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.