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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

Monday, May 24, 2010

My painting ladies at Quilt Hawaii 2008

Why do these  ladies  look  so happy?
well for starters, they are in shady patio on the big Island of Hawaii .
 and  they are painting fabrics
and as some of our fabric are almost  dry ,
 some of us have started to dance  because that is  what the light hearted feeling of making art does this  to some of us...myself included!
(or i might break into song , usually a rock and roll line that strikes a cord.. )
here are some of my "painters of the pacific"  in action.
 (a few went out for ice coffee or something so i didn't get  your mug shot)


 in a  balmy , comfortable atmosphere with encouragement, paint, and new and renewed friends , a day like no other is created  that is full of  laughter and color.  these faces are in the art journal of my heart as i love to paint and i love to share my paintbrushes with folks like these. i bring the paints  too and serve  them up with a spoon to your palette.what is you favorite

we are getting  our next class together on  Friday July 2 , 2010
#303 ,  Heliconia flowers  and fabric painting
at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort  and Spa
on the the big Island Hawaii.
i hope you can join us ! Aloha, Sonja
 for information   and registration  go look at :  update:
Sorry to say they QV do not come to Hawaii any longer.
This  venue lasted until 2013 making 20 years of quilt show history.
I showed and taught with QH from 1999 to 2010.
What a fun decade!
Aloha and Mahalo Faye and Ellen for your venture in the Pacific!

We  ALL had a great time,
 a great decade for me to paint and share !!
Aloha nui loa, Sonja


Jan said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a comment on my Laughing Dog Arts blog. I wanted to see what your blog is all about so I hopped on over. Lovely stuff here! I wish I could attend your upcoming class. I used to live on the Big Island at Kawaihae, even though I can't remember how to spell it.

sonja said...

HI JAn, your spelling is spot on!
you blogs is wonderful ! i shall return often. you were so close at one time tho big island is big!!

Creative Grammie said...

I'm sad that I'll miss the conference (again. Guess I'll just have to wait 'til next year. I think I would have fun in your class. Those ladies certainly look like they had fun!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This looks like so much fun. I will have to take a class when I visit my son there.

sonja said...

Thanks Elizabeth! i will visit your blog again and i love those doors!

sonja said...

maybe next time. thanks!

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Sonja, Cant wait to see you again, and talk story! Oh and to take your class too! :) Just a few weeks away. I took 3 of the flowers that I painted in your class a couple of years ago and put them together in a wall hanging. I have quilted it, and am working on the binding, then the embellishments. I hope to bring it to share...
Aloha Nui Loa!

sonja said...

Sharon, your ginger paintings quilted from 2 years ago are so beautiful,so soft and inviting . how wonderful you are in my class this year again.look forward to July.lots to do in the meanwhile.
a hui hou, Sonja

Creative Grammie said...

I kinda had a hunch you would be busy getting ready for the conference when I noticed the last post you made.
Not sure if I'll be there; my husband and I like to island hop at the last minute to visit family on the Big Island, but it may not be in July, so maybe I'll see you when you're here for the Haleiwa show. Can't wait to see what you have!