Friday, June 22, 2018

The Power of Ho'oponopono


Mahina and Kahuna, the Healing Light 

The Power of Ho’oponopono

Birth Date: Lune 22, 2018 (06/22/18) 

Open yourself to Mahina’s and Kahuna’s Mana (spiritual energy)! 
They will shower you with blessings and perform a special ritual of Ho’oponopono just for you to manifest love and harmony within yourself and your relationships. 

Mahina and Kahuna are the Menehune’s ambassadors of peace and harmony.
Standing on a little island shaded by a banana tree, they perform the sacred, ancient Hawaiian ritual of Ho’oponopono.
Whenever there is trouble and disagreement between members of their Menehune Ohana (family), Mahina and Kahuna appear to make things right again through the magic of Ho’oponopono.
They begin their ritual with a heartfelt pule (prayer) of love and respect to the Divine, asking for health, balance and harmony to be restored:

E ho'olalelale ka 'ike, 'ike iho nei. E ho'olalelale ka wailua, wailua iho nei 
Inspire the knowledge, the knowledge within. Inspire the spirit, the spirit within. 


Mahina waves her Ti leaf to clear the way for truth to appear.
Kahuna’s Tiki Ihoiho (torch) is the shining heart of love and forgiveness.

Mahina and Kahuna never fail to restore peace and harmony among their Menehune Ohana. They also never forget to bring a gift of Aloha. Today Mahina offers a sweet Hawaiian Kahiki (pineapple), Mai’as (bananas) and a Niu (coconut) on her sacred Ohia leaf tray for everybody to share.
When Mahina and Kahuna close their ritual of Ho’oponopono all troubles have been resolved and the Menehunes once again wear big smiles of happiness on their faces.


Mahina (Moonlight) is named after Hina, the Hawaiian Goddess of the moon and healing.
Mahina’s and Kahuna’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana and Aloha (love) into the green feather Hakus (head leis) with red Lehua blossoms. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu sewed Mahina's yellow top and pants and Kahuna's lava-lava (wraparound). She crocheted matching shoes, which she adorned with green crystals. She also wove a traditional Hula skirt for Mahina.
Kahuna (Healer) is named after the ancient Hawaiian magicians and healers.
Kahuna and his Kuku (grandfather) made the Ihoiho (torch) out of bamboo and raffia. They fueled it with Kukui Nut oil. According to ancient Hawaiian beliefs Kukui represents the inner light of spirit shining brightly.
All these things were Kuku’s and Tutu's gifts of Aloha to their beloved Mo’opunas (grandchildren).


Mahina and Kahuna are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. Their bodies are made from stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Mahina and Kahuna have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Doll care: Gently brush the dolls and their clothing with a soft dry toothbrush to remove dust. Always brush the faces and bodies upwards towards the hair.

Mahina and Kahuna are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
They come with their island, their story and a certificate of authenticity.

Mahina and Kahuna are ready to be your new friends 
and shine their way into your heart. 

Mahina and Kahuna channel balance and harmony. 










































Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Spirit of True Doll Making



"Little People of the Secret Power"


Creating a Menehune doll transfers me into a miniature life of my own.

I start with a clear image of the doll I want to create: its gender, the clothes, accessories, and sometimes even its name and part of its story. The flow of possibilities and creative ideas is endless.

Sewing the body, stuffing it,
embroidering the eyes,
every step of the way, the Menehune grows and takes on a life of its own. It is almost as if the doll is dictating who he or she wants to become. 
My previous plans of the design don’t seem to apply at all anymore. But I follow these inspirations because now I have entered the place of true doll making, where a deeper part of me takes over communicating with the developing spirit of the doll.
I have reached my inner place of stillness, inspiration, and guidance where I find and lose myself at the same time. It enhances my ability to communicate ideas and feelings in ways where words fail.

At this point I know that my new Menehune has a soul and a personality.

The spirit of true doll making is enlightening. 

The intricate art of crafting 4” miniature cloth dolls is something I would have never thought I had the patience to do. But it has become my most cherished and gratifying creation. It is a thrilling experience to look at a finished doll and see that it has come alive.
Through my Menehunes I always try to capture the ancient, magical spirit of Hawaii where I have lived for the past 36 years. Hawaiians are deeply in touch with their creative and intuitive nature. They live in harmony with creation.
The wisdom of Hawaiian culture and spirituality inspires me. I do a lot of research to integrate Hawaiian traditions and symbols into my dolls and their stories which has further increased my deep love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Hawaiian tradition emphasizes Mana or spiritual energy which is expressed in philosophies, symbolism, and culture.
In Hawaiian mythology Menehunes often are referred to as “the little people of the secret power”. The Menehune dolls’ Mana connects to Hawaii’s spiritual wisdom which is conveyed through their personalities and inspirational messages.

