haole | cleveland original | hawaiian transplant |
german hybrid | illustrator | knitter | monster maker
Manila Luzon is coming to Waikiki! It’ll be my first drag show. I wanted to have something to give her if I should get to meet her (or pass it along to whoever).
My favorite thing about Manila is her attitude. She always seems like she’s having as much fun as she possibly can, and she never forfeited even a little bit of her verve and silliness, even when the crown was on the line. Manila is for lovers!
She is Krishna, she is Kali -- the sacred and profane, breathing fire into the universe.
I struggle to not throw a halo onto everything I draw, more so now than ever with Raja, since she is a cosmic deity.
This is the first thing I wanted to draw when I got into Raja, but I just figured it was out of my skill class. This is exactly how I pictured it and better – like Miss Nadia said, I swear I will never say ‘I can’t’. I can and I did.
There are a lot of things I learned that I can do, most importantly that I can balance being a mom and drawing. I can step away from my project and not lose momentum. I can take my time and execute ideas that are beautiful and exciting to me. These are things I pretty much gave up for lost after I had David. My mom stopped drawing when my sister and I were born, and it always broke my heart.
I promise I won’t quit. I promise myself, I promise my mom, I promise David.