Back piece

Here are some photos of the back piece I finished. Entire piece is healed. 44 hours total. Sorry it’s so dark but it was overcast and the only way I could take pics without glare. Hope you like the piece, one of my all time best.

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Www.carlgracedesigns.com is open

So after about 4 and a half months of working with different phone case companies and building a website, I’m happy to announce that my phone website is open. I decided to introduce the phone cases as a start and go from there. We brought 4 cases of some of my best known designs. These are available in most of the more popular phones including the iPhones and the samsungs. This cell phone case is a hybrid TPU / hard plastic case. The case has semisoft sides, offering great wraparound protection with a hard plastic back for support. The power button and volume buttons are fully covered by the case. There are cutouts for the camera, silent switch, headphone port, and speakers. The case extends just beyond the front edge of the phone, allowing you to place the cell phone face down and not have it resting directly on the glass. To wrap it all up, the design is printed with a gloss finish to make the image truly stand out. Hope you like them. Carl.

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Been too long

Life’s pretty busy these days, sometimes we get so caught up in life we don’t realize what’s going on around us. This is definitely my down fall, some think its selfishness. I call it striving for more. I’ve tried to be content with not traveling, trying the normal life, staying put, and it’s not for me. Originally I was planning a trip to Europe early this year, then I prolonged it to stay put and get my personal life in order. Well I’ve done that and somehow traveling is back in the calendar. I’m gonna be traveling to several states this year, still gonna stay in the US for the remainder of 2013. Next year however, will be my first step into international waters. I think I’m more worried than excited as I know how crazy things are gone get with the entire world, the US is already busier than I can handle. But these aren’t problems, these are dreams. I got out of prison in 2008 with $200 and a kick in my ass. Only thing that’s got me where I am is hard work and sobriety. I’m gonna hit the rest of this year off hard. Right now we have 4 months of work available and the calendar will be full. It’s gonna be a lot harder to get in next year with all the traveling. So get it in. Here’s some work from today. Carl.

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New products coming

So I’m super pumped to tell you that I’m working with a company to push out some merchandise using my art. I already started drawing a few new designs for Tshirts and phone cases. As an artist it’s very important to me that my artwork doesn’t get over used for every little thing like other artists I’ve seen. The company uses high quality product, that’s very important to me. Here are a few of the phone prototypes that I’ve seen. I’m excited. I hope you guys like what you see… Carl.

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8 years ago…

Another year down, damn where did it go? 8 years ago I went to jail, prison, and was released 4 years later. But there is always a positive to the negative. November 21 is also my sobriety date. Today marks 8 years. It’s been a tough ride the first few years, now it’s a life style to stay sober and it definitely helps to my advancement in my art career. Just wanted to thank everyone for the support, the kind words, my clients, friends, family, everyone, I’d definitely be on a different path without you. Happy thanksgiving! Carl.

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Been a long time…

Life is a trip. I’ve definitely been on one hell of a ride. From years and years and years and years of making poor decisions, in and out of jails and prisons, to flying more than birds do and seeing different cities weekly. What a trip. (Why won’t this stupid fly leave me alone?) 3 years ago today I got married on the beach. Things were amazing, one of the best days of my life. Fuck the road had a lot of turns, we eventually ended up at a dead end. Though shit got crazy, I can’t help but think of all the good times we had. There’s always bad, but there’s good with it. Kailee definitely helped me turn into the man I am today, patient, driven, quiet, independent. Thank you for that. Though we’re both in a different place now, and divorce is here, I wanted to thank you for the times. You’re my Ellie from the movie “UP”, I’ll always love and care for you. That last tear was for you. 🌾

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