Mahalo for 2019 – I am Thankful for all of you!

Tropical Toad for sale in my Etsy store! click HERE to visit

Aloha all my wonderful Art Supporters and Ohana!

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I wanted to say that I am THANKFUL for all of you and your support. I appreciate everyone of you who took time to “like” my paintings on Instagram or Facebook, added comments, and purchased paintings. You are all amazing supporters in so many ways.

I completed the sketch a day challenge for all of October called Drawlloween 2019. So many of you liked my sketches and encouraged me to keep at it the entire month long. Here is my sketch for the prompt “Moon” . All the rest of the 31 sketches can be viewed on my Instagram page @asyouwishartist

I am thankful that I attained a few other milestones this year with my art and my company too. I created my own Etsy store in late July that you can view here. I was slow to join the Etsy world but have had so much fun meeting buyers all over the country and world! Here is one of my favorite reviews so far!

This piece called “Yes, I AM a Unicorn” sold right away and is now up in Alaska! Mahalo for your support of my Etsy store!

Once again this year, I submitted for the judges (back at the start of Jan 2019) for the Hale’iwa Arts Festival. I was happy to be accepted again and show for the 5th year in a row in mid July. I always love meeting so many of you in person and talking story under the trees and tents by the ocean. Here is a link to my Instagram page It has many of my images from this arts festival this year at this link here @asyouwishartist

This is what prepping for the booth looks like…. my poor Ohana!!
Here’s my booth all set up and filled with paintings
This is in the morning of the first day- all set up and ready to go!
I carved and painted a Shark surfboard that sold in the first few hours of the show! Mr. Shark has 2 rows of #D carved and painted teeth. Mahalo to the family that purchased this one of a kind original painting / 3D wall art piece!
My sweet friend “Hoku” the dog visits me every single year- she is 14 and going strong!! Thanks for another amazing year at the Hale’iwa Arts Festival!!!
Some of the smaller canvas prints are really turning out to be best sellers on Etsy!

I also had the honor of painting more pet portraits. I try very hard to make sure I capture the pet’s personality and favorite surroundings or even a background that has special significance to their owners….

This sweet kitty Cleo passed away and her owner was very sad. Her friend asked me to make a painting of Cleo to cheer her up and help her remember that her kitty is now off on a Timeless adventure in time and space.
A painting of 2 dogs on the grass with a rainbow in the sky
This was also a memorial painting as sweet Makana ( on the left) passed over the rainbow bridge a few years back and his brother Radar ( on the right) still misses him.

Thank you all again!