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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


Sunday, August 9, 2020

sun dappling through window and curtain on quilt back and through kitchen window






 i am trying out the new blogger way as they say the old will be gone in Sept.  i like the oldie legacy just fine and hope i can keep up . testing 

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