Sneak Peek on the Easel: A Big Colorful Tree in the Making

Last week I started a new piece, and it’s another big one! Pulled out a 4’x6′ canvas to play with, and I’m already having a blast painting what is shaping up to be a big colorful tree. It has a lot of warmth in it right now, but the next few layers of colors will be …

March Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa Coffeehouse

March kind of crept up on me, and this past week in particular was pretty intense. Even though I wasn’t able to post the Creative Sessions notice, we still had a little crowd at Guma’ Tasa coffeehouse for painting fun. My apologies to those who may have missed out, I sincerely hope you are able …

Host Your Own Private Painting Party on Guam

Hafa adai! Some pics from a private Creative Session I facilitated the other night. Gather your friends or colleagues at the location of your choice and book your own private Creative Session. Fee is $40/person. Minimum of 10 people, and must schedule at least 2 weeks prior to desired session date. Book now, as all fees …

February Creative Session Draws a Full House to Guma’ Tasa for Painting Fun!

February’s Creative Session was held this past Saturday (every 1st Saturday of the month) at Guma’ Tasa, and we had a record number of participants. We filled up tables and everyone created art together. Participants seemed to enjoy themselves, and also surprise themselves with some of their creations! Here are some photos from the session:

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 …

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. …

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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Latest Art Projects on the Easel & in the Studio

It’s been crazy lately, and I don’t have many regular artworks to show because I’ve been preoccupied with big painting projects and events. All is well in my art world, things moving forward in an amazing way. Just keep creating, just keep creating, just keep creating.

The Beginnings of My Biggest Canvas Piece Yet!

And it was all… yellow. 4×6 feet of sunshine. SO fun. Yes, I needed a stool to reach the top. My arm is actually tired after an hour of sponging, lol. And I now have natural yellow “french tips” on my nails, no need for manicures. The first of maaaannnyyyyyy layers to come! Have I …

Just Keep Creating. My motto forever.

Just Keep Creating. No matter what. Life is full of ups and downs and unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes things will seem totally torn apart and destroyed. And we can sit and feel the experience, and no matter how difficult, can continue to ask ourselves? What do I need now? What do I want now? …