#livingaloha

Sharing my love of watercolor with teenagers

A Day at Farrington High School Home of the Governors. I was lucky to be invited to be a guest at Farrington High School yesterday to present my story as a local girl who studied art and lives off my creativity and to give a few lessons on watercolor. I had 80 minutes and three classes in a day. The school has fostered no less than 3 Hawaii State Governors over the years. I prepared about 20 minutes of talkingRead More

Teaching watercolor to kupuna

The Joy of Being an Absolute Beginner I started teaching Beginning Watercolor to kupuna (seniors) at Palama Settlement as an expanded program for their senior activities last year. Palama began with ceramics and watercolor, something we have been doing for the keiki (children) for some time now. It was an interesting challenge and I was very excited and curious to see what the interest would be from our kupuna.  I began the first class with 6 students, the second grewRead More

Can you believe in Miracles?

A reflection on the past year finds me feeling grateful, humble and hopeful when I consider how thankful I am for my circle of support of family, friends, Good Samaritans, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have always viewed Nature and the Bible as two separate and useful books of revelation available to mankind.  I use my observation and experience of our natural world as a major inspiration on how I create my art. C.S. Lewis writes inRead More

Closing Reception at Linekona Oct 24 2017

   Alone is Not Lonely. 7x20in. trans.watercolor. A closing reception for the Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Annual Open Juried Show will be held at Linekona where awards will be presented to 3 artists. The juror Katherine Love will be in attendance to give a statement on her selections and curating the show. 25 works were selected from a field of 104 pieces from the islands and on the mainland. Hawaii Watercolor Society seeks to expose and educate artists and collectors aboutRead More

Hurricane Harvey Relief response

The general coverage of this disaster has shown more moments of hope and the power of meeting with love difficult times. Many are sending donations in money and in kind to Texas, however, many are sending things, that, if they thought carefully for 1 minute, they would realize it is maybe not the right thing to send just now. The general concept of love, includes, to love others as ourself–so think about what you would appreciate just now, when youRead More