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





Memorable weekend with old friends

19 06 2022

In early June I was invited to fly with classmates and spouses to Volcano, HI, in advance of our high school reunion on Oʻahu. We rented a five-bedroom ”cabin,” in the ʻōhiʻa forest, and it was stocked with everything you needed and didn’t know you needed. So very tasteful! We had a wonderful, mellow time. We played and sang music all day long, and there was always someone in the kitchen preparing food.

L to r: Girly, Dee, Davolyn, Nancy and Rebekah
Me with a ti leaf decoration I made for the koa table. Dietrich Varez prints on the wall. (Photos courtesy of Joann Kaakua)

When it was time to leave, we telephoned the owner to thank her. She replied she was putting the place on the market, but first she would sell the furnishings separately—all except the Dietrich Varez prints. Darn it! Those were the pieces I wanted!

Oh, well.

Be well.

~Rebekah








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