Thursday, June 12, 2014

073: Summer In Progress

Hope you all are having a fantastic summer!
Here's a work in progress :) Can't wait to see the end results!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

072: Hei: Published!

(Cover art by Solomon Enos)
 Last year, I received a copy of the much anticipated book, Hūlili Volume 8: Hei: Hawaiian String Figures: Hawaiian Memory Culture and Mnemonic Practice.  I produced several illustrations for the article by Kalani Akana, that were published in the volume. Here are some photos of the final product!
Find my illustrations from pages 45-70!

You may also view more of my illustrations and other articles published in the volume at:


Sunday, May 25, 2014

071: SBP Greetings from New York Cont.





Brooklyn Art Library
I can finally cross of Brooklyn Art Library off my bucket list :)
A charming space holding the largest collection of sketchbooks! Get a free library card and with every sketchbook you view, they'll give you an extra sketchbook to look at!
 I was reunited with my first SBP, Hope, and even got to see Time & The Way We Travel (includes a 2page spread of my illustration) being sold.
If by any chance you are stopping by Brookly Art Library, ask for call number 234.55-3. for Greetings from New York.

Monday, April 28, 2014

070 SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

Times Square on New Years Eve
Crossing off the ball drop from my bucket list :)

I chose to include some of the places I ate at during my trip. My favorites were:

Shake Shack: I think this is my all-time favorite burger. I crave it all the time....
Lexington Candy Shop: Old-fashion smoothies and Coca-Cola! It was so delicious and if you sit at the bar, the owner might show you how its all made!
Argo Tea: Did someone say White Frostea Chocolate drink?!?! One of my favorite tea drinks.
Takashi: Calf's Brain Cream (in a tube), Testicargot, Soft-Boiled Egg en Cocotte...yum.

If you ever get a chance, definitely check these yummy places out!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

068: SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

06 Grand Central Terminal
"Grand Central Terminal's ceilings are grand!" squeaked the little mouse.
This illustration includes hot dogs from the Sabretto hot dog stands you see at every NY street corner and oysters from the Oyster Bar. Best oysters ever! mmmmm.

07 New York Botanical Garden
It was raining pretty hard when we visited the New York Botanical Garden, so our main stop was at their Holiday Train Show!! Model trains zoom-zooming through miniature sculptures of NY landmarks... made out of plants! Plants! You even get a look into "The Artists Studio" - an insiders look at the process of making the model landmarks.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

067: SBP Greetings from New York! Cont.

05: The New York Public Library
One of my favorite places is the NYC Public Library. Everything about this building is breathtaking. It makes you wonder how anyone can study in such a beautiful place!
In addition, they have a great exhibition going on, THE ABC OF IT: Why Children Books Matter. I was very excited to see it and so so so glad I did!
"The ABC of It is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produced them. Through a dynamic array of objects and activities, the exhibition celebrates the extraordinary richness, artistry, and diversity of children’s literature across cultures and time."
Can't get much better than that. :)