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!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Nouveau Gypsy

The Nouveau Gypsy
16x20"mixed media portrait on canvas of Kalae Kaina by Stephanie Bolton

Below is a sequence of the progress....

You will be able to see this painting and others in person for the first time ever at ...

This is going to be an exciting art show featuring my collection of dancer paintings, where Kalae will be performing with her troupe The Shakti Dance Movement.  There will also be fan & fire dancers and music.
A gypsy's paradise of jewelry, silks, arts & crafts in a bohemian night market at the Chinatown Courtyard in Down town Honolulu.  It is going to be exotic party to entice & delight your senses- I hope you'll be able to join us!

If "they" would come- what would YOU build?

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Cre8Tiva said...

i would build a retreat place on the side of the ocean where we could create freely and spontaneously and joyously...

DBolton said...

If "they" would come, I would build whatever it takes....There is such a special feeling when one feels that someone has gone out of their way to make them feel special. Doing for others is the easiest way to find happiness in ones self and in the world. A simple kind gesture from human to human, even just a smile with eye contact, can sometimes make all the difference in the world. So when it comes to caring for others and building something to entice "them" to come..... cover the floor with plumerias, light the tiki torches, and let your most heartfelt smile shine....let "them" know that you are willing to do whatever it takes....to make their heart sparkle.....and they will come!

Jacqueline said...

This is soo gorgeous! And i love that you show your work in progress! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


Msartist said...

A studio where I could create and also have times for open studio where others could come and create with me~
I would love it to be by the ocean and have a patio area overlooking for inspiration.
Have a great weekend~ Theresa

Anonymous said...

wow-I love your work! It is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog-now I have found yours! I think it's brilliant that you have set up your blog as a "house" !! That is really such a neat idea! Did you take Flying lessons-there were s many of us, it was hard to keep track. I look forward to visiting here often...and lucky you to live in Hawaii-ocean, sunshine, fruit galore!! BTW_I love the stairs (in the pic of your cute student holding up the acrylic painting)-did you do those yourself. Such luscious "Indian" colors!

Anonymous said...

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat..................................................................

Mama McLellan said...

When they come
I will shed my inhibitions
and build my dance
like the fire they built
in my soul
to dance
fingers flickering like
the flame
arms winding
the rolling of hips
of red sequins
A sequence
that would build
A dance that would make us all one

austin aprilia said...

a dj ship, embedded with the dopest, most elaborate and heavenly sound booths and dance floors, decorated with lights and intricately costumed hosts, that travels continuously across oceans and along canals, pausing temporarily at harbors to throw massive multi-cultural dance parties. dj's and participants come and go as the ship cruises from city to city, country to country, bumping the freshest sounds of the world's dj's of every origin and every style.