Lucky Lani Rose

Lokelani Rose + Maneki Neko = Lucky Lani Rose

This is for an upcoming project I can’t wait to spill about. It will be the first time I’m actually “showing” my art. I’m thinking to do a couple of embroidery pieces, some printed digital art and probably some nesting dolls.

I’m wrestling with the fact that I don’t have a very good idea of what I WANT my art to look like, so I always feel like I’m trying to fit into boxes that will please the audience. I’m sure that’s fine. And maybe over time my style will find it’s way to shine through. Until then, I just have to make some stuff and be brave and turn it into the proper people on time.

This cute image will possibly be used as a print for the show. I’m thinking of adding some black leaves behind the rose. One large question remains… is it okay to have a professionally printed art piece at a show? Should I try to make an original based on this print?

Time ticks by and I procrastinate by journaling instead of painting. Knowing me, I will keep these distractions up until the last minute when I will lose my mind and the art will gel into place.

Sally Cat

I met so many good people when I worked at Sure Shot Cafe in Honolulu. It was actually a FUN job, and sometimes I wish I never grew up and chose an office-y job. One of those peeps is the owner of this cat, named Sally. 10 years ago, at an art fundraiser (I like doing these), she requested a drawing of Sally. The other day, I found out she still had it – and it blew my mind! I only believe that my mom keeps these arts of mine, I swear! Anyhow, I really wanted to draw Sally again after seeing my old art, so I got another pic from my friend as reference… and here you go! I really enjoyed making this, and WANT to do MORE!

In fact, if you’re reading this and want a pet portrait done, please email me a picture: I’ll create a piece of digital art using your photo, post the photo and the art up on my Instagram for the public to see, AND I’ll add the art to my RedBubble for purchase as a print.

Thanks for looking!