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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Haleiwa Arts Festival 2020 and what i won't be doing this summer

So many gathering will not be possible or healthy to put on this summer.
One of the best outdoor summer events in Hawaii on Oahu island
is the  Haleiwa Art Festival and is a no go i am  very  sad  to say. i 
have set up  for  this juried event for the past  20 years and find it 
a big gap in my life. 
So i will catch up on projects in motion as i usually have a few 
in the works due to my shattered attention and desire to capture 
a bit of a new concept. If you are a friend or past visitor to my colorful booth
and have a request or idea to share, please don't hesitate to email me if you wish 
 So. meanwhile i shall catch up on some books, make salads and ice tea and sit a spell.
i hope you and yours are well and able to navigate the world as we all find each morning.
Gratefully, Sonja

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Shine on, Shine on

As of late, i am making more  of what some  call flags of hope.
they are also known as prayer flags by some.  they can be a silent prayer, a wish, hopes, a  yearning for all to be healed and united in the future ahead of us  .
 and since we  cannot control  things, our hair being proof of that.... however i can channel my art onto the fabric with  paint  and some threads and some words .
 i have an abundance of each  to make  a small offering of hope, encouragement
. words, words, words...
and color and motion all offered as a grateful prayer, to be carried on the wind  to where they are needed.
i have also read they are called wind horses in Tibet
Windhorse Prayer Flags
Also known as Lung-ta in Tibetan, the Windhorse coupled with the “Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment” is an important symbol inscribed onto Tibetan prayer flags. Although they represent good fortune and luck, Tibetans believe they actually have the power to influence events in nature and society

John Cruz - Shine On


                                 grateful for the tradewinds today !
                                                                  be well, sonja

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

wordless wednesday with Roosty







                                                                       good morning!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth DAy # 50

A song by a local guy,Jack johnson 
 for earth day 2020




a little boat upon the sea


a painting on fabric by sonja hagemann!
painting and certain music lifts my spirit up

 happiness runs by Donovan

Happiness Runs - Donovan - YouTube

              Happiness Runs
                                                Little pebble upon the sand 
                                                     Now you're lying here in my hand 
                                                   How many years
                                                     Have you been here?
                                             little  human upon the sand

From where I'm lying
Here in your hand
You to me are but a passing breeze
The sun will always, shine where you stand
Depending in which land
You may find yourself
Now you have my blessing, go your way
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Happiness runs, happiness runs
Why? Because
Why? Because
Why? Because
Why? Because
Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Saturday, March 21, 2020

self sequestered

Every  picture tells a story ( don 't it?) 

Every Picture Tells A Story - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqi_m-pMuoI
was an  early rod stewart song
(also know as the doughnut song )
Ron Wood is a ANIMAL on guitar. Any wonder the Stones wanted him?
i do believe this is one of the great albums ever, and
the title song is one of the most Kick-ass Rock n' Roll songs of all time!
makes me get up and dance
and just for the moment, i'm back in 1971 and my skin fits finer!

I


now back to some sewing  and perhaps some painting of cloth
and  then to make something that did not exist before. 
be well, sonja

Friday, February 14, 2020

hearts and flowers and chocolate day

i would show you the chocolates but i already hid them 
in the freezer so we can devour them after dinner !!

this is a 3 inch piece , 
started by a painting upon a coffee filter,  layered, quilted and beaded all around 

 have a sweet day
Be well, Sonja

Friday, January 3, 2020

Healthy new year ! some happy intentions

More painting!!  
That tops of my list of  some  happy intentions


                                                                    and watching paint dry



                                                          
                                                                        more silliness


and  more sleep


        with  more nature and gardening and daydreaming moments

                                            For now  theses are some of my  good intentions for 2020.
                                                                            be well, Sonja                 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Mele Kalikimaka!



Wishing all a 
                                                 Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year  2020!
Be well, Sonja 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

flowers

While i was away at the HAF this spindery orchid took to blooming. She has the slight fragrance of spice and has the most long spidery  petals i have seen on an orchid..



Lucy in the sky with blue eyes supervises from the latest flat box placed
 from an advantageous  spot for her. She spends about an hour in the morning galloping,  racing around and grabbing up throw rugs and giving the rugs a good thrashing, especially the rag rugs. She is a rescue of sorts as she spied on us the the hedges for awhile before strolling on to the deck. 
And in no times she took over as in ...everything here is mine.


At the festival i have 3 tent poles and cables at which i place a bucket of tropical flowers and greens in a bucket. I wrap each bucket with a half yard of my my hand painted fabric so the edges of my area are.well, colorful . I brought my new Nikon along  but once again as the day unfolded, 
 as people walk in and i begin to talk about process and field questions of all kinds,  i did not get a chance to make shots of details . Lucky for me my helper Sherry took some just as i was starting the day. Thank you Sherry for helping me all weekend. you are an angel.


I bring  my Singer FW 221 along for display and for a useful prop. i can put bills under the presser foot whilst making change.( i do remove the needle and bobbin case at home  for safety.)
The sweet cat under the arm was Noodles, one of our rescue cats. If i were to put a title to this  this sweet  photo i would have to say,   Nothing purrs like a Feather Weight.
Yes it works, still used for straight seams and i get to tell the story of sewing a prom dress on this great machine back in the day.
This was a great fair the 20th time i have juried in and set up and get to  talk story with a lot of folks. Thanks to all that spent some time under the canopy and sharing and shopping.
I hope to see some of you again at next paint class,
Wishing a Happy Summertime to all!
Sonja