Sunday, May 31, 2009

"How To Turn Your Art Into An Aloha Shirt Print Design" workshop

Leticia Ojeda of Office of Hawaiian Affairs connected me with "Studio Be" in Chinatown, Honolulu which is run by Moana Aluli Meyer, to hold this workshop in.

On Friday, June 19, Dale Hope,art director for Kahala Sportswear, will start off the first day of workshop by speaking to the artists about the apparel industry,illustrated throughout his book, The Aloha Shirt,spirit of the islands.

It will continue for next 2 days.

Contact me with any questions and to register. Seating is very limited.

On Sunday, Robert Jackson, owner of Island Traditions, will speak about process of having yardage printed.

Thank you.,


Na Oiwi Olino,(People Seeking Wisdom), Radio Show AM940

OHA/Office of Hawaiian Affairs' radio show,"Na Oiwi Olino", to interview Emma Howard to discuss her work as textile artist/designer in Hawaii,using Polynesian images as references.

Emma will be calling from the parking lot of Kailua Beach Park on Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

Let's hope that there are some waves breaking along the shoreline for great background sound effects.

Please join us.



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pepi Wine 100% silk Aloha Shirt with surfers

A casual surf print on 100% silk for Kendall Jackson's Pepi Wine brand.We used all of Pepi's colors on a muted yellow ground and their surfboard logo.

Pepi Surf Board Logo
Coconut palm trees
pareo flowers
Surfers wearing pareo shorts
Pepi wine glasses
Guitar Player and girl sitting under surf shack in center of print

The surf shack image was taken from a photograph that I took of an impromptu shack that had been constructed with coconut palm fronds and found pieces of wood.

Robert Jackson of Island Traditions manufactured the silk shirt.

Though silk, it's a very casual .

Aloha from Kailua,