Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A new painting, hiking to Aku Pons and the female Comics of Hawaii have a great night at the Dragon Upstairs

Hi All!  Finished a great, new, abstract Jellyfish painting, hiked to where Joe used to hang out as a kid, way back in Manoa valley, Aku Pons. Later that night, Teresa Sickels and Doug Wyckoff (host), performed at the Dragon Upstairs with me, Michelle Yaqoob, Cameo Lawrence, Sheila Brown, Aimee-Jane Baxa and KatieRose Moreno. We got a good crowd and everyone had a blast, let's do it again!

"Lily the Psychedelic Jellyfish" ~ watercolor, available now. Email me for price: swartzkopf@yahoo.com

 Our great poster, thanks to David Lee

 Erika performing at the Dragon upstairs 5-28-12

Teresa Sickels and Doug Wyckoff from Power up Comedy in Maui

The Honolulu Lounge Lizards Band: Lars Wallin, Stan Combis, DeWayne Valdez and Shane Andrade rocked the house for the Female Comics show!

Sheila Brown closed the night with an excellent set 

Teresa was hilarious!

Erika workin' hard at the door 

Michelle Yaqoob rocked her set 

Aku Pons hike

Spooky! This rock says some guy was killed here in 1890 

Doug, pondering nature 

The hiking gang 

BIG trees! 

My Joe 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Magical Makua!

I look forward to my Makua Beach birthday campout SO much every year!  Honolulu people live in a very crowded city, and the west side is full of wide-open, gorgeous beaches, the complete opposite, thank goodness. This year the gate was locked but it didn't stop us! We parked in the parking lot to the left of the gate where all the fishermen park. They left a few hours after we got there, and we had ALL of Makua beach to ourselves this time, what luck, about 25 people came out. And because there was no moon, we saw (what it seemed like) a billion stars shining above us, far from the lights of the city, so amazing! We had enough wood for a raging bonfire and people played music all night long. In the morning, no dolphins but we did see awesome fish as we snorkeled. Then we played some more music with breakfast. Pure paradise! Enjoy the pics:

 Awesome sunset!
Joe's cool underwater shot 

The new, tie-dyed thigh-high socks were a hit 

 My wonderful Joe!

Rainbow outta the blow hole 

The whole gang minus about 5 who didn't get in the picture or who left early - Good thing I have such great friends!  Makua 2012 rocked, thanks to everyone who came out this year!

Hey, the "Pray for Sex Rock" no longer sez it!

My favorite shot

Great music in the am, thanks Mark!

Erika got to play some harp 

Check out the orbs!

Another cool rainbow!

The only campers on the ENTIRE beach, yeeee haaaa!!  See you there next year ;)