Saturday, January 16, 2010


DAY 16: January 16, 2010
TITLE: I'll Fly with You
MEDIUM: Magazine pages

Today's Art of the Day was inspired by a song called I'll Fly with You by Gigi D'Agostino. Here is a video I found on youtube with the lyrics.

I ♥ this song!

Baking happiness

I woke up yesterday in tears. Not just damp eyes, but gasping for air, wailing from a nightmare. It was in a strange unfamiliar setting, a fair of some sort, with friends from the present and old friends almost forgotten with time, and some friends who are no longer with us on this earth. He was in the dream too. In my dream, there was chaos making me feel claustrophobic and suffocated, horrible words exchanged, and unearthing of memories that I have been spending the last few weeks trying to forget.

I was sad and angry because no matter how hard I am trying to be happy, my subconscious will not let me rest. It's a constant fight.

I suppose there will always be days like this. So I surrendered to the comfort of my sheets and attempted to amuse myself with my favorite TV shows. After a while, the feeling subsided enough and with time to turn my day around. I turned to my handy dandy resolution tree and spent the rest of the day cleaning, reading, doing art, and to break the routine, I decided to bake these awesome cookies.

I tried these cookies the other day. They were so good and put such a big smile on my face that I had to have the recipe.

Oil. Ewe!

Taking pictures with self-timer sometimes cuts your face off. :P


The first batch got burned! Had to switch out the tray we were using.

Much better!!!

Another batch.

All done!

My friend Sharon, loving the cookies!

After baking, I met up with my friends at the bar where my friends had their gig. We brought cookies for our friends. I proceeded to turn my day into a great night, with the company of my beautiful girls!

Friday, January 15, 2010


DAY 15: January 15, 2010
Title: Flower CD
Medium: Acrylic on CD

I'm still feeling a bit uninspired, so since I had no greater ideas, I decided to add on to yesterday's Art of the Day.

Happy Friday, all!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just a Little Bit

While I was reading Love in the Time of Cholera (the second book I have planned to finish before the semester starts), this song started playing on my Pandora station:

This was my first time to hear this song and I really appreciated it, just because its simple lyrics really captures a girl's journey in learning how to love and live with herself. I read in the comments that this song was about the singer's battle with annorexia. To me, it just makes me think about any girl's battle with her own insecurities.

I was thinking about a time in my life when I thought girls who had insecurities were just completely appaling. I was about 13 or 14. Confident, and completely clueless. Just a little after that, all of a sudden: I wasn't smart enough. I wasn't pretty enough. I was fat. I was just horrible at everything I tried. I was transparent. I guess you never really understand some things until you experience them yourself.

Then slowly, you realize what you're worth. At 25, I think it's finally that time for me.

DAY 12: January 12, 2010
TITLE: Butterflyfish

At the open house for the military build up, a biologist told me that there will be fatalities with the butterfly fish in the planned dredging of Apra Harbor. It made me sad. :(
For this drawing, I did pointilism and crosshatching. I haven't done this technique in a while. My fish looks a little funny because I made the tail too long :-/

DAY 13: January 13, 2010
MEDIUM: Vector Graphic

So, I said I was going to take a time-out on doing vectors the other day. Before I did that, I decided to finally do the vector my Uncle requested me to do. So here is a vector of a lady who I do not know at all. Now, the break from begins!

DAY 14: January 14, 2010
TITLE: Flower CD
MEDIUM: Acrylic on Compact Disc

I was feeling a little uninspired this morning, to be honest. I decided to mess around with a cardboard cutout I made of a flower and some paint. Then I saw some old burned CD's sitting around in my room, that I've been keeping forever, in hopes that I could use them for a project someday. I hated the thought of just throwing them away. So here is the finished product. I think I am going to do a couple more and just slap 'em on my walls.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another Art of the Birthday

DAY11: January 11, 2010
MEDIUM: Vector Graphic

This is a greeting I made for my cousin Merly. I'm not too stoked on how it turned out, but she still liked it.

I think I'm going to lie low on the vectors for awhile. Over the past couple of weeks, I've gotten 4 requests from my vain friends and family members. I'll eventually get around to those requests, but maybe I'll do them for special occasions.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hello build-up, good-bye coral reef!

Big changes are coming to my island. I'm afraid. I'm not really one to speak out, but as stated in my list of New Year's resolution, I promised to be less complacent and a little more socially conscious.

The U.S. Military is planning to relocate Marines from Okinawa. This move is going to increase Guam's population by 50%. The military build-up may provide more jobs for Guam's people, but its undesirable effects on the island's culture, environment, infrastructures, wildlife and resources are definitely a cause for concern.

For instance, in order to make room for a nuclear aircraft carrier, the military plans on dredging 2.3 million square feet (imagine 40 football fields!) of reef. 35% percent of this reef is coral, which is vital to our island's ecosystem.

This is one of the many, many, many things that bother me about the military build-up. I am not Chamorro, but Guam is my home.

So for my 365 Days of Art, I present you with:

DAY 10: January 10, 2010
TITLE: Coral Reef Posters
MEDIUM: Markers and crayon on paper
These are posters I made for the hearing. I think they speak for themselves.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Art of the BIRTHDAY! :D

DAY 9: January 09, 2010
MEDIUM: Marker and white board

I posted this little doodle on my Facebook to wish Marisa a happy birthday. She just turned 12. I used to babysit her when she was 6 years old. Time flies, doesn't it?
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