Friday, April 9, 2010

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 . 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 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 Her Blog is Pamela's Understandings
You can follow me on twitter at : -)

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.


  1. I can see from all your photos how beautiful Hawaii truly is. :-)

  2. Those shirts are beautiful!!!!

    I'm participating in UBP too!
    my blog

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

  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;) ♥

  10. Love the corset tops!

    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

  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

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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.. ;)

  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 :D

  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! ♥

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your artwork! Takes my breath away!!!

    Have a great #ubp10!


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

  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:

    Warmest Aloha

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

  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 Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  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.

    The Healthy Moms

  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 visit


  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 -
    I too am giving away a some artwork!


  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.

  28. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at and sign up for my giveaways!

  29. beautiful t-shirts; it's my birthday today and the shirt or cards would be lovely to win. Hi from Canada.


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

  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.....

  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.

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

  34. I am stopping by from the UBP. Love the shirts.


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

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

  37. I am stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party!I Love your blog! Please visit my blog when you get the chance.

  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!

  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

  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


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