Do you ever find yourself checking to see if there are any cigarettes left in the box sitting on the back of that Honda even though you don’t smoke? Sometimes I feel really overwhelmed by traffic signals and the infrastructure and planning and coordination it takes to maintain a city. But yeah that CCR song is so good, I know. I find myself more scatterbrained than before, information is overwhelming now. We sit here yapping with our tongues tied trying to make sense of what yesterday will be, and I’m just trying to take it all in.

Rituals, the first solo exhibition from TJ Kelley III opens at Lincoln Arts Project Gallery in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 27th, 2014.

This is the rough sketch.  I wanted to make a “beachy” t-shirt because the beach is the best, ever.  I love those trashy pastel Miami colors and the look of those shirts that say, “Daytona Beach” or “Ft. Meyers” that you find at thrift stores.

I’m trying to design this so that it could be just a single pull of ink on the shirt, so that I could even print some up. Either a red to yellow rainbow pull on a powder blue shirt, or a blue to yellow rainbow pull on a salmon colored shirt.

This isn’t the best example of a rainbow pull, but note how the background transitions from orange to red.