Maya And The Golden Hind Of Artemis

Near the region Udine lived a beautiful deer, sacred to Artemis… Maya’s hair was red, horns were wooden with gold, and her hoofs of bronze (or silver, according to others). She fled, traveling the world without stopping, delighting those who pursued her. Pete considered dragging her into the beaches and mountains of California, from which […]

Pete Ippel Studio Thank You

This thank you goes out to everyone who sent me a message, gave me a thumbs up, shared their energy, drove me to the hospital, smiled, laughed, held me when I cried, cut my skull open, taught my class, wiped my ass, showered me, fed me, stuck needles in me, listened to my story attentively, […]

Free And Open Culture Mind Map

My passion: to empower some free-culture advocating, network-neutrality loving, FLOSS using, empathy having, critical thinking art students. Today we did a bit of brainstorming about what influences/passions can guide us as a group toward a collaborative project. Keeping in mind the concepts of free and open culture, between now and the next session each individual […]

Dia de los Muertos T-shirts Designed by Pete Ippel Are Available At The Museum Of Ventura County

The new shirt is available now at the Museum of Ventura County, there are only 75 in the first printing, so be quick! With this wearable art, I have taken the traditional imagery of the calaca (Mexican skeleton) and given it a contemporary flavor. The interactive garment allows the wearer to take their celebration of […]

Consciousness Altering Sunset

Many of us are familiar with the double rainbow video and some find it humorous that someone is so moved by nature that they are driven to laughter, hooting, and eventually to tears of joy. I empathize. Regarding the sunset last night, it reminded me to take life as it comes and to be open […]

Making History: Free And Open Culture

“…essential lessons can be learned about the systems—about the world—from taking things apart, seeing how they work, and using this knowledge to create new and more interesting things.”
– Steven Levy

The Grit and The Grind: Exploring The Artistic Hustle, Commonalities, and Myth

This workshop will explore commonalities among The Bay Area’s innovative, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs, artists, and politicians. Starting with hip-hop as a visible, accessible entry point to the grand metaphor of a creative career path we will canvass our community for inspirational stories, myths, fictions, half-truths, lies, facts, and constructions. After discussion and research the workshop […]