Sunday, December 16, 2007

A little Christmas Art

Just a little charcoal drawing transformed with the magic of Photoshop. =)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Thanksgiving pics

A little belated, but here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving morning. our family traditionally watches the sunrise from Lanikai beach every year.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween Pics!

A little late, but here are some fun lil' pictures from our Halloween... oops, Harvest Happening night. =D

Miss Jessica, the loveliest tramp EVER. =)
At least the spaceship turned out all right.

"I say, wot's the Bri'ish flag look like?"

Sara, the gypsy/pirate something?

Fun fun fun.

He seems fierce, but if you look close you can see the pink paint.
As many of you know, I have been taking an introductory black and white photography course at WCC this semester. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the class. Stay tuned for updates!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's Here!

Congratulations to Jonathan Fant and all the Puffins (haha) on the release of your album!

The music is just gorgeous. Jonathan, you're an excellent musician/composer. Jessica, Sara, Julia and David, you all play and sing very very very well! Everything works together so nicely. And, thanks for letting me design the album art--I had so much fun and I loved being a part of the production. =)

Keep it up!!!

To hear the four songs from Jonathan's new album, just head over to and listen away. You'll be amazed, I promise.

Monday, August 13, 2007

new art, woot.

Well, I promised to post some new art pieces... here they are.

They don't look half so nice at this size and compression, but nevertheless here are four sets of artwork I have completed over the past month or so. All four original pieces are charcoal drawings, while their color counterparts are digitally altered scans. Enjoy!

Ironwood trees from family camp in a new setting.

Just a random drawing that I ended up liking. =)

Jessica, it's your rose!

Narnia-inspired dryad.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Jamba Juice and other things

So I know that I haven't posted in a while... ah well c'est la vie. Anyway I thought maybe I should update since some new and improved things are happening in my life.

Firstly, I got a job! Woots to me. I am now working at Jamba Juice Kailua. The work is pretty fun and my fellow coworkers are usually pretty cool to hang out with. Most importantly, I am earning money!!! Macbook Pro, here I come! Well, maybe.

Rehearsals are also going quite well. The Pajama Game is quite the awesome play, I'm having lots of fun and making new friends to boot. We have now blocked every single scene, and opening day is less than a month away (Friday, August 24th)!

In other news, I have been drawing a lot lately, so I plan to post some new artwork soon. Here are some less recent pieces I have done to give you a preview:

Photoshop/hand drawn charcoal combo. April '07.

Charcoal abstract.

Add a little digital flair!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Yay! I made it! I am now officially "Janice" in "The Pajama Game"

woot. =)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pajama Game!

Pray for me! I'm auditioning for "The Pajama Game" at Paliku Theatre tonight!

Eeek, I'm excited. =)

Some watercolors

Well I thought it was about time to post some more of my artwork on here. So here I'll feature a series of watercolors I did in March. Actually, I did all four of these in one day as gifts for some friends!

I don't really feel like writing much, so I guess they'll have to speak for themselves... enjoy. This first painting is Diamond Head viewed from Magic Island.

A Ginger plant in my yard...

Wave breaking in front of Rabbit Island.

Bougainvillea on a fence.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Read this author!

P. G. Wodehouse is awesome.

"If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled."

"The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun."

"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."

"At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies."

"Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious."

"Has anybody ever seen a drama critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good."

"To be a humorist, one must see the world out of focus."

Friday, June 8, 2007

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm
PalikÅ« Theatre at Windward Community College celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a “Spotlight on the Arts” musical revue directed by Ron Bright and featuring Broadway hits performed by his former students and cast-members. Featured singers include Jade Stice, Jodi Leong, John Bryan, Sonya Mendez, Michael Bright, Tricia Marciel, Johnson Enos, Christopher Lowe, Tony Young, Tiffany Thurston, Saralea Gamiao Kekuna, Tracy Yamamoto, Nataysha Echevarria and others.

Tickets are $50 for all I don't expect many people I know to come to this, especially since I'm only in two numbers =). But I thought you'd all like to see a little more about this since it's what is happening in my life right now.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

For any of you TeenPact Alumni out there, go vote absentee tomorrow (June 1)!

Plugs: vote for our own Tyler Rits, from HI!

Also, I'm supporting Malachi Ege and Samantha Adams for the presidential team. So vote for them too. =)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Special thanks to all of the members of our military, who have given their time, futures, and lives to protect our country and its values.

Been reading from A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs. It starts out with a detailed history of the development of the alphabet and gives extensive explanations of the development of calligraphy throughout the Middle Ages. It is amazing to observe the beautiful writings and illustrations of the monastic Bibles. I can't imagine the patience it took to write these things.

Something I found interesting is the almost cynical attitude the book had toward the Christians who created these Bibles, people who placed such important emphasis on the Scriptures. Though the author clearly appreciates the beauty of the artwork, he tends to present the subject matter of the works as childish, illogical, outdated.

Of course this was sometimes true, especially regarding the undue superstitions many people held during this time perioud. But the high repect for God's word held during the Middle Ages is a quality our time really needs to pick up on. If we spent half as much time reading the Bible as these scribes did copying it, our lives would be so much better off.

Well so much for my random thoughts of the day.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Well, I just completed the test for the last module in my Advanced Chemistry book. All that's left is the final, 'n then I can say HALLELUJAH!
I can't belive the school year is almost done. I'll be a senior next year. dang.

In other news: this morning I had the immense pleasure of visiting the company Info Grafik, a graphic design company founded by Oren Schlieman, a former high school classmate of my dad. It was very eye-opening and encouraging to see graphic design used in such a real way, and I greatly enjoyed meeting the company's employees and seeing them at work. Hopefully, I'll be able to go back to learn more, and perhaps even help out in order to learn by observation and experience.

My photo of the day

TJ and Timmy are in another surf contest tomorrow. Go boyz!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A quick note:

This is my shout out to Sara, Jonathan, Kenji and David. I hope the worship night comes off beautifully tonight! And, of course, I hope you'll get lots of donations!!!

I'll be there to enjoy it. =)