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Title: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2014, 09:48:57 PM
Not sure what category is appropriate for this topic, so I'll put it here.

The local weekly newspaper in Honolulu did a small article on my drawings of bus riders this week. 


Wonder if anyone will recognize themselves! Maybe no one will want to sit near me from now on.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 24, 2014, 10:29:18 PM
Very well done Mea, I will sit with you!!!!!!! :1hug:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: dennis on December 24, 2014, 10:34:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Denise808 on December 24, 2014, 10:39:21 PM
Wow, how fun Mea!!! Which paper? I'll have to get a copy

How'd they find out about your bus project?
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2014, 10:52:53 PM
Denise,

It's MidWeek, the Windward Islander section only, not the main edition for all of Oahu.

I used to write for this paper and sent one of my postcards to one of my reporter friends.  She did the story.

I'll email you my scan of it


aloha
mea

Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: doina on December 25, 2014, 02:32:09 AM
Congratulations mea :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Steven on December 25, 2014, 03:46:42 AM
I should have some of my NOAA friends on Oahu come look you up for a back of the head portrait Mea!   This could work out to be a signature for your art career!  Grats!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Judylh on December 25, 2014, 05:03:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: congrats Mea this is so cool and very exciting ... you've had a great month haven't you!!! ... your first commission and featured in the papers ... woo hoo yup very exciting indeed!  :yippee:  thanks for sharing!!!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: ncwren on December 25, 2014, 06:36:09 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: scouserl41 on December 25, 2014, 06:58:05 AM
Where does the line start for your autograph??
Great stuff MEA it must have you fired up and ready to paint.
Merry Christmas
Brian
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 25, 2014, 07:30:54 AM
Bravo Mea!!!! You're becoming a local celebrity!!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: JayJ on December 25, 2014, 07:48:46 AM
How exciting Mea !Congratulations!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 25, 2014, 08:35:13 AM
Mea, congratulations you artiste!!  I agree with Judy..you are on fire lately..goes to show you how important it is to keep at it!!   :clap:   :congrats:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: sally13 on December 25, 2014, 01:40:43 PM
Congrratulations Mea, how exciting for you. What a great article, what a great crissy present. People will be asking for autographs when they see you next. :yippee:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Bellarina on December 25, 2014, 03:55:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nice!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 25, 2014, 07:11:04 PM
Thank you to all (so many!) who commented on the news article about my drawings of the bus riders.  Do note that I do the backs of heads - I'm not a good enough artist (YET!) to do the faces.

It's been a fun way to make the long ride more enjoyable. 

Wish you were all here to ride the bus with me!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: jillh on December 25, 2014, 08:18:55 PM
Congrats! Mea.  This happening to you put such a smile on my face.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Tania on December 25, 2014, 09:40:16 PM
They look awesome, Mea! Congrats on the article!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: jennylynn on December 26, 2014, 07:58:19 AM
congratulations mea  O0
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Danielle123 on December 26, 2014, 08:58:51 AM
Mea or should I say MaryAnne, now you are out in the open. I want to congrat you on your drawing appearence in your news paper.  This is awsome, i wish you more success in the new year, and for what i have seen in your art you are becomming quite the artiste.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:

Ps i like your nick name.
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2014, 10:06:42 AM
Thanks, Danielle.  Yes, MaryAnne is my name, but I have grown so fond of my art "alias" that I don't plan on changing it.

Thanks, Jennylynn, Tania, and Jill.

I really appreciate all the congratulatory comments so many of you have sent about this article. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Danielle123 on December 26, 2014, 12:53:19 PM
I too like your Alias name.
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: jocearseno on December 26, 2014, 01:36:37 PM
I knew it would benefit for your art to practice even the back of the head of your bus riders. One thing I am sure: you do not sit in the front row.


And drawing a lot help when come the time to prepare your painting.


Bravo from the north pole or almost.


Josh
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2014, 02:38:59 PM
Definitely I'm not sitting in the front row, Josh.  More fun to sit far back and catch all the goings-on.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2014, 04:41:34 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great stuff Mea and I too, am sitting with a huge smile on my face.  I think it is hilarious and can imagine you rushing to the back of the bus to get the best seat for your drawings!!!  So comical.  Anyway, it is fantastic that you are being given recognition for your art.   Patricia
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2014, 05:06:08 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  I am trying to find my niche - not sure it's drawing heads from the back of the bus, though.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: liz on December 26, 2014, 07:14:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:


MAL, what a reputation you going get- "dat lady going paint yo head from da back, so no sit in front her unless you like yo pitcha go in the paypah!"

