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Hats off to Spring

Spring is here, with summer right around the corner, aka the best time of year to rock a trucker hat (especially when they are hand painted, and you are supporting small business). I have been working on creating new patterns and color combos, and even brought back  the pineapple design! To see all the designs, and to place an order, check out either my etsy account, or facebook.

It has been a while..

Aloha Friends, it sure has been a while since my last post! Hopefully you all are keeping up with my facebook and instagram, I keep those updated almost everyday (the links to both are right up above).
This month has been a busy one, I was on the mainland for two weeks spending time with family, the day after I returned to Hawaii we had some friends visit…and we have more guests coming for ten days starting on Monday. I have been trying to play catch up this week with emails, updating my website and getting as much work done as I can. This week’s work load has included a logo design, several custom hat orders, a rendering for a real estate agent, meetings and cranking out more 4×4 blocks (to see all these check out my social media links).

I also started officially working with a rep and agency. They are doing amazing things already, including tv interviews, magazine shoots and creating a custom Kailua tote bag for me. Last week we went around to the stores in Kailua to distribute them. I was blown away by the kindness and willingness of the local shops, so many of them said yes! If you would like to pick one up, they are available at Lily Lotus, Kailua Living, Global Village, Kailua Bicycle and Olive Boutique.  Please stay tuned for the official magazine pics, this one is just a little sneak peak.

 

Thanks to my new rep my hats were also featured on the Japan Airlines blog, which I am beyond excited about!  Check out the whole article here (google translate will come in handy) https://www.jal.co.jp/tabi/special/resortful/uchino/shopping/#p16 . If all goes well and things keep progressing with them, I will hopefully be taking a trip to Japan in September. Fingers crossed!!

The rest of the weekend will be spend painting, painting and more painting in preparation for the next Night Market, and to continue building a new line of work. I promise to be better about updating my site as things come along. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead.

 

POW!WOW! & PANGEASEED ARE COMING TO TOWN

Aloha Friends! I had the honor of being asked to participate again in this year’s “PangeaSeed x Cometdebris x Pow Wow Hawai’i x 1xRUN present: Aloha, Sametan!” Exhibition (that is a very long show title!) Pangeaseed’s mission is to raise awareness about the to 100 million sharks that are killed each year due to finning. Last year I created a 2D painting titled “Give a Shark A Flower”. My Sametan figure is a 3D representation of that painting. The show runs from February 10-15 at FreshCafe Hawaii in Honolulu. A proud partner of Pow Wow Hawaii 2014, featuring one of a kind customized Sametan figures created by over 30 international artists all coming together to help save sharks and oceans. POW! WOW! Hawaii has is a global network of artists that organize gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative co-working spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place between February 8th and the 15th in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. This is the fourth edition in Hawaii. For more information on Pow! Wow! Hawaii and the events surrounding this year’s festival, visit Powwowhawaii.com To see my painting from last year, click on the link to my Facebook page. Hope to see you around this week!

I Can’t Stop Painting!

As I am sure you have noticed, I will literally paint on anything! Shoes, hats, canvas, paper and now wood. I was recently gifted a huge stack of 4×4 wood blocks and I just went to town. I painted the whole stack in less than a week and discovered I love to work on wood. The texture is perfect, it allows me to spread the color easily as well as incorporate words and lots of tight drawings, which for some reason I cannot accomplish on canvas or watercolor paper. In my search to buy more square blocks the other day, I came across these 12×12 circles. I bought four of them, here is a little sneak peak of how they are coming along so far. I still need to update my website links, so these, and most of my other new work is not yet on here. It is my goal by the end of February to have this site completely updated. But for now, please stay in touch through my facebook, etsy and instagram. I update those three almost daily, and have a lot of fun things to show (new work, videos, sales and more wood!). These wooden pieces will be available at the Night Market on February 15th. If you live on Oahu, I hope to see you there!

Fresh Out On The Clothing Line

Aloha Friends!  Here is a sneak peak at some recent graphic design work I created for the clothing line, Aloha Sailor. I have worked on designs for them in the past, but these images are fresh off the press and are making their debut this week in Tokyo, at the Japanese International Fashion Fair. To see more photos and designs, check out their website http://alohasailor.com/ Show some love and like their FB page, or follow them on Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/SailKook. Projects like these are some of my favorites!