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  • hervelamp
    Dear Group, I am very new to the e-group world of Don Blanding. I never dreamed that my own interest in a man who wrote a short poem so long ago of which I am
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 30, 2003
      Dear Group,

      I am very new to the e-group world of Don Blanding. I never dreamed
      that my own interest in a man who wrote a short poem so long ago of
      which I am very fond (One lei I will wear, it will not fade...)
      would be shared by a community of people. As one individual wrote
      previously, my introduction to Don Blanding has been kind of a
      mystical experience.

      I am a designer and a painter. Two years ago while researching
      Hawaiian textiles I came across his poem above in a book about
      Hawaiian shirts. I wrote down the poem and would glance at it now
      and then. My 7 year old daughter and I memorized it. My interest
      in Don Blanding seemed odd in a way; all I had was a short, albeit
      sweet, poem. But for some reason, I was intrigued. Who was this man
      Don Blanding. I hoped to come across more of his poetry.

      My paintings are figurative and influenced by both early Chinese
      figurative painting and by Hawaiian art, and some paintings have more
      of an "island" feel than others. But coming across Don's little poem,
      I had no insight into his interest in illustration and art, or that
      somehow my own paintings would relate so much to who it seems Don
      was/is all about.

      I checked our on-line library cataloge to see if this author, who I
      assumed to be pretty obscure, might have a book by him...they did...I
      read several, and here I am...introducing myself to you all.

      Yes, I do feel a connection to this man.


      Barbara in Seattle
      Don, I copied the poem and filed it away.
    • tjmarkle@earthlink.net
      Barbara: Welcome to the group and aren t you pleasantly surprised! It was 1962 in Seattle that I was introduced to Don Blandings Vagabond House book. Here
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 30, 2003
        Barbara: Welcome to the group and aren't you pleasantly surprised! It was 1962 in Seattle that I was introduced to Don Blandings Vagabond House book. Here it is, 41 years later and I'm still hooked. I have been lucky enough to find and buy about 6 of DB's original art pieces. None are of the spectactular category, but owning them is still fun. Go to Keith Emmons website also, he has a beautifully displayed website full of information. tj

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        From: hervelamp <kuhne@...>
        Sent: Nov 30, 2003 4:12 PM
        To: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [aloha-donblanding] new to the group

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        Dear Group,<BR>
        <BR>
        I am very new to the e-group world of Don Blanding.  I never dreamed <BR>
        that my own interest in a man who wrote a short poem so long ago of <BR>
        which I am very fond (One lei I will wear, it will not fade...) <BR>
        would be shared by a community of people.  As one individual wrote<BR>
        previously, my introduction to Don Blanding has been kind of a<BR>
        mystical experience.<BR>
        <BR>
        I am a designer and a painter.  Two years ago while researching<BR>
        Hawaiian textiles I came across his poem above in a book about <BR>
        Hawaiian shirts.  I wrote down the poem and would glance at it now<BR>
        and then.  My 7 year old daughter and I memorized it. My interest<BR>
        in Don Blanding seemed odd in a way; all I had was a short, albeit <BR>
        sweet, poem.  But for some reason, I was intrigued.  Who was this man <BR>
        Don Blanding. I hoped to come across more of his poetry.<BR>
        <BR>
        My paintings are figurative and influenced by both early Chinese <BR>
        figurative painting and by Hawaiian art, and some paintings have more <BR>
        of an "island" feel than others.  But coming across Don's little poem,<BR>
        I had no insight into his interest in illustration and art, or that<BR>
        somehow my own paintings would relate so much to who it seems Don <BR>
        was/is all about.<BR>
        <BR>
        I checked our on-line library cataloge to see if this author, who I <BR>
        assumed to be pretty obscure, might have a book by him...they did...I <BR>
        read several, and here I am...introducing myself to you all.<BR>
        <BR>
        Yes, I do feel a connection to this man.<BR>
        <BR>
        <BR>
        Barbara in Seattle<BR>
        Don, I copied the poem and filed it away.  <BR>
        <BR>
        </tt>

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