Coleus
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Planting Coleus

We have a lot of coleus growing in our tropical garden. This is one of my faves because the plant's spring green and mauve colors make it stand out. During growth spurts, it shoots out thin flowering stalks that bloom a lovely lavender. I recently pulled up a planting from a pot that was getting… Continue reading Planting Coleus

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Art, design

Original Art for Your Home

In January, I made a resolution to take my art more seriously. I began by setting up shop on Society6, where you can buy original prints and home decor and lifestyle products featuring my illustrations. The photos in this post are an example of how to liven up your space with unique, hand-drawn art. At… Continue reading Original Art for Your Home

Jerk Center Boston Jamaica by Aileen Torres-Bennett
Art, design

New Year’s Resolution: Art

I picked up Tim Ferriss's "The 4-Hour Work Week" during our latest trip to San Francisco and was inspired to get serious about making money from my art. I've been drawing since I was a little kid, and it's always been a source of refuge, like playing the guitar. Even if I haven't done it… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Art

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Upcycling: Beer Bottles into Vases

Creativity is possible every day. I like to find alternative uses for things that are typically tossed. Vonu beer is the first Fijian beer we've tried on the island. I love the design of the bottle. It's a classic brown bottle with a white sea turtle logo. The contrast between the brown and the white… Continue reading Upcycling: Beer Bottles into Vases