Although my puppies try to keep me busy, I find myself itching to get back to photography. So much so, that yesterday, I actually grabbed my camera and walked around my house to see what there was to capture and frame. Of course, the answer was NOTHING!!! A macro lens would have helped but that's not one I own ... yet anyway.
Here is one of the Polynesian dancer gourd rattles covered in feathers I found literally at the end of the road on the north end of Kauai in Hawaii. There is an unusual store there that you must check out if you vacation in the area. They travel by sailing ship throughout the world obtaining handmade crafts from indigenous people to sell in their store. Amazing stuff, amazing stories and amazing guys in great shape that wear native Polynesian/Hawaiian clothing. Ladies, you HAVE to check it out!!!
Another local craft of Hawaii I found in a dress store (crazy huh?) in the upcountry town of Makiwao on the island of Maui. They are handmade from native materials by a local woman who only sells a few in this store every year. I bought every one they had. Some blue, some white, large and small ... beautiful work. I tried this once and believe me, it is very hard to do.