Description: “An eclectic mix of new, recycled and vintage treasures…”
BIO: “I am juju. A hapa haole born in Salt Lake City (not mormon tho) but raised on the tropical island of Guam. My mother is Japanese, and my father is Caucasian (with French and English roots). I am Married to my best friend (Ryan) and we are living in Sunny San Diego.
My ongoing love affair with crafting started when I was a child. I just love to create things, and seem to get my hands dirty in all sorts of projects! Sewing, knitting, jewelry making, print making to name a few.
In July of 2007, I became a stay at home mom to a delightful little girl. Her name is Rio – yes, like the Duran Duran song I put my career on hold to be a stay at home mom. Only then did I realize how utterly hard it is to find cool baby clothes out there. I learned how to make fun stuff on my own in hopes to share it with others.
FYI (since some people seem to care): I am happy to report that we live in a smoke free environment, but not pet free – we have 2 loving cats in our home. (Although, I do try my best to keep them away from my projects.)”
Description: “My name is Drea and I’m a henna artist. I’ve been interested in henna for a while. My mother used to bring premade paste home from the states and have me draw flowers and swirls on her. We quickly discovered that pre-made paste is not very effective in staining.
A few years later with encouragement from a friend, who happens to be a tattoo artist, I decided to do some research. Now I make my own paste from natural henna powder. Beware of PPD laced “Black Henna”!!!
So I’ve been practicing on my friends, drawing whenever I get the chance, and have even had the oppurtunity recently to participate in my first event, Pure Persia. And on May 30th, I did my first fundraiser. It was an art auction for Guma Mami Inc. I donated 4 pieces and did henna by donation. All proceeds went to help support the non-profit organization that works to make the lives of persons with dissabilities better. I’m very excited about doing more fundraisers!
I’m constantly searching for more information. I enjoy learning about the scientific aspect of henna as well as it’s history in different cultures and regions. I hope to get peer certifcation soon also!
If you’d like to schedule a personal henna appointment or talk to me about an event, party, or fundraiser you can contact me by messaging me here on myspace or e-mailing: email@example.com ! I’d love to do more fundraisers, especially. I’m also looking for pregnant mothers. I just purchased some lavender oil to make a safe paste for belly blessings.”
Description: “jeaniexmurda aka lushawna diamante was born in thailand, raised on guam, & currently resides in northern california where in the bay they get hyphy (stupid, dumb, & hyphy).
she attended the fashion institute of design & merchandising in sf to obtain a degree in graphic design. she is currently trying to get her ba @ the art institute online (pittsburgh).
collages keep her sane.
she likes a mixture of all things glamorous & grimey, which is what lushawana.com is all about! dirt & glitter, blood & diamonds.
influenced by years of doing wrong & right, good & bad people aka friends & everyone who has crossed my path (mental shout out to ALL those who have inspired me!), graffiti, 70’s punk, 80’s hiphop, 90’s skateboard culture, lushawna lives to create.
upcoming projects include: a husband/wifey owned skateboard company with a line of clothing & accessories, and a series of children’s books.
her 2008 new year’s resolution is to take more photographs.”
Description: Robert S. Condol was born in Cavite, Philippines on May 15, 1980. He would only stay in his birth place for a short while before moving to California. Rob moved back and forth between the Philippines and the US during his early years. As an infant his mother put a paint brush in his hands and Rob corrected his brush stroke before he could correct his grammar. Rob’s father also painted on the side and served as another artistic influence as he grew up.
While attending high school in the Philippines Rob sketched most of the art for the school newspaper. But that was the extent of Rob’s high school ambitions. During his high school years Rob spent more time on the streets than in school, and more time playing in different bands than studying. After some hard partying, a couple of stolen car rides, and countless police chases Rob jumped islands to Guam.
During his year in Guam, music was dominant in his life but a job at an art gallery left the biggest impression. Rob lived in a tiny shack along the coast and it was here he would sketch murals on huge canvas. Pre-occupied with his living situation he paid no attention to his murals and left to Las Vegas. After a short stint in Vegas Rob landed an assistant editing job in Burbank, CA the post production capital for the film industry.
Rob thrived as a video editor creating DVD special features, and assisted on several TV shows. He currently works for Roundabout Entertainment preparing TV Shows and movies for broadcast. Seemingly Rob had finally found a place and a job he could settle down with.
In March of 2007 Alberto J. Condol passed after a long battle with cancer. This event marked a turning point in Rob life. It was after this traumatic event he turned to canvas to help him get through the pain of his loss. He picked up a paint brush and with his father in mind he began a new journey in life as an artist. Now as a focused artist Rob continues to grow and develop his own unique style of painting. Rob attributes his strength as a person to his mother Carmen and sister Maggie, along with his large extended family Rob’s love for painting only goes as far as his love for his family and friends.