Glad this painting has made its way to a new home, the piece~ 'Mauna', inspired by the spirit of Pele of the island of Hawaii, has been SOLD. The image includes a spirit hula dancer facing the volcano, under the full moon. A pueo, the Hawaiian owl is her animal ally flying just over her shoulder, and the Ohia tree of Hawaii is just in front of her. Mauna Kea covered in snow looms behind with its powerful pressence.
In the dark night sky, the star pattern of Pledies is subtle over the horizon, which is part of the Hawaiian original mythology.
Hope has appreciated the power and blessings of being on this unique land and this painting was an opportunity to express her interpretation of the energy of Hawaii and its natural beauty.
Several years in the making, through Hope's journey as musican & into motherhood, this diverse album reflects her rich experience as a percussionist for over 20 years, her wide range of world influences, as well as her unique feminine style.
Hope plays instruments ranging from the African djembe drum, to European handpan, native flute, Brazilian berimbau, middle eastern frame drum & doumbek, Indian harmonium, and more to create a powerful and dreamlike soundscape for dancing and going deep.
Once again, she brings us 14 tracks of hip-notic world music with maternal soul.... available NOW!!!
MAnaFest ~sacred music and arts festival honoring the feminine~ is going to be amazing again this year, but now its two nights instead of just one, with two days of workshops, spa, mana marketplace, art gallery, 2 stages of music, tea lounge, and even a kids zone! And the musical line up this year is super exciting including: Ma Muse, Mama Crow, Sara Tone, Hawane Rios, Marya Stark, Mary Isis, Diane Patterson, and of course yours truly...27 musical acts in all!
There will be 40 workshops include natural health, movement & spirit such as acroyoga, beekeeping, plant medicine, hula, sexuality, a red tent, sound healing, and more!
Hope is the co-founder of MAnaFest, and continues to be one of the core organizers. This special event features female artists and musicians while welcoming everyone to attend! And the setting is at the Hawaiian Sanctuary ~ a tropical permaculture spa venue with a great dance floor! ~manafestival.org