Minis in my garden

3 03 2021

Coming out into the sunshine this morning, I noticed the blue ginger beside the front steps blooming. So tiny. I toured the garden and recorded more minis. Aren’t they pretty?

Blue ginger

 

Fern

Fig

Pōlinalina

Cherry

Calamansi

Red ti

Kupukupu fern

Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Phalaenopsis

Cherry

Barrel cactus

Red hibiscus

Kukui (candlenut)

I love my garden!

~Rebekah

 

 

 





Happy St. Valentine’s Day

14 02 2021

I picked these blossoms from the garden just for you. Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
~ ♥️ Rebekah





Changing times

9 02 2021

Quoting my friend Kalei Nuuhiwa:

“Weʻre officially out of Makahiki as Kaʻupenaomakaliʻi is moving to our zenith shortly after sunset and begins to dump all the Makahiki constellations out of the net. We end Kāʻelo this week and move into Kaulua who are all ruling across the night sky and the wicked weather we are going to be experiencing.

“新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè), Gong hei fat choy, & Gong xi fa cai on Thursday Hawaiʻi time and Friday China Time. Happy Year of the Ox!”

Lion dance

 

Traditional Chinese festival food—zoong and gao

Enjoy these changing times. ~Rebekah





Refreshing day

20 01 2021

Aloha mai kākou,

This morning has been refreshing with both a humble harvest of calamansi fruit from the garden and the ceremonies of the inauguration of United States President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Vice President Kamala Harris. Our family watched the event on live television in Hawai’i. Please pardon the juxtaposition.

~ Rebekah

 





Sharing from a friend ~ thank you

12 01 2021




Hello 2021

2 01 2021

Hello studio fans,

No resolutions, no affirmations. This first post of the new year is more like a personal inventory—a pause to take stock of my likes and what brings me joy, as well as my wishes.

Just looking around, I see I like flowers and fashioning lei. I like to garden and grow food. Cook food, bake fruit pies. Play music, sing. I like to play with my dog; I know he understands English, he’s just not able to speak it. I like to create, as in making art, I like to write and make photos.

I enjoy visiting with our two granddaughters and hope I can be a good example for them.

I enjoy connecting with friends and relatives, remotely at this time. I look forward to a time when I can see them in person. How will we have changed?

And as for my wishes, but no promises, I wish to be kind. a good listener, an understanding mate, lighter all around.

Stringing kou flowers into a lei

Sweet potato stems peeled and prepped for cooking. Tasty!

Mountain apple pie

At the Yamaha

JJ the family dog

My most recent oil sketch with red and green complements

Our moʻopuna

 

Happy New Year!

All the best,

Rebekah





Good-bye 2020

27 12 2020

As one last hurrah to close out 2020 and welcome the new year 2021, I present “Painting One Mini Series 2020 A.D.” Two faithful students, Robin and Kristi, came for 10 continuous Wednesdays to my Painting I class in Kaaawa, and I painted the tabletop sets with them. The most recent session was on December 23.

Actually, I would call my work “oil sketches,” as I did them with a palette knife and relatively quickly.

Yellow and black pigment make green

Blue-green and red-orange complements

Yellow/violet color complements

Blue/orange color complements

 

Red/green complements sing for the holidays

 

As the unusual year comes to a close, I’m all ready to toast in 2021 that hopefully can be more harmonious. How about you?

~Rebekah








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