Life is interesting. Although I knew that we were moving to an island with 5 active volcanoes, I honestly did not think that we would experience a volcanic eruption of this magnitude in our lifetime. Wishful thinking? Naïve? Both? The reality is that Kilauea volcano did erupt, and the course of our lives has been changed forever.
Thank you for the sweet, inspiring messages of love and concern we have received since the recent volcanic eruptions, and consequent evacuation from our newly built home on the Big Island of Hawai'i. We have decided to spend a few days on Maui with family and friends for perspective, and some much needed R&R. Your love, friendship and support during this time is gratefully felt and extremely appreciated.
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I knew that the city of Hilo had a lot of murals, but I did not realize how many until we went on a mural scavenger hunt! I must have photographed at least 25, and I'm pretty sure I did not get all of them. Sadly, Hilo was devastated by a tsunami in 1960. I see the abundance of murals as I way to breathe new life into the city.
While we build our dream home, we're renting a small apartment in the beautiful neighbourhood of Seaview. Our favorite beach is within walking distance (Kehena), the palm trees sway and play their "music" as if directed by a divine conductor, and the smell of the ocean is intoxicating. Bananas, lilikoi (passionfruit) and noni are abundant. So is the sun, humidity, wild orchids and my grateful heart.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.