Category: Original Hummingbird Art

Day 94: Earrings And Such

I realize that a lot of my mornings are now filled with client bantering, essentially this Hbb telling them what to do.

“I’m suffering,” they say, laughing.

“Your form is textbook. Do you have any sharp pain anywhere?” I ask.

“No.” they respond.

“Oh, perfect,” I say, gesturing them to continue.” My job is to always make it a challenge for you here so when you walk out that gym door, everything becomes easier.”

So with much humor, they acquiesce…and improve…become stronger…and start parking away from their usual handicap spots…walking just for the heck of it, and even start holding doors open for other younger gym members…

It’s a good life…

Here are some photos of my other life:

14K Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in Petite-Medium for A.R.
Hale Mahaolu/Maui Adult Day Care Center; for this month’s upcoming Mahalo Dinner’s Silent Auction
Ditto as the above-est photo
I’ll probably perform here…see you there…

Day 91: Art and Poetry

Paia Beach a few days ago…
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
Sketching a tree whilst chatting with friends (with motorcycles) at Paia Bay Coffee and Bar…
I drew this young housemate…she keeps asking for a skateboard (little does she know, one is on the way for her…)
Children’s Miracle Network

Well, it’s past day 90. What this means specifically, I don’t know.

I recently wrote a love letter…

…a love letter to Maui…you see, once upon a time, Portland, OR was my boyfriend and then it was Austin, TX, but I have to say Maui is so culturally-diverse, mild-natured, and relaxed (one bumper sticker reads, “Make poi, not war” and another says, “Relax, this isn’t the Mainland”), that I couldn’t help but be inspired to eke out a poem:

A Pastry Paradise Day

A pastry paradise day of Hawai’i,

Everywhere upwards a blue, cream-puffed sky.

The world unfolds before her with a sunny cloud overhang,

With azure-green mille-feuilled sheets and white-ruffled sand,

And wet trumpeted shouts from surfers and children,

Whose dark heads sprinkle the waves again and again.

The Maui air cleanses her from head-to-toe-to-soul,

On this fish-shaped isle, how God plays to decorate the dough.

Eke-ing…
The continuation of eke-,ing…although it looks rather civilized…(that’s water, by the way)
Cream-puffed sky and white-ruffled sand…

Artbook #7

Well, I’m figuring out how to create posts with this smartphone which includes coding, uh, “nuances”, so that’s keeping me on my toes…and
…and…AND…it’s which much gladness and relief to announce Artbook #7 is in the artshop!

Artbook #7 features King Protea which is a flower native to Hawaii, along with a few other continents.

And this illustration took place whilst making my name known here as a fitness consultant/athlete (with the help of the gym staff and the royal ohana love, I well-exceeded all session quotas)…and lol, my fitness clients are just starting to know me as an artist/vocalist. This was after proving to them that I was a hella-strong-semi-contortionist/high-roundhouse-kicker/results-oriented-physical-therapist/endurance-athlete and not “some girl who hangs out at the mall”. My clients all laugh when I use the latter phrase, because I suppose this temporary perception of me is what they might truly think and being considered a “girl” at the age of 49 is a first-world-luxury problem.

When people comment on the fact that I’m an athlete, visual artist, vocalist/musician, and business person… I tell them that this combination arose from the sincere desire to live the happiest and healthiest life possible, to show others that it’s possible…and possible to be creative and self-disciplined…and to be sincerely kind and altruistic towards others.

I recently read somewhere that if there were to be any external sources of happiness/motivation in life, they’d be sunshine, proximity to nature, and exercise. To add to that list, I’d say clean water/oxygen, music, friends and co-workers and clients (all who are willing to be both organized and silly) …all of which I have…so thank you to bestower/s of these wonderful things to little ol’ me here on Maui…

…and of course, thank you for the flowers…

xo,

Helen

P.S. Thank you to my friend Arlan who did all the right things to help me move forward on my way here…and sharing the Maui happiness in the best way possible… I’m grateful…

Artbook #7

6W x 4H Inches

3 Prints/12 Pages

Signed w/Date

One-of-a-kind

$29.99