Posts Tagged ‘adventures’

Join me at The Fresh Cafe for the Spotty Dotty Party on April 26th from 5-10pm. $3.00 entry at the door gets you a diverse evening of live Music, Live Art and lots of wonderful local vendors like ME! (Pssst – if you wear polka dots it is only $2.00 at the door.) Browse through this one-stop-shop for local vintage & handmade fashion, art, music and more!

This is an all ages event featuring a prize raffle and Twister competition.

Enjoy the vibe, check out my new artwork and introduce yourself!

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Aloha All! February is going to be a full month!

Glitter Gypsy’s Art & Adventures is actively supporting local events and wants to share the fun with you. From film openings to Night Markets to On-line Art Workshops, the sparkle is being spread!

First of all, Glitter Gypsy’s Art and Adventures is thrilled to participate in the Hawaii premier of “The Hooping Life” this Thursday, February 2nd from 6-9pm at Arts @ Marks Garage

1159 Nu`uanu Avenue – Honolulu, HI 96813

The Hooping Life Film Screening is a fundraiser event raising awareness and funds.

50% of all proceeds to benefit GirlFest Hawaii

Susan Risse will be donating an original framed painting for the silent auction. She will also have a fun drawing for an art prize AND will be donating 1 Mentorship to an at-risk woman or girl. (all information gathered will be strictly confidential-details at event.)

The film documents the hula-hoop phenomenon and supports art, dance and culture and is brought to you by R(e)volve Hawaii and local sponsors like Glitter Gypsy, Susan Conrad Risse.

The night includes:

6-6:30pm         Welcome & Silent Auction Opens
6:40-6:50pm    LED Hoop Dance Performance by Revolve Hawaii
8:00-8:20 pm   Q&A with Anah aka Hoopalicious & Revolve Hawaii
8:20-9:00pm    DANCE PARTY! Hoops to try and music for the vibe!

—Silent Auction will close at 8:45 with winners announced at 8:50pm–

for more information and tickets, please visit: http://www.showclix.com/event/TheHoopingLifeFilmFundraiser

The following evening, Glitter Gypsy Art and Adventures takes you to a night market in Honolulu’s Chinatown District where you will discover more local artists! GYPSY NIGHT MARKET in Chinatown (Honolulu) for February’s First Friday Arts on February 3, 2012~~5:30-10:00p.m. We will be in the “Chinatown Courtyard” at 1109 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817. Come be a part of this eclectic and exotic event.

Finally, while this isn’t happening in February, you’ll want to plan now for what’s happening next:

“Angels In My Studio” Course will be featuring Susan Risse as a guest teacher in March. The transformational process of the art we create can be powerful. Join Susan as she shares her methods of both connecting with the divine and imparting its message through art. “Angels In My Studio” lessons will be delivered each month through embedded and downloadable video, audio, and written word. The first lesson will be released on May 1st. More details coming soon!

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Our paintings after day 2. (Works in progress.)Overlooking the caldera~Pele's dwelling in Hawaiian historical culturePhotos at the TempleAlter at the cottageTibetan Temple in Wood Valley, following 11/11/11 ceremony. Kumu (~Teacher~) left ,in black & gold, coming down stairs. Me (center- in pink blessing scarf) after being anointed & blessed as a "High Priestess," by Kumu with Pele's ashes & the sacred scarf . What a surreal experience & profound honor.My cottage in Wood Valley, HI

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Hi, everybody! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!
Where do I begin? It has just been a whirlwind of activities, experiences, highs, lows, & everything in between for the past 2 months.
I have been riding high on my puffy, glittery clouds way up in the stratosphere for the past few months, on my journey to my reality, & having loads of fun along the way. My amazing trip to Mexico & CA, as well as putting on “The Women’s Spiritual Creativity Retreat” in Hawaii from April 8-10, 2011 really had me on a high of doing the type of work that I really want to be doing in my life. Everything went so smoothly, was rewarding & fun & left me with a huge dose of self-confidence to continue forward on this journey.
As I said earlier, I returned from Mexico, reunited with my family, & spent time with them reconnecting for several days. The following weekend was the retreat I had been planning on the North Shore of Oahu. So, with all of my goods packed up in the “gypsy wagon,” I embarked on my next adventure.
Drove up to the North Shore of Oahu (the island where I live) to the beautiful, magical “Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii,” where I would be spending the next several days. I checked into my room, with the adjoining suite, where the actual activities would be happening. Fine-tuned the schedule, & placed a copy in everyone’s room. I decorated the room with brightly colored scarves & tapestries, lit lots of candles, & scattered my artwork throughout the room to “set the tone.”
The guests began arriving one by one, checking into their private rooms, settling in, eating, attending prayer vigils, and the like, before we were to meet in the “suite” for opening Red Thread Ceremony.
Alas, we began. We passed the red thread of connection & spoke a bit about ourselves & why we were here. After having connected, we all went to our rooms for sleep, meditation, or contemplation, (whatever was needed for each individual.)
The next day, we met again to begin creating our own personal nichos– Mexican tin & glass alters, or shrines, to work on whatever was on our heart that weekend. Everyone was successful, receiving clarity & enlightenment in physical form, in what they had created. Openings & illuminations poured forth from the nichos AND the women. We continued our work on Sunday, & had our closing ceremony mid-afternoon. We all shared & cried & laughed about our experiences that weekend. No one left feeling empty or unenlightened. It was a magical experience, & I thank all of the participants, as well as the Benedictine Community for sharing a bit of themselves with me.
Which, brings me to the title of this post. Please check out cosmiccowgirlsmagazine.wordpress.com for the latest article, featuring moi, Glitter Gypsy, written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Gibbons, Queen of Glitter, to learn more about me & what I’m up to!
Thank you, Elizabeth, Shiloh, & all of the amazing women behind this magazine, for the honor of being featured this month….. And for the privilege of working with you

