Just what the doctor ordered ... some major gardening in the yard and a good couple slices of pizza and an iced coffee later and now it's time to go do some dancing at; 'Uncle Roberts' down in Kalapana.
This was the only spot Pele avoided taking out when the last Kalapana lava spill took out the entire area including the town that once stood. This is an incredible spot to view the lava flow from as well as do some dancing to some incredible live bands (for free)! It's the best deal in town on Wednesday nights and that is where I'm heading next. First I wanted to share my new free film; 'Cruising Big Island'.
P.S. Sending big cotton ball clouds and blue skies from beautiful Hawaii your way!
Saturday January 13, 2018
False Nuclear Bomb Scare WARNING TEXT - THIS MORNING - here in Hawaii. Once again I feel like I'm living on borrowed time. Although a bomb threat text was not the way I wanted to start the weekend - at the very least I handled myself well and with dignity because if this is my last day on earth - at least I know I had a good run. I can always do more but I know for certain that I'm giving this life all that I have.
Last night I attended Hawaiian Sanctuary's epic BEE DANCE for the second time and I filmed a snippet of the night for you. Definitely worth experiencing for yourself if you enjoy dancing as much as I do! Great music, nice mellow vibes, good people and just a great atmosphere all together.
P.S. I'M STILL ALIVE EVERYONE!
P.P.S. I want world peace HOWEVER - If our soil here in Hawaii ever does actually get attacked - I can and will shoot any gun you hand me - a girl like me from Oregon who shot her first gun at 5 years old IS NOT afraid to fight when needed.
Dear Diary, This past week I filmed the magical stairs that I had just recently spotted out of the corner of my eye a few weeks back. When I spotted this magical staircase down to the ocean - instantly I knew I had to film something special there - And I even created a special gown for it ...
My goal was to capture the essence of my home as well as the spirit of my ancestors who once made their way to these beautiful islands - as I've been so lucky to do in this life.
I made the gown from green satin - and I made it in three pieces for safety reasons and also because I wanted to use the train in a fancy blowing seen because I've always loved the way that - that looks in film.
These three special films are very near and dear to my heart because I take you to my secret spots. Waterfalls, coastlines, trails and exotic flowers and plants. I've always preferred outdoor adventures over trips to the mall. I just don't see how I could be happier buying clothes and other useless things. I'm more about adventures and nature than anything else and besides I have way better things to spend my money on than clothes at Nordstrom.
Furthermore I would rather emulate my life after the real St. Nick as apposed to what we have morphed his image into. A fat bearded man sliding down the staircase with endless gifts.
I've found that the real gift in life is to be like the real St. Nick. - He kept his faith and kept giving and as he gave he mysteriously received more money and he'd keep giving it away to the poor. That is exactly how I want to be. I have zero desire to die a rich woman. That would not be a well lived life in my opinion.
Yet I have found that the law of St. Nick is very real. Because every time I give - it's like magic. That's when I feel alive. It's very important to me that I throw my judgements of others out the window. The gratitude I've received while feeding people in need - it rejuvenates my soul. It was not very long ago at all when I was reliant on my friends as well as the kindness of strangers and now I'm honoured to be able to use my life to help others in need ... that's the real point of the holidays and I hope we can find our way back to the joys of giving as apposed to receiving.
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending you warm Hawaiian breezes, blue skies and swaying palm trees - what more could I want in this life!?
'I love these secret spots - Hawaii has always been my home! Even when I was five years old I knew that I needed to get way away from the cold and rainy Pacific Northwestern part of Oregon. The rainforest - I lived in a rainforest - that was my home. At five years old was when the dreams of Hawaii began. Climbing fruit trees and picking fruits in Hawaii just like a monkey ... that dream was at least once a week! Best dreams I ever had ...
P.S. Sending you a GREAT DAY and LOTS of ALOHA from mi bonita casa en paradiso!!
