52 Fridays: #11 – Hawaii

Art tour of America

Aloha oukou!  It’s a good Friday indeed when we’re talking about Hawaii…  Imagine the white sands, crystal blue waters, bright flowers and warm sun.  Mmmmmmmm-mmm!

This week, I’ve made an exception to the rule by featuring Toshiko Takaezu. She passed away in March of 2011, and although I only feature current artists (and less well known artists), I had to include her.  Her work typifies what I love about clay.  Also, she spent much of her adult life off the Islands, but as she was born, educated and spent her last years in Hawaii, she certainly counts as a Hawaiian artist!

With no further ado…

Wana Sea Urchin Pendant Necklace recycled reclaimed sterling silver

Wana Sea Urchin Pendant Necklace by Kelley Girls

bright floral Hawaiian scarf

Orange Wildflower Meadow Scarf by Takuyo - Kapaa

Royal Hawaiian by Kat Reeder - Oahu

Mark chai hawaiian artist

Barrel Chair by Mark Chai - Kailua

hawaiian artists

Closed Forms by Toshiko Takaezu

David Reisland fine furniture

Bamboo Buffet by David Reisland - Captain Cook

Hawaiian surf photography

Dream of Surfing by Robert Pascua - Haleiwa

hawaiian surf art

Diving into Life by Windy Springs - Haiku-Pauwela

Ellen Crocker Hawaiian artist

Fabric Collage by Ellen Crocker - Captain Cook

Hawaiian watercolor painting

Kauai Blue Cottage by Marionette - Koloa

This week, rather than leaving you with “fun facts” about Hawaii, I’m going to point you to a post from Raincoast Cottage, where Sandra has just written There’s Nothing Like Hawaii.   I promise, we’ll all wish we were heading there for the weekend (or year)…

Take care, friends -Malama pono.  See you next week in Idaho.

4 thoughts on “52 Fridays: #11 – Hawaii

  1. really beautiful art! my favorites are dream of surfing and diving into life. i can see what you mean about clay art and closed forms. cool. have fun sledding! also, you’re welcome at my school – it IS really wonderful – but you’re a bit old for my class. maybe the middle school?
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