Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dolphins at the beach

At Kehena Beach there were dolphins supposedly, but all I could see were big giant waves and with my back feeling like I'd been lifting 50 lb weights I didn't venture in. I don't like to go in alone anyway and my buddy Arthur is lately busy making beautiful pareos for our gallery...

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I was on my way to the Arthur Johnsen gallery when what do I run into again but another parade. Two weeks ago it was the Veteran's Day Parade which made it so I couldn't go down the routes I usually take, they being the parade routes. Today I thought I'll go the bay front way, but of course they had the streets going into Hilo blocked off so I had to go up Hamakua way and make a U-turn back towards town. By the time I got back I saw Santa on the Big Yellow Hilo Fire truck so I knew the parade was over....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Creative Black Hole

Sometimes I go through a period of letting anything else distract me from what I should be doing, like making Christmas ornaments or finishing any number of paintings sitting in my newly cleaned studio space (thereby reducing that excuse)... So yesterday I baked cookies and then went swimming in my wetsuit because the weather is cooling down and it was a very rainy day...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Portrait sitting

I was the subject of an Arthur Johnsen portrait today. Sitting for a painting wasn't easy and I felt a bit like Mona Lisa. Well, I thought this week was better than next week, I wasn't getting any younger...

I got this frame image from They sell frames, you can upload a picture and then see what it looks like with either their ready made or custom frames before you buy... way cool. Of course they think this is a 3 inch by 4 inch painting, I didn't give them the dimensions ( I think it might be 16 by 20) and they framed it with a 3 inch thick frame.

Banana Farmer

We have a lot of banana trees thanks to Craig and his green thumb. We usually give away most of the harvest. Last week I was on a banana bread making marathon...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Update to my listening habits.

Okay, I'm getting a little tired of RadioioAcoustic now. They keep repeating their sets and then those darn viagra ads. So I'm back to Radio Paradise until I find something else.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Radio Acoustic

Currently my favorite radio station is RadioioAcoustic on ITunes. The bad thing is after every 5 songs they have a viagra commercial (an indication of their demographics?? I hope not). Good news is when I hear a commercial coming on I can mute it and ITunes will tell me when the next song comes back on (I guess RadioioAcoustic is really doing the notifying) and I can punch the sound key and all is well... Also, since they tell you what the song is and who the arist is you can easily look them up to buy if you want.

I don't know if it's from my years in New Mexico but I have to admit I like some country music. They usually tell stories and are a little sad and a little soothing. I know in New York I listened to more hip hop and dance music but I was also into rollerblading and loved to skate to music. An Ipod would've been great then in the era of sony walkmen.

IMac takes a vacation.

It's been super rainy here, I guess it's monsoon season, November is often more rainy than other months. Some days it must rain 5 inches. Regardless of that, my little computer had a little vacation to Kona (the dry side). Her power supply was not working, she would quit intemittently, in the middle of work or whatever. Fortunately, there's an authorized Apple repair shop on the island and so I messengered my little IMac over (Errand Boy which is really a girl named Leanna) and they were able to fix the problem under warranty (best part).