- Filmed On the Big Island of Hawaii
Wednesday December 6th 2017
I literally thought that I was going to die yesterday - less than 24 hours ago mega winds whipped all around my tiny house, trees fell on neighbours roofs, the trees were blowing out of control. I live in the jungle where we have giant invasive trees that originated in Africa and these things are enormous and yes I had my property cleared but when you are surrounded by jungle - well you do the math. All I could do at first was sit in my lawn chair, I’m hugging my bug-out bag and I’m crying - so scared and believing that I was going to be killed by falling trees … it felt like a tornado to me. I hated it. Finally I realised I needed to walk to town. Because my phone was dead, power in the city went out and I thought I’d be better off in town than at home. As I’m walking to town - my friend happens to be driving by, sees me and gives me a lift to Seven Eleven 711. I got a mocha from across the street Sirius Cafe, plugged in my phone and computer and then just sat there still shaking - I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and there's mascara and eyeliner streaked down my face from the crying. A stranger sees me and writes a note and then hands it to me - it says; "this too shall pass" - We had a short but very important conversation - this person was homeless and had been abused many times, asked nothing of me and gave me a sticker as she left; "Unconditional Love".
Finally I end up getting rescued by my best friend, cried and talked for hours, took a hot bath and went to sleep.
The way I look at it now is that from yesterday on - starting today - every day is now a bonus day.
Because it does not matter how much money I make or what my house looks like but life is precious - things and our lives come and go - and at any moment. I cannot control everything in this world that goes on around me - but I get to decide how I handle it. And crying is not a weakness.
What an incredible spot this is. Natural springs have been my obsession for many, many years now. I have a propensity for the secret hidden ones that I personally scout out and discover on my own. After all … there’s always more out there than we can imagine - everything has not yet been discovered and that’s what I love about our planet - is the endless possibilities! I want to keep this particular spot a secret to keep it nice!
That doesn’t mean you should not seek it out for yourself - the island of Hawaii is an incredible place and every decent person deserves to see the lava flow at least once in their lives.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy this new raw full film - it was tricky getting to this spot but the warm soak made it worth the trek!
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending lots of aloha from Hawaii to you!
Monday, December 4th 2017
Thank YOU so much Film Patrons!
And WELCOME TO DECEMBER!
December is already here - where did this year go!? WHY does time go by so fast?
This month's special thank you video is a collage of several days worth of shoots spanned over the past 6 months. It was a lot of fun to create for you and I am looking forward to sharing the full films with you throughout this month!
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. So happy that the big storm we just had passed by finally! Hawaii can get some serious storms - that's for sure!! I'm going to go do some singing and dancing now - over at the Kava bar here in Pahoa! It's open-mike night - yayyyy!!!
Tuesday, November 28th 2017
Now presenting a brand new film patrons top tier perk!
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending LOTS of BIG BIG ALOHAS FROM HAWAII!
Monday, November 27 2017
WOW! A LOT - went down since I wrote in my diary last! I ended up going to the big party that I was invited to
over at Papaya Farms Road.
Lots (100s?) of beautiful people, a live band, endless dishes, endless 420 and endless fun - that was until some white guy in his 60's picked a fight with a young stud who was probably 25 and ended up kicking his ass. And of course two of my guy friends had to join on in. I'm yelling at them to stop and get out of there. Who starts a fight at a ThanksGiving party though?? And anyways I ran into the cool lady who had the party at her house Sunday at Kahena Beach and she said that; "He's 86ed from her house and he can't attend any more of her fun parties - or her friends parties" Won't be coming to any of mine either!
But anyways I did have a great time regardless! I wore my stretchy velvet Japanese dress and my knee-high fringe Indian boots. I was the first dancer on the floor ... danced most of the night and I got to request the last song - I went with; "Johnie Be Good" The fun song from; 'Back to the Future' ... It was a great night indeed!
NEW TOP TIER Film Patron Perk coming soon!
Raw; 'Mermaid at Pebble Beach'
This was a long and difficult hike over lava fields and finally I was rewarded with a cool dip!
P.S. Sending you TONS of ALOHA from The Kava Bar here in Pahoa town this is my fave bar in the world! Because you get all of the fun of a bar, the people here are super fun and gorgeous inside and out - but you don't get sick like at a normal bar - you get healthy from the locally made Kombucha ... every time I take a sip I feel better!
Do you like my new dress!? I just got it today! YAY!
