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Aloha & thanks for stopping by! I have online shops at: http://www.zazzle.com/treasuresfromhawaii* & http://www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com where I sell Fine Art Photos & Beach in a Bottle gifts(vials filled with sand, shells, coral, beach glass and other treasures that I personally collect from Kauai's seashores~~~These make wonderful wedding/party decor/favors and any occasion gifts... Please visit ~~ I love company!

Women Artists of Kauai Holiday Fine Art Festival - Hanapepe

Join the Women Artists of Kauai at their fine art festival...Live music,
yummy food, beautiful art and the artists that create it! See ya there
the Saturday after Thanksgiving! God bless...

And the WINNER is.....ohhh the anticip8n*GRIN*

The lucky winner of my giveaway - UPrinting's free 250 business cards is:

Angel Jacklyn!! :D

Many congrats Angel - You'll be receiving an email from me shortly &
I'll pass on your information to UPrinting so they can
get in touch with you regarding your cards...

I thank everyone for taking part in my first giveaway and look forward to
doing another soon so stay tuned for more gr8 FREE products ;)

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(FYI: I use Random.Org to choose winner so my giveaways are fair to everyone...)

Gr8 Giveaway! Get 250 Die Cut Business Cards FREE

This is my first give-away from UPrinting(although I've entered several!) :D

What you'll win:

250 Die Cut Business Cards of your choice for One (1) Winner

TEMPLATE SAMPLES(click photos to go to UPrinting):

2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)

Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle

Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated

Color: 4Color Front, Blank Back; 4Color Front, Black Back; 4Color Both Sides

Use these cards to advertise your business, as hang tags for products/merchandise, etc. - there are endless possibilities!

Limited to US residents only(sorry, not my choice) 18 years old and above...

Here's how you win:

1. "Follow" this blog(if you are not already following) & leave a comment that you are now a follower...That's it - easy huh?! For more chances/entries to win:

2. Tweet this and leave a separate comment here with the URL from Twitter...

3. "Like" my Facebook fan page at:
http://www.facebook.com/TreasuresFromHI Leave a comment there mentioning my blog/this giveaway then leave a separate comment here that u did so for another entry!

**CONTEST ENDS at midnight, EST, on 10/11/10 - I'll announce the winner on 10/12/10**

Make sure you leave your name and an email that allows a reply(Your email will not be given out or used for any other purpose(s). To the winner: I will email you and get your mailing address in order to send it to UPrinting(I will use only to pass on to UPrinting so they can connect with you to give you your prize). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT...I HAVE IT FROM YOUR POSTING A COMMENT - as long as you use an email that allows a reply.

Thanks for your support - I'm excited to pass on this wonderful opportunity...
UPrinting is a generous company(just for hosting this giveaway they are kindly giving me 250 business cards, at no cost) with beautifully-made products - Check out their page here: http://www.uprinting.com

Kauai Hawaii WailuaFalls Post Cards from Zazzle.com

Kauai Hawaii WailuaFalls Post Cards from Zazzle.com

Sold! My Zazzle postcards are being bought up - get urs while they last! (Just kidding...They'll be around for awhile - When they run out, I'll make more) :P

Buy in bulk to have around for those last-minute occasions, or as boxed gift sets to give to loved ones(they come with envelopes & gr8 little clear boxes all ready to gift!)...They also make wonderful, unique little works of art when matted/framed and hung or displayed on a miniature easel...Inexpensive and thoughtful way to spread the Aloha spirit...

Aloha & God bless...Dava

Women Artists of Kauai(WAK) 9/25/10 Fine Art Festival

Visit with my talented artists/photographer friends (& me too! grin) at our event on 9/25 - our first North Shore festival! Gr8 art, wonderful music, food and a chance to give back(a percentage of all sales goes to charity!)

God bless and see u there...Dava xoxo

Oh, To Be Lily - Fine Art Photography...tranquil & soothing...

Oh, to be floating weightlessly in a cool soothing body of water...Oh, to be glistening in the summer sun while refreshing wet drops cling lusciously to our skin...Oh, to be a lily pad in a carefree world - Oh, to be Lily...

Available for purchase at: www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com or right here!

Giclee on canvas, gallery wrapped & ready to hang

Mahalo & God bless...Dava

A New Home For My Fine Art Photos

Some Works of ArtHouse

The Painting Corner(Julie cre8s some her visions here...)

POP Goes The Colors!

The Corner Where My Fine Art Photos Will "Live" :D


ArtHouse Studio/Gallery - 3440 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI - now displays my fine art photos and wearable art glass tile photo pendants...

Loc8d in quaint, historic Koloa Town, Kauai, Hawaii, this studio/gallery has a little something for everyone and every budget...Nestled in a quaint older Hawaiian cottage, this gr8 space shows off some vibrant, amazing colors and artists(including my fellow sister Women Artists of Kauai: Lilian Demello and Rocky Riedel) - I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

So, stop by and say hello to Julie(owner/artist), see the fun & moving works of art(including moi - grin) and don't forget to tell her Dava(Treasures From Hawaii) sent ya! ;)

God bless...xoxo

Kauai Hawaii Tropical Palm Trees Refrigerator Magnets from Zazzle.com

Kauai Hawaii Tropical Palm Trees Refrigerator Magnets from Zazzle.com

Fully customizable, using my "PalmTreeLove" fine art photo(found for sale in my etsy shop: www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com) ~ these Save-The-Date magnets are filled with island breezes, tropical fun and sand between your toes...

