Creative Spotlight: Waves Commission Painting Start to Finish

Here are photos of the process from start to finish of this commission painting I just completed. It is a beach scene, and while it isn’t a specific spot painted in its accuracy, the image was based off of a photo of some waves breaking at a particular surf spot on Guam. I gave it …

Moving Colors: Korean Contemporary Art Show with Yeon Sook Park

Throughout the month of May, Yeon Sook Park and other visiting artists from Korea’s Foreign Exchange Art Association showcased their artwork at the Guam CAHA gallery in Hagatna. This huge collection of beautiful works is best seen in person, to capture the details, textures and presence of the artists’ pieces.

Artisan Collective Series Showcasing at Guma’ Tasa

Guma’ Tasa Coffee Shop presents the Artisan Collective Series: A showcase of Guam’s local musicians and artisans. The showcases will be going on every Saturday through May and the summer, kicking off the Summer Artisan Program for Teens. The program will begin it’s first session in June, and will offer workshops to teens who want …

Empowering Books I Read or Wish I’d Read When I Was a Teen

There are so many books that I’ve read that really made a difference in my life, and I sometimes think to myself, “If only’ I’d read this when I was a teenager!” It is never too early, or too late, to learn more about yourself and what kind of life you want to create for …

All of Me: Fully Loving and Accepting Yourself

An affirmation for you today: “I love all of me.” All of your being, the light, the dark, the pretty, the ugly… neat n tidy, chaotic & messy, clean, dirty, happy, sad, angry, confused, ecstatic, grateful, creative, boring, loud, quiet, steady, shaky, nervous, confident, passive, assertive, stubborn, wild, calm, passionate, placid, giving, greedy, desiring, soulful, …

Creative Sessions at 2014 Youth for Youth LIVE Guam Conference

This weekend I participated in a 3-day event called Youth for Youth LIVE, a conference here on Guam for middle and high school students to experience outlets for living positive lifestyles. I held Creative Session workshops each day, and the students created collaborative paintings together. Even though the workshops were titled “Express Yourself” and focused …

JFK High School Students Exhibit Over 200 Pieces

John F. Kennedy High School art students exhibited over 200 pieces at Cars Plus showroom, beginning Friday May 16th. The exhibit will be up until the following Friday, May 23rd. Go and check it out, there are some amazing works, and all of these students worked hard. Support up and coming artists!

Colorful Mother’s Day Retreat

Sharing some highlights from a lovely day with mamas. Mimosas, massage, delicious foods, henna, belly casting, belly dancing, music, artsy mandalas, doodling, singing, oh, and organic root beer floats with cappuccino rum say what?! SO freakin yummy.

The Art of Shaping: Arrow Surfboards by Ken Pier

My dad, Ken Pier, shapes surfboards. It’s been many years since he’s made one, and he decided to get back to it, starting with one for himself. This is a whole other kind of art, and one I really respect. Shaping a surfboard by hand is, in my opinion, like trying to freehand draw a …

Creative Session Tidbits

Here are some tidbits from this past Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa. For some strange reason I didn’t get pics of the lovely creations made by Jody and her daughter! I was in a zone that day. =)

Creative Spotlight: Joyful Dance

The latest commission piece I’m working on is for a fiery little princess who just turned 1 year old. This is a piece that she can “grow into” and cherish for years. I think it captures her fun-loving nature.

Creative Adventures ~ Birthdays, Bonfires, Sunsets, Animals, & Surfboard Making

I get asked about inspiration a lot. “What inspires you?” “Where do your ideas come from?” “How do you keep the process going?” Well the simple answer is: Living life. Every day there is something to be inspired by. Enjoying life, observing your surroundings, noticing things that catch your attention, appreciating beauty, having fun with …