P.P.S. Earlier today I had a great bowl of mushroom soup,
toast, quiche and coffee at Tin Shack also here in Pahoa - certainly worth a shout out as well! I LOVE my town!
Thursday, November 23 2017 !!Happy ThanksGiving!!
Just wanted to post a free raw film in honour of this special holiday meant for sharing with friends and family! EVERY DAY IS A GIFT - not JUST holidays!
AND NATURE IS THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL! I might just go for a hike today myself!
Enjoy! XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending LOTS of ThanksGiving aloha from Hawaii to you! Hope you have a great one and if you are spending it alone - don't forget to ENJOY IT in some crazy-fun unique way!
Tuesday, November 21 2017
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody was there to see it - did it still fall?
Several patrons have requested that I release new raw films - your wish is my command!
This film was tricky to capture as you may have gathered from the free short film that I just released this past Sunday! The waves were crashing all around me and it was so much fun but pretty intense as well!
P.S. Sending some very pretty Hawaiian trees and birds your way!!
While this was a pretty long and difficult hike over lava rock and anyone who's hiked over these fields or similar to them will tell you it's pretty tough. Because the rocks are uneven and since I'm dumb and always hike in my beloved 'Locals (flip-flops) you can't take your eyes off the path or it's toe slice city. And Pele always wants a little taste of blood - or so it seems!
Once I finally got to this spot - I went swimming in ALL of the tide-pools and I was having so much fun getting blasted off the rocks by the crazy waves. Bonus! - this mermaid didn't even get a scratch! Sometimes I feel sorry for my guardian angels - oh well - they knew what they were signing up for when they took the job!
I hope you enjoy my brand new free film! The raw footage will soon be available as a special thank you perk for my top tier film patrons here on my patreon page!
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Whatever is going on in your life - if you can just hold on ... it will get sweet again - and better than EVER - I promise! Baby-steps ... nothing worth while comes easily but when it does ... :)
- Garden Update - P.P.S. The baby garden of eden is becoming even MORE bountiful. Yesterday I had a cucumber and eggplant that I grew as part of a delicious garden harvest dinner and it was so yummy! WOW - Home grown is the best on so many levels! It's a lot of work to set up a little garden but then it's sort of like putting money in the bank because I kid you not they want $5+++ FOR ONE artichoke here at the store - nah - I'll just grow them for free in my yard instead!
Sending LOTS of ALOHA from the beautiful Big Island!
Monday, November 13th 2017
Now presenting a brand new perk!
What an incredible experience to finally have a garden of my own here in Hawaii! The garden is abundant ad it's just proof that we reap what we sow!
Hope you enjoy this brand short film. It's very personal and includes reading from my fave book as well!
Hope you have a great week!
P.S. I'm getting closer to my goal of being prepped! The garden is growing more than I can eat. So I've started bartering the fresh organic produce for things that I want! How great!!!
Filmed at a gorgeous spot on the east side of the island ... it was a bit of a difficult yet short hike. I had to balance as I walked over a few fallen trees - my other option was very sticky mud and possibly quick sand. But you have to risk it if you want the biscuit and let me tell you that I LOVE biscuits!
I had this spot all to myself which was very relaxing and tranquil!
Everything here on the home front is going pretty good! I've recently had some major breakthroughs. And that is very good. I finally found full joy in my life again. And that is because I have been dancing! I have been dancing down at Kahena Beach on Sundays. I go between dancing in the EPIC drum circle to swimming and playing in the waves. Back and forth until the sun moves behind the mountains. Then the party moves to Ocean View park a few miles up the road. And these drummers are so incredible. I can FEEL the drums. It's cool to be part of this regular gathering and it's the main reason I got my place here. Because I knew that no matter what happens in my life or how old I get that I will always have a blast here on Sundays!
There's even a castle across the street from the park that was built by some drug lord and that guy went to prison and so now it's been taken over by Native Hawaiians. And they said I could film it whenever I want. So I'm waiting to get the right fancy gowns for that shoot! Anyhow when the party moves to the grass lawn I dance again all over again! And that's a big improvement for me because before I was wiped out after dancing down at the beautiful black sand beach. Now I can dance double the amount! And that's really great because I guess I was born to be a dancer. I'm most happy when I'm doing my water ballet in the water as a mermaid but it's good to dance on land too so I don't lose my human legs!
