Haiku View…Maui

Marissa’s View¬†

Here’s another Maui sketch…this time from Up-Country, in Haiku. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t do the sketch justice. The left side is all washed out.I don’t have a scanner here, so I have to try to photograph it…yuk! Anyways, it’ll do. ¬†
I love it so much up in Haiku. It’s the country, what I’m used to. Away from the tourists and the crowds and the traffic. It’s just so relaxing. We had a nice visit with our friend’s Marisa and Chip yesterday and as we sat on the deck, Bill played guitar, and I chatted and sketched the view. I was taken by the atmospheric sense of distance, and that’s what first inspired me to sketch this scene…the light is great up there! I loved the hill, and how the graceful tree shape echoed it…and I just love those crooked fenceposts. It was a bonus that as I was finishing up, some cows and a horse wandered through the scene!

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Moleskine in Paradise, Part 1

Moley in Paradise
Here it is! Proof! That I’ve been doing something other than lying on the beach all day. I’m lying on the beach AND drawing.
There’s also a painting in the works, but it’s not quite ready to show to you yet.
My daughter and I found these very interesting pods about a week and a half ago. They’re round, and split, with a spirally looking thing in the center and they smell delicious. They’re brown and hard, and very intriguing. So ever since then, I’ve been trying to hunt down what they are, and yesterday, I figured it out!
I was having a lovely Thai Iced Coffee at my favorite Wailuku Coffee shop, on my odd day “sans ma famille”, and a delicious fragrance was wafting through the shop. I noticed the flowers on the tables looked a lot like the ones that grew on the trees that dropped the pods, and discovered that they’re called a “Tahitian Gardenia” or “Tiare Flower”. I like the second name best, because it sounds kind of like my name:) So I proceeded to sketch the flower, and finish my moley spread. I think it would look better with color, but I don’t have anything to color it with yet…