Art, design, dogs, Food, Products

Wine O’Clock

Summer is nigh in the Northern Hemisphere, while here in Fiji, even though it's practically winter, the tropical vibes are year-round. If you're looking to spruce up wine o'clock this season, check out the wine chillers at my Society6 store, featuring my drawings. The one with my "Daydream" illustration can be found here, the black-and-white… Continue reading Wine O’Clock

House of the Rising Sun ATB
Art, Music

Press Play: House of the Rising Sun

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett "The House of the Rising Sun" is one of my favorite traditional folk songs. It's a dark tale of remorse, with a catchy melody. The most popular version is the one by The Animals from the '60s. My version is more stripped down. I tried to give it a haunting quality… Continue reading Press Play: House of the Rising Sun

Time Starts Now ATB
Art, essay

Time Starts Now: A Mantra

There's a 1968 cop/action film starring Steve McQueen called "Bullitt." It's a classic for its car chase scenes through the rolling urban hills of San Francisco. One of the most memorable scenes for me is toward the end, when Bullitt is in the car with his girlfriend, played by the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset, after she… Continue reading Time Starts Now: A Mantra

Awakening to the Dead Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Music, Products

Press Play: Row Jimmy

Awakening to the Dead. Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett Got a little something for you to listen to this weekend. It's my cover of The Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy." A lovely song that evokes the Old, Weird America in that particular way that the Grateful Dead's lyricist Robert Hunter did so well. If you like the… Continue reading Press Play: Row Jimmy

Adventure, Art

Closeup: Fijian War Clubs

We explored the RoC Market this past Sunday. The market is a popular event held in downtown Suva every third Sunday of the month. It features local small businesses selling artisinal goods, plants and food. One of the booths we stopped at belonged to Fijian artist Alifereti Malai. We were struck by his beautiful artworks… Continue reading Closeup: Fijian War Clubs