Aloha! Tomorrow morning I'm off to The Big Island, to Red Cinder Creativity Center, an artist colony founded by painter Helen Chellin. It looks beautiful from the online pictures and the director is gentle, kind, and engaged. She called me on my cell phone to answer a question I had emailed to her.
There will be four artists, all women, three painters and me. One is a Chinese artist who did some set work for Amy Tan's play.
The cost is 23 dollars a day. in Hawaii? You have to be kidding. The food is prepared by local cooks, and costs another whopping 23 dollars a day.
The only down side is no internet. But I will have a rental car, and may seek out an internet cafe. But if not, don't take my silence as cause for alarm. It probably means I'm writing, running, meditating, eating papayas, and writing some more. More in two weeks--ahola!
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.