Friday, February 8, 2013

February News

It has been exactly one year since my husband and I arrived in Hawai'i. We had nothing but a backpack each, we had never been here before, we didn't know a soul, and we had no place to live. When we first got here I had to hitchhike my way around the island and couldn't even get a library card! The librarian told me to come back in six months because people on this island come and go so frequently and she "needed to see more of a commitment."

When most people hear that we're living in Hawai'i they think we're on some kind of permanent vacation. Yes, it is a really beautiful and wonderful place to live but it has also been tough starting over with nothing in a completely foreign place. Moving to Maui after living my whole life in New York often feels like I've moved to another planet! It has been quite the adjustment. But I'm not one to give up easily and after a full year of hard work and determination, it makes me appreciate the sweetness so much more to finally have my work represented by a gallery here on Maui. 


I am so thrilled to share the great news that in addition to Karen Ledbetter Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, I am now represented on the North Shore of Maui by the wonderful By The Bay Gallery! By the Bay is Located at 90 Hana Highway in Paia, Hawai'i.

And just in case you're wondering, I still do not have a library card.


  1. Moving to Hawaii from New York must be quite the culture shock! I'm from San Diego and when I first visited Baltimore (my husband went to college there) I felt a bit out of sorts!

    Stopping by from Meet and Greet and a new follower of yours!

    Love your Etsy shop!

    jessica ... Come stop by sometime!

    1. Thanks Jessica! I love new followers. I will definitely check out your blog.

  2. Hi,

    I found your lovely blog through a blog hop and I am following your blog now. Please visit my blog at and follow me as well.

    p.s. Congratulations on being represented :)


  3. Wow! I'm impressed! Uproot your world and move to Hawaii with a back pack. That takes guts! I am super envious! Can I leave my 17, 19 and 49 year old kids and join you!! Is that your artwork behind you? Very nice! I love the movement!
    Thanks for stopping by and following!

  4. Thanks so much Sandy. Yes that's my artwork behind me. Sure, Come on over to Hawaii! There's plenty of sunshine here for everyone