Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"HAFA MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

My family and I sing this song every Christmas,
growing up on Guam.
Verse AND Chorus! Tradition...pass it on.
I learned it at PC Lujan Elementary school!


JUNGLE BELLS:
'Here we are on Guam, without a chance of snow!
Where the trade-winds go, a typhoons sure to blow!
Santa and his sleigh, if the tropics will allow,
instead of driving 8 reindeers, he rides a carabao!
CHORUS:
OH...JUNGLE BELLS, coconut shells,
sticker-burrs all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a carabao-cart today, HEY!'
JUNGLE BELLS, coconut shells,
sticker-burrs all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a carabao-cart today!'

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mazzini!!

After a Thanxgiving trip to Chula Vista, Mom Opal is here PLUS
Dad West as well (all we need is Mom Mary!).
We had a good week here at the Jaquette's Home School -
below is our ITALY lesson for today....
(and 'Mr. Bonaparte' is still around too!?)

Monday, November 23, 2009

HAPPY THANXGIVING

Happy Thanxgiving from illustrationISM!
CLICK HERE to get some pie!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

History of GREECE in the early 1800's...

This was a fun, interesting, revealing and
'GREECE-E' history lesson at the Jaquette
home school this week!


The LAST Sail-boat battle...
.....out-sourcing new leaders...
....more soldiers fighting in 'skirts'...
....turkey and greece.....
....Greek Patriot Priest Gregorious
hanged by the Muslims...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Beginning of BRAZIL!

WE ALL learned about the history and beginnings
of BRAZIL last week! Portugal....Napolean's sister
in-law....Rio De Janeiro....all the DOM's....etc.

in honor of the Thomas & Susanna Smoak in Sao Paulo!
[ have you noticed the last 2 marker boards have had 'bays' in them! ]

Lincoln...Audobon & Darwin....

another history lesson last week was the serendipity
connections with Abe, Audubon & Darwin....
click on the board for a closer look!
(try to find lucy waving good-bye to john)
'pardon the glare'

'Victoria' by Daniel Jaquette

i let Daniel draw our lesson character on
young Queen Victoria and ....

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

and some ENGLISH PARLIAMENT HISTORY...


The LORDS and business men 'influencing' the
PARLIAMENT back in the 1800's -
it's still going on with lobbyists, senators and politicians here.
(The board was getting a little busy and the kids a little
'cached out', so we ended the history lessons of ENGLAND, FRANCE,
LA FAYETTE, SIR WALTER SCOTT, LONGFELLOW, JOHN ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
ADAMS, CHARLES X, WASHINGTON IRVING...whew......etc.)

PLUS...LOUIS XVIII!

Louis XVIII was FAT!

MES AMIS!

We learned today about La Fayette and his travels
thru the '26 states' in 1824-1825!
(he loved America so much, he even
brought back to France a trunk of ______!)

(the man on the bottom is WASHINGTON IRVING)
(the 'man' on the VERY BOTTOM is Daniel!)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Matisyahu Illustration & Typography...

go to my OFFICIAL illustrationISM site
to see the complete MATISYAHU illustration
'premiered' in China Markers!

another Home School Marker Board History Lesson..!..


SIMON BOLIVAR and his triumphal parade through Caracas!
YES, history says 'beautiful ladies' pulled his wagon through
the town!? (i don't know if it was planned...staged OR
if the ladies de-harnessed the horses and took over
the pulling)
....BUT that's what Genevieve Foster wrote!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO(s) to see the notes and 'beautiful women'!

I'm a NARNIA DAD...

I'm a NARNIA DAD!

Since Isabel's taking taking ballet classes
AND practicing for
Hosanna Dance Studio's NARNIA show
this December - i'm driving
her 'to and fro' half a dozen times each week!
HENCE...(i designed and had
made (THANX HAUGEN ADVERTISING [ on Isabel Street! ]) the
NARNIA DAD sticker! (like the 'Soccer Mom' stickers)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SHAKA...The Zulus & The Boers!

Another St. Xenia's Home Academy
'MARKer board' lesson on
The Zulus, SHAKA, The Boers and...!

