Artist: Dot Lewallen, aka flyingbeader
From the moment the plane fly over the island of Kauai in the final approach, I knew I was going to fall in love with this place. In all the guide books, Kauai was called the Garden Island. We found it so true from the hotel we stayed at to the rides we took on every passable road to sight see. Every turn of the road brought more awe inspiring views. Each moment our eyes were filled with the colors from the lush vegetation, the colorful flowers, and the Pacific Ocean.
One of the most breath taking sights was from the north end of the island that dead ends at the Napali coast. We got out and hiked to the look out just watching the endless sky met the endless ocean. Then we took a hike along the ridge. There the reddish brown color of the newly sprouting ferns against the greens caught my attention for photos. Then as I was leaning down a little brown lizard scurried away darting into an other patch of greenery. I stood up to see where that little lizard had gone and watched as the mist came up over the mountain ridge and came down to our area showering us with tiny drops of moisture. It felt like we were up in the clouds in some paradise. But everything about Kauai was paradise from the Spouting horn to the lush poi fields.
My piece Napali Mist was accepted to be a part of the new Lark book 500. I have taken the colors from Napali coast and have incorporated it into many of my art works since then.
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