Friday, December 29, 2006

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!!

That means Happy New Year, of course. My crazy ornaments were my favorite artwork from this year so I cobbled some together to print out as a New Years greeting, which I will send out in a leisurely manner. The gallery is closed for a week as we all needed some R 'n' R, even though Hilo seems bustling at this time of year. We'll pull it together again and perhaps even celebrate "first Friday" next week by staying open late.

Here I am in my studio and also in my garden. A hui hou! ('til we meet again)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ornament Madness

The gallery windows are all festive now with handpainted AJ ornaments hanging and twirling from bamboo branches. I put so much work into them that I almost hate to sell them. Tuko, as usual much smarter than me, is coming up with designs that she prints off her computer and decoupages to the wood which makes them much less labor intensive. They should make it into the gallery any day now.

These pictures are of some of my experiments. This is my time of year to just play with colors and have fun with the paint, which I forget to do sometimes.