Thursday, August 7, 2008

And the Winner is . . . , Loovee's Trip to the Museum, and Gachapin's Lunch Set

Aloha! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer. This summer is a mild one here in Hawaii, which I am thankful for. It's usually not very hot, but in those moments when it does start to swelter some, you can always count on a good breeze to keep you cool and comfy. I just love Hawaii.

Anyway, let's get on with the first order of business. The winner of the happy, little cupcake is:

Pigwidget has an amazing crafty Blythe blog and if you haven't visited it yet, you must! She always has great photos of her girls. I will get in touch with you soon, Pigwidget!

Last weekend, Loovee tagged along with me to the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. One of my favorite exhibits was by local artist Cade Roster. It was called Plush Gaiden and it featured a series of whimsical mixed media bear sculptures. Here are a few of my favorites from the series:

"8th Grade" by Cade Roster

"Juggernaut" by Cade Roster

"Truth" by Cade Roster

Aren't they adorable? Their kawaii-ness had me seriously squealing.

The museum has a beautiful, lush zen garden out back, which features even more art sculptures. Loovee had a great time running around there.

I enjoyed the trip to the museum with Loovee so much that I think I will make field trips a regular feature. There are so many great places in Hawaii that Loovee and I are dying to share with you all.

As for my aforementioned Re-Ment frenzy . . . well, it has died down, thankfully. What killed the obsession for me was the constant disappointment of getting sets I did not want. I had to go through seven boxes to find the dinosaur lunch set I was coveting for Gachapin. I swear I felt like I won the lottery when I finally found it!

I sure hope Gachapin appreciates my efforts more than his droopy face is showing.

Well, it's time to check out what my wonderful blogging pals are up to. I can't wait to see what great things are going on with all of you.

Mahalo for stopping by!

P.S. If you are wondering why my photos now have copyrights on them it's because I recently had some of my photos stolen. Have any of you ever experienced this? What a headache that was. I shake my fist at you, image thieves!


60-60 said...

Hi, long time no see! How are you?
Yes, that hat is crochet by me! :) I love that very much, I am in the process trying to make another one and write down the pattern! :) Hopefully it will be finish soon!


Pihcol said...

You're very sweet for offering such a cute prize to your faithful audience. It's always a surprise of sweetness and cute with every post, that's why this is one of my favorite stop overs in my journey's through the internet.

The artwork from your museum trip is adorable and smart. I'll keep my eye out for that artist.

I'm sure Gachapin will be quite pleased and appreciative of your hard work in finding his lunch set. It's the most adorable lunch set i've ever seen.

Keep up the cuteness! Your fans are thankful for your efforts.

Tizzalicious said...

Those sculptures are so great!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey girl! Oh how I miss beautiful Hawaii! I have had the same frustrating experience with re-ment purchases! I'm sorry to hear people are using your pictures! How scary! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my blog! Let me know when you updat your shop with new creatures! I want one! TTY when I return!

Sandy xox

Alisa said...

That's sad that people were stealing! That dinosaur set is adorable. ^_^

Paper Girl Productions said...

ooo wow, your local artist is amazing!!

bunzi said...

yikes stolen that stinks!those are very cute... :)

Pigwidget said...

Thank you Waterlily! I can't believe I won - haven't done that since I won a teddy in a drawing competition when I was 6!!! Thanks too for your kind words re my b'log.

Sorry to hear about the image thieves swiping your stuff - how sad. I shake my fist too...

Love that dino re-ment set, it's so cute.

Speak soon, Beka

LindaJ said...

Yippee!!! Congrats to pigwidget! That's so wonderful!

Looks like Loovee had a wonderful time at the museum. We're so happy that she saw some sights. :)

That artist's work is so neat! So adorable and intriguing at the same time.

I'm laughing/chuckling at your Re-ment quest because I was trying to find that same set for you! Ha ha. I kept losing the Ebay auctions because I'd forget to bid again at the last minute and then someone else would take it. I'm just glad that you found it!

Oh, and my new solution to Re-ment? Buy the whole box set if I like enough of them or go to NRFB Queen and Catzia for individual sets. :) My Re-ment addiction still lives on. Hee hee!

mushroommeadows said...

yay to the winner!

oh no about the thieving! :(

Zari said...

Congrats to the winner!

I know how bad is finding your photos have been stolen...has happened to me too...uuggg!

I love Gachapin's dinosaur lunch set...I’m sure he highly appreciates it!

Madeleine Allcock said...

The museum looks like so much fun!

ismoyo said...

Hi lady, hope you're doing well!
I almost forgot to mention, the other day i received a blog award and i forwarded it to you on my blog!

Cait said...

What a sweet set for Gachapin!