Kansas City, Missouri
July 27, 2003
Across from the Art Exhibit in Kapiolani Park on the Sunday we were there was a big craft fair that had wonderful items for sale. There was a basket maker who was singing Hawaiian ballads to her electric guitar accompanment. She seemed more interested in singing than selling as she never stopped the performance. There were the retired teachers who collected gems and minerals from all over the world and transformed them into pieces of art. The jewelry maker who sold her exquisite wares for half of what the stores sold them. The crafts person who turned leaves and flowers in to angels that could hang on your wall or Christmas tree. Numerous seamtresses who made all manner of cloth goods. It was a wonderful look into the creative talents of the local people.
From journal Oahu 25th Anniversary Trip