A Passion for Maui and making every day a work of art

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hi everyone,
This is my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 Post.   For those of you who don’t know me already, I’m Marilyn Jansen Lopes, The Artful Hawaiigirl. I believe that we can make every day a work of art. By making the effort to bring a special touch to every thing we do in a creative way, life definitley becomes more beautiful!
I wrote three books about Hawaii which are available at my web-site http://www.amaryllisofhawaii.com/ . Three Winners will receive a set of all three of my books and a hand-painted T-shirt of their choice and their size. ($100.00 value) My prize is listed way down on the prize list under International #7 (I posted as International because I will ship anywhere via International Flat Rate Priority Mail) so that means anybody can win!

 Just for commenting here you get a chance to win set of 5 hand made Japanese cards by my friend Ruth Murata of The Maui Music Conservatory! Her cards are gorgeous! I’ll post more gorgeous cards tomorrow for you to view. So be sure to comment and  come on back and take a look at lots of samples at my web-site to see what kind of painting you would like on your shirt and see some pages inside my books there too!  Here are my books and some examples

Bella Scoop
                  Corset Top
Hepburn Crop Top
Now, If I were to win one of the many prizes offered at the Ultimate Blog Party #ubp10 my first choicewould of course be the Toshiba Lap Top, then #4 from StarBright Jewels 3 different pairs of earrings,#6 Kristin’s Creations stamped necklaces are beautiful, #10 Oils of Wellness, #11 $100.00 Gift certificate for Restaurants.com offered by Amy LeForge of Earnest Parenting, #17 CmomGo offering the $200.00 Apple Gift Certificate, #34 Bliss Body Butter, #78 Avon make-up set valued at $60.00 by Patti Coleman, and on the INTL2 prizes, A WordPress Blog, INTL8 by Mary Hess Designs a Level 3 Blog Design Package, or USC 27 The Recessionista Shop $50.00 gift certificate,  #12 Kay Jeweler’s $100.00 gift certificate from an Unpink life
 All the prizes look great and there are hundreds of them. It is an amazing giveaway. I’ll be seeing lots of you at your blogs throughout the week when we comment on each other’s blogs. I look forward to meeting many new friends. Aloha from Maui, Hawaii where making everyday a work of art is really a gift that is inspired by Hawaii the most beautiful place I know and love!

Oh and Thank you to the darling Liza of AMauiBlog for telling me about The Ultimate BlogParty 2010.
And my sister Pamela @pammyz on twitter and http://www.pamelajansen.com/ Her Blog is Pamela’s Understandings
You can follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/@jamarilyn : -)

All photos are by Marilyn Jansen Lopes and photos of others are posted with their permission.I have received no compensation to mention products or companies on my blog.


40 responses

  1. I can see from all your photos how beautiful Hawaii truly is. 🙂

    April 9, 2010 at 11:26 am

  2. Those shirts are beautiful!!!!I'm participating in UBP too! my blog

    April 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

  3. Hi There!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!I {adore} that corset top.. SO CUTE!!Merry Happy Weekend! 🙂

    April 9, 2010 at 11:06 pm

  4. So glad you stopped over from the party! It's so much fun, isn't it?!! I love the colors of your blog too! I'm following back!

    April 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

  5. Maryilyn thank you for stopping by my blog from the UBP!I am happy to meet you!My brother lives in Maui and he loves it. Your painted shirts are gorgeous.

    April 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  6. It is so nice to meet you! Your shirts are beautiful!

    April 10, 2010 at 12:20 am

  7. Hi, Marilyn! It's so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. One of these days I'm going to come to Hawaii. My hubby grew up on Oahu because his Navy dad was stationed at Pearl for 8 years. He's been wanting to show me around.Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    April 10, 2010 at 3:05 am

  8. Thanks for stopping by (& for the follow)! You have a terrific blog! We lived in Hawaii for a little bit (Waikiki) and wound up very homesick. My husband tells me you can take the girl out of Minnesota but you can't take the Minnesota out of the girl! I nearly died when I saw pineapple and soba noodles at McDonald's—hehehe. I can't wait to go back for a visit though. It's so beautiful and everyone is so nice.Well… almost everyone. But that's a whole nother not-for-a-blog-comment story! Ha! Anyway, I'm following now.

    April 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

  9. Thank you ladies! Every one of you! Yes this has been a fun day checking out your blogs! I am so amazed at the effort everyone takes! Women: we try so hard to make it Beautiful and make the world a better place;) ♥

    April 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

  10. Love the corset tops!Deborahcomfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

    April 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

  11. Beautiful tops and cards!!! wow. And all you have to do is comment? Wow.lovely. do you live in Hawaii? I could of missed that.HAppy PARTY DAY! Woo-hoo!!! #ubp10 is a BLAST! I think I'm eating too much cake though.oneclutteredbrain AT gmail DOT com

    April 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm

  12. Hi Marilyn,Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

    April 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm

  13. Aloha! I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

    April 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

  14. HI! Thanks for stopping by at Soup! I'm here to return the follow. Those are some GORGEOUS shirts there, wow! I LOVE the Japanese cards — I'm a big Obata fan and adore Japanese art. Aloha from Iowa!

