Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tahiti Nui Shirts

Today's shirt job is for Tahit Nui. My first time using discharge!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So long Blogger, Hello Wordpress

We had a good long run this old blog and me but it's time to move on and change directions as I focus in on sharing the creative spirit we all got bubblin'around in us. I hope you will take a look and enjoy the content I will be sharin' and make the jump with me over to my new blog on Wordpress. It would also be cool to see you join in on all the shenanigans over on Facebook and Twitter too!

Keep on Creatin'

Friday, August 19, 2011

Walk On Water Dream board

My new WOW surfboard shaped by Warwick Gray from Walk On Water. This board is so awesome and unlike any board I have ever surfed. This thing nose rides and pulls floaters for days! You can't tell by the pic but the paint and glass job actually make it look like it glows! A true piece of art to be sure!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Backyard Paddles #2

My buddy Vic has been making these really cool paddles. Here is his latest work of art

Backyard Paddles #1

My buddy Vic has been making these really cool paddles. Here is his latest work of art

Friday, August 05, 2011

Kauai Dog Park

It's a nice big park for the dog's to work off the kibble

Thursday, August 04, 2011

art journal snaps #16

More fun with metallic paints!

Monday, July 25, 2011

art journal snaps #15

Follow Your Heart. and don't forget to listen to it too... it knows things

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Art journal snap #13

Do Not Feed the Fear

A little fear monster drawn in a corner of my sketchpad with Tombo brush pens

Sunday, July 10, 2011

art journal snaps #12

Flow...Let yourself go! Another page in my art journal to remind me to let life and emotions flow and not hang on to negative thoughts or limiting beliefs

Saturday, July 09, 2011

What... again?!

I am ok, the board not so much

Friday, July 08, 2011

Fishnet knots

Some colorful fishing nets and ropes that the ocean had knitted together and gave to the beach

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

art journal snaps #11

Free to be me

Fighting through the fear of how I think I am perceived by others, I am posting this art journal page, that I did over the weekend, which holds some personal significance to me as a growing artist who can express myself without fear of being judged, ridiculed or any other self inhibiting thoughts.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Retoolin', reframin' and reinventing

I am taking a seven week Personal branding course with Katie Freiling over the nest couple of weeks, so I won't be posting as much during this time. Also, I am working on setting up a new blog with Wordpress. So. please keep checking back, because I am excited about where the next phase of my life, art and business are going. Aloha and Peace until next time!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pineapple up close and personal

Pineapple up close and personal

WOW Stand up Surfboards Sign

Here is a sign I made over the weekend for my friends Warwick and Lorelei over at WOW Standup Surfboards

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chongolio as a brand name?

I am taking part in an online seminar on personal branding and wondering about my name Chongolio. Is it easily remembered? Is it catchy or weird sounding? Does it capture the imagination or make you want to take flight? I have been using Chongolio for years as an online entity and artist but now thinking about using my other less exotic sounding name RDBcreative instead. Your thoughts are appreciated

Three days later we are almost done

I got an invite to try the the Google Music cloud so I hooked up my external drive with all my music backed up and let it go to work. A few songs were denied because of DMR or unsupported file types, but for the most part so far so good

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Art Journal Snap #10

I couldn't sleep one night and this is who came by for a late nite visit

Monday, June 20, 2011

Art Journal snaps #9

A couple Jelly fish in my art journal

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

art journal snaps #8

Blue sharpie doodles II. This time I tried a thin layer of Mod Podge over the acrylic paint background to see if the sharpie went on a little smoother. It didn't and I burned through another new sharpie doing this page.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Art Journal snap #7

art journal snaps #7

blue sharpie doodles over an acrylic background on gessoed paper. My pens got really clogged up and the nibs all kinds of chewed up. Next time I am gonna try a light coat of Mod Podge over background to see if that helps

Sunday, June 12, 2011

art journal snaps #6

This World Needs More Flying Monkeys!

"This World Needs More Flying Monkeys!" I drew this ape airman in my sketch book then scanned and colored it in. Once colored I cut it out and pasted in my art journal. The background is random layers created with sharpies, brush pens, acrylic paints, ink and what not.