And ... now I'm training for my NEW dream ... actually it's a dream I had for a long time - I really want to be on the show Survivor. And I have a lot of strength training to do beforehand if I want to win - and yes I DO want to win the million dollar prize!
So I'm taking my fitness up a few notches in preparation. I won't lose my famous curves though. I know that because no matter what size I am - I am always curvy.
But I do need to learn how to climb coconut trees, spear fish and start a fire.
None of these things will be easy but like my girl, Stephanie Hamilton (Big wave champion female surfer and humanitarian) was quoted saying;
"I don't need easy, I just need possible."
What great words to live by, yeah?
Another dream that I'm going to work on is SURFING again!
I have surfed my whole life minus the last 10 years and let me tell you something it's not like riding a bike. I plan on going back to Oahu where I lived for many happy years and go back to my old surf spots and get strong again. It's not just about catching waves it's really about paddling and core strength.
My only hope is that the fact that I at least boogie boarded in Laguna Beach regularly while I lived there. I did surf in California a few times but not nearly enough.
When I get to Oahu I will be surfing, Puaena point and Waikiki at first because those are my easiest waves. Except in Waikiki you have to dodge the tourists.
So if you live on Oahu and you would like to surf with me while I'm there shoot me an email!
I hope I can get good again because dancing and surfing has always been my life. And I'm 38 now - so if I don't get to it again soon I might lose my abilities all together.
Anyways ... thank you for reading my diary and please wish me well on my new/old dreams!
Sending SO MUCH BIG BIG BIG GIANT ALOHAS your way!
I can't wait to make my next set of films for you - I have already created them in my mind and I think I have some really cool ideas for it. In the meantime I'll be uploading all of the NEW films I created for you to enjoy over the past couple of months!
It's an incredible honour.
Thursday, October 19th 2017
“It’s not about how hard you can hit - it’s about how hard YOU CAN GET HIT AND KEEP GOING THAT MATTERS THAT’S HOW WINNING IS DONE!” - ROCKY
Being brave and achieving my dreams - I have bleed and I have suffered but the sweet reward of knowing that I'm getting the most out of this life makes it worth it.The more I put in and the more I give the more I feel like I get what I really need.
Looking back at all the hoops I’ve had to jump through … how did I even survive - in the end it’s my craft (*my films and stories) and really - the fans of my craft that made it possible.When I was in Portugal and Paypal cancelled my account - my fans wired me money to keep me alive.Most people would have quit and thrown in the towel - NORMAL people would have at least.But - I’ve always been odd.Not to worry, however - My oddities have led me here to Hawaii where I feel most at home.My dreams of having a garden of my own in Hawaii have now come to be.It’s surreal.When I’m at the beach playing in the waves or when I’m picking fresh asian greens from the garden - I have to pinch myself because it feels like a dream.And I’m a little dumfounded - what do I do now?Well I have to come up with a NEW plan!Not really sure as to where I should go to next but it’s safe to say that I’ll be here for another month or so.I still have to get solar power and finish my bathroom and if all goes well I will rent out my house before embarking on the next epic adventure … I could go anywhere and do anything.That notion would feel daunting to any sane individual but I’m odd and have a dire need to see and swim and YES, film every country of the world.CHEERS to an EPIC FUTURE INDEED!
XOXO Gabrielle P.S.Again, I want to send out a BIG BIG BIG thank you to all of my film patrons who stuck by me for the past few months while my computer was getting fixed.You mean the world to me.
P.P.S.And I am pleased to announce that many new films will be available very soon with more in the works!
Friday, October 13th 2017
Is it ironic that a massive and terrifying thunder and lightning storm started going off the moment my newest film was completed? A tree branch fell on my roof but did not destroy it. But I was scared the whole time. One of my greatest fears is to be struck by lightning because I imagine that if I even survived being struck that it would feel like a charlie horse on the entire body.
Somehow it struck all around my property and new tiny house and I could swear that I smelt the burning from lightning strikes.
