzanelli, “rises” to the occasion
on his Bing Elevator in new surf film “Onde nostre”

Saturday, August 21, 2010

FIRENZE W FAMILY

***Franchy and her boys... Full of grace and love.

***Spent there summer holiday at a farm stay, eat too much food and watched my sisters boys go mad all day. Great day to wander about in the clouds above.

****Here's Loenezo entering with style. This kid is 100% all day..
***Alberto, or as I call him Ramboo sporting the new do I shaved for him as well as his incredible new sleeve of tattoos, with Francesca, Lorenzo and Niccolo all scripted within the flowers...
***Spent the day with Nonna Anna in downtown, she's getting so old and unfortunately is suffering form demensia... Really hard for me to see her lonely sad and a bit lost. We cooked together which was great. Played cards and talked about the old days.. Speaking of which cae across a heap of letters and art my mom had sent to her from back in the day. Here's my 7 year old head snap and pirate boat drawing.....History

***Strolled downtown along one morning. It rained and cleaned the streets of gunk and tourist. A great way to experience such a powerful city. Really amazed by the attention to detail in all the historical buildings....

***I farted and Nonna wasn't to stoked.... Not really, just a funny nose pick... She was tripping on my facial experience, asked me about 30 times if she could cut my beard off....

***Niccolo is 2 now. He's a class. Lover boy and tough guy in one. Here he is mid day pass out.
**Lorenzo and I, train ride to Florence, he loves taking photos, asking for things and causing a fuss. Funny little dude with big hair.
***Ramboo and his boys. He's a classic Italian, dresses nice, works hard and loves his football (soccer). He's also a great dad and good to my sister Francesca, so he's a.ok in my books....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

AMAZING

***Amazing shot taken form the matuse.com site... No thank you.

SALUTe

***This is an Italian style donna, the general and leader of the household Valentina Balvis

HUMAN DOG ATTACK


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Monday, August 16, 2010

POGGIO AL CASONE --- TOSCANA

***Pierregiorgio and his wife Ciara invited a bunch of friends to their vinayard to celebrate a fine Saturday, and I was lucky enough to get a golden ticket... Luca Forte and Kimberly picked me up with their twins Fabiana and Nico and we set off to this Touscan villa dream scene...

***Lolo killed a wild boar that he had stalked for 4 months and the crew gae their thanks before they ate it. Refreshing to see meat eaters so closely connected to their kill. For the lone Vego, the table was rip with incredible plates of amazing food...
***The family has a history of artist and the walls were littered with amazing works spanning the last several hundred years...
***Marco is one of Italy's top shapers and one hell of a funny human. He two has twins and here he is giing Jacamo one of his tee's...
***These lands are fertile...


***Lila is the family dog and weights a wopping 90 plus kgs... Resembles a small horse, and is a huge lover. Gave her some doggy massage and she melted... What a rad creature.
***Luca, Pierregiorgio and I, feeling an all day wine tasting extravaganza.
***This place is straight out of a movie, what a great family and such gracious hosts. Thanks so much for having us all and hope to see you again soon... Ciao, 111

BOARDLAND FESTIVAL

***Mid day pizza break.... Cozy-ness

***Final work...
***Did a live painting in front of thousands of people, a crazy tourist town and thought it would be best to spread a little love and light.... Really fun piece.

***Alessandro is the man and Italy's best longboarder. Super rad that he rides a Elevator, was an honor to slide waves with him and get to know him. Style master.

***Viareggio, a mad combination of beach umbrellas, humans and small Italian wave sliding.