Inspired by…the way of Aloha

My Bliss list runneth over this week. I have a lot of Aloha in my life right now.

Most believe Aloha is just a greeting, but the word is a way of life for most living here on the islands. Here, Aloha is an attitude, guidance towards living  a certain way of life ~ the Aloha spirit.

A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lokahi, working with unity
O, oia’i’o, truthful honesty
H, ha’aha’a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance

hawaii, coral, heart,photography

For us, it is a time to reconnect as a family. Time to reconnect with ourselves, regenerate and reflect. A time to sit back and relax.

A time to fill all of the senses. A time to feed the soul ~ soulfood.

All my senses are stimulated here. The morning birds, the sound of crashing waves, sweet papaya, warm rays, fully saturated flowers.. color!


red ginger, flowers, hawaii
Hawaii, seagrass, ocean wave
hawaii, sand, barefoot
hawaii, paddle board,
hawaii, magic sands beach

My daughters Facebook status update ~ home, sweet home…

…that makes me very happy…

Please join us over at Livs blog with your own little Bliss list. By sharing, it gives each of us a chance to reflect on all the different things that others feel grateful for and a chance to appreciate all that you have.

Happy weekend to all! I promise I will get back into this whole bloggin’ world soon…I miss it!

alcohol inks, gentle reminder

Very thankful that I decided to put the alcohol inks in a plastic baggy in my luggage….

Inspired by…alcohol inks

Loving my new Adirondack Alcohol Inks.

alcohol inks, journal, art


Not loving the skull and cross bone Danger Poison signs pasted all over them. Would love to know how to use these, but unfortunately the instructions and uses are covered by First Aid treatment instructions. Supposedly the fumes are not only harmful, but may catch fire.

“If breathed in , move person into fresh air”

I could only laugh when reading that …after an hour of using them. Oh god..maybe thats why I am laughing..who is going to move me?

Of course I was so excited to get into them that I didn’t take a moment to actually read all of  these warnings.

art, alcohol inks, journal

stamping on canvas board...

Nothing is safe from them. Have been spraying my art journal, canvas, daughters homework folder, newspaper…nothing is safe.

Apparently I am not either!

art, alcohol inks, journal

art journal page

art, alcohol inks, journal


I have tried them on paper, canvas board, canvas, cardboard…the ink takes to everything!

Note to all ~ will also stain your counters, clothing and skin.

The hazards of creating…..dont get me started on Cadmium  paint…

Have fun with them! Always good to try something new.