As I looked back on my 2-years on the Big Island of Hawai'i, I could not help to feel a sense of regret, displacement, and loss as a result of the Kilauea eruptions that forced us to evacuate our home.
Healing takes time. Healing takes family. Sometimes, healing takes distance. The following is an account of the transition that took place inside of me, as I replaced negative feelings with acceptance, understanding and love.
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 don't think I got all of them. Hilo was devastated by a tsunami in 1960. I see the abundance of murals as I way to breathe new life into the city.
Every once in a while, I like to check in and ask myself the following 5 questions to make sure I am on the right track. I suggest you answer these as honesty as you possibly can:
Have you ever wondered where Fearless Abstract Painting really came from? Read the uncensored story of my personal journey from victimhood to empowerment.
This man. This place. These colors. This feeling. I want to capture it all in my next painting. I'll let you know how it goes!
5 years ago I found myself moving: Again. Although slightly inconvenient, moving had grown to be my normal. By the time I was in my early thirties, my house changes had nearly reached my age.
Aloha Portland! It's so nice to finally meet you! We only have 24 hours together. What shall we do?
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.