Friday, December 12, 2008
pretty sad how bad i've been with this blog... family members, I apologize for my neglect. Kathy, THANK YOU so much for the package that arrived today! I had been wanting to get Kainoa an Advent calendar and I'd held off and now I know why. It's really cool and we're going to have fun with it. I'm going to be better with the blog, promise. w.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
My mom and I spent much of Saturday and Sunday sewing a skirt. I love it, it turned out great and it was so nice to see just how much I remembered from my mom's sewing lessons when I was young. I'm completely inspired and when I get back to Honolulu I'm finally going to get the new sewing machine I've been hemming and hawing over. I even bought fabric on my trip to work with - it was $8.00 a yard, would have been $18.00 a yard in Honolulu at Kaimuki Dry Goods, a GREAT shop but with OUTRAGEOUS prices. Kainoa loved the sewing too, he played with my grandma's sewing kit next to us while we worked. We leave in the morning and neither of us is ready to go. Yesterday Kainoa asked my mom and dad if he could stay for two more weeks and I wish we could.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
5th INTERNATIONAL BOOK & PAPER ARTS
July 25 - September 12, 2008
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, September 12, 5:30–7:30PM
A catalog of the exhibition will be available for purchase during the Closing Reception.
Fifty-nine art works from the book arts field--some of the most interesting produced in the last three years--will be shown in this 5th international, juried exhibition. Fine, letterpress printed and bound books, broadsides, artists’ books, book objects, sculptural paper, pulp painting and altered books make for a very exciting exhibition. Paper vessels that dangle from ceiling to floor; sculpture that is 2” tall; a book “written” in broken glass; another containing the mnemonic bird calls of Midwest songbirds; etchings of Paris gardens; a taxonomy of urban fowl (of the human kind); illustrated poems; corn stalks made of paper; a photo journey through a car wash–all can be observed and enjoyed.
Lyn Ashby M.K. Augustine Alice Austin Fairley Barnes
Jana Brubaker Rob Buchert Elaine Chong Margaret Couch Cogswell Archie Granot Karen Hanmer Mary Hark Mary Heebner
Judy Bergman Hochberg Craig Jobson David B. Johnson
Peggy Johnston Wendy Kawabata Ellen Knudson Carole Kunstadt Angela Liguori and Silvana Amato Elaine Langerman Claudia Lee Marie Marcano Kim Matthews Daniel Mellis Tim Mosely Elizabeth Munger Sabina U. Nies Jan Owen Anne Pelikan Sumi Perera Sandi Rigby Regula Russelle Scripps College Press: Kitty Maryatt Shawn Sheehy Richard Shipps Areujana Sim Tricia Smout Diane M. Stemper
S.C. Thayer Jennifer Vignone Laura Wait Beata Wehr Linney Wix
Jurors: Robert McCamant, Pam Paulsrud and Max Yela
Today's the big day. The sink installation will be completed... touch wood... knock on the biggest tree you can find! Our days here are filled with breezes and cats and dogs and kids and dishes drying on the lanai - and while at times the last few weeks have been a bit like a slice of Raymond Carver's "Why Don't You Dance," (the furniture bit, not the whiskey) I feel at home here.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
we finally (nearly three years!) found a way to move out of the faculty apartments. With Kainoa's preschool payments, Glenn being in school, a less than adequate salary, and Honolulu rents, it's been impossible and we've been without Ella and I've felt like I've been perpetually on campus. Institutional housing is less expensive and void of character. Our new place is small but can easily be described as a PAD. We've been spending every evening out on the lanai watching the stars. We can watch the clouds roll in over the Koolaus, and dinner every night is on the lanai as well. I've hated the lack of natural light in the old place, here we can literally spend the bulk of our days outside. :) Best of all we can finally bring Ella. double :)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Apart from the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider hotels it can be easy to forget that Waikiki didn't spring up all at once in 1973. These short films from the turn of the century on view at the Bishop Museum were amazing. In the streetcar video you can hear Kainoa say "and if the cars were on the freeway the horses would have to run..."