Excited to share with everyone my new blog! I have a new workspace, new template, and im ready to take on the blogging world!
Couple months ago, a few friends and myself took on the venture of renting out an old run down building in Kalaheo Kauai with the hopes of stirring up a new community of artists. The old building was an AC company before our move in and now it has become a kids & teen art studio (Kugava), a surf - skate - lifestyle shop (Aloha Exchange), & design studio (The Coop)! Over the next couple weeks I will share more about all these unique and radical people, but today I wanted to introduce you to our design workspace: “The Coop - Where Ideas Hatch.”
The Coop is a creative space/studio for three artists & freelancer’s, Bryce Johnson Visual Media, Kanoa Chung Architecture, and myself Graphic Design. The whole space was DIY, from the flooring to the furnishing, & we couldnt be more proud to share it with everyone. Ill be posting more pics of the whole process of our transformation…but for now, here is a little peak into our awesome workspace we like to call - The Coop.
Yesterday, I wore this shirt and was asked about it a couple of times. I explained that my dear friend who goes there sent it to me as a gift. The night before, I saw the Oregon St vs. Cal basketball game on TV, which made me think of him–hence, the shirt. I was asked: So, who won the game? I answered: I have noooo idea. (And I still don’t.)
It’s being with Ke Akua that has blessed our Halau in the most amazing way!! I am so proud of my baby hula brothers & sisters for their numerous wins at the Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition. You are all such beautiful blessings! I am a proud hula dancer of Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina'ala ❤
Girl on left: her name is Vanessa Hadlich :) I rarely EVER see her but I would like the world to know that she was my very first official friend. We met back in preschool and I’m proud to say that we still love each other very much. She’s a crazy girl and entertains me and that’s really all I need in a friend :)