Monday, May 4, 2009
SeaView Cottage “Aloha Marilyn Monroe” Experience
This enchanted cottage is where Eileen and I spent the first eight days of our return to the Big Island from our studio on the Mendocino Coast. This is where we had rented for a week before our last trip to the mainland. We had found the place on Craigs List and rented from the owner, Cynthia “Lahi” Verschuur, a documentary film producer/director.
Staying here was like camping in the jungle…in a very large and comfortable tent with all the comforts of home, bedroom loft, complete kitchen (propane) and furniture. There are screens for windows and the shower and toilet (compost) are outside. The cottage is off the grid with ‘catchment water’ (rain) and electricity from a neighbor. The experience was very rewarding and living/surrounded by nature offered the proper creative environment for furthering our “Aloha Marilyn Monroe” art editions launch both artistically for Eileen and ‘Aloha inspired’ for both of us in marketing strategy.
The extra perk was being awakened each morning with the music and sounds of birds as they embrace the day. The morning bird symphonies are common on the island, but more pronounced with no windows.
We moved next to our Puna resort home next to the Kalani Resort. Huge two story house, three acreas...across the street from the ocean...talk about Yin Yang!