I commit a lot of creativity, detailing, inspiration, and love to each individual doll. Every tiny configuration is treated with extreme care. Each stitch must be in exactly the right position. The pattern and design of the clothing and accessories must be in harmony with the doll, enhance its personality and connect it with the wisdom found in Hawaiian symbols and stories. The work is never finished until the Menehune shows its spirit. Only then will I name it and write a story to reflect its personality which conveys messages of guidance, protection, and inspiration following concepts of Hawaiian spirituality and culture.


Alana and Opihi are complete!

The creation of Alana and Opihi became an expression of love. Looking at them dancing and humbly offering a precious seashell gift, I feel like they are nurturing my spirit and taking care of me which in turn makes me want to take care of them.



Monday, June 11, 2018

Male'ana, Heavenly Hawaiian Wedding

Ke Kali Nei Au (Waiting For Thee)

Eia au ke kali nei
Aia la i hea ku'u aloha

This is the moment 
I've waited for 
I can hear my heart singing 
Soon bells will be ringing 

This is the moment 
Of sweet Aloha 
I will love you longer than forever 
Promise me that you will leave me never 

(Words & music by Charles King)

The pure sound of the Hawaiian Conch Shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Minister) announces the beginning of the sacred wedding ceremony.
Kahu chants the ancient Hawaiian Oli:

“Eia iha no ka maluhia o na lani me kakou a pau”
"May blessings from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever."

In tune with divine Mana (spiritual energy), Kahi humbly invites Akua (God) and the Aumakuas (ancestral guardian spirits) to join the couple in their celebration of Aloha, to grant them to be united as one, in love forever and to bestow blessings upon all who are gathered.
Often the Aumakuas offer the blessings of their divine Mana by physically manifesting as a Honu (turtle), ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk) or anuenue (rainbow).

“I Ho’okahi kahi ke aloha ua mau.” 
Be united as one, in love forever.

Maile is the Hawaiian lei of eternal love and represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world. As the couple drapes Maile Leis around each other, their spirits connect on a deep level. It is the traditional gesture of love, honor, and respect and conveys prosperity, health and blessings.


The sacred ritual unites the couple forever with the Mana of Aloha, the ‘Aina (land) and people of Hawaii.
Magical Hawaiian Menehunes, Aloha and Mana’o (Love and Devotion) convey Hawaii’s Aloha spirit like a gently wafting breeze of love.
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little Island, they rejoice in their union. The Island is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.

Aloha and Mana’o
(Love and Devotion)
Wedding Date: Lune 12, 2018 (06/12/18)

Aloha and Mana’o channel Hawaii’s Aloha spirit like a gently wafting breeze of love.

Hele mai ‘oe i kō māua male ‘ana!
(Come to our wedding!)

The pure sound of the Hawaiian Conch Shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Honored Guardian) announces the beginning of Aloha’s and Mana’o’s sacred Hawaiian wedding ceremony to the Menehune Ohana (family).
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little island, Aloha and Mana’o rejoice in their union. The island is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.
2 Tiki torches spread their light and warmth over the couple. Honu (Turtle) joined the ceremony and to embrace Aloha and Mana'o with her wisdom. Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck. 
Kahi chants the ancient Hawaiian Wedding Oli:

Eia iha no ka maluhia o na lani me kakou a pau.
(May blessings from above, rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.)

In tune with divine Mana, Kahu humbly invites the Akuas (Gods) and the Aumakuas (ancestral guardian spirits) to join Aloha and Mana’o in their celebration of Aloha, to grant them to be united as one, in love forever and to bestow blessings upon the Menehune Ohana.
Maile is the Hawaiian lei of eternal love and represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world. As Aloha and Mana’o drape Maile Leis around each other, their spirits connect on a deep level. It is the traditional gesture of love, honor, and respect. The leis convey prosperity, health and blessings.
The sacred ritual unites the couple forever with the Mana of Aloha, the ‘Aina (land) and people of Hawaii. Embracing on their island under the Palm tree, Aloha’s and Mana’o’s faces glow with the love they feel for each other.

After the ceremony, the Menehune Ohana joyfully gathers for the wedding celebration, enjoying their favorite foods, Mai’as (bananas), Kahikis (pineapples) and Taro, wonderful Hawaiian music and enchanting Hula dances. They laugh, eat and dance late into the night, rejoicing in the wonderful wedding Lu’au (party).

Aloha’s and Mana’o’s Tutus (grandmothers) wove their Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the leis they made for the couple.
Aloha wears a Haku (head) lei of Maile, the sweet smelling white and yellow Puakenikeni flowers and the divine red Lehua blossoms from the sacred Hawaiian Ohia tree.Tutu also made Aloha’s white grass skirt, the veil and sewed her red top and skirt.
Mana’o’s Tutu dressed her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson) in the colors of Hawaii: a yellow cape and red Malu (loincloth). She lovingly draped Maile Leis around his head and ankles and a sacred amulet around his neck.