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Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so happy to announce that I am now exhibiting at Island Treasures Gallery in Hawaii Kai!! It is located in the Koko Marina Shopping Center (marina side) near Zippy’s & “Cookie’s Clothing Boutique” on Kalanianiole Hwy. at Lunalilo Home Rd. (Foodland Shopping Center.) Stop by & have a look! There is an amazing variety of local artwork in this HUGE gallery!

I’ve got sculpture, paintings, prints, & hand-made jewelry there. Come have a look– you won’t walk out empty-handed! There are so many beautiful items there, at every price point.

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Last week was my “filming like crazy” week. So much fun!

In the morning, I filmed my scene with Scott Caan (Dano) on Hawaii Five-O in Hawaii Kai. Yummy! Then, headed on over to Olelo Community Television in Palolo, Hawaii to shoot a “mediation scene” with the A-mazing Herman Stern!!

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As I lie here on my settee, in my quite small studio (but STUDIO, just the same,) the house is finally quiet. The children & husband are asleep, my best friend, Pono, ( our 8 month old Shar-pei mix,) is sleeping protectively at my side, & I now have a moment to reflect.
For some reason, I find myself feeling a little emotional at the moment, & I’m not quite sure why.

Feelings come & go–sometimes for very clear reasons and,at other times, reasons not so clear.
Alas, though, there are always reasons, which sometimes are revealed at a later, more appropriate time. I often find myself overwhelmed with emotion at transitional times. While the season of Christmas is a very joyous time for me, personally, it is also a season of often overwhelming expectations. Personal expectations, familial expectations, religious expectations, and job expectations often suck the pure joy out of the season, replacing it with exhaustion and burnout. Even though I have intentionally played down the element of material giving for the past several years, some things still seems to creep up on me. Children, of which I have two (8 & 11) are VERY excited about this whole buildup that they’ve been waiting for for an entire year! They even get out of school for at least two weeks, which MUST make it really special! Their expectations are high, and, therefore, being a normal, guilt-ridden parent of my era, I fall for it hook, line, & sinker. But herein lies the problem. I tell myself that I will not overindulge, but then suddenly, when it’s too late for on-line, on-time shipping costs, I begin to realize that I have, indeed, overlooked a few details in my quest for freedom. Which always involves last minute trips to local shops & (gasp) THE MALL, where everything has, indeed, been picked over, or requires excessive shipping costs.

During this season, also comes my birth-day, 12/12. This is also the Feast Day of the Virgen of Guadalupe. I’ve set up a shrine to celebrate her, and am so honored to have been born on Her Feast Day.

In addition, my daughter’s b-day is on 12/29 & my Father’s on 12/28; not to mention New Years Eve. & New Years Day. Oh, and did I mention that we are having out- of -town guests from12/10-12/18, & again on 12/23-12/26??

Yes, & there’s also the preparation for my 12/17-12/19 Art Show, which I am organizing as we speak; also my Honolulu debut, as I’ve only been here a year.

And here I am launching a blog/web site in the middle of all of this! Nobody said that life would be all neat & orderly & perfectly timed, so I CHOOSE to take advantage of opportunities as they arise in my life if they are RIGHT. If they are not, I postpone or release them. This was THE time for me to do this, & all of the aforementioned things.

I now choose what is right for me & when, then proceed. It wasn’t always this way for me, but I have now CHOSEN to take the reins of my own destiny. I listen to my inner voice, rather than the external coercions. To do so is peaceful and satisfying. Try saying “Yes” to your inner voice during this most Sacred of seasons, as it is for so many of us & “No, Thank You,” to that which doesn’t serve you well on your most personal journey. I know that so many women out there are feeling so overwhelmed, under appreciated, & unworthy at this time ( it’s actually documented,) but at what cost? I am personally choosing, TODAY, to move forward through December with grace & joy! Won’t you please join me on this revolutionary decision??!!  I’ve been amazed in the past when I have done this, how things miraculously “work out.” People will ” step up , ” when necessity arises. The days of “Superwoman” are over, Ladies. It just took too much away from the true joy of life.
So– this Holiday Season, I challenge each of you reading this to ask for help, hire help, or take advantage of the loads of pre-prepared DELICIOUS meals out there that you can heat and serve, put on your own platters, and no one will know the difference!  I just want women to be happy again! , rather than trying to be the PERFECT MOM, wife, entertainer, housekeeper, employee, etc., etc.! We deserve to be served & valued for WHO we are, not how moist our turkey came out this year!!

Love, fun, & blessings to you during this beautiful season,

With love & a sprinkling of glitter on top,

Happy Holidays to all of you!!!,

Glitter Gypsy

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