Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Island Life

I know many people dream of visiting the Hawaiian islands and many of you probably already have. My husband was born and raised here and we are blessed to be able to live here once again. My art is inspired by the beauty that surrounds us and I enjoy being able to escape from my studio into this special place called Big Island or Hawaii Island. It is the largest of the major islands. Recently we spent a glorious day down in Waipio Valley. The floor of the valley is accessible only by 4 wheel drive or a long hike. We opted for the 4 wheel drive! In the valley, mountain streams feed into the ocean; waterfalls occur after heavy mountain rains, and mist reaches down to kiss the green cliffs. There is a herd of gentle but wild horses that meander nearby...close enough for photos but always be careful. They are WILD animals. We gave them plenty of space and respect and were able to enjoy them for quite a long time as we ate our lunch nearby in the warm Hawaiian rain. 

And yes...we know...LUCKY we live Hawaii!


  1. So beautiful! I love that I can live vicariously through your posts and gorgeous pictures.