This storm is supposed to last the weekend. I'm not thrilled about that - mostly because of my fear.
I was nearly stricken on this island many years ago. I had a house out in the jungle and I was all alone and I went downstairs to throw away some trash and bam right in front of my face the lightning struck.
I guess we all have our fears.
My new film contains a soundtrack that I created with songs and personal thoughts. It was raining yesterday as I recorded it.
I am SO SO SO thankful for my sweet film patrons for having stayed on as patrons while my computer was broken and so I realised that I need to take my films up to the next level with fun soundtracks.
**Thank you film patrons - I hope you enjoy this special thank you video I created for you!**
I'm so thankful to have my computer back and working. What a relief to also have a proper roof over my head as well. After so many years of running around from place to place … it’s certainly comforting to know that I have my place in this world. But that doesn’t stop my nomadic blood from wanting to continue to travel. In the meantime I also have lots of juicy stories to share and plan on doing just that momentarily! I have some serious UPDATE gossip to share with you - however I’m going to have to reserve these details for my film patrons on my Patreon Feed for several reasons. Hopefully - You will understand why, after reading …
Remember how I told you that my friend in Laguna Beach told me that - “ No matter what it is - just give it up to God to take care of it for you - she said - whoever your God is that it doesn’t matter. “
Today I returned to a special hidden waterfalls spot. But this time I did more exploring than the last time. And I got really close to the waterfalls. That was thrilling! Lots of bubbles, beautiful ocean views, majestic waterfalls and pure tranquility. I hope you enjoy this new free short film I created!
I'm heading over to the Hilo Farmers' Market now. YUM!
Sending LOTS of ALOHA your way from beautiful Hawaii! 'There's no place like home!!'
A quick Garden of Eden UPDATE!
I have sprouted 5 asparagus plants! They will be ready for harvesting in two years. Patience and persistence is key but with the price of organic produce these days I have no choice but to grow my own!
Tuesday July 11 2017
Just wanted to share my brand new short film with you! Mermaid swimming in Hilo!
And for the first time, last night - I spent the night at the garden of eden. Leaving Cinderland left me with mixed emotions because I've grown to really like most of the people there. I spent a lot of time last night reflecting on the many outrageous and somehow unexpected experiences. But change is good and movement is life. So I'm looking forward to this bright future.
XOXO Gabrielle P.S. I will add more details as soon as I can. Right now I still need to get my computer monitor fixed so thank god the guys at the Mac Made Easy in Hilo for being so cool and letting me use their $2,000 monitor hooked up to my tiny MacBook Air. Nothing can stop me from creating my films for you!
Never lose hope because ... 'Where there's a will there are MANY ways!!'
And dreams DO come true!!
Saturday June 24th 2017
'The Secret Garden Of Eden'
'Highschool All Over Again at Cinderland'
The great thing about my life is that if you do me dirty ... I get to write about you on my website!
As you can imagine not everything in paradise is perfect. And that is because there are a few trolls that live at Cinderland. Trolls and Troll-etts! When a couple mean girls at Cinderland found out what I do for work and that I bought a piece of land they've been nothing but nasty ever since - for no reason.
My main BFF at Cinderland told me that it's because I have my shit together and that they are jealous ... wow - just like high school all over again!
I am a nice girl and I don't deserve to have to deal with mean girls. It's just really strange to me.
And if God continues to smile upon me ... I'm almost ready to leave the Cinderland nest. My tiny house should be completed by my birthday - July 25th.
Yesterday was the new moon so I had been waiting to plant my seed collection. I've already done all of the landscaping myself. It feels really good to dig in the soil and get muddy. I was really lucky yesterday because while I was gardening it was raining nicely. Which made the physical labour much easier.
I really love my piece of land. And in a strange way I more feel like I belong to it.
Wow ... dreams really do come true (to those who are nice and work hard/smart)!
One of the tricks to a successful life in my opinion is this ... that no matter what happens to you in your life - never let it take away your aloha.
Be nice, have manners and be good - do good.
-THE BAD NEWS-
I was robbed here in Hawaii about a week ago and the cops did nothing. Despite the fact that I'm 37 years old - If anything they scolded me for hanging around the "wrong people" - I was repeatedly informed by the cops that; "You are not in Oregon anymore - things are different here, in Hawaii it only counts as abuse if you are IN the family."
