Friday, April 1, 2011
From Jolee’s Kona ‘Light House’ to Holographic/Art Editions that Illuminate Our Lives with ‘Light’…We Rediscover the Big Island, Hawai′i
[Visuals - Eileen Borgeson and Jackie Simon at Jolee's Light House and a Kona Zebra]
Back from the mainland...Chance meetings open up portals of new experiences, paths and friendships. One day at our Vacationland digs, a whirlwind of energy named Jolee artfully slinked in and darted through the palm filled property with the grace and intent of a panther in the jungle with her ‘being in nature every moment of sunshine’ tanned body glistening in the sun.
And very shortly thereafter we ended up renting Jolee’s Ohana in her Kailua-Kona ‘Light House’ accented home, surrounded with the tools of the active lifestyle she lives and shares with all who ask…kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, boogie boards, snorkels, fins, mopeds, bicycles and more. We’re always searching out new locations to keep fresh with our approach to artistic and holography projects, ideas and concepts and hadn’t investigated this part of the island yet. Jolee’s quick LA departure to continue honing her lifesaving life skills provided us another chance meeting with her close friend, Jackie Simon, another free spirit just back from months in Thailand adventuring and educating others on one of her many paths of life.
We head back to the east side of the island with stops at our friend Violet’s enchanted fern forest cottage (and Unicorn corral) in Volcano…then another cottage next to Tony’s geodesic ‘recording studio’ dome with an extended visit with Tony Selvage himself…our ‘violin virtuoso’ buddy.
A delightful afternoon with Ariya and grandbaby, Naiya De, at the warm ponds…he’s a 2 ½ yr. old constant smiling little Buddah baby-fish.
Back to the Kona side…stopping for a Zebra proudly displaying his stripes. Eileen took a pic of him with a donkey either looking on or waiting to be painted for a Zebra gig in Tijuana.
Next…to the City of Refuge and then decided it was time to see, first hand, the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami at Kealakekua Bay. Kealakekua’s our favorite spot on the West side of the Island and we stay there as often as possible swimming with Dolphins and creating art and virtual business.
We visited Willa Martin and David Carlin’s…their house came through it unscathed and Gary Stice’s Point Houses were luckily spared with just some structural damage. It’s amazing and shocking to see the power and the inter-connectiveness of events occurring thousands of miles away. We’ve so many memories and projects created in all these places. Last year the ‘artist sign-off’ Lumiere sculpture was finished by Eileen Borgeson at Willa’s right before it was rushed off to R. S. Owens to be cast in the nick of time for the inaugural Int’l. 3D Society’s awards show.
So we’re now back in Kona discovering the White Sands Beach and rediscovering Kua Bay with those huge aqua waves crashing a bit too hard today for our comfort. We’re ready to immerse ourselves into HoloZones, Marilyn Monroe licensing and Artistic creative sessions, expressions and impressions. One HoloZone coming up…with concepts for live/virtual stage acts.... and illuminated glass editions emerging from the Atascadero Atelier where Eileen Borgeson and Butch Young create crystal magic.