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

Bezalel Calling at Gallery on the Pali 2/24-4/12-2018

February 26, 2018

Mo I Rana Norway II. Copyright. DawnYoshimura2017. Join me at the Opening Reception for “Bezalel Calling” at the Gallery on the Pali at The First Unitarian Church   March 3 2018 from 5 to 9pm. The show will be open to the public from February 25 through April 12 2018. Bezalel was the first artist named in the Bible, who God told Moses to find and entrust the commission of designing and building the Tent Tabernacle. At a week-long retreatRead More

HWS at HPR fundraising drive Sept 28 2-4pm

September 28, 2017 Hawaii, Living Aloha, Social Activism

Spent two hours at Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio today with other volunteers from Hawaii Watercolor Society to help raise funding for the year. It was my second time and I didn’t feel as nervous about answering the phone, but it still makes you jump when the phones ring—so LOUD! I felt excited and proud to be able to help by just answering phones and filling out forms and the next time I listen to All Things Considered or myRead More