Just another local surfing in the ocean!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The whales have started to arrive in small numbers now. The peak season for the whales is the end of January all the way through February. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time on and in the water during that time looking for those shots I never had time to get during a vacation.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
As much as I hate to admit it, it's been tough getting the time to take any photos the last few weeks.
I am changing up my schedule next week to include some mandatory time off every week so I can enjoy my surroundings. Money is a needed thing and a good thing but you have to enjoy life too and I have forgotten that lately.
After I sleep one a day I will be ready to get out and enjoy myself a little and get some new photos!
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
I think that means it cocktail hour!!
One of the new shows I am doing is actually a show all by itself. I have started showing my photos at the Westin Ka'anapali every Tuesday and Thursday nights during their luau.
Not only do I get to be on the beach watching the sun go down while selling my photos, I also get to see the luau twice a week. It's great being entertained while I'm working!!
Monday, November 6, 2017
...and an ocean.
When it rains it pours as the old saying goes. When I first arrived on Maui I couldn't get into any of the art shows on the island to save my life. Nobody wanted to see another photographer and they didn't even want to look at my photos to see if they were good, bad or different. They just didn't care. And these are the art groups that are supposed to be about nurturing and helping Maui artists. The galleries here won't talk to you unless you've been on the island for at least a year and have had some sales. It's a catch 22 situation in that if you can't get into the shows or galleries then you can't have any sales and for the most part, you can't afford to live here for a year.
Now, after being here a while there is another old saying that has come to life; it's not what you know but who you know.
I have been doing one weekly show for a few months now (I must have had my sad puppy dog face on when they agreed to let me in) and that has afforded me the time to have my work seen and commented on. It has also introduced me to a multitude of people that have either been in a position to help or know someone that can help. All that has lead up to this past weekend where I was offered two more weekly shows and a new once a month weekend show under the banyan tree in Lahaina, which is one of the premier spots on Maui to sell art. That show starts next month and I'm really looking forward to that show for several reasons. Another old saying; the best revenge is success!
The only thing I can say is that if you have a dream, go for it! There's nothing wrong with trying and failing and you never know, things may work out just like you want them to. I'm still waiting to see how my dream plays out but I feel good about trying. As a friend of mine told me, "build it and they will come". Hopefully that movie line will prove to be true.
Friday, November 3, 2017
You would think that living in Hawai'i I would have a nice relaxing life but for some reason it hasn't been working out that way. With running the gallery and doing weekly art shows plus handling my on line business, I find myself not getting to enjoy the island as much as I would like.
I need to win the lottery so I can retire but they don't have the lottery in Hawai'i. The price you pay for paradise!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
A bit of aviation history still at work after all these years!
de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on the left
The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing aircraft developed and manufactured by aircraft company de Havilland Canada. Wikipedia
Wingspan: 15 m
Cruise speed: 230 km/h
Length: 9.22 m
Top speed: 255 km/h
Range: 732 km
Weight: 1,361 kg
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior
First flight: August 16, 1947 Produced 1947 - 1967
Grumman G-21 Goose on the right
The Grumman G-21 Goose is an amphibious aircraft designed by Grumman to serve as an eight-seat "commuter" aircraft for businessmen in the Long Island area. Wikipedia
Length: 12 m
Number built: 345
Unit cost: 62,180–62,180 USD (1942)
Number of seats: 10
Primary users: United States Navy; United States Army Air Forces; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force
First flight: 1937