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

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A Dream Job: styling window displays

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

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 

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!

“Oh well” & a comic strip on cartooning.

Since the first of this month, I've been looking forward to a kind of special day. But today I realized that my special day passed with out me realizing it. May 23 2014 is the day that my first editorial cartoon was published. May 23 2015 - I was super busy and completely forgot about … Continue reading “Oh well” & a comic strip on cartooning.

Plan of Attack - reconstructing wonderland - printable

Plan of Attack – Printable Freebie

For 2013 and 2014 I was completely reliant on my super cute Toki Doki planners. I loved those things. I have not started a planner for 2015 though. Since the year started a little bumpy and I wasn't really worrying too much about being productive, I didn't bother. Although last year I was planning to … Continue reading Plan of Attack – Printable Freebie

Storm Damage and Storm Gifts

I kept putting off harvesting the mangos on the branches that hung over on our side of the fence. I kept thinking, I'll do it tomorrow. Yesterday, as Dolphin was heading away from us, I went to check the damage. My family was lucky. We were only inconvenienced with boredom, from the lack of electricity … Continue reading Storm Damage and Storm Gifts

RDTD: A Grajek childhood favorite

"One with a light. One with a stick. One with a rope." The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree is book that my parents read to my brother when he is was really young. Before he could read he had memorized the story enough that he could "read" it to them. When I was … Continue reading RDTD: A Grajek childhood favorite