E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

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!

Monday, July 12, 2010


The next dancer I will be painting is

Kalae Kaina
Honolulu Hawaii

I invite you to join us tomorrow to read my interview with Kalae
and throughout the week you can watch my progress as I paint her portrait.
We will be giving a prize this week from our blog sponsor- so after you read Kalae's answers to my questions, be prepared to answer the question she will have for YOU!
(just leave your answer in the comment section & later this week she'll choose a winner)

Our blog sponsor this week is

gallery & boutique

This and the other portraits I am painting will be viewable for the first time in person at Chinatown's October FIrst Friday Event:
The Nouveau Gypsy
a bohemian night market
at the Chinatown Courtyard in Downtown Honolulu

Kalae & Shakti Dance Movement will be performing at this free event