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.

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Read, Write, Dream, Draw – The book I illustrated has been published!

I missed a pretty awesome opportunity a little while ago. A series of workshops for children’s book authors and illustrators was being offered. If you had an interest in creating children’s books and could commit to all the days of the workshops, the opportunity was available and it was funded through a grant, making it … Continue reading Read, Write, Dream, Draw – The book I illustrated has been published!

WOW! an art exhibit for children and their families – throughout November

This past Friday we opened an exhibit for children and their families, at the CAHA gallery. The exhibit will be up throughout November, so even if you missed the opening, there is still time to visit the exhibit. WOW! is something that has been brewing in my head for a while now. So earlier this … Continue reading WOW! an art exhibit for children and their families – throughout November

Summer art program for Guam’s teens

Check out the awesome work that the students in my DIY class did. We made pop up cards for our 3rd class. Previously we made 2 different kinds of book marks and wall decals. This last week we are working on photo booth props. So far it has been a lot of fun getting to … Continue reading Summer art program for Guam’s teens

Eat Local, Gift Local

This picture is actually from a couple weeks ago. It's a healthy mid day office snack made up of local mango, local mountain apple, and not local coconut water. How awesome would it have been if I had a local coconut with a straw on it on my desk? I think my bosses would be … Continue reading Eat Local, Gift Local

One of our own, Pia Mia

I had a very interesting opportunity recently. I went to a dinner show featuring Pia Mia, the Guam born singer/song writer. Honestly, I don't know too much about Pia Mia and I really wasn't expecting to enjoy the show. I felt a bit guilty being there and taking a spot that a young fan could … Continue reading One of our own, Pia Mia

Creative Spirits

This Friday you have the wonderful opportunity to view and bid on artwork to support a really great cause. This is something that is very close to my heart. My mother is the director of Guma Mami, so I see first hand what the staff and volunteers do. I see how hard they work towards … Continue reading Creative Spirits

Last night for the Artisan Collective Series at Guma’ TASA

Come create with me tonight, Saturday, May 31. I'll be at Guma Tasa from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the Artisan Collective Series. Admission is $10. We're raising money for The New Artisan Summer Workshops and various non-profit organizations.

Turning a wildlife refuge into a firing range SDZ.

This is my first post in what will be a series of my thoughts on the military build up on Guam and what I'm learning from reading the SEIS and doing my own research, as well as discussions with fellow Chamorros and people who call Guam home. Litekyan / Ritidian Made up of over 1,200 … Continue reading Turning a wildlife refuge into a firing range SDZ.