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Aloha Spirit of Hawaii…. Guest Blogger – Pennie Hardwick

September 12, 2013

Level 3 Studies in Art and Design – Exhibition
A greater understanding and appreciation of “the artist’s way” has become my way during my second year of Level 3. My final class project focuses on the aloha spirit of Hawaii which is represented in tropical flowers, foliage and colors. Multiple techniques were used during the process of manipulating florals into designs to display on aloha shirts and muu-muus used as a canvas, if you will. “Aloha” is not just a trip to Hawaii but rather a way of life which I plan to use alongside my artist’s way to further enrich my life and those around me.   Mahalo.

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  1. September 12, 2013 9:45 am

    great Hawaiian shirt designs and I love your lamps. thanks for sharing

  2. September 12, 2013 2:47 pm

    Congratulations Pennie! What a fun theme you chose to work with. It seems so appropo given our beautiful summer wheather. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  3. September 12, 2013 4:20 pm

    Cool idea – I really love those lamps!

  4. Nancy Hanson permalink
    September 12, 2013 6:43 pm

    Having lived in Hawaii for a couple of years I can appreciate the “spirit” that comes through in your design. Looks like a fun theme.

  5. Barbara Fox permalink
    September 12, 2013 9:06 pm

    It is fun to see your work highlighted here in the blog as was seeing it in person at the exhibit. Wonderful work Penny–the translucense of the 3D flowers is wonderful.

  6. Marian cottrell permalink
    September 14, 2013 4:33 pm

    Love all the different techniques! The dimensional flowers are really beautiful. Love the lamps, too.

  7. Maria Patrizzi permalink
    September 16, 2013 6:00 pm

    So love your style! And I most love those plaster texture works, so beautiful and evocotive. And then the cat can contribute, too! 🙂

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