Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pow Wow Hawaii, 2/17/13

Artists from around the world are in Honolulu to share their art by painting these murals. This event is known as Pow Wow Hawaii and this year it ran from February 9-16, 2013. Here is a link to  808 Urban  and to Pow Wow Hawaii.
On Friday, I went by - however the weather was not good. I decided to visit this area on Sunday. Luckily I got to see some artists.

This artist is from San Jose. This is only a portion of his work.
The artist Robin Fifita, on the right came by with her friend. I wish I could have also seen the lead artist, Solomon Enos.
I think this second picture really shows the perspective of this mural.

I asked the artist Quest to tell me about his painting. "This mural is dedicated to our late brother Krush TWS. We're sending him some love (spray paint)".

I included his friend Dzine's painting. (my apology if I got the artists juxtapose.)

I thought this mural was creative in spelling, King David Kalakaua
I wish I knew more about all these murals. This one shows sad clocks.

A closer view.

The 2 faces meet at a corner. This picture does not do justice - it looks like one long wall.

Just as I was leaving, I saw this one - it was amazing how they can paint on the roll up door.

Here is another site The Participants. You can filter by country, type and year. I thought I would compare the first year to the current year. 2010: 7 participants, 2013: 39 participants. These are the countries listed which covers the span of the 4 years: Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and USA.

I am not sure if all the pictures I have here are 2013. I just went crazy seeing so many with such detail work. As you might guess these are just a sampling.  Thank you so much Pow Wow Hawaii for beautifying our Honolulu, specifically Kakaako.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Fun Filled Day, 2/2/13

Being that today, Feb. 2 - is the official Groundhog Day. I had to find out if spring is coming early -  "legend has it that if Punxsutwaney Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last six more weeks. If he doesn't see his shadow, spring will come early." Yes! It will be an early spring this year. Believe it or not this is the 127th Groundhog Day for Punxsutaney, Pennsylvania.

Although, I have never tried Stand Up Paddling, my friend Donna does. 
I had to get a shot of this board, Peyton's friends are kind to let us use their boards and paddles. Hmm, maybe I will be brave and try -  I heard even sitting and paddling is great for your obliques.

Later I went to Chinatown for a "Chinatown Parade" to bring in the Chinese New Year which this year is Feb. 10.  Lots of my photo friends chose to be at the beginning of the parade - good idea - not so crowded.

I had to take this picture of this flag, who ever knows what it says, please leave me a comment. Believe or not I used to be able to read Chinese but I have forgotten since I don't practice.

Instead of joining the festivities in Chinatown - some of us went to dinner at Soul De Cuba. Everyone enjoyed the dish they ordered.

I had to save room for Malasadas. This weekend was also the Punahou Carnival. These Portuguese doughnuts are to die for. So Jenny and I made a bee line for it. The guys were not as enthused as we were. Also I think the whole island was at the Carnival; we really had a tough time getting there.
It was a joy to hear Sunway Chong's sing, she also happens to be one of our friend's cousin, Milton C.

I did not want to leave the carnival without taking some fun shots of the ferris wheel. These were hand held shots.

Since the Punahou Carnival draws a large crowd, we decided to take the bus instead of looking for parking. However when we left we missed our stop. We decided how about taking pictures from the road above of the cars' headlights and taillights. This picture took about 15 seconds to create - by the way these were not handheld - I was able to find a surface that my camera could rest on.
Did I say "I had a fun filled day?"

After reading my friend SW's comment "was this all in just one day??" I thought I share that I also had a hair appointment that day that turned out to be 3 hours long. Guess who took a 2 hour nap the next day.