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Hi Kathy, Just wanted to let you know that Livi got a 5 for her AP Art Portfolio which is the highest you can get. Thanks so much again for your help. She got a lot of compliments on the piece you helped her with 🙂 Livi is applying to Ringling College of Art and Design in November, so hopefully we will get good news. I know once we get back to the island she will want to see you…hopefully we won’t have to wait too long! Hope things are going well for you! So wishing we could be there instead of here. Hopefully soon though! Thanks again so much!

Sandi M.

Kathy!!! I have missed you!! You know, I was just thinking of you the other day, and wanted to so much to paint another picture with you. Remember the one we did a few years back? (if not, scroll down and u will!) That exercise really helped me heal, and it hangs in my study as a reminder of a powerful time of change in my life. Loved your new posts to the blog, and so happy for you. If we do visit Maui, will definitely be talking to you about renting that gorgeous property as well.  Take care of yourself, and keep doing what you do!


Aloha Kathy, I hope all is well in paradise.  I just wanted to thank you for your patience and encouragement in art instruction…You were a positive teacher…Never really got around to saying it..So thank you! HAVE A GOOD DAY..Your former student

Tim L.

Hi Kathy! Just want to let you know that I have your “gorgeous” painting sitting by me and I love, love it! God has indeed put the gift of seeing the world and then putting it to canvas so that so many of us out here can see the world through your eyes. Whew! That was a long sentence. Anyway, so excited here and can’t wait to see more of what you do. Also, can’t wait for my #2 son to get home from school so that I can show it to him. My 2 boys will surely square away at what paintings they will want and I’m sure yours will be on the “friendly” arm hold table. Thank you for the books. I would love to leave one to each son, and I’m thinking that you would be ok with that. Thank you, thank you for being so kind. This is a tough battle being fought here with this cancer, but I can assure you that God has put some very awesome people into my life and you are one of them. Happy Mother’s Day to you and may God continue to bless others through you. And, may He bless your family as I know He wi…


Kathy, What an adventure you are on! I must apologize that we did not give you a proper farewell from our Family! We all love you dearly and treasure the time we were each able to spend painting with you, in the studio or under the redwood trees! Every time we painted with you it was a joy and a pleasure. You are such a lovely woman, a gifted artist and an inspiring teacher. Oh how we miss you!  I do not know what changes in your life led you back to Hawaii. It sounds like there has been some heartache. May you find peace and serenity and healing in the lush beauty and soul of Hana! I think you are wise to retreat and take some time to heal and restore!  I will go and take a look at your blog. I cannot wait to see what you are up to! Please do stay in touch. We would love to paint with you if you are ever in town! You truly are such an excellent teacher. You have helped my daughters and I create artwork that we never dreamed possible! They are treasures in our home and in our lives. …

Kathy, What an adventure you are on!

Dear Ms. Kathy, Thank you so much for teaching Ada for this half year! You are the best teacher Ada ever had! Your fun teaching style really caught Ada’s heart! She is learning so much from you! She was looking forward to your class every week! You are a very, very nice person and had a lot of patiece with little kids. Your class is fun and very knowledgeable. Both Ada and I will miss you so much! We wish for everything to go well and you will start a new chapter of life in the most beautiful island in the whole world! Please contact us when you get back to CA. Best Wishes, Yours Sincerely.

Ni (Ada's Mom)

Hi Kathy, You are the best and awesome teacher we have ever seen. You made painting so easy with your excellent skill and methodical teaching, in no time my daughter picked up painting interest. Thank you, for your valuable time and efforts. Hope, you have great time in your new place. Hope, that you will keep in touch. We will miss you; good luck for your new life.

Usha U.

Hello my friend!!! I wish you so much happiness that I am sure you will find in Maui. You have been a true inspiration to both Mia and me. We have thoroughly enjoyed your art class. Your teaching skills were amazing. We learned so much and came away with beautiful paintings. We will definitely keep in touch and see you in Maui.

Lisa and Mia

Kathy, I just wanted to let you know how much you and your classes meant to me. For the first time in a long time I am able to do something just for me. As a woman and mother you know how hard it can be to take time for ourselves. I think your morning routine is wonderful thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed your classes and method of teaching, you are encouraging and non-judgmental which makes the class safe to explore and develop ones creative side. I learned so much from you, thank you. I know you will be successful in whatever you do. Keep in touch. I’ll be in Kauai 12/4-11 hopefully we can meet up.

Mahalo Susan

Hi Kathy, Thank you very much for your email update. Ida, Josefina and I had a very terrific art painting sessions with you! You are very skillful in imparting your art knowledge. And, we will miss you. As you said, we will continue to keep in touch and let you know in case we will be visiting Hawaii. Good luck on your move to Maui and wishing you all the best.

Santiago, Ida and Josefina

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