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First, I’d like to start with the result of a project I worked on in august; my cheese platter arrived in the mail the other day and it looks fabulous!  You may remember it from my post on “My Little Trip to Cambria.”  Anyway, I’d like to thank Patricia Griffin once again for putting on […]

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It’s been an exhausting week, however I’m happy to say I’m finally finished!  My FIRST block for block printing!  Looking at it here there are a couple of tweaks I’d like to make, but sometimes you just simply have to stop.  It’s early in the morning now and I can’t sleep.  Later today we will […]

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I’m taking a class at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center here on Maui called “Big Ink” with visiting artist James Bailey.  We are carving on 4′ x 8′ panels of MDF and on Saturday we will take those boards and print them on fabric using a steamroller!  The entire community is invited to share in […]

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sleep deprived and foggy, I’m wondering what to do with myself next.  beneath it all I’m content… able to notice small slices of beauty. ** this photo was recently added to a group I administer on flickr… bokeh beauty … or the aesthetic beauty of the blur.  come join me!

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I’ve been talking to painters lately and my enthusiasm for the medium is renewed. Yesterday evening I noticed the golden yellows and browns that fell on the landscape at sunset.  The vog has been particularly heavy lately, thus filtering sunlight and creating dramatic effects with golden hues falling on every surface. So inspired I was […]

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Our third day of painting class was spent in two locations.  First we worked on painting architecture by selecting one of three old plantation-style houses to paint.  I forgot to take pictures so unfortunately I cannot show you the house I tried to depict.  Filled with self-doubt, I was able to get the structure drafted […]

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Ahhhh, today was a wonderful day for me!  I spent the day in class painting Plein Air and although I didn’t finish anything, I learned a lot.  In the morning we went to the north shore where we had the comfort of shade from beach growth as the sun shone brightly.  I loved being there… […]

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Just a few shots from a Plein Air Painting class I took today in Heritage Park in Wailuku.    I wish I had more time to blog about this… I could tell you how my mind swirled as new connections were made, or all about our fabulous teacher Julie, or about how lovely the grounds […]

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It’s an absolutely beautiful day out there today!  We are all enjoying the return of our trade-winds and sunshine!  Cheers! (Our son is somewhere out there in the mix!)

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Wearing pajamas until noon… or later. Rolling yarn into balls… round and round… quietly and quickly.  Making crochet hats in different sizes. Visiting a scenic mountain side.  Flying airplanes while thick clouds roll in. Snapping pictures of this amazing place.  Noticing how the mist changes everything.  Feeling romantic and inspired. Wanting desperately to be able […]

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One of the things I absolutely love about this time of year is the glow of Christmas lights.  With the house decked out like this there are many opportunities to take a sparkly photo here and there.  These taken with the Lensbaby star aperture and modified with a sepia setting.  Looking at the current Lensbaby apertures, […]

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I have something exciting to share with you… finally after a month of anticipation, you’ll get to see it this weekend. For now, this will have to do: Available in my shop today, another little painting finished last night.  I’m simply LOVING painting with oils! Haleakala Hillside 2.5″ x 3.5″

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I took another trip up the mountain yesterday to pick greenery for the Pacific Cancer Foundation event which is scheduled for this Saturday.  Taking my time, I also was sure to get in a few shots of this majestic place.  Ooh how I wish I could take all of you here… the cool air… the […]

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