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

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunrise and Rainbows...

IT has been far too long since I posted on my blog. My bad! The amazing realization I have had lately is that time rushes by with only a mere thought or two that I should have something to share and post on my blog. I question- is my life as interesting to others as it is to me? I am going to spend the next couple of weeks sorting through the events of this last year and bring in to share many of the sunrises and rainbows in my life from 2011.

Friday, August 26, 2011

"BoW Wow,Meow: Art Fundraiser for the Kauai Human Society

Please join us for "Bow Wow Meow: Art Fundraiser for the Kauai Humane Society" on September 3, Old Kapaa Town Artwalk, 6-9pm. Featuring animal art, bags and tee shirts and jewelry by artists Amy Vieira, Kim Van Antwerp, Pam Woolway, Schar Freeman and R. Eve Solomon. Music by Lee Richardson and Kevin Wheatley and fire dancing by the Fire Kitties. A portion of all sales go to benefit the animals at our local Humane Society animal shelter. for more info www.alleykatart.com, kat@alleykatart.com or 808 651-1766

'Animal Fiesta' by Amy Vieira, Acrylic on canvas

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grassroot Artist

"Future is Female" ©schar freeman '98

I find that there are no coincidences in this life for the day this article was published one of Mother Earth's greatest shake ups happened. Our greatest Mother shook and overtook with the sea many lives on half the planet. Japan experienced a historical 8.9mg Earthquake, generating a magnificent and devastating Tsunami hitting her coastlines within thirty minutes after the quake. The wave then raced across the Pacific Ocean effecting many shores along the hundreds of islands, and mainland coast riming the Pacific Ocean with minimal injury and damage.

"Future is Female" was painted in 1998. The inspiration came from a dream I had regarding the importance of women coming together at the ocean edge to pray, teach and regenerate the universe and the greater order of things. in ceremony.

A couple months ago I was contacted by Shelia of Stylish Home
for an interview regarding my shops at Etsy. Her idea has been to interview various artist regionally, and then submit her articles to local media. This sounded like a wonderful opportunity for promoting many circles.; Etsy, Stylish Home and Kauai artist Leslie Hagan and myself.

I sent along a few photo examples of my artwork and the "Future Is Female" was selected for the article. Curious connections at least for me and perhaps some of you reading.

Grassroots art grows on the web was published this week in our local newspaper on Kauai. Unfortunately one part of this circle was broken as Garden Island editing of her article failed to make mention of StylishHome.com. GI also misspelled my main shop ScharArt.

Big mahalo and thank you to Shelia for a wonderful article. Mahalo to the folks at Garden Island Newspaper for supporting this article!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Release

In the Spirit of We’Moon ~ Celebrating 30 Years

An Anthology of We’Moon Art and Writing

February 25, 2011


Banana Patch Studio, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii

In the Spirit of We’Moon artfully showcases the core strength of We’Moon—the powerful art and writing from hundreds of women worldwide that is published in the datebook each year—and includes new insights from founding editorMusawa and other writers who share stories about We’Moon’s colorful evolution.

Featuring Kauai Artists, Lilian DeMello, A.Kimberlin Blackburn, Lisa Seed and ScharCbear Freeman.

Also featuring Betty LaDuke, Robyn Waters, Meinrad Craighead, Rose Flint, Joanna Macy, Vicki Noble and over 400 other beloved contributors from 15 countries.

Come meet the Kauai artists and listen to the story of We'Moon birth and growth.

In the Spirit of We’Moon – Celebrating 30 Years – An Anthology of We’Moon Art and Writing

Hardcover • 8” x 10” • Full color • Printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink •

$36 retail • ISBN: 978-1-890931-68-1 • Release date January 4, 2011 •


Mother Tongue Ink publications feature creative work by women, celebrating earth-based spirituality and visions for a changing world. Since 1981, MTInk has published We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn—the well-known eco-feminist datebook, astrological / moon calendar and daily guide to natural cycles—with art and writing from the growing edge of international women’s culture.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow!

Rainbow over Hanapepe River

Happy New Year! This year began with a bang of sorts for me as I fell ill with a tenacious Intestinal Bacteria. I had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance( first time ever) and spent four days with vital fluid being returned to my body via intravenous.

Doctors and I could not figure out just where I picked up this bacteria but we attributed it to the massive rain and runoff. Somewhere I touched something and hadn't washed my hands before transmitting food to my mouth. I hadn't gone in the ocean due to the brown water advisories so must had been while beachcombing picking up shells.

I am so grateful for the fantastic care that our local small hospital, KVMH provided and the quick response of the doctors.

I see this as a symbol of this year to come for me: take good care of myself and live a healthy lifestyle with gusto!

Indeed there is a pot of golden opportunities at each end of the rainbow!