Making Kihei

May 18, 2011

In preparation for our 70th Anniversary as Hawai`i Community College, faculty and staff have been making personal kihei to wear for the celebration. A kihei is a rectangular cloak, traditionally tapa, tied in a knot over one shoulder. You will see them being worn in my next post about the 2011 graduation ceremonies. One of […]

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Expressive Arts Project

March 1, 2011

Several weeks ago, I invited an artist and colleague to lead my “Psychology and The Expressive Arts” class in an art project. She had the students work in dyads and write out three definitions of “home.” Then they were given a page of lines from a book of poetry by another professor at our school. […]

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February 1, 2011

One of my readers hoped that the reason I hadn’t been blogging recently was because I was off drawing with my new-found pastel chalks. I wish I could say that was my excuse for being absent this last month, but the truth is that I have been doing my best to lift the spring semester […]

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A New Year For The Old Me!

January 1, 2011

During the current semester break, several events came together that caused me to stop and remember who I was am. Perhaps everyone would find it valuable to take time to remember who they were in a “past life,” i.e., in their younger years. Many surprises will arise out of that exercise. One of those revealing […]

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Jill of (too many) Trades?

November 29, 2010

In the past, I have been called a “Renaissance woman,” because of the many activities in which I am interested. The 4th Edition of American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, defines “Renaissance woman” as “a woman who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences.” I […]

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July 3, 2010

  Perhaps it’s appropriate that I am posting the story of this amazing fire artist on Fourth of July weekend! The fireworks in her studio, however, definitely are more productive than those in the sky.   Carmen Wagner is a dear friend and first-class artist as a glass sculptor. Words are inadequate for her glass […]

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The Burghers of Calais

August 29, 2009

  Two weeks ago, I left you with a tease about a future post on the Stanford sculptures and the photo above. Today I will explain more about these sculptures. I was totally intrigued with them, but I have to admit I wasn’t familiar with the entire story behind them. Blogging is so educational! These […]

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