Well yes hind site is 20/20.
But how was I supposed to know that the very same people who acted nice and said I could stay at their place and yes I stayed for about a week for free in order to save money would turn around and rip my bag out of my hands - causing bruises on my arm and leg that have finally gone away this many days later.
The cops informed me that the guy who did that to me has active warrants - so why didn't they go after him?
Because; "Every-time we go after him he sees us and runs away." That's what the cops told me and also they talked me out of pressing charges in fear of this guy retaliating against me.
Well ... why aren't Hawaii's police going after guys like this and getting them off the streets? It is beyond me.
Oh - because - "We aren't in Oregon anymore"...
Yeah well - isn't this the Aloha state? And for the record - at least in Oregon - they throw the pieces of trash in prison and get them off the streets - SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE RUN-INS WITH BAD PEOPLE!
- THE GOOD NEWS -
All of this that I've been through has not taken my aloha. I'm still a happy person with lots of goals to achieve.
The most ironic part was that this guy/family who hosted me and then robbed me had SPECIFICALLY told me NOT to go stay at Cinderland. They said that Cinderland is filled with the FBI's most wanted and that they will take anyone and that people get stolen from there left and right.
But I had been to Cinderland years ago and it was beautiful. An eco-village filled with delicious exotic fruit trees.
So after being robbed and realising that I simply can not stay at just anyones house anymore if I value my life - which I do.
So a few days ago I took the city bus from Hilo to Cinderland.
Cinderland is a very inexpensive and gorgeous jungle hostel located near my special happy place beaches near the Kapoho tidepools. I checked in a few days ago and it's been nothing but a peaceful and healthy existence so far. For the past few days I've been eating the fruits that grow on the grounds. Yesterday I had a fruit that had a white custard inside and it was so delicious.
- THE BEST NEWS!! -
I will be staying at Cinderland until the small parcel of land that I just bought is cleared and has a cabin built for me to live in.
YES ... I've been saving all of the money from my individual film sales on Vimeo and this month I fulfilled one of my biggest dreams - to have a place of my own in Hawaii.
It is a dream come true.
But Rome was certainly not built in one day.
But hopefully I will be able to turn my tiny piece of jungle into the Garden of Eden that it was always meant to be.
And I just figured that if I can at least do this - then I will have some good fresh fruit - real-food to rely on for when I'm old.
I have enough space to grow 40 fruit trees. And I'm going to hand select each tree based off of my personal tastes.
BONUS: The property already has a fruiting avocado tree on it!
XOXO GABRIELLE P.S. STILL SENDING SO MUCH ALOHA FROM HAWAII!
I hope you enjoy my newest film preview for my new film; 'Secret Cold Spring Oasis - Hawaii'
The full film is available on demand through my Vimeo.
Or as a member of my Patreon page - you will have access to the full film as well as the details from the epic adventure behind the scenes!
- Today is "taco Tuesday" (free potluck) at Cinderland - yum - I can't wait!
Tuesday May 23rd 2017
The past 8 days in Hawaii have been heaven and hell.
But I sure learned a lot and managed to have a lot of fun and stay alive somehow. I've just uploaded a new film teaser created at one of my happiest and most cherished spots that I had so much joy returning to.
Here is the free film preview I've prepared for you.
"HOW TO BE A CHAMPION" Dear Diary, Wednesday May 10th 2017
Hurrayyyy!!! I am now a bonafide MERMAID!
And so I also asked God for a rainbow on Sunday as an omen or a much needed sign. And this is THE SECOND time in my life when I asked God for a rainbow and I got one. I know that during times like these it's easy to lose faith. But I promise you that God is real and that anything in life is possible but you do have to work really hard to make big things happen. Nobody gets anything handed to them. You have to work really hard and after you almost kill yourself trying to make them happen and you think you can't go on - if you keep going ... you are a champion but there are still no guarantees in life - other than everyone is born and everyone dies and what we do with the time in between is up to us. I just want to make the most of mine.