Click on the pix to learn as well!
WHAT DOES 'BOER' MEAN and WHO WERE THEY?
Bet my kids are smarter than you!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today's Lesson - ABOLITION!

This was St. Xenia's Home Academy History
lesson today!
Wilberforce was a real SUPER HERO!

click on the photos and get your lesson as well!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Emerald City Jr. Gems STICKER....

a pen & ink/calligraphy project, i
made, for the EMERALD CITY
JUNIOR GEMS
roller derby team
here in eUgene, Oregon!
© illustrationISM

Home School Marker Board illustrations...

We learned a little about
New Spain...uh....MEXICO's
history this week!
(the kids 'BOOO' whenever i talk
about SANTA ANNA
)


(click on the picture, for a BIGGER VIEW, and to learn as well!)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lobster Mushroom Omelet!

Mushroom harvesting is here! I'm not a 'shroom farmer,
BUT my kids and friends went to the Cascade coast and
brought back some LOBSTER MUSHROOMS for my
omelet this morning!
(sorry i'm not showing the 'shrooms before i brushed,
boiled and cut - but my omelet, AND it made some the omelet red!
The water i boiled the 'shrooms in, turned out red!
ALSO, the 'dots' around the omelet are cut cherry tomatoes.
)

The Bible...Rummage Sale!

You gotta love those CHURCH BOARDS!
Seen on a board here in Eugene lately!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PALAU LOWRIDER!

In Honor of all the PALAU news lately,
i drew this today!

CLICK ON THE PIC for a bigger view
(and to see the sparks in the back!)
©illustrationISM

Thursday, June 4, 2009

R.I.P./L.H.M. on David Carridine!


NNNOOOOOO!
David Carridine was my hero
in the 70's!
I will be listening to my
KUNG FU *Soundtrack for the
next couple of days.
R.I.P. DC (especially if
it's suicide...then it would be
Lord Have Mercy on the Soul of DC!)

CLICK HERE FOR THE Kung-Fu *SOUND TRACK!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

VIRIDIAN ROASTER'S - New Guinea Blend

My favorite coffee/roasters:
VIRIDIAN COFFEE ROASTERS here in Eugene.
MY FAVORITE BLEND: New Guinea!
(NO, that's not Okon in the drawing!
It's the New Guinea Chief
Arik Grumerauke)
[ click on the bag for a bigger view ]

Saturday, May 16, 2009

HOT RECESSION FOOD ITEM...Spam

Hot in recession: SPAM, Chocolate & running shoes....
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer – Sat May 16, 12:27 pm ET

WASHINGTON – It's not all doom and gloom in the U.S. economy. Some products are bucking the recession and flying off store shelves.
Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven't stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages.
Gold coins are selling like hot cakes. So are gardening seeds. Tanning products are piling up in shopping carts; maybe more people are finding color in a bottle than from sun-worshipping on a faraway beach.
Strong sales of SPAM, Dinty Moore stew and chili helped Hormel Foods Corp. post a 6 percent increase in first quarter sales in its grocery products unit.......


......The FULL story HERE.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ribuia...my other wife!

We got a letter back this week from
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (for reals man!)
Thanking (my other wife?!!) RIBUIA for her nice words and letter.
He didn't mention anything about the nice gift and invite she sent,
but did mention that letters like Ribuia's "....renew my confidence
about what we, as Americans, can achieve together.
"
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO READ THE IMPORTANT LETTER!

I LOVE YOU RIBUIA JAQUETTE (and Rebecca Jaquette too!)
I figured if the old testament saints and patriarchs had many wives, HEY...
i can!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Death By Chocolate illustration

Jonathan Prince, inspired and pushed me to try a
'Death By..' preliminary illustration;
for a future graphic novel we're doing together.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eustace Tilley & illustrationISM

This was my New Yorker cover illustration idea
for the Eustace Tilley Cover Contest.
It was drawn in pen & ink and colorized in photoshop.

The illustration & idea is ©2009 illustrationISM.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. illustration

a new illustration of Martin Luther King Jr.!

(can you guess what the words are around MLK, [this'll give it
away] and what song it is AND what album's it's from?)