Tag Archives: Brilliance

Volcano Rainforest Art Mission!

16 Feb

Ahh… the many Joys of living in paradise! This week I’m sharing with you my magical mystical journey into the Volcano rainforest region of Moku o Keawe aka The Big Island of Hawaii. My friend and master painter Rod Cameron invited me and several other local artists to paint at a spot I hadn’t been before, the Hawaii Volcano Treehouse!

I arrived before the other artists did and wandered along the property. Waxy pink and red heart-shaped anthuriums, soft mossy nooks and crunchy lava gravel lined the meandering pathway leading me up to the Treehouse.

Soon after I reached the structure, Skye, the talented artist-architect-builder and owner of the property came to introduce himself. I immediately expressed my appreciation for the beauty of the land as well as the craftsmanship and resourcefulness of his Treehouse design.

Skye’s creative Brilliance is evident in his custom handiwork that honors the Spirit of ka ‘aina and showcases our native Ohi’a Lehua trees in all their glory.

Three trees that serve as support beams are still alive and many of the custom finishing and fixtures came from curvy twigs and branches harvested directly from the land. The Treehouse serves as a fabulous vacation rental with enough space to fit a family comfortably and even has a catwalk out to a sun deck (or rain deck – it’s a rainforest after all!)

The vista I chose to paint (in all oils, a first for me!) has one of Skye’s wonderful Tiki sculptures in it – can you find it hidden in the photo below? I love art from found and natural objects and the masterpiece of the Treehouse and it’s surrounding environment overflowed with inspiration!

Mahalo nui to Rod Cameron for inviting us there and to Skye for his hospitality and Brilliance! For more information check out http://volcanotreehouse.net

Must Be Present to Win – Score Simply by Showing Up

5 Feb

YAY…I won!

My Facebook friend and Yogini Ishwari Jay just launched her Fan Page. She shared her message inviting folks to ‘Like’ her page in a genius way that inspired me to take action right away.

She created a Facebook Event and called it Fan Page Launching Today! Win a Ticket to YogaHub. Once a day for three days she held a drawing from amongst the names of those who ‘Liked’ the page and then introduced themselves on the wall.

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ contest? Here’s what I wrote on her wall:

Aloha from Hilo, Hawaii Ishwari and friends. I’m Dewi Maile Lim but you can call me Dev for short and I just found out about the Virtual World Yoga and Meditation Conference thru you dear! I’ve recently committed to giving mySelf more and more Yoga and since January have practiced more than ever before. Meditation has been a huge part of my life for some years now, in fact, I’m off to Meditate right after posting here :0) The conference sounds AMAZING; I love that the power of technology allows our tribe to expand and grow into the millions, eventually billions! If it’s for the Highest Good for me to attend then I’ll gladly accept. One Love and Bles-Sings, Dev

I showed up and shared, surrendered the outcome for the Highest Good and lo and behold, I’m now officially attending! Mahalo nui to Ishwari (who is presenting one of the sessions) and YogaHub for helping to put this event on.

The event information:

YogaHub's Sneak Peek Preview Event

One of the things I LOVE most about virtual summits is they feature the Brilliance of a variety of folks (in this case 75!) and attendees are able to tune in from most anywhere in the world to participate. I'll keep you posted with what I learn as I participate in the YogaHub extravaganza...

In the meantime:

....Share what you've won before simply by "showing up"?....

ALOHA and NAMASTE, Dev