So I've taken a slight detour in my travels. I've spent that last few days in Laguna Beach and Dana Point. I guess I just needed to see some dear friends of mine before heading out to Hawaii for my extreme adventures into the rugged parts of Hawaii. I'm happy. Happy to be a mermaid and happy to share.
Dear Diary, Thursday May 4 2017
Oh my gosh! I'm really excited and also a little intimidated this time.
I'm actually going to kill two birds with one stone this month - metaphorically speaking only ... under no circumstances would I hurt innocent creatures-anyone who does should get life in prison. Ok so, for whatever reason I am slightly superstitious and so I can not go into detail about my plans for the rest of this month, however - Hawaii is my next destination and I can not wait to return home.
Also I'll most likely be without wifi while filming and will not be able to share as often as usual for the rest of May ...
I hope you will wish me safe travels regardless!
XOXO Gabrielle - AND ALSO -
I've just released my very personal Mexico travel story available now for my $100+ Patrons.
In my dream last night ... I was back in Tijuana - it was one of those very real dreams. Ninjas, big waves, surfing and when I woke up I realised that wow - Mexico feels like home and I wish would have woken up there. And that I do want to go back soon - but there are other things I want to do first ... there's an adventure I'm planning for the Big Island of Hawaii soon. I'll be heading into the jungle in search of pristine waterfalls WAY off the beaten path ... that is what I would like to do next! We shall see!!
I hope you enjoy today's video upload! Along with this one I created a few days ago at the pond - I did some singing and dancing at the bridge! I love to sing and dance!
Dear Diary, Tuesday April 25th 2017 I'm really thankful to have an outlet for sharing what happens on my travels. Just have to remember that there are two sides to every coin. And along these adventures good and bad things happen. And at first it's easier to remember the bad parts and at first it's also easier to judge others harshly ... but as I get to know the world better I find myself correcting my own flaws.
No, I don't really want to be a spoiled American girl who hates raw onions while knowing that there are a lot of very desperate and hopeless people in the world. And on this trip I learned to be much more grateful to having been born in a country and in a place that had decent and free public schools. If it were not for these schools I would not have the ability to use a computer and share my adventures with whomever in the world finds my travels and life interesting enough to follow.
I become more and more grateful every day for my life. Because my dreams are really coming true.
Dear Diary, Friday April 21 2017 I hope you had a great 420! It's my fave holiday and that is because the focus is on mother earth and not buying mindless gifts! I'm reminded of my trip to Ireland where I had the good fortune of spending a day at the; 'Indian Sculpture Garden' where I found the statue of Eve - as well as their correct knowledge of her. That she's the earths greatest creation.
And ever since then I've felt an even stronger bond with the earth. After all - I would not have my life if it were not for the magic of life - here on our planet - mother earth! Happy 420 indeed! And now presenting my newest film - now available on Demand via Vimeo! SENDING MY WARMEST ALOHAS ... ! XOXO GABRIELLE - "A MOST HAPPY DAUGHTER OF EVE"
I just got back from Mexico, yesterday! And I'm decompressing big time! Some really crazy stuff went down! My new film; 'Gabrielle Goes To Playas TJ, Mexico' is in edit right now so in the meantime I wanted to share the first film teaser for it!
I'm really happy because I just created a brand new film teaser for my film; Pirates Cove - 'Art Installations' Not much to report since my last entry but I'm going to hang out with my new BFF now - it's Sunday FUNDAY and now she's finally gotten up and is ready to have coffee with me! Cheers to a great day! XOXO Gabrielle P.S. I hope you will enjoy the new preview - ! It was a lot of fun to create it and I can't wait to make more for you to enjoy! ALOHA!
Aloha and Cheers to a great NEW month! March is nice because it's spring and I love everything to do with spring. Especially wild-flowers and warmer weather. There are tons of little purple and white flowers coming up right now at the pond ... and Mr Swan is very mean - he's kicking all of the Canadian geese out of the pond. I guess that pond is only big enough for the two swans ... that is very mean of him. At least he let's the ducks stay ... probably because they are the same size as baby swans!! HAPPY SPRING INDEED! XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending LOTS and LOTS of ALOHA!
