We Will Get By Aileen Torres-Bennett
Art

We Will Get By

I hope all of you are doing well, given the circumstances. Even all the way out here in Fiji, the coronavirus has arrived. The capital city, Suva, is in lockdown, and there is a curfew. But things are good overall. It's a time of togetherness at home, creativity, reflection and, as always, gratitude. Funny story:… Continue reading We Will Get By

NYC skyline notebook
Art, design

Notebooks and Stationary with Hand-Drawn Covers

Are you writer? An artist? Someone who likes to journal? If any of the above, consider my selection of notebooks, each featuring a hand-drawn, original illustration by yours truly. They're fun to carry around as a catchall repository for thoughts, sketches, ideas, mind mapping, etc. You can buy the notebooks lined or unlined. They are… Continue reading Notebooks and Stationary with Hand-Drawn Covers

Rainy afternoon Illustration by Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Music

Original Music: Rainy Afternoon

I created another acoustic guitar instrumental track, continuing to experiment with Audacity. Same method as my last track: I recorded a snippet of rhythm guitar, copied and pasted it into a sequence in the Audacity timeline, then recorded a solo over the rhythm.   You can listen to my last track here and watch a… Continue reading Original Music: Rainy Afternoon

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

Guthrie the Dog_Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett
Art, dogs, essay

Guthrie the Dog

I've always wanted a dog. I didn't have one growing up because my parents didn't like the idea. Too much mess and more responsibility, they probably thought. I'd been prepping for the last few years by watching Cesar Millan, a.k.a. the Dog Whisperer. I discovered his TV show while we were living in Vancouver, and… Continue reading Guthrie the Dog