Monday, December 27, 2010
DURING MAKHIKI, THE FOUR MONTHS OF PEACE AND HAPPINESS,
IS THE SAME TIME THE WESTERN NEW YEAR FALLS.
"HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU" ( HAPPY NEW YEAR)
HAU'OLI MEANS "HAPPY". MAKHIKI, ALSO KNOWN AS "YEAR".
Friday, December 10, 2010
MELE KALIKIMAKA IS THE HAWAIIAN WORD THAT MEANS MERRY CHRISTMAS.
WHEN THE MISSIONARIES ARRIVED IN HAWAII IN 1820 THEY INTRODUCED CHRISTMAS TO THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE. THE HAWAIIAN'S FOUND MERRY CHRISTMAS DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE. THE PHONETIC TRANSLATION, MELE KALIKIMAKA ROLLED MORE EASILY OFF THEIR TONGUES.
THEN IN 1950, BING CROSBY & THE ANDREW SISTERS TURNED IT INTO THE SMASH HIT SONG WE ALL ARE SO FAMILIAR WITH.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
THEN THERE CAME "WEIRD TIKI COMICS!" POSING THE QUESTION,
"WHAT IF " "ANCIENT POLYNESIA"
ACTUALLY WAS INVADED BY "TIKI'S" FORM "OUTER SPACE?!!"
CHECK OUT MY WILD AND CRAZY RETRO SCI-FI COMIC
IN THE PAGES OF "TIKI MAGAZINE."
so in it's honor, here's a fun retro comic
cover of a book that's in the works!
Grab a shirt and help the artist.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
LAHAINA MAUI, WAS ONCE THE CAPITOL OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM.
LA HINA' MEANS ( CRUEL SUN ) IN HAWAIIAN. IT IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS SUNNY AND DRY CLIMATE. I SKETCHED THIS TIKI WHEN I VISITED THE "HALE KAHIKO " ANCIENT HAWAIIAN VILLAGE EXHIBIT, BEHIND THE LAHAINA CENTER MALL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A TRIP THERE IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN BEAUTIFUL LAHAINA.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
PU 'UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL STATE PARK. IT'S LOCATED ON THE WEST COAST OF THE ISLAND OF HAWAII. IN ANCIENT TIMES, ONE WHO BROKE THE KAPU'S ( ANCIENT LAWS ) COULD SEEK REFUGE FROM CERTAIN DEATH INSIDE THE WALLS OF THE PU'UHONUA. ONCE ABSOLVED BY A KAHUNA ( PRIEST ) THE OFFENDER WOULD BE ALLOWED TO SAFELY LEAVE. DURING TIMES OF BATTLE, DEFEATED WARRIORS COULD ALSO SEEK REFUGE. "HALO" IS ONE OF THE GATE KEEPER TIKI'S .
Friday, April 23, 2010
WHAT MAKES YOUR TIKI HAPPY? TROPICAL SUNSETS ON A SANDY HAWAIIAN SHORE AND AND SLACK KEY GUITARS
IS A GOOD PLACE TO START.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
ONCE KNOWN AS LELE, WHICH MEANS "RELENTLESS SUN" IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE. LAHAINA WAS THE CAPITOL OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM DURING THE REIGN OF THE THREE KAMEHAMEHA KINGS.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Free Diving Wahine exploring Hawaii's magnificent coral reefs. Archaeologists said that people have been earning their sustenance from freediving since the 5th century BCE. The first nation which was famous for it was the haenyeo in Korea. They collected shells and sponges to sell to others. The Ama Divers from Japan began to collect pearls 2000 years ago. But also the spearfishers around the Mediterranean Sea were important for the historical background for the movement of the apnea sport.
fun free diving
fun free diving
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Milky Way appears dim from most of the United States. But the big skies and dark tropical nights make Hawaii stargazing stellar. Imagine walking on a faintly moonlit beach, cool sand between your toes, and you look up to see the wonder of the Milky Way above you, "Hoku-noho-aupuni", a name for the Milky Way, along with "Leleiona", the title I gave to this painting inspired by the majesty of Hawaii's night time sky.
To astronomers the main attraction on the Big Island is the night sky, as the summit of Mauna Kea (elevation: 4200m) offers the best observing conditions for night-time astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. At that altitude, acclimatization at Hale Pohaku (Polynesian for “Stone House”), the astronomers’ lodge at the 2900m level, is required for at least 24 hours before spending a full night at the summit. All telescopes on the mountain have their small offices in Hale Pohaku. A few hundred meters further down the road is a visitors center which offers nightly star parties.
Man, doesn't everyone get a charge out of the universe that surrounds us?