Pictures of me and my parents

27 03 2017

Nine cousins including me met for lunch as we occasionally do, and today Millie brought an album of old photos and sweet memories. Here she is with Eileen (center) and Eileen’s daughter Marty, at right. What are they looking at that is so interesting? Why, it’s me, little Rebekah, with my dad Arthur and my mom Fo-Tsin! That watermelon sure looks good.





Cover art

2 03 2017

A group of classmates packed and fulfilled the early orders for our reunion book today. It was my honor to design the 164-page volume. God designed the cover shot of a Kaaawa sunrise. I just happened to be lucky enough to capture it with my iPhone!

Punahou School Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Punahou School Class of 1967 50th Reunion





Reflections ’67: yay, team!

9 02 2017

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For the family record books: Women’s March, Jan. 21, 2017

22 01 2017
Women's March participants at the Hawaii State Capitol: Pete, Perrin, Rebekah, Ayla

Pete, Perrin, Rebekah and Ayla gather at the Hawaii State Capitol on a rainy morning for the Women’s March in Honolulu. (Photo by Valerie J. Lam)

Mom and Dad had to work, so Papa (DH) and Popo (I) brought Perrin and Ayla with them to the Women’s March for the history-making demonstration the day after the 45th President was inaugurated. The 5-year-old was engaged. Her older sister, who reads signage well, seemed to take it all in with a guarded attitude. We marched in solidarity with millions of others who marched on Washington, D.C., and around the world.

Excerpt from the Mission Statement of the Women’s March on O‘ahu: “In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in solidarity to show presence in numbers too great to ignore, to elevate and advance issues that are important to women, families, children, and communities.”

January 21 is my mother’s birthday. If she were living, she would have turned 100 yesterday!

Hawaii Capitol and the State seal and motto: Ua mau ke ola o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

Hawaii Capitol and the State seal and motto: “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono.”  The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

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Perrin, 5, put a rainbow on the flip side to match her dress.

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Our Aunty Pat and Aunty Karen, life-long activists, display their adult messages in bold type. Photo bomber flashes the shaka sign.

 





Art in the reading room

7 07 2016

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The main branch of the Hawaii State Library on 478 S. King Street at Punchbowl street, downtown Honolulu, is the venue for a showing of art by the Windward Artists Guild. The works of sixteen artists, including me, are represented here in the Reading Room through July 29. It’s a tight show; all of the pieces are pictured in these two photos. Juror Richard Duggan awarded Wendy Roberts the top prize for her triptych, pictured below.

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My father brought me to this library nearly every weekend. It was a 45-minute car ride from Wahiawa in those days when I was a child. A library rat, he loved the periodical room and non-fiction. I explored the juvenile section and, when I was older, the stacks. I pored over the scripts of musical shows and was fascinated by the collection of music scores. I found the Hawaii and Pacific collection, and that became my favorite. All of that is still there, although the card catalog drawers have given way to computers, and the green-painted Adirondack chairs in the central courtyard are long gone. Funny how my art has brought me back to the enjoyment of reading ink-on-paper books.





The kiss

14 02 2016

❤ I will always love you. Happy Valentine’s Day. ❤ This is “Il Bacio” from Rome, Italy. ❤ ~ Rebekah

Il Bacio, the kiss, a modern bronze sculpture by Fanor Hernandez in the courtyard of Museo Nazionale Romano, September 25, 2013

Il Bacio, the kiss, a modern bronze sculpture by Fanor Hernandez in the courtyard of Museo Nazionale Romano, September 25, 2013.

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Shadows on the carriageway

21 12 2015

For a memoir of Oahu and Waikiki, this image of Leahi (Diamond Head) and the carriageway in Kapiolani Park may be for you. It is available now for your consideration. The path, familiar to island residents like these Sunday painters, is lined with ironwood trees and extends from the Bandstand to the tennis courts. $250 with hardwood frame. $200 unframed. VISA and MasterCard accepted. For delivery information, please email rebekahluke@hawaii.rr.com.

"Shadows on the Carriageway" 20" x 10" giclée on canvas

“Shadows on the Carriageway” 20″ x 10″ giclée reproduction on canvas of an original oil painted in 2013 by Rebekah Luke








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