Category Archives: Overthrow of Hawaiian Monarchy

Art History 101; Sad History 201- Honolulu Museum of Art / Iolani Palace

Today’s Honolulu visit was focused on art and history.  The Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) is interesting even on the outside.  There’s a wonderful juxtaposition of a huge steel structure whose parts move with the wind, with organic huts made … Continue reading


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Waipio – Valley of the Kings

I am blessed to live only nine miles from one of the most spectacular vistas on the Big Island, the Waipi‘o Valley Lookout.  This day I came to draw with a friend.  Waipi‘o looks different every time I see it.  At some times … Continue reading

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