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November 17, 2015

Loneliness may not be experienced by everyone who grieves, but I certainly felt it! 


I felt it so strongly that I moved from the paradise of Hawaii to the deserts of Tucson to be near my family! 


I made a video that explore four reasons I think it's easy to feel lonely...

November 10, 2015

My author copies of my book, "Grief is a Mess" came in the mail today, so I decided to do a reading of it for YouTube. 


When I mentioned my plan to my sister, she suggested some people might watch the reading instead of just buying the book. 


My main purpose for the bo...

November 5, 2015

My book Grief is a Mess was published on Nov 3, 2015. Thanks to the support of friends, family, and fans, it made its way up the best seller list. It is now the #1 New Release in the category of "Grief and Death."


As if that isn't strange sounding enough, I came across...

November 3, 2015

My new book, Grief is a Mess, is all about how messy grief is. I explore the many effects of grief as well as the various ways we try to cope with it. 


In this video, I go deeper and delve into why I think grief creates such a mess. Through examening my own grief...

November 2, 2015

I made my FIRST video about my book, "Grief is a Mess." 


I decided to start with an explanation of why I made the book in the first place. 


In the future, I plan to make short videos about grief. I'll discuss the various topics I address in the book (emotional effects,...

October 30, 2015

I miss my mum daily.



Not a day goes by that I don't think of something I would like to tell my mum or see something that I know would make her laugh hysterically. 


Sometimes I just brush it off, and sometimes I start to cry immediately.


When I start to cry becaus...

October 22, 2015


My biggest project, "Grief is a Mess" is now complete! The book will be sent to the publisher next week. 


After spending months writing, illustrating, and editing this book, I suddenly have free time and mental space. The free mental space is the best feeling. I know...

October 12, 2015

I teach at a painting studio that allows customers to drink and complete a painting within a couple of hours. Due to the social nature of the classes, many customers possess no painting experience. I frequently hear comments such as, "I have no talent," "I can't draw a...

October 1, 2015


Last week I celebrated many things - my 30th birthday, one year in Tucson, and one year as an artist. Although my transition into an art career was fairly smooth (you can read about it in my blog post How I Started my Art Career), there have been some uncomfortable re...

September 29, 2015


In the past couple of months, I've seriously stepped up my freelance game. After bidding on dozens of contracts, I secured quite a few side gigs.


While some extra cash is nice, the most valuable thing I earned was experience. After working with all sorts of people, I...

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