Thursday, October 11, 2007


My family has a pineapple farm on Maui. I grew up pretty much smack dab in a pineapple farm, ok well, maybe surrounded on 3 sides, but it was nice. We always had fresh pineapple (although I never really cared for it). My mom really likes pineapples. We have a lot of pineapple decor in our home. I like pinepples too! This was a pineapple ornament I crocheted last year :)

Monday, October 08, 2007


After my husband and I went to Japan for our honeymoon he's been addicted to ramen. Well, living in Hawaii there are more "saimin" places than "ramen" but luckily on Oahu there are actual authentic Japanese ramen places. We have yet to try them though...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Princess again

One of my favorite pals to visit when I'm on Maui. She just got spayed that week so she wasn't her normal rambunctious self. Usually she's bouncing off the walls but she was so sweet and cuddly this week (probably from the drugs). She has these really amber colored eyes that match her fur. Funny because when she was a kitten she had blue eyes. Weird how things turn out. I love her anyway.


Things are looking up!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Old friends...

Hi, these are two original characters I created, oh, about 10 years ago (probably more now). They are two friends, Kiki and Kei. Kiki is sugary sweet, and Kei is, well, not sour, but pretty tart. They get along fine and get into all sorts of hijinks. I just recently gave them little dog pets to complement their personalities. Their designs really changed over the years but the personalities stayed the same.

Friday, October 05, 2007

My little cousin

My "little" cousin is actually 23! Ha ha! She's only 4 years younger but she's always been the "little" one since she's the youngest in our family (of cousins). When we were growing up, 4 years seemed like a big difference, but now, not so much. She does Japanese dance and actually has this kimono/yukata. Our grandmother made it for her. Our family is ethnically Japanese but I think she's the only one who really celebrates our culture. She's the sweetest person and a great budding artist!

More Fruity heads

I really had fun creating these. I may make them into a downloadable icon package later when I have the time.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Thank you!

Thank you to all who've took the time to follow my blog. I appreciate you! This was a design I did for my own bridal shower thank you cards. That was me with my long hair, pre-wedding.

Photos from Maui

Here are some photos I took while on Maui. I love how my parents have a lovely garden where I can take all sorts of pictures. They live out on the country side of Maui and my dad raises all sorts of flowers and plants. I live in the city on Oahu and it is very different. I have two plans, two nearly dead orchid plants that sadly ive (if you can call it that) on our lanai. They do not flourish like my dad's orchids on Maui.

And here is a little friend I met that day :)

Quick update

Hi All! I've been pretty busy these past couple months ever since I started school. It's been hectic but very enjoyable. It's nice to be interacting with other creative people as we work on the same assignments. I find myself challenged and inspired by such peers. I haven't had much time to do my own personal work but I'm going to try and upload some work that I've been doing in class if I think it's worth it.

This is a piece I did for one of my classes. We were supposed to create an illustrated capital letter. I did it in the art nouveau style. It took a long time but it was really fun and I am really happy with how it came out :) Done mostly in Illustrator CS3 and textures added in PS CS3.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Do you want to be sick?

Ok, this actually only pertains to people interested in investing in stocks. I started investing about 3-4 years ago because I wanted to diversify and at that time I was making good money. (note the was). Anyway, I am a Mac person, I love love love my mac. Anywho, if you are interested in investing and would like to make yourself sick check out how much the stock of Apple (AAPL) was selling 5 years ago and then compare to today! cheers! *barf*

Ok ok so I bought it at $80 max but still if only I knew....