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09.26.14

3 weeks! 3 weeks! 3 weeks!

In a matter of only 3 weeks, some of the competitors begin to define themselves into their respective categories. We've got mustachees, beardoes, and the beardless! If you're an instagramer or tweeter, remember to use the #GrowABeardOK hashtag for all your selfies and whatnots. If you're reaching the week 3 blues, don't fret! Give your beard a few more weeks and it will fill out just fine (*fingers crossed*). I thought I might conjure up a little encouragement to help us muscle through what I would consider the most testing time for beard growing:

Week 3 Blues

I think that I might never see,

A beard as bad as in week 3,

It's patchy growth is in transition,

Will it ever reach fruition?

The Land of Beards I wish it's reigning,

Although it seems my beard is waning.

And if my chin hair never thickens?

I shall grow a 'stache like Charles Dickens!

If my hairs grow long and curly,

I'll grow a beard that's strong and burly!

Should my beard grows weak and frail?

I'll celebrate and win Beard Fail!

 

On to the bearding! 

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Looks like Zach is chillin' beachside this week! Per my photoshop expertise, I can 100% guarantee the authenticity of this photo.

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"This week, my beard and I ventured to the famous Stonehenge! It was a wonderful trip. My growing beard is even developing a sense of humor! It said that Stonehenge should be named “Beardhenge!” Oh beard, you slay me."

Again, I 100% guarantee the authenticity of this photo.....

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"And this is why I am called redbeard... The ginger has arrived"

The Ginger Beard Man!

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"My beard is roaming wild and free like the mighty buffalo."

Poetically beautiful, Matt. Beard on gently into that good light.

Spencer Elliott

 

"It had to go man! Had an interview to go to. :("

WORST. EXCUSE. EVER. Good luck at your new job, with all your new beardless friends.

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

AHHHHH! I haven't seen Logan all week, yet he works in my printshop. I hope nothing tragic happened after this photo was emailed...

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Didilly ding poopy doopy beard..."

This guy may or may not have had the 3 Week Beard Blues when I saw him in the Printshop today. Cheer up, K-Dawg! It will fill in soon enough.

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Kevin K. Rhodes is a bearding fool! I think the 'K' stands for KickassBeardGrowingSkillz.

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Yung Babyshoe always up to no good. That chinstrap is filling out quite nicely! Keep on keeping on!

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "REAL. HIP. HOP."


Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Slow and steady wins the race."

Ain't nuthin' slow about this, Jerry. This is full tilt beard action!

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "When you have a beard, you can look badass no matter what you're wearing!"

Exactly! By the way! Tomorrow is JD's big 30 birthday! Go visit his booth at the Plaza Festival and buy one of his cool shirts!

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Bearding the best I can. I got myself a quality wife when I got myself a quality beard.

David Wyman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Enjoying the beard. Living the dream!"

Davey is a heavy hitter in this competition. Not only is he growing a great beard, he's keeping those edges crispy clean!

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Man, already having to bust out the comb to keep things growing in the right direction...say what???? Smells pretty good as well thanks to that beard oil link, i mean whats more manly than your beard smelling cedarwood?"

I haven't made any of the oil yet, that's awesome! You'll have to send the recipe you used, and I'll post it.

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Jean shirt. Ball cap. Scruffy beard. Dad status on point.

Bryan Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Solomon is a little happier this week. Although his beard isn't growing too much everything else on him is."

Grow strong, little Solomon! Lookin' good, B!

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"My beard and I will be participating in the OKC Walk to End Alzheimer's this Saturday morning in Bricktown. We walk to honor the memory of my grandfather and the other four members of my extended family that have been lost to Alzheimer's, and to show support to the over 5 million people who battle it as we speak. If you can, please consider helping me support the Alzheimer's Association as we work towards a world without Alzheimer's. For more info or to make a donation, visit http://act.alz.org/goto/bripelts Next week I'll go back to jokey beard names, promise."

Awesome, Brian! You're a good dude, keep up the good work!

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Avery is recreating the inspiration behind Rodin's The Thinker. Happy thoughts to encourage beard growth!

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"At the Urban T House this week. Not really a coffee house as they have tea but local indy cool vibe place. Week three finds good growth and more grey."

The 3 Week Blues will never deter Andy Boatman! Always in a chipper mood, always beard growing like a pro!


Keep growing strong! Visit us at the Plaza Fest if you're not doing anything Saturday!

Beard Off
09.26.14

This Saturday is The Plaza Festival! From 12 to 10pm check out a huge sampling of Oklahoma's best crafters, chefs, musicians, photographers, and artists! We have been vendors, volunteers, and printers for the festival for over 5 years now and it is one of the best Saturdays of the year. We've had rain storms, fridgid temps, and blazing heat, but never a poor experience! The weather is looking to be perfect, and we are excited to have another wonderful festival! We'll be hosting our DJ friends, DamnHaze, on the 1s and 2s sampling great hip-hop music throughout the day.

Oklahoma City Plaza District Festival Tree And Leaf Clothing Edgardo George Baby Plaza DailyThunder

We'll be releasing a TON of new apparel, new stickers, new books, and new paint! We've started printing new youth apparel, new Oklahoma tees, and brand new DailyThunder gear! We'll also be reducing the price of all our clearance items to ONLY $5! Out with the old and in with the new!

