That was fun!

5 06 2021

Family and friends, art appreciators, customers, patrons, and angels attended the Opening Reception for the “Collage & Clay” exhibit, now showing through June 25, 2021, at The Arts at Marks Garage in Honolulu.

It was hosted by Dan Fox-Aregger in memory of his wife and my art teacher and mentor Susan Rogers-Aregger. Pianist Joerg Alfter entertained, and sales appeared to be brisk as the gallery staff continued to write up sales tickets.

Here are my paintings created with hand-dyed tissue paper.

“Lava Flows to the Sea” (top) and “Coconut Trees Backlit by Volcanic Glow” diptych (bottom)
Collage paintings and 3D works in clay comprise this colorful art exhibit.



Come to the show!

26 05 2021
Artworks will be on display through all of June.

My cohorts and I create paintings from hand-dyed tissue paper after our teacher the late Susan Rogers-Aregger. I am fond of the piece above entitled “Crater View” that I made of the volcano.

Artists, front L to R: Dorothy Brennan, Rebekah Luke, Florence Aoyama, Rob Boolukos. Back L to R: Joy Ritchey, Peggy Hoefer, Karen Kim, Maite Bonis, Faye Maeshiro

~ Rebekah

Mango season

22 05 2021

Mango season has begun, and I can’t wait until it’s full on. This is how I like to prepare the fruit for eating. See the design repeat of the waffles?


~ Rebekah

Honoring mothers

9 05 2021

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone, even to the fathers out there who are single parenting. Today I share two cherished photos: my mother in her Mandarin jacket, and her mother wearing her coolie hat in the victory garden of “the big house on Beretania street.” If you look closely, you can see a small fry, either cousin Mildred or Muriel, peeking out the window.

Tsya Po

I wish to recognize, too, my hānai Mom Ivalee.


I love you.

~ Rebekah

Moon over Makaua

28 04 2021
9:24 pm, April 26, 2021, by Rebekah Luke, at Makaua, Oahu

For the record, here are images from the past two nights of the bright light that kept me awake, the Supermoon. The one above was made from my front yard, and the one below was made through the window while in bed around 1:30 a.m. on April 28, 2021.

“Mahealani” is the word for “full moon” in Hawaiian. — Rebekah Luke photo

Embrace the energy!

~ Rebekah

Minis in my garden, round 2

18 04 2021

Because it’s still Spring, new growth continues to delight me. Here’s some more in photos.

Blue Ginger
Asparagus Fern
Boston Fern
Sweet Potato
Red Ginger
Passion Fruit
Lime Puff
Maiden Hair Fern
Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Exotic Wildflowers

What is emerging in your garden this season? Enjoy!

~ Rebekah

Ko’u hana punahele (My hobby)

6 04 2021

Going out the front door every morning and down the porch steps into the garden to seek kou flowers that have fallen overnight has become an enjoyable hobby of mine.

I string the blossoms into lei. You can see from the photos that over time their color fades into a rich burnt orange hue. When dried, the petals are almost like paper. I gathered the flowers for this particular lei over many days.

Today I will greet my hanai siblings who came from Alaska for a visit. [We all have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, thank you.] This lei is for Cherie.


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