About

Art has always been a constant companion. Though I do not know how it first began, I cannot remember a time when art was not a part of my life. If I was not scribbling or doodling along the margins of a notebook or on a scrap of paper, I was getting lost in the colorful pages of art books or dreaming about future art projects.

Nowadays, instead of just doodling, I also enjoy painting. I love watercolors in particular, but sometimes wander off to play with collage or acrylics for their texture and depth. Writing and creating wearable pieces with beads and fabric also fuels my imagination and I enjoy spending time with them as well.

While these are all mostly solitary pursuits, it is nice to get together with friends and share our different art projects, talk about the process or exchange constructive ideas. I would like to recreate that here, like visiting a friend, relaxed, maybe pulling up a chair and just hanging out for a bit.

In the middle of the Pacific, coconut trees sway to the song of trade winds while an island Moon rises in the night sky. The sound of voices can be heard as if carried on the breeze, voices talking about art, inspiration and following a creative life.

Hello, my name is Haunani, welcome to my blog.

23 thoughts on “About

  1. judeberman says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following, Haunani!
    I love your images and feel a definite kinship with your work, so will follow you as well. Look forward to seeing more!

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      Thank you, both for your visit and your kind words. I love what I have seen on your site, your works are so beautiful and make the heart sing. I am most honored and humbled to have found a kinship in art.

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      What a lovely thing to say and what an honor. I am feeling very humbled and bashful at the prospect. Honestly, I have been quite inspired by your work and others that I have met via your site. It has not only motivated me to get my travel sets back out on to my table, but through the shared art and conversation I have been reminded of the pleasure to be found in ‘doodlewashing’ life’s passing scenery. Let’s chat ๐Ÿ˜€ and you can tell me what you need. (What a great excuse to hang out at a cafe and stare at people….joking ;D)

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      • Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says:

        So I’m taking that as a definite YES!! Hehe…I love your work and it would be an honor to feature you! And it’s fun! Please send me a note via my Let’s Connect link on the site and I can send you what I need to make a post! It’s super easy! Let’s do it!! Hehe

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  2. Maiaako says:

    You’re great! I love your artworks. Art has always been my constant companion too. I used to express my emotions thru my drawings and paintings. But unlike you, i am not a professional artist. I’m just a self-proclaimed hobbyist.

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      Thank you for such a nice comment. I visited your site, you have such lovely drawings! It does not really matter what label we have, hobbyist, professional, student….so long as we love art and enjoy the making of art, at the very core I believe that is what counts. Keep up the lovely work, peace!

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  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Dear Haunani – your blogging posts are beautiful and instructive. After many years of not using watercolor, I have decided to resume my daily practice. Thank you for posting your inspiring artwork and progress. And, thank you for following my blog.
    Sharon

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      Dear Sharon – I am both humbled and appreciative that you enjoyed my posts. It makes my heart glad that you have returned to watercolors. I love your art and your use of texture and pattern, following your blog has been and continues to be an enjoyable, inspirational, and motivating experience. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting. Peace. – Haunani

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  4. YesterdayAfter says:

    Hi Haunani! I am so glad I came across your blog I love your work! I decided to Follow! My name is Carolina I am an artist designer I love to create unique jewelry inspired by nature. My art extends to many passions and I express my creativity with different mediums like watercolors paintings, sketches, photography, digital art, illustration, poetry and more I hope that you would like to visit my Blog too and stay connected ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      Hello Carolina, I appreciate your visiting and your kind words. The description of your site sounded so interesting I just had to visit and am glad I did. A very exciting place to see and will enjoy visiting often. Thank you again for stopping by and introducing yourself. Peace.

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      • YesterdayAfter says:

        How wonderful Haunani I am so glad for your visit! I am happy that you enjoyed my Blog! Thank you very much it is always great to meet other inspiring people and artists! โค ๐Ÿ˜‰ let's stay connected!

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  5. woodcanvasartist says:

    Hi Haunani. Your work is absolutely stunning! I had the pleasure of visiting the islands back in 2005. They are a special and beautiful part of our planet. I’m an old guy who started out with water color when I was a young buck. Love that medium. After 30 or so years of not painting I am now back into it as of this year 2016. The difference is I paint on wood canvases that I make myself and I am using acrylic. Hope you take a peek at my blog to see what I am talking about. Painting is therapy for me, and I am so glad I started again after a long absence. Again, I am so impressed with what you do. Take care….Kevin

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    • artandmoondreams says:

      Thank you Keven for such kind words about my art and the islands. It is wonderful that you have found you way back to the brush, and that you paint on a wood canvase sounds amazing. I am so glad you stopped by for a visit, I will definitely drop by your site for a visit soon. Acrylics are a wonderful medium and I love seeing how folks use it on their creative journeys. Take care, aloha a hui hou!

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