We live in a society inundated with information. As a result, I believe that knowing what to learn is just as important as knowing what not to learn.
So you’ve asked me what to do/eat/stay when you come visit the Big Island of Hawaii. This is my attempt to highlight my recommendations in a catchall blog post:
Every time a comment is posted on one of my YouTube videos, I receive an email notification in my inbox. Imagine how I felt when I opened up my email one recent morning, and found that two complete strangers had said my Abstract Painting Blindfolded Video was: “VERY UGLY” and “its ugly AF”. Hurt.
Last night I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned many times. My mind ran unbridled with thoughts about the day ahead. It reminded me of the night before my first art show in Calgary, Alberta in 2008. At the time, I had been painting daily for less than 6 months, and I had collected a few paintings I did not know what to do with
2016 began with the decision to do something I loved versus something that made sense. Once again, life presented me with a familiar lesson: Doing what you love IS what makes sense.
For the last 2 years I had wanted to do something different. Not that I don’t already love what I do. I love being an artist! But after nearly a decade of making art and teaching Fearless Abstract Painting classes, I felt like I needed an infusion of something different.
A trip to the health food store to buy local foods for a pic nic, a stunning hike in Akaka Falls State Park, a quick dip in the river, and a refreshing drink of coconut in the historic town of Honomu.
The more places I experince on the Big Island of Hawaii, the more excited I get about hosting a painting retreat here so that I can share this incredible place with you! What are some of your favorite places to visit on the Big Island of Hawaii?
A tropical downpour didn't stop us from enjoying our first Paradise Studio Tour in Keaau, Hawaii. With over 20 participating artists and 7 studios to visit, there was plenty of creativity to feast our eyes upon including: Painting, ceramic, glass, jewelry, pastel, sculpture, clay, photography and silk painting just to name a few.
Once a year, the city of Hilo, Hawaii is transformed to host one of their biggest events of the year: A gigantic, multi-block party including art openings, live music, dancing, street performers, food trucks & late night shopping. I am grateful to experience art in it's multitude of forms in so many different parts of the globe.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.