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

Adventure, Food, photography

Postcard: Vancouver Island

When we lived in Vancouver, we embarked on a few weekend getaways to Vancouver Island. We would take a spacious ferry across the Georgia Strait, then drive to a house rental on the shore. The first time we arrived at this house, it was in the dark of night. The front gate was obscured from… Continue reading Postcard: Vancouver Island

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

El Nido
Adventure, photography

Postcard: El Nido, Philippines

This is a throwback to a 2016 trip to the Philippines. For part of the trip, we spent a few days in El Nido, a small city on the island of Palawan. I had never been outside of Manila before then, and I was impressed by the beauty of El Nido. I was also surprised… Continue reading Postcard: El Nido, Philippines

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