Category: Nourishment

Day 73: Daily Beach Life Continued and Some Bird Art…

Paia Beach yesterday…untouched photo…
Paia Beach today…
Paia Bay Coffee House…right now…with S. behind the bar…she and I met somewhere else and I know she knows A.H….but we can’t figure where we met…Temple of Peace. Ah, it was Mana Foods…
A quick photo of a Kahalui Whole Foods “Pigeon”…I have no idea of his/her name…yes, I gave it some oats…my artbook models are well-fed…
The start of interesting…admittedly, at this point it looks rather insignificant (A.K. has now learned that if you go beyond this point, and NOT judge it, and add depth through shading…that the drawing magically improves…)
Ok, so I finished it, but found that when I turned over the page, the reverse looked a little more, I dunno, a little “profound” (if you don’t like it, ok…if you like it, I do see orbs in my hands as I create so I can’t say that I’m not really doing anything accept hanging loose…and using my discernment to measure distances and light/greyscale values). I’ll be be creating Artbook #6 with this picture and some orange cotton thread. Each booklet is one-of-a-kind in picture arrangement/construction…and I’ll do my best to place some in the artshop…
Oh, here they are — a few more touch ups on the bird…and the aforementioned orange cotton thread…for some reason, I keep thinking these would make a nice modern design for bank cheques…or for fabric as an updated “toile” pattern…or just, hey, Artbook #6. Thank you to Maui for inspiring me, for making me love you as this Helenbobelen does.
One of my favorite 501c3s…
Surfers at Paia Beach today…

Keep Paradise paradise…

I’m doing my best to go to the beach everyday…which is kind of a comical goal for me because it’s about being alone and doing nothing but maybe napping, watching the waves, the surfers (if it’s Paia). Since I’m dairy-free, sugar-free, and pretty much hydrated (not to mention, Asian,) my skin remains okay, even without sunblock…I’m plucky…my knee is thankful…

Love,

Helen

Day 60+ Almost Daily Beach Life…

Paia Beach three days ago…
Baldwin Beach two days ago…
Paia Bay Coffee where F. does the flowers and E. enjoys macademia nut milk (yes, such a thing exists…amazing) with her macha… (‘Was at Paia Beach again yesterday…no photo…lo siento mes amis…)
Habitat for Humanity

xo,

Hbb

Royalty…Law of Attraction?

Part of this Hbb’s social security card…


See? I’m not making this up…the name Suh was embedded in my name unaffected by my maiden or previous married last name…

During my life time I experience many run-ins with royalty…and although I like to talk about it like l just met the human-version of a very-glam Bigfoot, I’m not fazed at all:

…Slept at the Jodpur palace and met the king and queen, along with their dog Pepsi…sure…Winter 2000.

…An invite to stay at a royal family’s New England home…the invite is via a comicbook-creator friend I met in a meditation workshop and the brother-in-law is royalty…Summer 2008…

…Sarah, Duchess of York suddenly wants to visit my school…yup, Summer 2009.

…Friend of the Royal Hawaiian family…you got it…happening now…

…One of my mentors is personally invited to work/live in Thailand by their queen…sure…and I want to visit him within the next few years.

So now that I play the ukulele and now know my name (like a Hawaiian, I have many first names…English and Korean…not to mention my blog’s url/song moniker)… I remember specific stories of my maternal grandparents laying low during WWll. Most likely it was my great grandfather who was officially royal

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And it was only this past year where I decided to google my middle name…as I’m the only one of my filial generation with a middle name, much less the name of my maternal lineage: Suh.

But you all just know me as Helenbobelen, right?

xo,

Helen

P.S. Fun Fact #1: 50% of the S. Korean populace has the last name of Kim, Park, or Lee as back in the day, most were not allowed a last name at all.

P.S.S. Fun Fact#2: This blog’s url also doesn’t allow for last names…