I recently had the pleasure of exploring real indigo dye techniques for the first time! It was a lot of fun. In my quest to reduce my plastic usage, I created these lovely indigo designs on organic cotton bags using shibori techniques of folding and binding to create unique designs…
Since the dye is natural, these bags are food safe! I have been using them to shop and store my produce at home. Dampening the bag keeps my produce fresh in the fridge. Holiday season is coming up and I plan to make more of these to use in place of gift wrap! Yay!
Makana Mountain is an iconic viewpoint on Kauai’s Northshore. It was made famous as Bali Hai in the musical South Pacific. This is a little acrylic study I did while sitting at Tunnels Beach recently. Landscapes are pretty new to me but I had fun and really, when creating art, fun is the most important thing!
If you are in the area, then drop by the Hunter Gatherer in Kilauea, Kauai, HI. Their new larger location is just beautiful and features many great gifts, exotic imports and local arts, including a few of my originals!
Wow! Just realized it’s been quite a while since my last post! I have been painting a lot over the past year and I am very proud and grateful to announce that I just had my very first solo art show! The show is up for the entire month of March 2016 at Iti Wine Bar in Hanalei, HI. I had a great turn out for the opening on March 12th and even made a few sales!
This show was a collection of imaginative and introspective self portraits in acrylic on canvas and wood panel.
My paintings attempt to capture my deeply personal experiences with life and all its joys, sorrows and powerful lessons. It is my intention, with my art, to get in touch with my emotions, to value my heart’s silent wisdom and to be more present in everymoment. I hope my paintings may inspire others to do the same. Do not fear heart break, for it will draw you closer to the Heart of Love.
Below are all the paintings in the show. Prints and some originals still available. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for price list.
This piece is about transcending heartbreak to a place of true connection and love for one’s self. What I have personally experienced is that every time my heart breaks it is an opportunity to be more alive and more present. I find that I can see a little deeper to the sacredness in all things and I find a deeper compassion as well. Heartbreak is the beginning of understanding the immortal nature of Love itself. True love is never lost.