A MUST-USE for those summer, beach-themed parties, weddings or other special
occasions! Just hit the above link for more information :D

God bless...Dava

TreasuresFromHawaii Presents:


My new line of wearable art has arrived! "Particles of Soul" fine art photo pendants and magnets make unique, personalized and fun gifts...I've been having a gr8 time using my photos to make these wonderful 1" glass tile beauties to share with you! These little gems are soon to be listed for purchase in my Etsy shop...

In the meantime, the link above(in the title of this post) will take you to more photos...If you see anything you can't live without, email me at: treasuresfromhawaii@yahoo.com or msg me on Facebook and I'll take your orders & personalized requests there...

God bless...

Kauai Artist Presents Sketchbook Journaling Class!

Beginning Sketchbook Journaling
at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Southshore Visitor Center
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.(lunch break will be from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.)

Join Kauai artist, Marionette, as she teaches you how to start your own sketchbook journal using the beautiful surroundings of the botanical gardens for inspiration. She will teach you how to use pencil, pen & ink, watercolors, watercolor pencils, and colored pencils to create field sketches of Kauai's flora and fauna. She will also suggest what information to include to make your journal unique, full of your own observations, and a lasting memory of your time on Kauai.

What you should bring: A light weight folding chair, a hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion, water, a sack lunch.

Optional to bring (but recommended): Insect repellent, a digital camera, a raincoat.
The gardens do have bottled water for sale and if you need a folding chair, please let Marionette know in advance so she can provide one.

Cost is $75 per person and includes your own high quality sketchbook journal to take home. Prepayment is required to guarantee your spot in the class.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the gardens.
Class size is limited to 5 people.
In case of bad weather the class will be canceled and all students will be given a full refund.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://kauaiartclasses.blogspot.com/


Have you ever walked across a swinging bridge?

Suspended by steel cables high above a body of water or valley below, you set foot on vintage worn wood and immediately feel the "give" under your feet. The rocking & rolling and swaying with each step as you travel across. Like a carnival ride, its thrilling fun puts a smile on your face, and once again on solid ground, you want to turn around and go right back across for another ride!

TideOnBronzedShores - the story behind my banners and photo

Thought I'd introduce you to my banner...Well, the photo I used for this blog's banner! :D

Some people wonder what beach this was taken at, what are those big black rocks, how come the sands are a funny color?

I'm here to explain all that and more! Meet "TideOnBronzedShores", taken on what the locals lovingly refer to as "Glass Beach"...

This secluded, small beach is located in Port Allen/Ele Ele, Hawaii, on the West Side of the island of Kauai, Hawaii...It used to be known for it's wealth in bigger pieces of sea glass(there used to be a dump site off the coast in years gone by), however, the land has been raped and, sadly, bigger pieces of this gorgeous sea glass(made from discarded glass thrown or lost into the sea and churned up, sometimes for decades, against corals and amongst sands then finally deposited by the waves onto shores)are no longer found here...You now just find smaller pieces, however, the beach has not lost its allure for the glass crafters and those wishing to see Kauai off the beaten path...

I was lucky enough, when I first moved here a few years back, to have collected a few of those larger pieces - This sea glass is what I use in my Beach/Message-in-a-Bottle vials(you can find them in my etsy shop - just click on the vial photo located on the left side of the front page of this blog)...

The black rocks are lava rock and the sands are, indeed, this inviting bronze color created from a mixture of lava, beach sand, corals and minute pieces of sea glass all mixed together on the shoreline - it is more commonly known as a black sand beach...

So, if you are ever on Kauai, look up "Glass Beach" - you'll then understand my need to capture the tide and share it with you :D God bless! Dava

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Felicia, of anotherbrightidea, made me look good :D I had to laugh
at my goofiness throughout my interview...Thank you, Felicia, for a fun
and wonderfully inspiring time! xoxo

Check out my interview and leave a comment on Felicia's blog(click on
above link)for a chance to win a FREE give-away, of your choice, from
the following 8x10 photos from my Etsy shop:

Leave me a comment here, on your favorite photo from my Etsy shop - I'd love to hear your thoughts! :D

Mahalo/Thank you again for your kindness, Felicia! God bless evy1....Dava xoxo

another bright idea: I'D RATHER BE IN HAWAII ... WITH MARIONETTE

See the first of this week's interviews in anotherbrightidea's "I'd Rather Be In Hawaii" week! First up - Marionette(click on green link at end of this post to leave your comment on anotherbrightidea's blog for entry into free give-away!)

What are YOUR faves of Marionette's? Leave me a comment...

I've included a few photos from some of Marionette's art classes - she's amazing(and her students aren't bad either...grin)...

Come back tomorrow when "yours truly" is the featured artist - ohhh the butterflies in my stomach are aflutter :D...

another bright idea: I'D RATHER BE IN HAWAII ... WITH MARIONETTE

another bright idea: I'D RATHER BE IN HAWAII!!

This week Felicia, from another bright idea, is taking everyone to Hawaii(via her blog, just hit the green link at the end of this post for light-speed travel to Hawaii)! That's right...pack your bags, dig your way out of the snow and be ready for some wondrous sights :D

Spend a week-long, much-needed break and join us for FREE give-aways, wonderful interviews and beautiful photos/artwork from some of Hawaii's talented artists!(My interview/photos will join in the fun on Wednesday)...See you when you get here...

Enjoy and God bless!! Dava xoxo

another bright idea: I'D RATHER BE IN HAWAII!!