Ku Mai Ka Hula Competition

Maui has their own hula competition! Ku Mai Ka Hula will be held this Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Hula Halau from Hawai’i, the mainland and Japan will compete starting at 1pm with awards given out around 5pm.  I will be one of the…

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Introducing Blockprint Artwork on Canvas!

Very excited to introduce large blockprint pieces on canvas as a new addition to my artistic practice! Shown are samples of my new artworks on large canvases, which are individually painted, handprinted and signed by Palapala. My custom artwork is always made to order, and can be made framed or…

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Introducing the Men’s Waʻa Tshirt!

Excited to introduce my newest design, the Men’s Waʻa Tshirt! It features a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Some of my customers who are paddle enthusiasts have been requesting a Waʻa Tshirt design, and I’m happy to launch this new style. Right now I’m offering it in cream and grey. We…

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Ki Ho’alu (Slack Key) Festival 2018

It was a beautiful day at the Ki Hoʻalu (Slack Key) Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center! The music was great and many friends, old and new, stopped by to talk story. Thank you to everyone who purchased my blockprint art and hope to see you at the…

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Merrie Monarch Mahalo!

  The top photo was taken the first day of the Merrie Monarch Festival this year in Hilo and the bottom photo was taken the last day of the show. I am extremely grateful for all who came by my booth and purchased my blockprint art. I met new customers…

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New Notepads!

I now have new notepads which feature some of my favorite blockprint art designs. These make great gifts for family and friends and are made here on Maui! These will be available at Jake Shimabukuro, March 17th, at the MACC, Ho’omau at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, March 24th and…

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New for 2018 – Kukui Pillow Cover

My new Kukui Pillow Cover features a bright green blockprint on deep purple fabric. A dark gray basketweave trim borders the edges of the pillow cover.  This was one of the first blockprints that I carved 7 years ago inspired by the beauty of our state tree and its connection…

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Mahalo 2017!

This photo was taken from my hotel room at 7am in Hilo on the Big Island. It was pouring rain and then, just for a moment, the skies gave me a makana (gift).   Mahalo to all my customers for purchasing my artwork. I am grateful and honored.  Mahalo for…

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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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