Oklahoma City Plaza District Festival Tree And Leaf Clothing Edgardo George Baby Plaza DailyThunder

We'll also be featuring Edgardo George and his Baby Plaza! Edgardo has spent the last two months tirelessly documenting and illustrating every 'nook and crannie' of the Plaza District. He has built a 8 inch tall version of the entire neighborhood featuring businesses, signage, food trucks, and even the T&L delivery van! Egg is saturated with creativity and we are constantly amazed with his ideas and productions. Baby Plaza was featured on the cover of this month's LOOK@OKC magazine, so make sure to check it out. Here is a small video featuring Egg at work and discussing his motive behind the project:

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Make sure to swing by the Plaza Festival, Saturday! Come visit us and soak in the rich culture of a thriving Oklahoma City!

09.23.14

We just got in ANOTHER batch of stickers! We've taken our classic Osage Shield interpretation and turned it into a single color decal for you to slap on whatever you want! We've posted them online for sale, and they are also available in our Plaza District location. Get one TODAY!

 

Osage Shield Sticker Decal Oklahoma City Plaza District Tree And Leaf Clothing OK

09.18.14

It's only been 2 weeks, and the gloves are coming off. The beards are growing at full speed, and the photos are here to prove it! Check out these beardly monstrosities!

 

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"Whatever is to the right of me always seems to catch my attention...is that Rumble?? No, wait, I think it's just David Rouse's beard."

David Rouse's beard is like the sasquatch, elusive and extremely hairy.

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"This week, my beard and I went to a magical place- the state fair! We enjoyed lots of cultural experiences and some delicious delicacies! My beard enjoyed the crumbs very much!"

That's some pretty solid bearding. That's also some pretty solid photo bombing.

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"Beards are perfect for the changing from summer to fall"

That wonderfully poetic statement is the foundation of my daily living. You've brought a tear to my beard.

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Matt was nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of beardy beards danced in his head...

Spencer Elliott

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Cabinets in focus. Check! Duck face. Check! Eyes closed. Check!

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

That dog has a model mustache.

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

I'm sure by week 4 that barren cheek will start to fill in. I remember my first beard...

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Holy Beard, Batman! You're gunning for a title belt this year, Kevin!

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Yung Gun Baby Shoe Foo Man Chu sent in a photo this week! Glad to see you're still in it! Keep up the great bearding!

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"This week I'm fully embracing the dad stache."

Misson accomplished, sir! You have a striking resemblance to one of my favorite comic illustrators, Bill Watterson.

Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"I like to let beauty speak for itself, so it explains why I have the desire to talk a lot here. Everyone's looking good! Fierce competition!"

A softer approach to smack talk. Intimidate your competition with kindness! Lookin' good, Jerry!

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "Feeling more rugged already. #noshirtnoproblem"

My reaction to this submission can only be summed up in a photo:

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014


David Wyman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"And on the fifteenth day there come riding in on a donkey, a beard of glory! It has begun!"

I'm no zoologist...but that's a camel, Davey. Natural sciences aside, GREAT BEARD, DUDE!

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Forgot about the update, heres a quick pic.

Laterz,

Dave"

You're doing a great job, Dave!

Laterz,

Dust

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Caleb was worried about not being able to grow a beard. He kept telling me his wife wouldn't like it..... well, well, well, Mrs. Arter, you can thank the #GrowABeardOK contest for providing you with this ruggedly handsome chap!

Bryan Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Solomon is a tad upset this week. He's upset because he is really jealous of his dad's beard growth and his lack thereof. Hopefully next week he will set aside his jealousy and be happier."

That poor child! Here's a little bedtime limerick by Edward Lear you can read to him to cheer him up:

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said, "It is just as I feared!-

Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren.

 

Have all built their nests in my beard."

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Week 2: The Playoff Beard. Just like my (and apparently Zach's) beloved Texas League North Division Champion Tulsa Drillers, my beard will come from humble beginnings to achieve greatness this season."

Great sports analogy! My beard will be like the Thunder during the 2014-2015 season and crushingly dominate every apponent.

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Not beard-y enough."

Avery! Just give it a little time. It's only been 2 weeks! You can't enter the contest for your first time and expect to be a Brian Pelts, Andy Boatman, or Kevin Rhodes right off the bat! This kind of thing takes seasoning!

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"And so it grows. Not sure what the hardest part of growing the beard would be. Perhaps the wait or weight. "

This caption literally made me LOL! Andy, you're a real gem.


You guys are doing a great job! This time next week, you'll no longer have facial definition! Post pictures, have fun, be safe, and grow your beards!

Beard Off
09.18.14

This weekend we celebrated our 5th year of doing a graffiti demonstration at the Oklahoma State Fair! I can't believe it's been 5 years! It's always a great place to paint and we are always humbled by the hospitality of the Fair staff.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

Entake has painted all 5 years at the Fair! A great painter and great friend of T&L.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

Jake Beeson getting down with a little 'YoMoms' jam. We hosted Jake's art the night before at LIVE on the Plaza.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

Seapo is always up to no good. Knocking it out the park with this piece.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

Chris Foxworth (six foe) also showed art at our space on Friday. Make sure to swing by to check out their work! It comes down at the end of the month!

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

The slowest Moe there ever was.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

Lastly, a deep fried dust on a stick topped with a little chick-fil-a sauce.

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

We're fully stocked with MTN 94, Hardcore 2, and Water Based! It's a great season to paint!

Oklahoma State Fair Entake b454 tree and leaf seapo sixfoe yomomz yomoms tml trudust slomoe

We also have some new stickers in store! Grab a bumper sticker to represent this great state!