Bird on Wire ATB
Art, Music

Music for Meditation: Bird on a Wire

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett Here's an original composition of mine that I recommend for meditation. I'm not a practitioner of classical meditation, but I do practice reflection regularly to understand my mental states. This practice of reflection combined with a fitness regimen helps me to (putting it generally) deal with life. As you listen to… Continue reading Music for Meditation: Bird on a Wire

Genius at Work ATB
Art, design, Products

Design: Genius at Work

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett I finally did it. I created my "Genius at Work" design. I've been joking around that I'm a "genius at work" in my home office, and doing an illustration has been in the back of my mind for a few years. Why a pig? Because I may be slim and trim,… Continue reading Design: Genius at Work

Hero Comes to Town ATB
Art, Music

Press Play: Hero Comes to Town

I was messing around with my electric guitar last week and came up with a new composition. In my head, I heard an Ennio Morricone-style score, with a choir to uplift the drama of the guitar sound. I can't sing very high--I've always been an alto--but there is a "human voice/violin" option on my keyboard… Continue reading Press Play: Hero Comes to Town

Bird of Paradise Throw Pillow by ATBdesignart
Art, design, Products

From Art to Design: Bird of Paradise

I'd like to give you a peek into the process of how I create art to feature on products for my storefronts at Society6 and RedBubble. In this case, I chose to draw the birds of paradise in my garden in Fiji. They're beautiful, and I had a vision of them hand-drawn on a throw… Continue reading From Art to Design: Bird of Paradise

NYC skyline clock by Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, design, Products

In a New York Minute

I've opened a new online store on Redbubble. It offers more items that feature my hand-drawn art, including apparel. The clock above features my NYC skyline drawing. You can also check out my other online store at Society6.