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Art journal of dreams, images, thoughts, featured artist, techniques and friends of Schar, an artist.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


  "JOY"                               ©Schar

Happiness is an emotional state of well-being defined by positive feelings ranging from contentment to intense joy.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Winter Moon

"Winter Moon Over Kauai" 

Many say that is is a challenge to distinguish the different seasons in the tropics.  But there are definitely certain things to signal a season.

Winter is a time of huge full moons that look as though they can be touched if you just reach for them.  So close they appear and often glow so bright, one does not need a light to find their way  while outside, on a stroll along the beach or path.

Living on the west side of this island of Kauai enables me to capture and enjoy the setting moon before sunrise.  I watch the ocean lap the shore over and over with each wave moonlight dances its way to the sand.  It mesmerizes me, hypnotizing and inspiring as I become one with the rhythm of the moon and sea.

This painting is of no particular place on the island.  I comes from a place in my heart with the rhythm of the ocean.

Full Moon blessings are upon those who spend the time to read this and double blessings for those who leave a comment!

Aloha~ Mahealani

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Discovered this bloom this morning and went on a search (Google kine) to find out the name.  This is what I found:


Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)


Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports)
Prattville, Alabama
Chandler, Arizona
Clayton, California
Ione, California
Martinez, California
Winchester, California
Deland, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Valrico, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Albany, Georgia
Kapaa, Hawaii
Bronx, New York
Benson, North Carolina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Broaddus, Texas
Dickinson, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Granbury, Texas
League City, Texas
Paris, Texas
Spring, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas
Mukilteo, Washington

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Friday, October 30, 2015


 “Envy sees only the sea not the rocks in it.”


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Stepping Stones

“ The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them"

Saturday, October 3, 2015


 Welcoming              © AinaKauaiArt '15

"Rhythm of the ocean
moves me into me."


Saturday, August 15, 2015


“I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching.” 
~Aurora Hernandez

Friday, August 7, 2015

Morning balance

This morning, the pohaku, (stones) wanted to be together,  for as I stacked, there was absolutely NO resistance, adjustments or balance situations. They came together like they knew one another.

I feel a wonderful sense of magic when the pohaku, stone call to me to be stacked into a sculpture in nature for a brief time.  And then when I unstack, there is a sigh of release and relief.

Mahalo Ke Akua!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Sky Will Clear...

"It's not your job to eliminate the clouds; the sky will clear on its own. "

Whenever I feel overwhelmed with life and the expectations of everyday living, like punching in for work, handling dumb questions, and just being there to accommodate  visitors, I try to remember these words once shared with me from a dear friend.

Life is far too precious to wasted feelings of frustration for one second.  Breathe and allow space between the angst..and then step back and be entertained by the clouds, knowing all to well that, yes, the sky will clear! 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Creative People

© ScharArt2015

Has it truly been FIVE months since my last post?  Interesting that my post on FaceBook this morning, had this listing of 10 characteristics of  Creative People...

I find it most interesting that the first item on the list is  "easily bored", as it is now that this forlorn and lost creative person decided to return to post on my blog.  It's not that I desire boredom...just lack of inspiration towards my painting and creating art.

A dear artist friend reminded me : "What about all those beautiful daily photographs and stone art you have been doing?"  Yes that is creative,  and meditative, but different.  It  doesn't feed the soul like creating a vision on canvas and seeing it completed.  Not the same kind of food.

There truly are no coincidences....only paths we choose to take.  These past several months my trek was steep and vast at times. I have had five very dear friends go into the "beyond", my dearly loved Kumu Hula and one parent.   I tended to get stuck in the mud for a bit and have struggled to find inspiration.  Death does that.

But I am not the one who died.  Time to cease this day. It is time for me to get lost in the awe  of life itself.  I am breaking out my oils!  


Friday, February 20, 2015


Somewhere...                  © Schar '15

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.  

~Edward Abbey

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stone Memories

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
Andy Goldsworthy

Monday, February 2, 2015

Stone Rise

Stone Rise                                      © Schar'15

“...I prefer rain -sometimes I feel sunlight will turn me to stone - perhaps I'm a Troll...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ms Iselle and Julio are well on their way pass these Hawaiian Islands..

Once you've lived through an "Act of Nature" rather it be a huge Earthquake,  a Tsunami, an exploding, erupting volcano, or a Hurricane or two, I might tend to NOT get caught up in the furry of fear For the mere act of preparing calms the worry out of my mind.

After a warning I sit quiet with a prayer for guidance and appreciation and then proceed to make a list of "can NOT live with-outs" WATER and Toilet paper  are always top of list! 

I tend to prepare and not do it over the top. Well,  maybe a bit over when it comes to storage of water! Like the gallon upon gallons of jars lining our daylight basement I gathered up in 1980. My family of four were preparing and living for months during the Pacific Northwest, Mt. St. Helen's was erupting and disrupting our life style and comfort and especially our safe drinking water.  All those jokes from my wasband ended up being no joke at all.

 But I do NOT purchase water I can get out of my tap!  I collect glass bottles and jars to fill with water.    Like...what are ALL those people going to do with ALL the THOUSANDS of plastic water containers, and bottles of water they bought?  I witnessed PALETTES of bottle water flooding out of Costco and Cost- u- Less stores... RIGHT??? We are a tinny island!!  I do use  a few RECyCLED plastic bottles to freeze water for keeping the freezer and refrigerator cool if and when the electricity goes off.

Panic can  make us compulsive to  spend money gathering up thing upon thing that we "think" we might need

I go through my "Hurricane Boxes" to check off what I already have and make certain to pick up what I need or beef up my non-perishable food items,  Also important to check EXPIRATION dates and rotate these food items. Batteries and Construction Plastic Bags a must.

Gather up minimal clothing and toiletries in a beach bag, or back pack. To survive in the tropics I can just about do with bathing suit, pareo, two sets underwears, sweat pants, shorts, 2 tank/t-shirt, socks, tennis shoes, slippahs, and sweatshirt. Car charger for phone and camera.  Laptop and battery.  No forget towel and blanket or sleeping bag.  Tarps and small tent, cooking stove with propane. Pans and picnic basket always packed for a meal,Battery operated radio, matches and candles just about sets me up.  Cat food, kennels and water for my two kitties.

Check on immediate neighbors to see if they have their ducks lined up and then I consult with my ohana for a backup Plan B if myself and my two kitties need to evacuate from our coastal home. Most of all don't forget to breathe and give thanks for all I have been blessed with and trust that the love and aloha, will and does shine through any storm!