Artistic treats for the holidays

27 10 2022
“Sunny,” oil on canvas by Rebekah Luke

Past Halloween and Thanksgiving, we can look forward to enjoying the December holidays. I’m checking and marking my calendar now so I won’t miss events I’ve committed to.

The Windward Artists Guild has scheduled a Holiday Fair exhibit from Dec. 2 through 6 at The ARTS at Marks Garage, Nuuanu avenue and Pauahi street in Honolulu Chinatown. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. You’re invited to a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 pm there on Dec. 2.

Secondly, the Windward Choral Society is presenting “Carol of Joy.” Two performances are on tap—one at 7 pm, December 9, at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road, and a 3 pm matinee on Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 148 Makawao Ave., Kailua, in case you want to hear the music again or missed the evening concert. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. I’m singing!

~Rebekah





An oil painting and a tissue collage

29 09 2022

I am happy to participate in the upcoming Windward Artists Guild exhibit, October 2-29, 2022, at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center Gallery. Viewing hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The entrance to the garden is at the end of Luluku Road in Kaneohe, windward Oahu.

The two pieces I have chosen to show are an oil painting entitled “Paniana,” and a hand-dyed tissue-paper collage called “From Haleakalā.”

A public reception is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on October 9 on site. I hope you’ll come to this beautiful display!

Be well.

~ Rebekah





Ocean view

19 09 2022

Riding along in the passenger seat when heading North on Kamehameha Highway from Kahaluʻu to Swanzy Beach Park affords good views of the ocean, once past Ka’aʻawa Valley. Roll the window down for a clear camera shot and tradewinds that allow you to sniff the salty air.

Have a great day and be well! 

~ Rebekah





Dreamy, heavenly, romantic

11 09 2022
Full moon with Jupiter

After a congratulatory Distinguished Service Awards Dinner meeting of the Honolulu Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League last night, an occasion of many speeches, a full moon lighted the way home. I awoke in the middle of the night remembering that my friend and table mates Becky and Susan asked me for a Hawaiian poem to read at a wedding. They wanted something that celebrates the love between two people.

My thinking box came up with “Lei Aloha, Lei Makamae” composed by Chas. E. King. It is not the over-sung Hawaiian Wedding Song duet, so we thought it would be perfect.

Stay in love!

~ Rebekah





You look familiar

28 08 2022
Do you know when you meet someone who looks familiar in one setting, and you don’t know why or can’t recall where you’ve bumped into him or her before? That happened to me last night at the thank-you party at Kaneohe Yacht Club with Lisa. We’d both come solo, so we shared an umbrellaed table. In July we made the lei for the Pacific Cup yachts that sailed from San Francisco to Kaneohe, the reason we were at the party. Then, after sharing our stories we realized we sing in the same choir on Oahu, the Windward Choral Society. In fact, at our last gig, we sang shoulder to shoulder in the alto section. We sure had a laugh about that one! Ahaha!

Windward Choral Society, artistic director Susan McCreary Duprey

Be well, and keep on singing!
Love,
Rebekah




My friend Cynthia

24 07 2022

So…

My friend Cynthia has a good eye for design. She hosted a July birthday party for three pals in her back garden — an immaculate lawn bordered with edible crops. One corner is a welcome meditation space under a pergola with tasteful outdoor furniture. What’s your mood today?

Breadfruit

Avocado

 

Pineapple

 

Lemon grass

 

Dragon fruit

 

Fig

 

Sweet potato

 

Rebekah, Emma, Cynthia, Lori

 

Be well. ~ Rebekah





Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch

9 07 2022


The Hawaii State Farm Fair down the highway at Kualoa Ranch goes on for one more day on Sunday. We ran out of energy earlier than in previous years, but not before scouring the plant booth for herbs, and the produce booth for bananas, tomatoes, and a pineapple.

We stood in a long line for fresh lemonade in a quart size Mason jar. We made the rounds in the agriculture exhibit tent. And we admired the 4-H farm animals.

Our grandkids are off island this summer, so we skipped the kiddie rides and the ponies. Finally, we headed home before any appetite lured us to the plate lunch line; tacos seemed popular.

If you are on Oahu, you might consider taking in this rural experience.

Be well.

~Rebekah








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