Yesterday I went to Willet Pond for the millionth time. I had not originally planned on filming except that I spotted the miraculous little purple wild-flowers that have just come up.
I spend a lot of time there just thinking, listening to music, feeding the Canadian geese, swans and ducks who have become so used to me that they climb all over me to get to the food. Not shy at all.
Still learning my lessons in this life but overall everything is pretty mellow and looking on the up and up. I've been dreaming vividly every night. I'm grateful to be able to remember my dreams. Some are so magical that I could never forget them.
I've also started expanding my ideas on architecture. Thanks to the infinite amount of lightning speed information available to anyone interesting in searching it out. The idea of building a small house from my own design is very thrilling to me. And I'm really leaning towards a cool dome house thanks to some very interesting youtube videos I've been watching recently!
... and I hope that you enjoy the film teaser for my new Patrons Only full film; 'Today at the Pond'. And if you did and you'd like to get access to the full film you can do so here on my Patreon page.
Anyhow I guess that's enough from me for now ... XOXO G
Wednesday Jan 18 2017
This past week I returned to Death Valley ... although I did not spend the entire night IN the natural hot spring river, like I did the last time I went... (I stayed at the local hot springs hotel - because they have private tubs and I love soaking in them. The water is pretty hot! I had a very relaxing experience in the natural mineral springs!
I captured so many gorgeous moments that it was easy to get enough footage for a new film that I've already created for you!
I also got some great footage at the mineral hot springs hotel that I stayed at. As well as out at China Ranch! And soon, I will create additional films from the footage I got as well!
This water has a unique compound of natural minerals that make people flock to the area for the healing benefits. I am so thankful to be able to share this place with you. It's truly a gift from god! XOXO Gabrielle P.S.
Right now, I'm sitting inside of a Huntington Beach Starbucks ... it's raining cats and dogs which is a little depressing because today was supposed to be the full moon drum circle at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna. I've been looking forward to it all week but because of this kind of storm - it's safe to say that it's not going to happen. The other thing that's depressing is I was planning on going to Mexico but now they are having big problems and everyone I know has warned me against going. Sigh ... I'm really not sure where I will head to next but I'm in the OC area for the next 10 days and I will see what kind of filming I can do for you!
The good news is that the rain has forced me indoors and so I've spent all day - upgrading my website here! And I thought I should definitely write you a note here. I'm just wondering ... what the heck should I do with myself and where should I go next. Any and all ideas are more than welcome. Feel free to shoot them off to me! Sunheartfilms@gmail.com
December 12, 2016 Dear Diary, I've created many films and film teasers since my last log-in.
Here is my personal fave!
Film; Lakeside in Oklahoma from Gabrielle Filmed in beautiful Oklahoma - had my camper van not broken down in Missouri of all places ... I would have never been able to create this for you! Proof that every cloud has a silver lining indeed! Enjoy! XOXO Gabrielle P.S. Sending LOTS AND LOTS of ALOHA from the great OC! It may be raining cats and dogs but the Hawaiians always say that rain is a blessing. In Cali, Rain=blessing!
September 5 2016
It's been a very nice holiday here in gorgeous Ashland, Oregon. This week I depart via Amtrak Train and head South to Orange County. I will be making several stops along the way. I'm looking forward to stopping in San Francisco, Santa Barbara and then back home to Orange County for a while.
While I'm home ... I am going to try and sneak away to Catalina Island for some underwater filming!
After Jamaica ... I vowed - never to travel alone again ... anyone care to join me on my next epic adventure around Catalina Island? email@example.com
August 31 2016
I'm currently in Ashland Oregon, enjoying the warm sun and chirping birds. I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall but at least I can be grateful because, It's been a crazy 3 weeks - exploring the entire state of California along with many of Oregon's finest lakes. At one point while shooting down a rapid I thought it could be the end for me but at least I kept the Go-Pro running AND that I KEPT the Go-Pro! It never left my wrist.
Are these crazy things I do worth it? Sure are!!! We weren't all meant to be caged birds!
And in the free film teaser above, is me getting swept down the river. Haha I'M STILL ALIVE EVERYONE!!!
P.S. Sending you tall redwoods from Oregon!
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