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I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It so hard to wait. Here is one of the first sketches I made for my very own Sasaki purse. I love the burlap sack purses she makes already and commissioned her to make some for my family members this Christmas using their company's own coffee sacks.
Of course, it wasn't long after wrapping up all those purses and giving them away did I realize that I realy wanted one for myself.
So I tried to come up with a image that had something to do with coffee- to go with the burlap fabric- but would also allow me to do something very whimsical and nouveau- how I like to do.
I wanted to get an up close look at the coffee flowers while also being far enough away to have quite a bit of the ladies figure in view. So I came up with this odd angle, almost looking down at her through a tornado of coffee branches.
Now I am just waiting for my fabric to arrive and then I can send it all off to "the sweat shop".


Chrisy said...

Looks like it's going to be fabulous...

Susan Williamson said...

What a wonderful two-page spread. It really makes me want to do some drawing. Thanks for the inspiration.