Friday, June 10, 2011

art journal snaps #5

Skull and cross bones from my art journal

This is was done using a bunch of different layers. The background is acrylic paint on gesso, the bones were cut from another background I did and the skull was cut from a gesso covered paper bag. Then I used sharpies and texture stamps over everything for the details. This was a really fun one to make

Thursday, June 09, 2011

art journal snaps #4

I love making this stuff, It clears my mind

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I have come across an interesting site for keeping online inspirations and book marks. It is called I have been using it to catalog images I find interesting for later use or reference. It is still in beta so it still has a few bugs, However, it looks like it has a lot of potential. If interested send me an email along with your email address and I can send you an invite which will give you instant access without having to wait for them to process your request for one.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Jungle calls

This is the sound file I created,using stock Garageband loops and the Voice Piano app on my iPhone, which I used as a sound bed on my fourth video log. Feel free to use wherever you want but please give me a some credit and a link back to my blog if possible. Enjoy!
Jungle calling by chongolio

Saturday, June 04, 2011

4 Years of Island Livin' Vlog #4

A little late, but I finally have finished and uploaded my fourth video log. This time a slide show and a song celebrating my fourth year of living on the Garden Isle. If you like, please poke that like button and/or subscribe

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pie•Pan's Birthday Painting

Sometimes I get to take on projects that really moves me into a head space that is uplifting and enjoyable on multiple levels. This is one of those projects. A good friend and long time buddy had asked me to create an art piece as a birthday gift for another good friend and old school pal to whom she is now married. There were no special requests for anything in particular and I was given absolute free range. Immediately I knew I wanted to do a multimedia piece that represented his interests, unique personality and some of the memories I have of him from all the years that we have known each other. This is the result, a multimedia piece that includes references to his nicknames, favorite candy and bands, inside jokes and his interests in mods, scooters, cooper minis, video games and his wry sense of humor. While I was creating this art, I couldn't help myself form laughing and sighing at the good times that shared in our younger years causing mischief, partying, giving each other sh*t, and having great adventures. The memories that bubbled up were bitter sweet. I miss the those days, the scene and circle of friend that we were all a part of. I am really grateful and stoked that I thought of and asked to be the one to make this gift for him. It was a nice ticket for a reminiscence trip back to a very special time in my life. Ok, enough mush here is what I created for my two friends Chilipeppa and Pie-pan.

If interested in me doing a commission for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mac at Hollywood Beach. Super windy his ears were a-flappin'

Mac at Hollywood Beach. Super windy his ears were a-flappin'

Ventura beach shack

Ventura beach shack

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monkey Love

My niece Kori painted this for me!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Art Journal snaps #2

Another slice of free flow from my recently started Art Journal

Friday, May 20, 2011

Art Journal snaps #1

So I started an art journal, a place where I can just let the ideas run wild. A place where my inner critic is not allowed.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Left Over Screw

Mixed media on 12" x 12" canvas.

I have been doing a lot of messin' around with mixed medias and experimenting with some different techniques I picked up watching Youtube. This one uses aluminum foil, hardware, spray and acrylic paint, distress inks, mod Podge, laser print outs, plastic beads, rhinestones and glitter glue. What you think?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coco got his eyeballs!

My little friend can see clearly now!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Nature. You can't stop it

Some plants getting their revenge on an earthmover

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cigar Box Butter Chimp Screen

My first print of the Cigar Box Butter Chimp using an Ezprints screen on some test paper . I am quite happy with the way it held the detail. The Ezprint screen was really easy to make and way simpler than making a decal.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rocco's Pizza Surfer Dude

This is a hand drawn character I came up with for a 4 color t-shirt design for Rocco's pizza place which will be opening up in the Harbor mall in Lihue, Kauai

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art Case Progress. The front

First layer on the front: vinyl scraps and some fabric. The stripy fabric makes the eyes go a bit buggy!

Here is a suitcase I am working on to hold my decals and art when I am out on the road and takin'it to the streets! This is front with some scrap vinyl I had and some fabric over a $5 thrift store suitcase

Friday, April 08, 2011

Vinyl Decals Vlog #3

This time I show you how I make and stick my vinyl decals.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Bits and pieces

A collection of bits and bobs laying around my studio that I put together that will someday become a piece of art.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Art Supplies & Tool Haul

This last weekend I found a lot of good stuff in the thrift stores, received my order from EZprints and bought some art supplies and a couple new tools. I am gonna be busy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Etsy Store and Facebook Page

I have been on a pretty good groove restocking my ETSY STORE with new art and a few pieces that I brought over to Hawaii with me and need to let go of to make room for all the new stuff that is in the almost done stages. Take a look you might see something you like! Also, if you didn't know I now have a dedicated Facebook Chongolio Page. Some blink on over and if you are into it click the like button.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Collectors (front)

The Collectors, Two Octopuses desperately want to add this little sunken tiki mug to their display case.
Acrylic and paint pens on a 18 x 24" canvas and sealed with polyurethane. The sides of the canvas have been embellished with iridescent sequins.

The Collectors (close up)

The Collectors, Two Octopuses desperately want to add this little sunken tiki mug to their display case.
Acrylic and paint pens on a 18 x 24" canvas and sealed with polyurethane. The sides of the canvas have been embellished with iridescent sequins

The Collector (side)

The Collectors, Two Octopuses desperately want to add this little sunken tiki mug to their display case. Acrylic and paint pens on a 18 x 24" canvas and sealed with polyurethane. The sides of the canvas have been embellished with iridescent sequins.