Happy Monday! Allow me to introduce to you my latest character, Silly Orange. Some of you might have met a quick sketch of her this Saturday. Her first name, Silly came to me yesterday, and Orange came to me this…Read more
Aloha, and welcome to my updated website! I’ll be sharing my fashion illustrations, surface pattern designs, music and other creative adventures. I know my content here is minimal now, as I’m just getting a fresh restart after a few years of the site being down. I do hope you will continue to return and be a part of my creative journey.
What a crazy year 2020 has been! The pandemic lockdown and the constant news of racial injustices happening in the US got the best of most everyone, including Ria. In July, she hit an all-time low and went into depression. Fortunately, by following the music of her heart and faith, she was able to come out of the “darkness” with a renewed spirit and determination. She expresses this renewed spirit and faith as you will hear in the ukulele melody of her debut single, Follow Your Heart.
Ria is a passionate and obsessed DIYer (Do-It-Yourselfer). She composed, performed, and produced her single. She also designed and illustrated the CD cover.
Dedication: To my ohana (family) and friends, thank you for all your love and support.
Special Grazie: To the love of my life, amore mio, my husband, Andrea. Grazie, for your inspiration, encouragement, musical, and poetic guidance.
I hope you've enjoyed my debut single, Follow Your Heart. I am currently working on my album and live multimedia show, entitled Ethnotica, which I hope to release in the summer of 2021. If you're feeling generous and would like to help keep the arts alive, you can donate here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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