 Aloha and Mana’o are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. Their bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Aloha and Mana’o have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. Honu is partially crocheted and sewn out of faux fur.
All accessories, including the palm tree, island and torches, were individually handcrafted.

Aloha and Mana’o are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.

Aloha and Mana’o convey the beautiful passion and tender emotion of true love.










Monday, April 2, 2018

Hula, the Heartbeat of Hawaii

Aloha Mai 
 I come with love.

Hula is a highly ritualized Hawaiian dance expressing praise and worship to the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. The ancient Hawaiian Hula is a way of life linking humanity to spirit. It teaches about nature, respect and all that is sacred. 

Hula is referred to as the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.

Many Kumu Hulas (Hula teachers) and Haumanas (students) dedicate their life to the art of Hula. Purification, rituals, and ceremonies have always been a prelude to this sacred dance which expresses love and humbleness. The beautiful movements tell stories about the wonders of nature, the creation of the world and much more.
Chants give life to Hula. Chants possess great Mana (spiritual energy) through the power of words.

Ke Ao Nani 
(The Beautiful World) 

I luna la i luna
Na manu o ka lewa

I lalo la i lalo
Na pua o ka honua

I uka la i uka
Na ulu la`au

I kai la i kai
Na i`a o ka moana

Ha`ina mai ka puana
A he nani ke ao nei

He inoa no kamali`i
______

Up above, above
Birds of the heavens

Below, below
Flowers of the earth

In the mountains, mountains
The forests

In the sea, the sea
Fishes of the ocean

Tell the refrain
Of the beautiful world

In the name of children

(Nona Beamer Collection)

Dancers often accompany themselves using a variety of traditional Hawaiian instruments which add the thrill of percussive sound to the Hula.
Vibrant colored feather gourds, called Ulu'uli, enhance the excitement of the dance.

Uli'uli

Together, the chant, the dance, and the instruments contain a magic that fills both, 
dancers and audience, with the spirit of Aloha.

The spiritual power of this beautiful dance inspired the creation of Uli'uli.
Hula dancers follow strict traditions when gathering the plants and materials for their costumes and instruments. Uliuli’s costume and accessories follow these traditions as closely as possible. A lot of love and energy went into her creation.

Eventually Uli'uli became alive with the magic of Hula.

Uli'uli 
(Feather Gourd)

Birth Date: ʻApelila 2, 2018 (04/02/18)


Aloha Mai
I come with love.


Uli'uli’s Hula honors the miracle of creation.
Join her in her celebration of life’s joys and abundance.


Uli'uli dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula in unity and harmony with the Mana (spiritual energy) of the 'Aina (land).
The beautiful movements of her hands and body tell stories about the wonders of nature, the creation of the world and the Menehune Ohana (family). Uli'uli’s traditional feather gourds add sound and excitement to her dance. 
Together, the chant, the dance, and feather gourds contain a magic that fills both, 
the dancer and the audience, with the spirit of Aloha. 

Uli'uli's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula.
Uli'uli is named after the Hawaiian Uli'uli (feather gourd). Tutu and Uli'uli made the feather gourds out of wood, raffia and bright red and yellow feathers. Tutu blessed them with Hawaiian salt and special prayers. The gourds are sacred now. They were created for Uli'uli and only she is allowed to touch them.
Tutu also hand crafted the traditional Hula skirt for her Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter). She sewed a green top and matching pants.
She wove a green and red feather Haku (head lei), wrist and ankle leis for Uli'uli. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) represents spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine.
Last Tutu wrapped a white conch shell necklace around Uli'uli's neck and adorned her hair with a fragrant yellow Plumeria flower.
All these precious things were Tutu’s gifts of Aloha (Love) to her Mo’opuna Wahine.

Uli'uli is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii. Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All accessories were individually hand crafted.

Uli'uli is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.
Uli'uli is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime. 

Uli'uli's Hula teaches about all that is sacred. 
She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart. 








Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lights of Eternity

Lights of Eternity

Ka'u, the southernmost district on the Big island, with its untouched wilderness and
over 80 miles of undeveloped coastline reflects the unique raw beauty of old Hawaii.

Lights of Eternity was inspired by the Ka'u coastline at night.

Limited Edition 50
Fine art print on quality paper
Image Size 12 by 16 inches
Unframed
Artist: Alan J. Moores

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hawaiian Nativity Scene

One of a Kind Hawaiian Ocean Theme Nativity Scene

Ho'ano Ohana - The Holy Family
Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a

Birth Date: Kekemapa 24, 2017 (12-24-17)

Standing in a precious coconut crèche Malia (Virgin Mary) lovingly watches over her baby Iesu (Jesus), who is contently nestled in his nut cradle.
Iokepa’s (Joseph’s) sacred Hoku Kai Pahu (sea star staff) symbolizes the shining heart of love and announces the birth of Iesu, the greatest of all blessings. Iesu, Malia, Iokepa and the coconut crèche are wearing a halo of the Hawaiian Hulu (feather) and red flower lei, which is believed to link to the divine. 2 Tiki torches spread their light and warmth throughout the coconut crèche.
Pua'a, the pig, Honu, the turtle and Pueo, the owl have gathered to adore the sweet baby.

