Boats, Trains and Automobiles // Sarasota Part Three

When I was a kid, and visited Sarasota, I fell in love with my grandparents' neighborhood mainly because there were old train tracks that ran through it. And these tracks weren't just any abandoned tracks. These old tracks used to carry the The Greatest Show on Earth...

Food & Beer // Sarasota Part Two

The prices in Sarasota, for food, are amazing. Allan and I love to eat! And the cost of food here, in Guam, can make it hard to satisfy our foodie tendencies. Sarasota had such affordable food. We went nuts and dad totally indulged us. Here are some of the tasty highlights that I'd suggest if … Continue reading Food & Beer // Sarasota Part Two


Our first trip together // Sarasota Part One

Allan and I have been together for over a decade. During that time we went on one boat trip to Rota. That's it. Until last year that is. Late 2016 we lost my grandfather. My dad had been taking care of him for about 6 months. He was battling cancer again and in and out … Continue reading Our first trip together // Sarasota Part One

It’s been a minute.

Okay. It's definitely been more than a minute since I abandoned this ship, but you get it. I've been wanting to start blogging again for a while. I've been hoarding photos, topics, and personal stories for months. I just wasn't sure how to start it up again. I didn't know how to reintroduce myself and … Continue reading It’s been a minute.

Green Inspiration In Illustration

I've been obsessing about house plants for the last few months or so. It started with an article I read about how having plants in your work space can increase productivity. I read that a long time ago. Since I read that article, I had been trying to bring in plants. It didn't work out … Continue reading Green Inspiration In Illustration

A Dream Job: styling window displays

Dream Job: Styling window displays // some thoughts & photos on working one of my dream jobs.

Inktober 2016 // Week One Recap

Self accountability can either hurt you or make you stronger. I'm hoping I can whip myself into illustration shape. #Inktober is kind of the Cross Fit of art challenges.

Quick & Tasty: Wraps

I have a pretty awesome day job that has me home in time to make dinner. I rarely do though. Allan  is a great cook, so I usually leave that to him. Some days though even he's to burned out to cook. On those days we want something quick that doesn't sacrifice on flavor and … Continue reading Quick & Tasty: Wraps

The gift of working your land, however small it is.

The CHamoru word for land is Tåno. We are taotao tåno, people of the land. Most families once had ranches. Some still do. When I was a kid my cousins and I would spend the weekends in Ipan with our grandparents and our mothers at our Granny's house. We would help clean green onions from the … Continue reading The gift of working your land, however small it is.

Easy Inktense Nail Art for World Watercolor Month 

I like the way watercolor nail art looks. I've seen the tutorials online for a while, and have wanted to try it out but I can totally see myself making a huge mess of it. So I set out to find a way to get a similar result with out so many opportunities for me … Continue reading Easy Inktense Nail Art for World Watercolor Month