Saturday, October 29, 2005

Illustration Friday: Broken

The Science of Broken Pencils
Here's a handy dandy experiment with broken pencils. It's a snap! Try it yourself! For every comment, I shall break a the name of science! This image was created with my trusty scanner, pencil and photoshop.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Illustration Friday: Remote

Hey, sometimes I'm deep in thought...and, well, I'm feelin' remote. (Ball point doodle on an old intaglio print.)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Illustration Friday: Cold

I'm participating in Illustration Friday, an online community of artists who display sketches and artwork based on a theme. This week's theme: Cold. My dad, who was orginally from the Philippines, brought us to live in Iceland after a few years on the east coast. One day, thinking the inclement weather wasn't a big deal, dad sent my brother and sister to school. They got caught in a blizzard. Brrrrrrrrr!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Celebrating 20 Years of Hula

I dance hula with SF halau, Na Lei Hulu, and we're celebrating our 20-year anniversary at the Palace of Fine Arts. We filled the theaters last weekend and are close to selling out this weekend. Who would have thought hula would be embraced like this? Kumu Patrick's vision brought us to Los Angeles, Hawaii and New York. In 2004, we were presented in NYC at the Lincoln Center and earned rave reviews. I feel very fortunate to dance hula. All this energy and growing interest in hula is icing on the cake! I illustrated the above image for our 2002 Stories of the Lehua production. The 'ohia lehua tree, shown in the background, is very special in Hawaii. Its likeness can also be found in San Francisco. Aloha!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Venus & Critics. Critcs have their place, but not in art-making. Art making is a journey which is frustrating yet rewarding, affirming yet humbling. However, challenging, the process of making art is also freeing. It insists that we step out of our comfort zone no matter where we are in our path as an artist. Happy art-making!

Whatever you can do,
or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.