MaryAnne, so happy with your fame! :cheering: Sure would be interesting to guess what the heads  look like in the FRONT, but I don't think you want to sit backwards. :2funny:  P.S. Email the Mid-Week story to me, too!

~Liz
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2014, 09:07:18 PM
Mahalo, Liz.  I have fun doing those heads.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: liz on December 27, 2014, 11:59:03 AM
Aloha, I took out the extraneous stuff so maybe you can read my comment bettah!
~Liz  :)
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Lillian on December 27, 2014, 05:23:34 PM
 :yippee:  Yippeee, Mea!  I just noticed you've become a famous artist!


 :congrats:  I love your drawings!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 27, 2014, 05:45:16 PM
Lillian,

Thanks - I smiled when you said "famous."  That happens only when I really SELL some stuff.  I'm still mostly at the give away stage.

It's enjoyable - main thing!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Annie. on December 27, 2014, 08:21:37 PM
Hi all,
'famous means when I sell some stuff'... really?  Yet, I wonder...
1)  isn't van Gogh famous?  my guess would be yes
2)  didn't he only sold only one painting in his life time?  apparently yes, the Red Vineyard at Arles (The Vigne Rouge)

Okay, artists need to put food on the table... I agree.

And to Josh,
How far are you from the North Pole?   I am 1500 miles (3200 km). which would require you an approximate 3.2 hours of air travel, considering an average speed of 500 miles/hr.

Saying this I would rather travel a little more then 3.2h, and go to Hawaii or Mexico to escape the snow...

Happy holiday to all and my best wishes for 2015!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Val on December 28, 2014, 01:57:28 AM
 :heeha: Mea....   :congrats:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 28, 2014, 09:15:21 AM
Val,

Thanks.  Gee, I was thinking yesterday - Val must be busy; we've had no messages from her for a few days.  Oh, wait, Lloyd was coming to see you, right?  Ah, that explains it.

Hope mum is doing well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Denise808 on December 28, 2014, 02:48:54 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:


MAL, what a reputation you going get- "dat lady going paint yo head from da back, so no sit in front her unless you like yo pitcha go in the paypah!"



~Liz

hahaha, too funny Liz! "yea, no sit in front dat lady, she might give you bolohead!"
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: liz on December 28, 2014, 09:14:46 PM
DENISE-  Yeah, too funny!  :2funny:


MARYANNE, What do you think about this:
You must know some of these folks riding regularly to town.  Since you're getting good at this, Someone may get a kick if you gave them a signed 'Back of your Head Drawing'.  On the other hand, if word got out, you may be swamped with requests for your bus ride art work!   ::)    :)
-Liz
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 28, 2014, 10:03:26 PM
Thanks, Liz.  Interesting idea. 

Quite likely that no one who rides the bus even read the article.  Maybe my secret life is safe for now.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Denise808 on December 29, 2014, 08:53:30 AM
"...for now..."  ;)
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: liz on December 29, 2014, 09:57:32 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Sherri on December 29, 2014, 10:22:15 AM
AWESOME Mea  - Congratulations!!!  You are now in the press!! 

Sherri
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 29, 2014, 05:32:48 PM
Thanks, Sherri.

Liz and Denise - you two go to your rooms - so rascal these days!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: nolan on January 05, 2015, 02:09:51 PM
you are the head mistress now ;D
congrats on the article Mea :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 05, 2015, 02:22:07 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I want to be CEO!

Aloha

MAL
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Bellarina on January 05, 2015, 06:03:19 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Annie. on January 05, 2015, 06:46:57 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 05, 2015, 06:56:33 PM
Annie and Robin - you think I'm joking?  I'm serious!!   Might as well rise right to the top.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Bellarina on January 05, 2015, 07:15:09 PM
Literally, lol
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 06, 2015, 06:49:13 AM
Ah MaryAnne! Congratulations Mea  :clap: :clap:  I really like the concept of your drawings!
Title: Re: Newpaper Article on My Drawings of Bus Riders
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 06, 2015, 08:35:42 AM
Thanks, Tony.  I hope some day to graduate to doing faces so I can do more than just the backs of heads.

aloha

mea