The 10 Basic Essentials to Creating Your Own Wellbeing

I took this photo this morning, while I was reflecting on what went well last week, and where my focus will be this week. I’m reminding myself of the basic essentials of my own wellbeing and why I do what I do. People ask me all the time, “How do you sustain creativity? How do you …

Jungle Rooster Time Lapse Painting Video from Start to Finish

Due to popular demand, I have painted another rooster, or “gayu” as we call them in Chamorro here on Guam. I’m sure this won’t be the last, and in fact, this might be the start of a collection of pieces to showcase in an exhibit. A rooster exhibit! Here are some photos of the piece …

Grand Opening and Artwork at the Gloria B. Nelson GPA & GWA Multipurpose Facility

Today was the grand opening of the Gloria B. Nelson GPA/GWA multipurpose facility, and the unveiling of all the commissioned and installed artworks. Photography by John Barber Art by Frank Perez Art by Taliea Strohmeyer Art by Michelle Pier Art by Phil Card Art by Monica Baza Artist currently unknown Art by Mark Murer Art …

I Puti’on (the Star): A Time Lapse Painting Video & Photos

Now that I’ve cleared out the big pieces from my room, I finally got to start on some long-awaited pieces. The first one on the easel is “I Puti’on” (which is Chamorro for “the Star”), a commissioned piece. I really enjoyed this one, a lot of warm and cool contrasts with metallics throughout. The Star …

Painting in the New Year: First Creative Session of the Year at Guma Tasa

Every 1st Saturday of the month, I hold Creative Sessions (a painting workshop) at Guma’ Tasa, a coffeehouse in Mangilao here on Guam. The sessions are designed to be a fun, supportive environment to experiment with acrylic painting. It is not a fine art how-to kind of class, more of a free expression style class. …

A Night of Remembrance art exhibit at CAHA called Hasso: Artists in Memoriam

On Friday evening January 9th, the Guahan Artists featured their work in an exhibit at the CAHA Gallery. “Hasso: Artists in Memoriam”, was organized by Filamore Palomo Alcon, owner of the Guam Gallery of Art at the Chamorro Village. It was a “Night of Remembrance” indeed. Artists and ancestors who have gone before us were …

Happy New Year 2015! What makes YOU come alive?

What makes you come alive? I invite you to be mindful in 2015. Zero in on the moment you are in, where is your focus? Put down the distractions, and give this moment your full attention. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and then open your eyes. What do you need most right now? …

Birthdays, Holiday Celebrations and Fun Adventures

Whew! This Holiday Season has been packed with fun memories. Had a great birthday celebration with friends, we did outdoor movies via projector (complete with blankets and popcorn and floating lanterns!), celebrated Christmas with family, chilled with friends at the pool, spent days and days surfing at Talofofo Bay and elsewhere, rang in the new …

Nunu Tree of Abundance Painting

Create the life you love to live! Creativity is all about where you put your attention. Your attention is the most precious thing you own, and the highest quality gift you can give to anyone or anything in your life. Give your pure and full attention to what you love, and it will grow. Let it …

Rest and Rejuvenation in Palau Paradise!

I’m back from Palau! Time to get cracking back to painting, but first, some photo highlights from this much-needed amazing weekend of total relaxation and enjoyment. Happy holidays everyone! Don’t forget to pause, breathe, and take care of yourself. Quality over quantity. Mindfulness and time you spend with people is priceless. <3 

An Unexpected Rainbow: Moonlit Clouds

“An Unexpected Rainbow” You can create anything, from where you are. You can do amazing things right where you are standing. You can breathe life into any environment, and add color & light to any dark space. You can turn any situation into a positive experience. Be the answer you’ve been waiting for, you have …

Happy Birthday to Me and a “What Makes You Come Alive” Painting Giveaway!

On my birthday, December 12th, I decided to celebrate by giving away a small painting. This 6″x8″ piece is called “Alive” and I posted a picture of it, with this wordage: Today is my birthday! In celebration, I’d like to give away a painting!  This is a small piece, it is 6″x8″ acrylic on stretched canvas …

Holiday Craft Fair Draws Hundreds to Shop with Over 50 Local Vendors

The 2014 Holiday Craft Fair, organized by Michelle Pier of Creative Indeed, was a success! Hundreds (estimated over 1000) of guests came through Jeff’s Pirates Cove to enjoy the holiday shopping in the open atmosphere down south. The weather was beautiful, and over 50 local vendors showcased their goods and services all day long. Raffle …

Q&A with Michelle Pier, artist, in the Marianas Variety Guam

It’s been a week in the news for me! This weekend I had the honor and the pleasure of being featured in the Mariana’s Variety Sunday edition “People” Q&A, a fun interview section. Thank you Mar-Vic Cagurangan for getting in my head, it was fun! Also, thanks to Jonathan Abella for the photo! Here it …

Holiday Craft Demo 4-part Series Featured in the Pacific Daily News

This Holiday Season I am featuring a 4-part Holiday Craft Demo series in the Pacific Daily News, written by Lacee Martinez and photographed by Mark Scott. The first craft was featured this past weekend. I will add to this post as each feature is published. HOLIDAY CRAFT DEMO 1- Creating an ornament using an old …

2014 Holiday Craft Fair at Jeff’s Pirates Cove this Sunday December 14th!

This Sunday December 14th, the annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held at Jeff’s Pirates Cove from 10am-6pm. More than 40 local vendors will be showcasing their goods and services for your holiday shopping fun. This will be the perfect time to find great unique gifts to give your friends and family. Admission is $1 …

Creation Spotlight: Abundant Joy Tree, Mermaid in Moonlight, Haggan Recreated

A couple recent paintings I did, the first two were spontaneous, the third a commissioned piece. The “Abundant Joy” tree, was a piece I did as a challenge from a friend on a difficult day. I was having a hard time emotionally and she challenged me to put in into a painting. It wasn’t what …