Off The Beaten Path: Obon Ceremony in Hawaii


I took my son to his first Obon lantern ceremony on Oahu this summer.  For him, getting acquainted with his culture (he is mixed race, but 50% Japanese from yours truly) was one of my priorities.  I just bought a new camera and this is what surfaced after 100+ photos.  It totally captured the essence of that night!  The beautiful moonlit Pacific ocean waters decorated with the warm glow of lanterns representing each families ancestors, while my son helped them move along was enough to take my breath away!  I will never forget this moment!  ♥

Profile in Music: Maggie May Morris


Maggie May Morris is a talented singer/songwriter who makes Portland, Oregon her home. She is the front woman for Genders and Sunbathe.  If you like dreamy guitar riffs and a strong, soothing voice…Maggie’s got it!

Check out a video she did for OPB with her band Genders here!

This is a video she did with Sunbathe called “With A Little Help

Media:  Ink on paper.  2016



Profile in Music: Natasha Kmeto


Natasha Kmeto is a Portland based singer/songwriter/producer who performs in both the electronic music and live band scenes.  A talented song writer, her voice is a powerhouse! She performs on her own as Natasha Kmeto, DJ gigs and also performs with the live band Chanti Darling.

Check out her solo stuff here.  Listen to and watch Chanti Darling here.

Media:  Ink on paper with feathers. 2016