FLiPPiN’ ouT


16″ x 20″ Mixed Media on Canvas


I gave my mom the bird and she started to flip out. I looked at her, she looked at me and began to shout. I couldn’t understand the words coming out her mouth. She started crying and went to sit down on the couch. I never gave my mom the bird before. I gave one at a family party and later gave some more. It’s confusing to me because I always heard… that people get really angry when you give them the bird. But as far as I can see… everyone that I given the bird to gets extremly happy. I guess giving the bird is something that should be done. Hopefully I’ll be able to give the bird to everyone.







24″ x 48″  Mixed Media on Wood



Barcelos is a town in Portugal. The town’s famous symbol is a rooster, in Portuguese called o galo de Barcelos (“the Rooster of Barcelos“). There is a legend associated with this rooster. One of the many versions of this legend goes that a rich man threw a big party. When the party was over, the rich man noticed that his sterling cutlery was stolen by a guest. He accused a pilgrim and let him go to court. He protested his innocence, but the judge didn’t believe him. The judge was about to eat a roasted rooster when the pilgrim said: “If I am innocent, this rooster will crow three times.” When the pilgrim was about to be lynched, the rooster crowed. The judge released the pilgrim. The story ends a few years later when the pilgrim returned and made a statue of the event. Now the rooster can be found in just about every home where you’ll find a Portuguese person.

i aM THe RooSTeR

mijumiguese ROOSTER

8.5″ x 11″ Marker on Water Color Paper



I am mijumi.  I am half Portuguese.  mijumiguese Rooster is all of me and half of Portuguese.  I know my relatives loved the Portuguese Rooster painting I gave away at our family Christmas party and wanted to show them another version.  What do ya guys think?  I’ve got a few more ideas on tap in the rooster realm.


SNeaK PeeK


18″ x 24″ Mixed Media on Canvas



So, I couldn’t wait till the 1st of the year and didn’t think it would be fair to everyone that has been waiting either.  PORTUGUESE ROOSTER is dedicated to my mother’s side of the family (I love you all) and was won by my cousin Cheryl in the grab bag at our annual Christmas Eve party. It took quite a few years (I won’t say how many) for cousin Cheryl to get the first pick in the grab bag and she said it was worth the wait. Consider this a holiday gift to everyone and a preview of some things to come for 2012. Enjoy!