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Title: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2018, 02:00:49 AM
For those that have not heard, Lisa from Oto is planning a trip to Hawaii.

I am so excited, as I am sure Liz and Denise will be to get to meet her.

I have invited her to stay part of the time in my guest cottage, so you can be sure we will have lots of photos to post.

Lisa - fill in details as they develop.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 22, 2018, 08:49:32 PM
Hi Everyone

Yes it will be a great adventure. :yippee: Hawaii has been on my bucket list for a long time. Mea has made it that much more exciting with her generous offer.  :thankyou:  :flowers: I look forward to meeting Mea and possibly Liz and Denise and looking around Hawaii.  :hug:

My husband Mike is looking forward to visiting Pearl Harbour so he is happy as well. Bring on the 14th September  :flight: ^-^

Lisa
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2018, 10:04:47 PM
Yes, Lisa and Mike, visiting Pearl Harbor provides an incredible opportunity to live history for a few hours.

I also am a member of the Honolulu Museum of Art and can take two guests anytime.  We have a real Van Gogh!  Plus other famous artists, too.

I am almost as excited as you.

aloha

mea


Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Happychappy on August 23, 2018, 12:07:56 AM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Oh! Lisa and Mea, how exciting to meet up in Hawaii.  I am sure you are both going to enjoy getting together as we are at the prospect of just hearing about it.  Keep us posted please.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on August 23, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
fantastic opportunity. Enjoy every moment :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 24, 2018, 09:10:51 AM
Thanks Patricia and Nolan, definitely exciting.  :yippee: :yippee:

Mea a real Van Gogh? Awesome!! That would be amazing, My classroom of 7 & 8 year olds studied Van Gogh a few years ago and I loved learning along with them.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 06, 2018, 10:35:30 AM
 :heeha: An original Van Gogh?  :smitten:     Which one?

How exciting for you Lisa! I know after my brief video chat with Mea last spring you are in for the grandest of times! Enjoy!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 06, 2018, 03:14:26 PM
Val,

Yes, I am so excited about Lisa' visit. 

Here's the Van Gogh - WHEAT FIELD - at the Honolulu Museum of Art. 


"Wheat Field belongs to the artist's "Harvest" series, a group of ten paintings from the last half of June 1888. Distinct horizontal compositional bands lead the eye from the sheaves in the foreground to the rows of wheat in the middle ground, to the trees and houses on the horizon and the sky above. Like his friend and fellow Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh emphasized personal expression over material reality, and in doing so anticipated twentieth-century Modernism."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 08, 2018, 07:40:19 PM
 :heeha: That one is is on my list of Van Gogh's to try in pastel. How lucky to be able to see and study the original in person! I have a few different photos of this particular one from the Van Gogh Museum in Netherlands.  :)
Thanks so much for the photo.  :smitten:        :1hug:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Maria Canino on September 10, 2018, 11:23:45 PM
What a generous heart yours is Mea... Hawaii was always one of the spots I most yearned to visit, but it seems something or someone made me change my plans.  Sadly I am now way past the traveling stage, mostly because my husband’s health is frail, he cannot venture out too far from our home base where he is near all his doctors.... I will however, vicariously enjoy your beautiful island by following your activities very closely.  Keep posting your photos, I look at them all.
Maria

Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 10, 2018, 11:50:30 PM
Thanks, Maria.

We have lots of art activities going on here so hope to include Lisa in some.  We will post our adventures for sure.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 14, 2018, 11:30:17 PM
They are here!  Lisa from Oto and her husband Mike arrived today.  They look great despite the long plane ride from New Zealand.


Stay tuned for our adventures after they get rested up.

Check out the strelitzia from a Paint Basket lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: dennis on September 14, 2018, 11:54:51 PM
Hi Lisa, good to see you again. Enjoy your stay with MaryAnne.
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 15, 2018, 12:55:41 AM
Hi guys, sorry I have had a full couple of weeks leading up to our, now, much needed holiday. Mea (MaryAnne) has been an absolute treasure. She even greeted me with a fresh lei of purple and blue orchids. Just beautiful, I didn’t even know you could get blue. She also put a nut (maybe  :o  :confused: :whistle: :2funny: ) necklace around Mike’s neck. I will have to ask  :blush:

I look forward to feeling more refreshed tomorrow and getting out and about :yippee:

And yes for those of you who have assumed as much, Mea is as lovely as she seems on Paint Basket.  :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2018, 01:13:28 AM
Well, thanks, Lisa.  And, PB folks, Lisa and Mike are going to be a lot of fun.  Such nice people.

Mike's lei is made of kukui nuts.  It makes a nice no frills lei for a guy.

