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Aloha and Welcome to my Hawaiian Art Site. This is where we can share our love of Hawaii, the beauty, the spirit, the people, the music. Please contribute pictures of Hawaii or videos that you like. Send me a message with a link and I will post it.

Feel free to browse through my photography and artwork. If you would like to purchase any, contact me at Enjoy!!


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"Would you please post pictures you took in the islands?"
Mar 31
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Giant Tree at Foster Botanical Garden

I took this photo in Honolulu
Mar 31
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Giant Tree at Foster Botanical Garden

I took this photo in Honolulu
Mar 31
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Trances and Guided Imagery

I was asked if I wanted to sit up or lie down. I wanted to lie down on the couch. I was asked to uncross my legs. I did so. Then in a soft monotone voice, I was told to concentrate on my breathing. In and out. I was asked to slow down my breathing. Two counts in and two counts out. I concentrated on my breathing for some time and it was suggested that I listen to the sounds around me, sounds of the office, sounds of her voice, sounds of the clock on the wall. It was suggested that I then filter…See More
Mar 27
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"Missing the ocean waves"
Mar 27
Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) posted a video

Om Namah Shivaya - Mantra Amazing Grace version

Please like and share. :) This song, from my album "Gratitude", brings a sweet and bluesy quality to the mantra, "Om Namah Shivaya." This mantra helps you fo...
Mar 3
Orlando Serpietri left a comment for Happiness Hassan
"M.ORLANDO SERPIETRIIspettore Onorario del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. Settore Arte Federitalia. La invita a “seguire” il Blog dei “Cento Artisti per il Mondo”, non le costa nulla e puo farne…"
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She Told Me

Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on July 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Thoughts on Love and Romance

Sometimes we are at a loss for words in describing our feelings for another. Here are a few thoughts that have inspired me. I have added some art to make them even more meaningful. You are welcome to use any of them. Send them by email to cheer up… Continue

Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 13, 2010 at 4:06pm

Beachcomber Pete's

I write for an online travel adventure site each month. Here is a link to my articles I have written so far. Please enjoy and share.…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on August 12, 2012 at 6:26pm

The True Beginnings of the Hula

Today, the hula is associated with a dance often including long mu’umu’us, grass skirts and leis as a form of entertainment at a diner or show. That is only a minute part of the whole picture. In its earliest forms, the hula was a form of worship…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 8, 2013 at 12:49pm

'Otai - A Yummy Watermelon Drink

One thing I am looking forward to this spring and summer is watermelon - I have missed it this winter. Hopefully soon we can make some watermelon drink.  Here is a great recipe if you love watermelon, like I do!…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on March 11, 2012 at 10:12pm

How to backup digital photos while on vacation

Nothing could be more devastating than returning from a once-in-a-lifetime trip, than realizing that you have lost some of your digital photos. All the places you visited, the people, the unique culture, architectural wonders, floral marvels and… Continue

Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on November 10, 2009 at 2:59pm






Forum is your online destination for all your Hawaiian tours with a particular emphasis on Oahu Tours and Honolulu Tours. Book tours…Continue

Tags: Hawaii, Restaurants, Activities, Hotels, Oahu

Started by Sarahcharles Aug 27, 2012.

Soul Drinks

Tropical SoulThe Summer of Soul Premium Cachaca is going to make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise and there is no better drink in paradise than a Tropical Soul.  The Tropical Soul…Continue

Tags: USA, brands, Caipirinha, Cachaca

Started by marcus aurelius Jul 12, 2012.

Favorite Beach on Oahu?

So, we all like to go to the beach, right? My favorite beach is down from Hukilau Beach at Alligator Pond. It is great for the kids with little pools for them to swim in. When my grandchildren come,…Continue

Tags: hawaii, oahu, beach

Started by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) Apr 2, 2012.

Come and join in. 1 Reply

This is a place to discuss anything Hawaiian - art, sports, photography, movies, music, or anything that makes you think about Hawaii. Please add your two cents worth here. Mahalo nui loa (thank you…Continue

Tags: music, movies, etc., sports, art

Started by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute). Last reply by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) Mar 28, 2012.

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