The Painting that is Simultaneously a Bitcoin Wallet

My latest painting is of a blonde woman done in a pixelated style (think Minecraft) titled “This Isn’t Just Another Pretty Face”.

Example of pixelated art by JaeBum Joo

I recently began a trip down Crypto lane and without trying, resemblances from the random patterns generated by QR Codes began jumping out at me.

BTC wallet from which Blondie was extracted – see the eyes?!

Per usual, I added color to the pattern to bring these images to life as I found that, for the most part, it doesn’t take away your ability to scan the code!

Blondie was found in the abstract pattern of the QR Code

The finished product is an acrylic painting on canvas panel 5″ x 5″ that has a base value that no one can dispute. You see, I’ve added .01 BTC to the wallet/painting!

Painting is Simultaneously a Bitcoin Wallet

The painting is framed and ready for hanging and costs just $300. The exciting part about your painting is the value is sure to rise as Bitcoin becomes more popular!

For the art collector who also collects crypto currency, this is the perfect gift! Because Bitcoin is 1’s and 0’s, there is nothing physical to show off – this gives you the opportunity to not only show your interest in Bitcoin but it also can be your wallet for others to drop more BTC into!

The painting is the Public Key (16RTCP5Az75Ua3UqzsWqkkqUAcCft9T1Yg) and the Private Key, to access the BTC, is attached to the back of the painting so that the actual physical object has the value. You can verify the wallet’s balance here.

Get this painting in your home today! (remove an @)

Custom Crypto Wallets

Your wallets should be as unique as you are! Turn the random pattern of your QR Codes into works of art:

BTC wallet from which Blondie was extracted – see the eyes?!
Blondie was found in the abstract pattern of the QR Code










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Here are some more examples:

Have your Crypto Wallets transformed into works of art!
  • Alien Cadet          :  My Bitcoin wallet
  • Tabby Cat            :  My Bitcoin wallet
  • Bearish Market?  :  World Crypto Network‘s Donation Bitcoin wallet
  • Pup                      :  Investors of Crypto CEO’s Ether wallet
  • Martian Spy         :  Investors of Crypto CEO’s wallet
  • Lion King             :  Investors of Crypto CEO’s wallet

Visit Custom Crypto Wallet to see more examples of this new exciting art.

As a specialist in Recognizing Resemblances in patterns such as scribbles and drip paintings, it was only natural for me to recognize the shapes that exist in QR Codes. In fact, I created a piece two years ago this month using the QR Code generated from the word ‘Love’.

This heart, when scanned, reveals love!

$50 for each wallet!

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Would you like one of these wallets for free? When you work with the team at Investors of Crypto, your Personalized Crypto Wallet will be included!

***Disclaimer – This is strictly a novelty item. I am not responsible for any money lost or missent. Please note, while the wallet still scans, the QR Code can lose effectiveness when color is added.

My artistic response to the block chain.

What is this image worth?

Visit to see! Here is the address to plug-in:

Don’t agree with the value? The image above is not only art, but also a Bitcoin wallet!

You have a say: deposit BTC to the wallet to add value to the image.

Here is the QR code from which Her-Hulk’s face was Extracted:

BTC wallet : genesis of artwork

The Universal Painting Project

We invite you to leave your mark! How will you interpret the lines?

Stare into the lace of dripped paint as it ebbs and flows over the white canvas. What resemblances do you recognize in the pattern? Participants take a print of this abstract drip painting and use color and shading to Extract a scene – like looking at clouds for images! Then share your masterpiece for the world to see.

The Universal Painting Project looks to exploit art for its most lauded attributes – harmony and unity. With each colorful contribution, this drip painting is imbibed with value and relevance to the communities from which the colorists herald as they will have used familiar color schemes and iconography to their respective cultures. Whether Mexican, German, Australian, even alien, all will find this abstract painting relevant because the Extractions will have been made by their very own artists, their celebrities, families, friends, even themselves. When each of us Extracts resemblances from the patterns of the Universal Painting, we leverage our varied and different visions of the world as a way to come together in agreement.

Become a part of this exciting project and leave your mark on this planet!

 DOWNLOAD your copy of the Universal Painting for free.


purchase your very own print on canvas, wood, metal, or even throw pillow at my Fine Art America page.

Universal Painting on Wood

Cheetos Museum Collection

“A Mouse Found in Cheetos Bag”

The following Cheetos have been accepted into the Cheetos Museum:

Thanks for clicking on the links and showing some love…

  1. “A Mouse Found in Cheetos Bag”
  2. “Frank – not ‘F'”
  3. “Rabbit with Glasses”
  4. “Strongman’s Arm”
  5. “Finger Boarder”
  6. “Bird on a Rock”
  7. “Baby in Nursery”
  8. “Counting Sheep”
  9. “American Eagle – Perched”
  10. “Man in the Moon”
  11. “Watching in the Window”
  12. “Bird on a Wire”
  13. “Bigfoot’s Big Foot”
  14. “Baby Dinosaur”
  15. “A Pointing Bear”
  16. Sea Otter on his Back


The following were not accepted by the Cheetos Museum:

Flamin' Hot Fire Breathing Dragon
Flamin’ Hot Fire Breathing Dragon


"Hey YOU,"
“Hey YOU,”


"Get Over Here!"
“Get Over Here!”