We promise to keep you up to date on the adventure.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Happychappy on September 15, 2018, 10:43:21 AM
Just read your posts Lisa and Mea and I am excited that you and your husband arrived safely Lisa, for what is going to be a wonderful time in Hawaii with Mea and her husband. A vacation that some of us can only dream of!!


Mea, God bless you for your kind heart and there is no doubt that you are all going to have a great and memorable time together. Enjoy it and please keep posting.  :yippee: :yippee:


Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2018, 02:59:29 PM
Thanks, Patricia. 

We have a few fun things planned for today.  We will send pictures.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2018, 06:47:38 AM
Saturday, Sept. 15

We went to breakfast at Hukilau Cafe, a restaurant that was named in Adam Sandler's movie, 50 First Dates. 


Then we went to one of the most picturesque places in Hawaii - Laie Point. 


Later in the day, we visited two art exhibits and toured around Honolulu and Waikiki (until the Fall Festival closed the streets!)

Great day.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 16, 2018, 07:05:29 AM
Thanks Patricia  :flowers:

We have had a great day today and taken some amazing photos as well. Mea is a great travel guide.
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: njnjgirl on September 16, 2018, 12:32:32 PM
Just caught up with this thread.  How wonderful for you guys to meet and Mea, how lovely of you to extend an invitation to stay in your cottage.  I know you are all enjoying every moment.  Great pictures!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on September 16, 2018, 08:12:27 PM
Have a wonderful time :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 17, 2018, 01:47:08 AM
Here's another photo from yesterday.  Lisa and I are at the Pali Lookout.  Windy, windy! (That is not my hand holding her hair from flying away.)


Incredible view from up there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: liz on September 17, 2018, 06:07:24 AM
 :) WHAT FUN!  Lisa and Mike have the best tour guide ever!  MaryAnne knows how to really get around after living here so many years, plus being so active in the art community, too!  She has a wonderful country retreat for all of her friends who she welcomes with her personalized strelitzia poster card; my husband and I were presented one last month when we visited with her also!! :clap: ~Liz
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 17, 2018, 06:29:18 AM
Thanks, Liz.  But you and Wyman have it all over me when you add your music and hula!  Plus your insider understanding of Hawaiian culture.

Hope we can get together before they head back.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 17, 2018, 11:53:22 AM
 :heeha:   Have a fantastic adventure guys, I know you will leave with treasured memories. Great fun!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Happychappy on September 17, 2018, 08:17:29 PM
Thanks for the pictures Mea, looks like you are all having such a good time.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on September 17, 2018, 08:23:32 PM
we are used to wind in NZ O0
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 19, 2018, 09:14:41 PM
We are having such a great time! MaryAnne knows the best people and everyone is so giving.  :smitten:

We have visited Pearl Harbour and walked through the battleship USS Missouri, the Bowfin Submarine, stood beside some really amazing planes at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbour and visited the USS Arizona monument. Such amazing history.

We have big plans and now have the bus system pretty sorted, only a few hiccups  :blush: :2funny:

Now if only my tendons in my heels would settle down I have my walking to do!  :knuppel2: :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 19, 2018, 09:34:42 PM
Glad you and Mike are getting to see so much.

Tomorrow we meet Liz at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  We'll see a Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, and a few other masters. Plus hundreds of other works. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Happychappy on September 19, 2018, 11:37:53 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Lisa and Mea for posting the lovely photos and it looks like you and Mike are having a wonderful, educational trip Lisa. As I said before, you are seeing things and places which some of us have just read about.  Enjoy it Lisa for it sounds so exciting.


So pleased to hear that you will be meeting Liz tomorrow too.  Wonderful, our thoughts are with you all.


Take care,


Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 20, 2018, 04:43:19 AM
Thanks Patricia  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: njnjgirl on September 20, 2018, 10:35:45 AM
Wow you are really seeing so much!  How wonderful, great memories! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on September 20, 2018, 08:32:38 PM
great fun
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 20, 2018, 10:27:12 PM
 :heeha: Sounds brilliant Lisa! Are you a history buff as well? I just love it when I get the chance to visit other cultures sacred sites, and visit historical places. Hope you enjoyed the art museum, what fun!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 21, 2018, 06:17:33 AM
Mary Lou, lots of wonderful memories being made.  :)

Nolan, we are having so much fun  :yippee:

Val, Mike is more into the history and I like the cultural, oh and shopping  :blush: lots of shopping, dresses and shoes today  :2funny: Mike doesn’t like that so much  :whistle:
The art gallery was great and Mike even seemed to enjoy it, standing with the greats wow!  :smitten: :not_worthy: :not_worthy: although I swear with some I cannot see what makes them gallery worthy  :confused:

I got to meet the lovely Liz today so double bonus.