    April 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  15. Aloha! How I miss Hawaii! I lived on Oahu for about two years in the early '70s and it's been calling me back ever since! Your designs are lovely, so representative of the beauty that is Hawaii!

    April 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm

  16. Stopping by from the UBP 2010 Party.. I've never been to Hawaii but hopefully someday will venture over the open waters 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog.. 😉

    April 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

  17. Hi Marilyn – stopping by from the UBP!Your artwork is beautiful — I love the t-shirts and the colors you use. So happy to have stumbled onto your blog.Dee 😀

    April 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

  18. Thank you ladies of the Ultimate Blog party. I really enjoyed visiting your blogs. I am so inspired by the energy and creativity it takes to put a page together and stick with it. You go girls! Nice to meet you too! ♥

    April 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your artwork! Takes my breath away!!!Have a great #ubp10!Blessings!

    April 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

  20. Beautiful stuff! I wish I was talented like that! Thanks for coming by my blog for the party!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:40 am

  21. Wow!! You are so talented. I live in Maui, too. Small world! It only took the Ultimate Blog Party to bring us together. FUnny how that works.We'd love to have you stop by our place:http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.comWarmest Aloha

    April 13, 2010 at 1:55 am

  22. By the way! We are following your blog now. :)Would love to find you on twitter. We are @InspiredGifts

    April 13, 2010 at 1:57 am

  23. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance! Bridgette GroschenThe Groschen Goblinswww.groschengoblins.com

    April 13, 2010 at 4:28 am

  24. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.Cascia The Healthy Momshttp://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

    April 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm

  25. aloha,this is my first time on your blog, i'm enjoying it and your posts on the merrie monarch, i've also posted recently about the festival….i'll be back again to visitnoel

    April 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm

  26. Aloha! Mahalo for such a wonderful giveaway! I did miss it and am going to add it onto my wish list on my own Party Blog! What a great gift!!I hope you'll come visit my blog too – http://thecreatorspalette.blogspot.com I too am giving away a some artwork!~Melanie

    April 14, 2010 at 12:37 am

  27. The corset top is so cute! I love it. I will be coming to hawaii in about a year for my honeymoon and so I had to stop in from UBP and see all the hawaii blog to give myself ideas.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

  28. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1602 and sign up for my giveaways!

    April 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

  29. beautiful t-shirts; it's my birthday today and the shirt or cards would be lovely to win. Hi from Canada.yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    April 15, 2010 at 12:03 am

  30. Nice to meet you…wish I was in Hawaii (I'm in NJ). Just stopping in for the UBP. The shirts are beautiful…love the colors. Hope you are enjoying the party. It's going to fast!jackievillano at gmail dot com

    April 15, 2010 at 2:46 am

  31. This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers… I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit…just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night…..http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

    April 15, 2010 at 7:47 am

  32. Hi, Just dropping in from the UBP. Good to meet you!I do have a giveaway going on right now if you want to drop your name in the hat.http://parentinginbluejeans.blogspot.com/

    April 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

  33. Stopping by from UBP10… You make me miss Hawaii.. Lived there a few years back and it's where I met my hubby…

    April 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

  34. I am stopping by from the UBP. Love the shirts.ginnn7(at)yahoo(dot)com

    April 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

  35. Just saw your comment on my blog, thanks for stopping by! I LOVE the shirts- gorgeous! The cards are cool too….my daughter is sitting here all excited over your blog!! lol

    April 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

  36. Just stopping in from UBP 2010!!! Joined your following. Like the clean user friendly type of blog, and interesting to read! Thanks, @madly59

    April 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

  37. I am stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party!I Love your blog! Please visit my blog when you get the chance. http://www.gigglingkids.blogspot.com

    April 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

  38. Thanks for stopping by! This party hopping is so much fun. Hawaii is my favorite place I've ever visited! Have a great weekend!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

  39. Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party!Jenni ("Miss Tutu")My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog – hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu lesson! 🙂 and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

    April 18, 2010 at 1:17 am

  40. You have an inspiring blog! All this talk of Hawaii is making me want to have an island holiday. I love that you are creative, and take photos of restaurant meals like I do!Come visit my blog. There is a giveaway, and I'm sure you would enjoy the organic goods. I hope this comment qualifies as an entry to win your giveaway! Wendy xx

    April 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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