October show on Oahu

I will be on Oahu for the Season’s Best Craft Fair this October 20-22, 2017! I will have a booth (#63) in the Blaisdell Exhibit Hall. After you enter, turn right and I am in the 1st row, 2 booths down on the left side. I will be bringing my…

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New Na Manu Pillow Cover!

I have a new blockprint titled “Na Manu” (the birds)! I hand printed this new design on clothing which I introduced at the Merrie Monarch this year.  Now I feature this blockprint design on a new Pillow Cover in navy and white. You can find this new Pillow Cover at…

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Merrie Monarch Hula Festival 2017!

  Aloha! I will be in Hilo next week at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival April 19 (Wednesday) – April 22 (Saturday). I am thrilled to be invited back to this prestigious craft fair to sell my blockprint artwork.  Look for me in the Butler Building (a quonset building) which…

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New “Wahine” Blockprint!

I have just completed a new blockprint titled ‘Wahine” just in time for the upcoming Merrie Monarch Hula Festival! I will have pale greenish tan pillow covers with the blockprint hand printed in a dark green. The contrasting trim around the blockprint draws the eye to the artwork. Hope you…

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Artwork for Bistro Molokini Restaurant

Excited to share that my blockprint artwork will be used in the renovation of the Bistro Molokini at the Grand Wailea! My blockprint design is inspired by ohe kapala, the stamps used on kapa cloth. It will be used on the menus, coasters and shirts for the servers and bartenders.  

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New Tea Towel Designs

I am excited to share some new designs for 2017! The Honu Tea Towel comes in a bold navy blue with a white sea turtle print. I have also created a new navy blue Honu Drink Mat to match! The Lauaʻe Tea Towel comes in white with a fern printed…

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Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!

  I am now ending my fifth year in business! A business which I love – creating and designing blockprint art that celebrates the Hawaiian Culture. Mahalo to all my customers, new and returning, who have purchased from Palapala Designs. I am so grateful to have met you, talked story…

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Upcoming Events

Aloha shoppers! In addition to my permanent booth at the Maui Swap Meet each Saturday morning from 7am-noon, you can find me at these upcoming events this holiday season located on the Big Island and Oahu. (I will not be at the Swap Meet on the following dates listed below)    …

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New Product: Hapuʻu Pillow Cover

Iʻm excited to introduce my latest blockprint design: Hapuʻu! Hapuʻu is an endemic Hawaiian tree fern, historically found in rainy areas all over the Hawaiian islands. These beautiful and slow-growing plants are currently considered threatened, due to over-harvesting and climate change. They were used in ancient times for medicine and…

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New Drink Mat Designs!

I am excited to share several new drink mat designs! I have a new Olena block print, which is a canoe plant related to ginger. It was used as a medicinal plant in ancient Hawaii. The hapu’u drink mat features a a fern frond and small fiddleheads. A Hapu’u pillow…

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