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Posted on July 10th, 2019 by paularath

It’s easy to imagine that art shows simply, well, HAPPEN. The artist paints a painting or prints a print or puts a watercolor wash on a sketch and – poof! – it appears on a wall in a show or gallery. Ummm, not exactly. A lot of thought, planning and labor go into the preparation
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Posted on June 13th, 2019 by paularath

Whew! It has taken me several years, but I have finally found the perfect swimsuit to wear when I’m swimming laps. I had a favorite swimsuit for several years; I bought three of them in succession and loved them until the company started having “my” suit made in China with inferior fabric and sewing. Next
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Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by paularath

In 2005, I wrote a story in The Honolulu Advertiser about a new line of Polynesian clothing called Pili. In my lede, I wrote that Pili means to cling, hold tight, or bring together.  http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/10/il/il02a.html Today, in 2019, the “bring together” part of Pili has special significance. That’s because Pili is bringing a family back
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Posted on April 6th, 2019 by paularath

I have recently returned to acrylic painting. For quite awhile I’ve struggled with watercolors. When traveling, watercolors are by far the most practical medium. All you need is a little (or even tiny) palette of paint pans, a pad of watercolor paper, a few brushes and you’re good to go. It’s easy to paint anywhere
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Posted on February 24th, 2019 by paularath

This has been a good year for the movies. It didn’t start that way. There was seldom a movie I wanted to see until “Green Book” arrived, thanks to the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). But during the past few months some wonderful foreign films have finally arrived in Honolulu Theaters. My favorite among them
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