Creative Spotlight: Moon Goddess, Brightened

So I painted this Moon Goddess painting, and I really loved her, and then the other day she “said” to me “I want to be brighter!” My easel was free and clear when the huge canvases for the Guam Reef Hotel moved out, so Moon Goddess took its place on the easel and began to …

Guam Reef Hotel Art Project: PART 5, the REVEAL!

Here is PART 5 to the Guam Reef Hotel Project. (You can also check back to PART 1 and PART 2 and PART 3 and PART 4 to see from the beginning). It has been a serendipitous series of events that led up to the project’s birth. There are so many parallels to this story, it will probably sound too good …

Guam Reef Hotel Art Project: PART 4

Here is PART 4 to the Guam Reef Hotel Project. (You can also check back to PART 1 and PART 2 and PART 3 to see from the beginning). It has been a serendipitous series of events that led up to the project’s birth. There are so many parallels to this story, it will probably sound too good to be …

Colorful Creative Adventure: Orange & Blue

Today I have just one boy with me, and we went down to surf at the bay, but he didn’t want to get in. Decided to have a Power Ranger adventure at the beach instead. Not often that we go and don’t get in the water! We had fun though, drumming on bamboo, practicing our …

Guam Reef Hotel Project PART 3

Here is PART 3 to the Guam Reef Hotel Project. (You can also check back to PART 1 and PART 2 to see from the beginning). It has been a serendipitous series of events that led up to the project’s birth. There are so many parallels to this story, it will probably sound too good to be …

A Witchy Weekend Retreat With 13 Soul Sisters

This past Sunday I attended (and helped host) a witchy weekend retreat with 12 other magical sisters (so 13 of us altogether) and it was so nourishing and energizing. Exactly what we all needed. We took care of each other by trading gifts. One gave herbal henna hair treatments (and henna on one pregnant belly). …

Painting & Self Portraits Day

I love photography just about as much as I love painting. Over the years, I’ve gotten way more comfortable with being in photos and also taking self-portraits, especially as I’ve had to do so for my website and other projects requiring a photo and artist bio. It is weird at first writing about yourself and …

Creative Henna Hair Color & Body Art

Henna is an awesome herbal hair treatment for conditioning and coloring without using toxic chemicals. Henna is a plant, used for hair dye or as a body art “paint.” It lasts on the skin and hair a few weeks to a month or two depending on individual’s skin and hair type and the henna paste …

Guam Regional Medical City Art Competition

Just want to share this amazing opportunity to all my Guam artist peeps. The Guam Regional Medical City is set to open Summer 2014. They are commissioning a huge (12′ wide x 30′ tall) signature art piece to be their focal point in the glass-encased lobby area of the hospital. They are holding a competition, …

Creative Sessions: Making Rainbows

Yesterday’s Creative Session was Rainbow-themed! Rainbows of all kinds, shapes, forms, AND colors. What would YOUR rainbow look like? Traditional? Abstract? Scenic? Symbolic? Tiny? Huge? Earthy? Neon? Participants from yesterday’s session had a great time creating their rainbows, myself included. Here is a photo-journey of the session:

Homeschooling on Guam: Beach Day to Park Day & The Letter H

So now that our dear friends have shifted back over to homeschooling, we have more opportunities to play and learn together. Homeschooling for me, IS parenting. It is extremely challenging, and also very rewarding. There is sometimes instant feedback (wow, he’s learning! or wow this is NOT working) and other times we are left wondering, …

Guam Reef Hotel Project PART 2

Here is PART 2 to the Guam Reef Hotel Project. (You can also check back to PART 1 to see from the beginning). It has been a serendipitous series of events that led up to the project’s birth. There are so many parallels to this story, it will probably sound too good to be true …

Weekend of Rainbows: Creative Session + Women’s Gathering

Hafa adai! This Saturday is March 9th, weekend of the new moon (on the 11th). At 10am we will meet at Tu Re Cafe and this Creative Session‘s theme is Rainbows. You can take that to any level you like, morph it into your own creation. You can be traditional or experimental. Your world, your …

Pika’s Cafe Guam: Showcasing exhibits from featured local artists

Pika’s Cafe is awesome. Great food, great people, great concept. All around, I am grateful they exist and they create what they create. And they support others who create stuff. EAT LOCAL~ Guam’s Buy Local movement has grown, and Pika’s offers a variety of local products used in their menu. My boys love it too, …