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!

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

WOW! – exhibit extended

WOW!, an art exhibit for children and their families, will be up at the CAHA gallery throughout the month of December. If you have the time, please visit the exhibit. You can bring your children during Christmas break. You can get directions and learn more about the gallery on their website.

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

Fuji Ichiban, home of awesome food and incredible art

Isn't that art work awesome?! I've been meaning to post about this artwork and the restaurant it is in for so long. about the artwork: I can't decide what is my favorite element of this piece. I love the scales on the koi and the way the artist managed to get all the different ingredients into … Continue reading Fuji Ichiban, home of awesome food and incredible art

An illustrated scenario

  Merlot + captured + skull This was a fun activity. And I was really excited that everyone was able to finish.