For the past 2 months, I have been spending my time vacationing with my mother in my own back yard. She’d never before been to the Big Island, and it was such a gift to experience it through her new, fresh eyes.
I love when March roles around, because it is the month that I look forward to celebrating all the amazing women in my life. This year I would like to honor my favorite muse, my daughter, Hannah, who inspired the Dolls Series which, in turn, helped me to launch my Fine Art career.
This is the last week of my exhibit at Peaberry & Galette here on the Big Island, and the day I will be striking my artwork from its walls will be Halloween. So, there’s no better time to release 6 new images from my Apple Doll Collection to the Pin-Up Series page on my website.
Last week, as part of my Fall New Works Release, I released a new image, The Birds 1, and it is now included in the Sonoma County Collection page on my website. This week’s image, The Birds 2, is another photo of Bodega, California’s famous Potter schoolhouse featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “The Birds.”
I grew up watching old movies with my mom and aunt, and one of my favorite filmmakers from old Hollywood was Alfred Hitchcock. As it turned out, years later, Hitchcock’s cinematography style would greatly influence much of my work.
I can’t believe that it hasn’t yet been a year since moving to Hawaii, and I am already preparing to exhibit my work for the whole month of October at a popular eatery on the Big Island. I was offered the exhibit when my friend just happen to mention my work to the employees while ordering. I left a business card and, 2 weeks later, was offered a show.
What is my Artistic Mission? Why do I create? This question has been coming up a lot recently. I have been working in the art industry for over a decade and have never felt comfortable answering questions about my why.
Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, it is hurricane season, but, I didn’t just survive 1 hurricane, I survived 2; Hurricane Lane, and the hurricane that is my youngest daughter who visited me for the first time.
Since moving to the Big Island of Hawaii, I have been slowly entering back into the Art Fair scene. I had a great time showing my art 3 months in a row at the monthly downtown Kona Sunday Stroll where I was approached by the Midnight Riders, a local Harley Davidson group, and asked to be a vendor at their Annual Hot August DAZE Car & Bike Show on Saturday, August 4th, at the Old Kona Airport State Park.
My youngest daughter, Hannah, is coming home to visit in August. Since choreographing a cheer dedicated to Hawaii as a child, she has always wanted to come to the islands. And, due to my recent relocation, it is now a little easier for this to finally be her first visit.
I am over the moon to announce the new “Live Preview AR” feature on my website. This means that you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall of YOUR OWN home or business. No app needed.
This weeks image, “Legs, Drugs, and Alcohol 15”, from the Legs, Drugs, and Alcohol Series, perfectly articulates my emotional state after being inundated with volcano alerts, advisories, and warnings here on the Big Island of Hawaii. The alerts change as quickly as the air quality; rapidly. Despite these alerts, and as much as I want to escape it all, I know I have to keep focused on living everyday, and not let the fear and anxiety immobilize me. After all, the dishes still need to be washed, and art still needs to be created.
As many of you may know, I have recently moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. I had an opportunity to buy a home on the island and saw this as a chance to prioritize what’s important in life. Leaving a well-paying, fully-benefited day job that many would view as a comfortable career, I took the ultimate leap of a lifetime to return to my true passion – photography.
There’s no one like your Mom. And she deserves a special gift on Mother’s Day. You’ve given her flowers. You’ve taken her out to a nice brunch. You even gave her a gift card that one year so she could pick out her own gift.
April is here and it is time to give away another fine art print. Last month’s lucky winner, Patty P., couldn’t be happier with being drawn to win “Make Believe”. This month I will be giving away an 8” x 10” matted print of “Red Riding Hood” from the Dolls Series. “Red Riding Hood” sold at its debut in a New York City exhibition where a fan even wrote a poem about the piece.
Story - “An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.”Oxford Dictionary
As I write this blog it is the beginning of a long baseball season. On this date two years ago I worked on a blog with a writer, my husband. At least on the surface, it’s foundation is about life growing up with a mother who was an avid Red Sox fan, and that was the last thing I ever thought I’d be a part of.
“The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.”Audre Lorde
Spring has always felt like a time wherein anything is possible. The recent March for Our Lives protest hit a major cord with me, and I have been thinking about this new generation of Trail Blazers all week.
Hey fans! If you haven’t heard the news from my Facebook page, I am giving away a fine art print. It’s FREE! This is the first time I have experimented with a print giveaway, and I am excited to send the lucky winner one of my favorite works.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, while I am photographing my first wedding in Hawaii, I am reminded that love, in all forms, is forever worth celebrating. But this week’s Image of the Week, Somethin’s Cookin’ 2, helped to introduce to me a different depth to love, one that I had never experienced.
Love - “An intense feeling of deep affection.” Oxford Dictionary
Valentine’s is around the corner, and I thought it would be fitting to put together a special collection of photographs for my Sonoma County friends. I wanted to do something special for all of the people of Sonoma County that were affected by the fires.
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