Polynesian culture show tomorrow so looking forward to that as well. See some photos we took today below  :hug: :smitten:

Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 21, 2018, 07:21:32 AM
Lisa,

Thanks for sharing our adventure at Honolulu Museum of Art.  So great that Liz could join us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: dennis on September 21, 2018, 08:57:38 AM
Great fun was had by all  :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 21, 2018, 10:15:08 AM
 :heeha: Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!
I'm not much of a shopper.... I consider it a necessary evil  >:D   unlike my sister who takes the shop til you drop to be a religious experience!  :2funny:   
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 21, 2018, 08:25:54 PM
 :thankyou: MaryAnne and Dennis.

Val at home I hate shopping, but when you walk into a shop with really good prices and there just seems to be things worth trying on everywhere, it seems to be a lot more pleasant. Well for me anyway  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 22, 2018, 09:14:01 AM
Well, I must admit there is one type of shopping I can really get into  :whistle: .... just point me in the direction of the art shop!!  :heeha:     :yippee:       :2funny:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 23, 2018, 03:39:02 AM
 :painting: :painting: oh yeah  >:D O0
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 23, 2018, 06:47:43 AM
Lisa and I spent an afternoon painting.  We worked with India ink, gouache, and color burst powder.  Fun afternoon.



aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 23, 2018, 07:20:01 AM
I had an absolutely lovely afternoon with Mea learning new media. I don’t know if abstract is me yet  :confused: :o but watching Mea pull a picture out of her work is so interesting.  O0 She is very clever. I am feeling inspired now, but need to get back to lessons I think  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 23, 2018, 10:14:34 PM
 :heeha:   Look at all that fun stuff!!!   :yippee:   Wow! The trouble I could get into with that lot!   >:D       :2funny:
Looks like you both had a great afternoon.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: liz on September 24, 2018, 12:32:11 AM
 ??? Oh shucks, I missed out on the fun!!!  Glad that Lisa is having a fun time with all of Mea’s mixed media art stuff! ~Liz
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on September 24, 2018, 01:03:25 AM
looks great guys O0
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2018, 01:02:04 PM
Loving this visit.  Such fun for both of you!!Thank you for sharing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2018, 11:07:47 AM
Thanks so much for posting Lisa and Mea. It has been wonderful following your vacation Lisa and it sounds like you, Mike and Mea have had some great fun.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 29, 2018, 06:30:18 AM
Just got word from Lisa that she and Mike arrived safely back in New Zealand.

On out last day together after I picked them up in Waikiki, we toured the southeast corner of Oahu and I am sure Lisa will post a photo of the scenic area called Blow Hole.  Then we went to an exhibit at a big office tower in Honolulu where I had two paintings on display.  We ended up at a big exhibit at our Honolulu city hall where she got to meet a few of my artist friends.

So happy I got to spend time with Lisa and Mike.  She is such a sweet and fun person.  Mike has a real dry sense of humor and is very endearing.

Who is coming next?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: dennis on September 29, 2018, 06:39:14 AM
Welcome back, Lisa an Mike. Three cheers for MaryAnne for hosting them  :clap: :clap: :clap: :gl2:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Maria Canino on September 29, 2018, 09:05:15 AM
 :thankyou: Mea for keeping us abreast of your activities during Lisa and Mike’s visit... you live in paradise.
Maria
 :painting:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: njnjgirl on September 29, 2018, 12:38:10 PM
Glad you are home safe Lisa.  How nice this was to read about and what great memories you have now.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Val on September 30, 2018, 09:14:01 PM
 :yippee:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 06, 2018, 04:37:23 AM
 :thankyou: Thanks everyone,  :smitten: :hug: sorry I have been so delayed in responding.  :blush: It has been go go go since I got back. We had a lovely last few days and most especially the Thursday when MaryAnne picked us and showed us some more beautiful places in her beautiful part of the world.
MaryAnne and her lovely husband Earle, who has the most amazing, hilarious, out of the blue, sense of humour  :2funny: , were such lovely, kind people. We couldn't have asked for a nicer experience on our holiday.  :smitten: :1hug:

Below are pictures of the Oahu Blow Hole and the opposite Bay referred to as From Here to Eternity because of a movie. And of course MaryAnne and Mike in deep conversation  ;D

If anyone likes my photos feel free to paint them  :) I hope to one day  :smitten:


Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: nolan on October 08, 2018, 07:48:32 PM
Glad you have a great time in Hawaii Lisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: It was nice "traveling along" :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lisa's Great Adventure in Hawaii - From Dream to Reality.
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 10, 2018, 11:10:16 PM
Thanks Nolan  :)