Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wine Number 2

This is the second piece in the series for our friends in Spokane. I am glad that I gave you a smile, Jane!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wine number 1

This is a piece I worked on recently for a friend in Spokane to celebrate her new wine room. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Draw Near

Recently our neighbors took us to their church, Hope Chapel, west O'ahu. The whole church was taking part in a Daniel Fast (fruits, vegetables and grains) This scripture of "Draw Near" was one of the main scriptures of the fast. Drawing near to God through prayer and fasting. I wanted to include it in my artwork. Happy Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Life, Laugh, Love

This piece came about for a customer in Spokane, Washington. She emailed me this quote and the design just erupted in my head while I was waiting for my paper. I am happy with it and hope that she is too. Because of all the colors in the heart, it can be matted in almost any color.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I have not been very creative doing calligraphy lately. I ran out of paper. I learned long ago a workman never blames his tools, but really, if I don't have the right paper, my calligraphy just does not look the same. It has to be crisp, white and bleedproof. I could not find my favorite paper here in Hawaii. After scouring the art stores here, I called my favorite store on the Mainland. I called them before I ran out, about the third week in December. Apparently, they had an old, no longer used credit card on file for me and it was declined. I was just thinking that my paper was delayed by the Christmas mail rush. The store did not call me to tell me it was declined or that my order was not coming to me. By the time I tracked that down, much time had passed. Today I finally got my paper! Hooray, I can work again.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chinese Lantern

This is a picture of my Chinese Lantern. I taught how to make it yesterday in a class at Kailua, HI. I had 4 people and they seemed to have a lot of fun making it. It has lots of stamping, stippling, ribbons, beads and charms. I hope you enjoy looking at it too. Happy Sunday.

Monday, January 3, 2011

To Have A Child

I love this quote and think it is SO true. I have my heart going out in all directions, two children, 6 grandchildren. Love them all so much!