In the Aloha spirit of Hawaii, the dolls, animals, coconut cradle and accessories were intricately handcrafted with the greatest love and respect for this sacred event.

Malia and Iokepa are about 3” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. Iesu is about 3/4" tall. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Malia, Iokepa and Iesu have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.

Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are partially crocheted and sewn out of faux fur.
The coconut for the crèche was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom pine wood base.

All dolls, animals and accessories are pinned and or glued to the coconut crèche.

All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.

Treat yourself to this Holy Ohana and 
bring the Aloha spirit of the Islands to your home!


Welcome to the enchanting world of Hawaiian Art Dolls!

Hawaiian Art Dolls are one of a kind 3"-10" collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are unique dolls for display rather than a child’s toy.
Each doll has a story to tell and conveys a personal, inspiring message for guidance and protection. Their detailed personalities and accessories reflect the wisdom of Hawaiian culture and spirituality.
All dolls come with a certificate of authenticity.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are Guardian Angels and Good Luck Charms.
They are enchanting, loveable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, their unconditional Aloha (love) will guide, protect and inspire you on your life’s journey. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hawaii's Coral Reef, Sacred Landscape of the Pacific Ocean

The magnificent Puna (Coral) is a gift from the ocean.

Coral is believed to have great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy). It is the stone of passion and healing. Coral provides protection from illness and harm. According to research, corals contain hormones which have a strong positive influence on the human body. Ashes from burned Coral heal wounds and ulcers. Coral powder dissolved in water is an effective pain-killer.

Coral also is believed to attract love, prosperity, creativity, optimism, inner peace, strength and understanding of life's purpose.

Hawaii's coral reefs stretch out for more than 1200 miles in the Pacific Ocean, covering about 85% of all coral reefs in the US. The reef is of great importance to the ocean environment and its inhabitants as well as to humans. It supports marine and terrestrial life.
They look just like rocks, but reefs are alive. Corals give them their structure, offering habitat and food to the many fish, lobsters, octopus and crabs. The 500 different species of algae growing on the Hawaiian coral reef provide food and life-sustaining oxygen for all marine life. Algae provide more oxygen than all land plants worldwide combined.
Many of the plants, fish, and invertebrates found in the Hawaiian coral reef are endemic to Hawaii. In old Hawaii reef fish provided the people with  protein and are still considered a delicacy today.
Reefs protect shorelines from erosion and storm damage by limiting the impact of strong waves.

The beautiful beaches of Hawaii were created by the coral reef. Beach sand evolves from dead fragments of coral, shells and calcified algae. 

The great surfing waves of Hawaii are shaped by the reefs.
Snorkeling and diving in the enchanting coral reef makes the Pacific Ocean and underwater paradise, which allows us to connect with the wonders of nature.

Hawaiian reefs are endangered. Showing respect and appreciation by helping to clean the beaches, catching only the fish that are really needed, refraining from throwing waste into the water will help to sustain our precious coral reefs.

Malama Ka'aina!- Care for the land!

The magnificent Hawaiian Puna inspired the creation of Puna (Coral), the Healer.


Puna (Coral), the Healer

Birthdate: Kepakemapa 1, 2016 (09-01-16)

Allow Puna to be your healing guide! 
His coral Mana restores Pono (harmony) in mind, body and soul.

Puna's gift to you is his precious red bamboo coral staff. Red coral is the stone of passion and healing. Puna reflects the coral's great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy).

Puna is a Ho'ola (healer). Walking along the shores of the magnificent Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, he searches for the gorgeous corals, he is named after. When the signs are right and the spirits permit, he gathers the corals. Chanting a Pule (prayer) to give thanks for the gift, Puna cleans the corals in the ocean water and merges with their Mana.

As soon as he enters his Ohana’s (family’s) village, all the Menehunes gather around him. “Aloha e Puna!” they greet him respectfully. Puna is the Menehune’s Ho'ola. 

Being around Puna’s corals and healing Mana leaves the Menehunes with a feeling of 
well being, deep inner peace and happiness.

Puna's Tutu (grandmother) sewed his blue lava lava (wraparound). She hand drew a red coral and limu (sea grass) design on the front of the lava lava to enhance Puna's magical coral Mana. All these things were Tutu's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).


Puna is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Puna has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Puna is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Puna brings you the healing Mana of the Hawaiian Coral.