Elspeth McLean

Vancouver Island, Kanada

Independent Artist. Colour Creatress and dot fanatic. Lover of sipping tea, collecting heart stones and treasure hunting.


I am lucky enough to be spending a month in Hawaii while Melbourne decides whether or not it wants to have a summer.

I am staying on the island of Kauai, in a little shack on a hill, surrounded by beautiful wildlife and an abundance of sweet creamy avacado’s. There is an outdoor open shower, so as one bathes in some of the freshest purest water on this earth, one can feast eyes on the beautiful surroundings.

I can’t wait to explore this island- in water, in a helicopter- as only 20% of this island is accessible by car! Parts of Jurassic park were filmed on this island…. now that says it all!

Although it’s approaching winter, the weather is warm and balmy. This climate keeps people young- their spirits, their outlook on life and their skin!

Everywhere i see new exotic flowers which i have to smell and I’m usually greeted with a delectable perfume!!!

Fresh organic fruit and vege’s are easily found and cheap cheap at farmer’s markets. Making yummy happy food! Oh the passionfruits, papaya, pineapple and basil… the basil…. so fragrant and crispy and flavourfull!

I realised the other day, what I love most about travelling to new places, is the new flora and wildlife and specialties of each place. Here, i marvel at the flat top trees, they are so majestic yet pretty! I will have to find out their real name! And turtles are a very common symbol here…. hopefully will get to swim with some of the majestics!

And with all this new colour, experience, feelings and inspirations…. how do i find the time to let it out on canvas? Maybe now isn’t the time, because i want to be IN IT! Well, maybe i can capture a bit of the spirit and dreaminess of this place. I can see why people have a hard time leaving. Hopefully by the time this month is up and i will have completed another full year around the sun (my birthday) Melbourne will have warmed up and new adventures will await me back home.

How i love the warmer climates! Oh how everything feels all ok with a sun beaming up above!

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