Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa: Painting a turtle, abstract flowers, galaxies, dragon

October’s Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa coffee shop/bar was really nice. Always relaxing, and we always simply CREATE. This month’s painting session included progress on a calming turtle piece, and some abstract work, different pieces inspired by a galaxy idea, earthy tones, dragon scales and purple blending, and a yellow flower.

New Art Stuffs on the Easel & in the Sketchbook

A typhoon of art inspirations taking over my little studio room. Pulled everything out to get a good look at this sea of art inventory. Painted a couple new abstract pieces; a thick impasto-like abstract Guam sunset in blues and golds (16″x20″), and an abstract purplish flower piece (24″x36″). All acrylic paint. Also, I sketched …

A happy update on a painting that has travelled thousands of miles!

I love getting messages like these! An update on the very first big taotaomo’na tree piece that I did: “It’s found its permanent resting place in Kingston, WA. It made it from Guam to Virginia for a couple years and is now in WA. Still our favorite painting!” -Andrea

Please help support the 7th annual Luna Festival on Guam!

Your help is needed! At $300, 15% and 28 days left. The budget is looking kind of grim at the moment. Even if everyone donated just $1, it would get us there. Thank you to those who have jumped in so far, and also to those who have shared this as well, you know who you …

Native Flowers of Guam 2-piece Painting Project

I just finished a 2-piece painting project of a couple flowers that are native (or indigenous) to Guam and the Northern Marianas. The two featured are “niyoron” and “ifit,” in my artistic representation for a commissioned project. Here I show the painting process from start to finish:

Latest Creation: Moonlit Guam Jungle Tree & River

This Saturday was the September Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa, and while we only had a couple people, it was an opportunity to really focus in on what I was creating. I wanted to create some kind of enchanted forest artwork, but with a Guam jungle setting instead.

The Joys of Starting a Small Purposeful Business on Guam (step-by-step from an artist’s view)

Photo by David Zimms. Starting your own business is an intense undertaking. This post has been building in my mind for quite some time. There are many amazing points to sustaining your own solo-entrepreneur style business on Guam. However, there are also many challenges to getting yourself set up smoothly. It can be tricky if you are, for …

Backyard Tropical Adventures, Selfies, Coco the Dog, Cute Kids, 10th Birthday Shenanigans & MORE

Adventures around the house, from the lush backyard jungle to the kitchen table with coffee getting to work. A million selfies, out and about at the Acoustic Attack Live local music showcase, experimenting with dragon scale makeup for my Luna Festival costume, crazy hair days upside down, with and without humidity. My friends’ super cute kid, …

Quiet Creative Session of Hearts, Abstract Birds, Color, & Fairy Wings

This weekend we had a very quiet Creative Session, but no shortage of creativity! Lots of imagination, hearts, color, wings, feathers, abstract shapes, fairy wings, and coffee, of course! I didn’t get as many photos as I hoped to, but here are the few I captured:  

Creative Session: The Healing Power of Art

Hafa adai! This weekend I had the special honor of leading a Creative Session focusing on the healing power of art. Art has a natural way of being healing, simply through the act of creating. The creative process is something that happens in everyday life… You have an idea, or see something inspiring. You have …

Guam Art for Sale: High quality prints & more on Fine Art America

So I recently listed my artwork for sale on Fine Art America, and am now able to offer high quality prints on a variety of things like canvas, metal, cards, pillows, duvet covers, tote bags, phone cases and more. I have been going through the process of getting everything all set up, and so far, …

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.    

Painting Party at Guma’ Tasa Turns Out Beautiful Creations

This week I hosted a private painting party at Guma’ Tasa with an amazing group of ladies. I loved watching all of their creations come to life on the canvas. It never ceases to amaze me, watching the unique process that every individual has. Here are some photos:

2015 Electric Island Festival: A night of music, art, lights, dancing & people!

EIF was AWESOME!!! An epic night to remember (my sore legs are reminding me just how hard I danced that night) full of music, lights, art, dancing, and all around badassery. Every DJ killed it with their sets… and I might have a slight girl-crush on DJ Cookie. She freakin destroyed the place. Like, in …

Creative Inspirations, Chilling, & Summer Adventures in Cool-Mom Mode

Had some summer adventures already, cruising between work stuff, chilling with my boys, relaxing with friends, indulging in life, and finding creative inspiration everywhere. Loving life, appreciating the little things.

Acoustic Attack Guam’s Live Event Featuring Original Local Music!

Big congrats and job well done by Acoustic Attack Guam, on their first big live event featuring original local music at the Sheraton Laguna Resort & Spa. If you aren’t familiar with Acoustic Attack, you can check out their Facebook page and YouTube channel, where Ryan Bustamante and his crew capture the talent of local …

A Colorful June Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa

June 6th was the 1st Saturday of the month, and that means: Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa! As usual, I provide all the supplies for you to come and try acrylic painting. Everyone brings their own image to create/recreate, and we encourage each other through the process. This month’s session was colorful! I always love …

Typhoon Dolphin Splashes Guam, Hotel Biz Retreat & Backyard Waterfall Adventure

On May 15th, typhoon Dolphin splashed over Guam, and while it wasn’t too destructive, we were left without power and water for almost a week. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but definitely set me back in my business a bit! Had so much catching up to do, but I did …