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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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Posted on November 19th, 2018 by paularath

Saturday afternoon Jerry and I had the great pleasure of seeing a film at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) that outshone every other film we have seen in the past few years: “Green Book.” Although the showing had a rough start – we had to wait for about 45 minutes for the projectionist to
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Posted on November 5th, 2018 by paularath

One of the nicest things about living in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire, is that you can walk to Rousham Gardens in less than half an hour. Jerry and I love these gardens, and visited them several times. Unlike many of England’s more famous gardens, these are not at all commercial and remain totally unspoiled. There’s no tacky tea
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Posted on October 10th, 2018 by paularath

After leaving the Cotswolds, our painting group packed up our palettes and took a bus ride to Plymouth, in the heart of Cornwall. OK. I must confess I was a little disappointed in what we saw of Cornwall. I am a passionate lover of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Poldark”  on PBS and I expected to see those rugged,
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