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.
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.