"Handlebar Mustache"
“Handlebar Mustache”


"Moto Champion"
“Moto Champion”

Benefit for the Art House at Community First Village takes place at TOMS

Adult Coloring Book Meet Up at TOMS Austin
Thursday, July 21 at 5 PM – 8 PM
1401 Congress Ave S, Austin, TX 78704

Join us for an evening of coloring, drinks and friends, to benefit the Art House at Community First Village.

Becca Borrelli and Ismael Cavazos invite you to stop by TOMS, South Congress to sample pages from our debut coloring release:

The Austin Coloring Book and The Visionary’s Coloring Book.

In keeping with the TOMS philosophy of *ONE for ONE, we’ll provide pages, coloring pencils, and sharpeners. You’ll bring a cash or art supply donation. We like to call it *ART for ART.  You can find our books on and OR check it out firsthand at the event.

The TOMS folks are so lovely, they will be providing complimentary drinks for people 21+. Coloring books will be available for purchase. Love is free.


Colorists inspire two new Extractions!

sm playmates

Recently I have been taking the same drip painting on the road when setting up my coloring station. “Playmates” was my initial find, and now I have Extracted two more that have been inspired by past participants!

"The Passing Pope"
“The Passing Pope”

A young gentlemen sat down with his girlfriend at Maker Faire to color. She barely began when he said, “There, a Pope’s Hat”. She objected and said it wasn’t enough and I jumped in and said, “What if, because his hat is so tall, it’s the only thing captured in a shot of the sky?!” I went on to do my own version of this Pope’s hat and added a cloud.

"Crossing the Creek"
“Crossing the Creek”

A very young lady colored, what had earlier in the day made for a dog’s ear, a bright fluorescent yellow section. She had deemed the abstract a unicorn – complete with horn. I took that initial head and horn and had the creature cross a creek.

Austin artist misses his job with Lyft & Uber

I can’t wait to have the two big guys back in Austin.  For now, I must return the 2015 Ford Fusion with sunroof, leather interior, rear view camera, and awesome a/c!  Xchange Leasing did me right with the following letter:

As you may have heard, Uber will shutter its operations within the Austin city limits effective Monday, May 9 at 8am. We know many of you use your Xchange Leasing vehicle to drive on Uber. If you no longer wish to keep it, you may immediately return the vehicle, as we are waiving the required advance two weeks notice. Simply return the vehicle to the dealership where it was leased.

If you choose to end the lease, Xchange Leasing will waive the $250 disposition fee and – if you are otherwise in good standing under the terms of your lease agreement – will credit your $250 security deposit to your Uber account within 7 business days. If and when Uber returns to Austin, we promise to help you get back in an Xchange Leasing vehicle (subject to program approval requirements).

If you want to keep your vehicle under the original terms of your lease you may do so as well. See direct payment options here.

Thank you for being a faithful customer of Xchange Leasing and we hope to do business with you again soon.

– Brent West, Xchange Leasing General Manager

Austin artist misses his job with Uber/Lyft.
Austin artist misses his job with Uber/Lyft.

Panama Papers Reveal How Elite Zig Zag Around the Laws

I used to be a regular editorial cartoonist publishing in the local paper, The Austin Advocate.  It’s been a while since I’ve made one, but every once in a while a bit of news will move me to create. Pictured here is both Mr. Mossack and Mr. Fonseca.

If you’ve not heard of the Panama Papers, you will! From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists:

“The trove of documents is likely the biggest leak of inside information in history. It includes nearly 40 years of data from a little-known but powerful law firm based in Panama. That firm, Mossack Fonseca, has offices in more than 35 locations around the globe, and is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.”

N-uber, noober, newber, nuber

I invented a new word – N-Uber! This refers to a newcomer or inexperienced Uber driver.  So far, the response has been:

“Is that a real word?  If it’s not, it should be!”

“Ooh, I’m tweeting that, awesome.”

About the origins of the word Noob (from Know Your Meme):



“Noob” (also referred to as “Newbie”) is an English slang term and a pejorative label used to describe a newcomer or inexperienced user. On the Internet, “noob” usually refers to an inexperienced computer user, especially in the context of online gaming or programming.


“Noob” originated from the word “Newbie”[13], a term originally used in the 1960s–1970s among U.S. troops during the Vietnam War to refer to a new man in a unit. There are multiple theories regarding the etymology of the term “newbie”; some assert that it may have come from the word “newie,” which referred to a neophyte or a beginner as early as since 1850s, while others point to the British public school slang “new boy” or “new blood” that emerged around the same time.