Photo Inspirations That Keep the Creativity Flowing

Today is my son’s 11th birthday, and he stayed home with me because he isn’t feeling well. Every year my sons’ birthdays remind me to reflect, because their arrival into this world were huge milestones. I can’t believe how much has happened in 11 years. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the utterly amazing. …

Why I Won’t Be Holding the Luna Festival this Year

Ok, I will be honest, it was hard just to write that title. As difficult and bittersweet as it’s been to come to this decision, I know it is the right one. Here’s why. In order to convey what led to this decision, let me go back in time to when I had the inspiration …

What’s to Come for Creative Indeed in 2016

Ready or not, here we come! Every day is a new day, and here we are at the start of a new year cycle. It’s important to remember other cycles in our lives though. Rhythms and routines are everywhere, in nature, our bodies, our behaviors. The way I have built my life in the last …

Midsummer Musings and Random Photo Adventures

A collection of photos from random adventures and musings over the last month. A little behind-the-scenes look into my wonderful wacky life including beach trips, night-out selfies, cool little shots of nature, piling slippers onto our cat, windy wild hair, bonfires, surf sessions and sunset skies.    

When you don’t like the design on your shirt, PAINT OVER IT!

So I had this shirt that said “L.A.” in a skeleton design. I don’t really have any connection to L.A. whatsoever, so walking around repping it feels weird. But the shirt is comfortable, and whatever. Anyway, I decided to throw some gold paint on it and see what happens. I am very happy with the …

Artist Profile Photo Shoot by Robert Camacho

I recently had the pleasure of doing an artist profile photo shoot with an amazing local photographer, Robert Camacho. The photos will be used on my website and other promotional materials. I had a lot of fun, and it feels amazing to get professional photos done (this wasn’t the first time, but now my hair …

A Rare Family Gathering + Miscellaneous Creative Adventures

Some photos from the miscellaneous events and gatherings over the last week, including: Artist appreciation night by GIFF (Guam International Film Festival), before they debuted the Spring Showcase on Saturday April 18th. Other adventures included grandpa/grandson surf session, a captured rhino beetle, and a multi-celebration (3 birthdays and my parents’  42nd anniversary) with my family …

The Adventures of Maleficent the Fairy Doll

When I was about ten years old, I got into making little fairies out of wire, embroidery thread, silk flowers & leaves, and beads. I stopped after awhile, but apparently my mom kept all my supplies in containers. I got a hold of it all recently, and eventually busted it out for a friend’s daughters …

Typhoon Bavi misses Guam, brings waves to the Bay (video)

Typhoon Bavi just missed Guam, passing north, but brought some fun and messy storm waves to Talofofo Bay. It was fun to surf, even if the waves weren’t that great. I spent 6 hours having a blast in the wild mess. We always have a good time at the Bay, especially when a bonfire follows …

Impromptu Creative Session at Home With a Friend

Yesterday while cleaning up palettes from previous Creative Sessions, I had a friend over, and we had an impromptu session to use up leftover wet paint. We went into the zone, with drinks on the side, and music beats in the background. Here are our little creations:

Fun in Nature & Creative Musings Through Photos

A photo journal of recent fun in nature, creative musings and other adventures captured on camera… these are the simple things in life that make me smile. These are the things that give me joy and peace. And then there are some random shots that are just snippets of life, like the little snaky snake …

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 …

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 …