New for 2019!

New Ulua blockprint design Men’s T-Shirt! “Ka Ulua kapapa o ke kai loa” translates: the powerful Ulua of the deep sea. (The kaunoa or deeper meaning of this Hawaiian proverb means – A strong warrior, the Ulua is a strong fighter.) Colors:  Navy, Gray and deep Yellow.   My Nalu…

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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou 2019!

I am always amazed at our beautiful ocean life surrounding our small islands. Na Ulua is a fish which is honored in many Hawaiian works of art. As I begin my ninth year in business, I will continue to use my artwork as a way to communicate the ways of…

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New Locations! DFS Stores in Oahu

I’m excited to announce that my blockprint designs can be found in new locations, two beautiful Duty Free Stores! They are being carried by the T Galleria by DFS in Waikiki, as well as the Duty Free Store in the Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Both locations are on…

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New Olena Pillow Cover

My new Olena Pillow Covers come in a green or gray blockprint design with a black background fabric. I introduced them a few months ago at the Made in Hawaii show and the response has been very positive! ” Olena or Turmeric is a herb from the Ginger family. This…

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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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