March 2, 2024, from 9am-4pm, I will be at the Ho’olaule’a on the campus of the Kamehameha School in upcountry Maui. I will have a tent in the courtyard and will be bringing home decor, clothing, t-shirts and my new Hula/Lehua t-shirt for women. “Rain is a blessing” so come prepared for upcountry’s cool and showery weather. This event is free and a great way to support the school (and see their incredible campus).
I have designed a new Hula/Lehua womens t-shirt for the upcoming 2024 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival!
My blockprint design is the Lehua blossom which is associated with the hula and Hopoe. Hopoe is both the name of the goddess Hi’iaka’s close friend and the description of a perfectly shaped Lehua blossom. Hopoe is credited with teaching the first hula to Hi’iaka. There are mentions in old stories of the lehua blossoms which sway to and fro in the wind and rain of Puna.
“Hopoe, ka Lehua ki’eki’e i luna” – Hopoe, the exalted Lehua on high.
April 3-6, 2024, I will be one of the crafter/artists at the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts and Craft Fair in Hilo! I am honored to be chosen once again to participate in the most anticipated and popular Hawaiian Arts fair in Hawai’i. Please come by my booth, C-31, in the Civic Auditorium. I am in the piko so you can’t miss me!
I will have a new Hula t-shirt design for na wahine and for the first time, I plan to bring my mens t-shirts. I will also have my Pillow covers, table runners, drink mat sets, clutches, Hele bags and more womens clothing.
I sold out by the third day last year, so hele mai early for the best selection!
I would like to extend a warm mahalo to all those who purchased or received my blockprint art this year!
The horrific Lahaina fire is still in the forefront of our thoughts and now there is a need for stable housing. Hopefully, vacation rental owners will be pono by stepping up and renting long term to fire survivors.
I am grateful that groups like the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement helped Maui artists with event opportunities and the Made in Maui Festival reduced our booth fees. We live in such a special place with so much aloha!
Mahalo to friends, store accounts, customers and my ohana for your continued support. I am humbled by your kind words.
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou 2024 – Imua,
This Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Kahului Swap Meet, I will be in booth #256 (go down entrance ramp, turn RIGHT at 1st row) which will be filled with clothing, t-shirts, home decor. My popular sale rack of beautiful blockprinted womens tops go fast. Hele mai kakou!
I have a new mens T-shirt design – He’e Nalu (surfboard)! It is an original blockprint carving which I turned into a digital design for t-shirts. I print all my mens t-shirts in a linear, front of the shirt design format (nothing on the back). Look for this new design at any of my in-person shows.
Back by popular demand – my centerpiece mat! I have made the original blockprint art Ulu design on textured canvas. This time I am making it with a heat transfer method instead of hand printing. This insures your design will not fade. You can purchase this new product at one of my in-person shows.
On December 9, 2023, I will have a table at the Henry Kapono 2023 Lifetime Party Concert held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului. Hours for shopping are 4:30-9:00pm outside under the Pavillon by the outdoor stage. Even if you are not attending the show, come early and holiday shop!
I will be in Hilo on the Big Island at the Na Makua Christmas Fair on December 1st and 2nd, 2023! This popular event is located at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium, the same venue as the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. Many of the same artisans from the Merrie Monarch will be there displaying their beautiful Hawaiian crafts. Admission is free. Hours: Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm.
On November 25, 2023, come enjoy Amy Hanaiali’i’ – A Palehua Christmas concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului. I will have a large table filled with my blockprint art for purchase, so come holiday shop and talk story. Hours for crafters are 5pm – 9pm outside in the Pavillon. This is part of the Ho’onanea concert series which showcases Hawaiian entertainers.