Internal Peace for External Peace

image of Optimist's OathHappy Martin Luther King Day! It's great to think of all the strides that have been made since the 1960's in terms of racial and sexual equality. As we move forward, I like to acknowledge all of the people who made the positive strides happen. Everyone who wishes for the world to be a great place for everyone and everything. It is a sign of strength to stay positive and keep hope alive. Today I share a copy of the Optimist's Creed by Christian D. Larson, re designed as an oath to optimism. It's words inspire connectedness and nobility. You can access different designs for free download here.

Perpetual Art of Allowing Calendar

Using Adobe Illustrator, vector art generating software, I've begun experimenting with creating very simple digital drawings. This calendar features a series of 12 drawings combined with self reflection practices designed with transformational life coach and great friend, Kim Jordan (www.emergeinnerlifecoaching.com).  This is our second calendar collaboration. We wanted to pare down design and text into the simplest forms possible so that each month was very easy to understand.  Self reflection is about looking inside of oneself to understand who we are. It takes giving yourself time to just quiet down and check inside for answers about how we are feeling, what we are wanting, and what we are doing. I began a personal growth quest in the 1990's because I realized that if I wanted to have more peace and love in the world, I needed to first find peace and love within myself. Self reflection takes a lot of humility, and it is an ongoing work in progress. It's learning to be very honest about how you are feeling in any given moment. I wanted to create a easy to use tool based on personal growth practices that have been most beneficial to me over the years, by collaborating with Kim Jordan who has been on the same journey of developing inner peace, as a way to create external peace. The exercises in the calendar are open to interpretation and are not meant to force any ideology, they are simple tools anyone can use of their own free will. They work like road signs that point to different directions of your choosing. What Kim and I wish is for our project to help manifest more peace in people's internal as well as external lives. This perpetual calendar allows you start the year off at any month, and end exactly one year later. If you are interested in finding out more about this project, it is available in my Red Bubble store here

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Cute, kawaii, 2018 year of the dog image to celebrate the dog's attributes: loyal, honest, friendly, smart, straightforward, and venerable.

Wishing you and everyone around you, a happy, healthy and fruitful 2018! May each moment be a joy to encounter! Leading up to this day, I've begun creating new artwork using Adobe Illustrator. Here's a new design for the new year. It's a celebration of the Year of the Dog. 2018 is a Dog year in the Chinese Astrological calendar which Japanese people also celebrate. The Japanese celebrate each January 1st, while the Chinese will celebrate new year's day on February 16th this year.  I created a drawing based on a cute Japanese hariko icon that people use to bring fortune, especially for mothers and children. The hariko inu is a small paper mache dog. Here's a Pinterest board of them: https://www.pinterest.com.au/nancmeister/hariko-inu/.  I'm not sure how old the design is but it dates over 100 years old. I find the design pretty adorable and definitely an antique version of kawaii style. The dog symbolizes loyalty, intelligence, friendliness, honesty, and holiness. I LOVE dogs and made the art work thinking about some of the great dogs I have known. Do you know Japhy the Wizened Chewenie? He's a great dog hero! I've also updated my website and am making a resolution to upload a new post each week. Let's see if I can meet this. I have so many fun projects to report about and collaborations so there'll be more to write about. In the meantime, please check out my new Red Bubble shop! It's got the year of the dog image in cute stickers and other fun items plus an awesome calendar created with transformational life coach, Kim Jordan . Click here to check it out!  

New Show!

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I'm currently working on a new show for June! It's called Would You Kiss A Faerie and it is designed for an adult audience. This show is 23 years in the making. I started the artwork in the vicinity of 1994 which is totally crazy for me to think about because the time went so quickly. All of the images were shot on film and then collaged in Photoshop. In the early stages it took hours for files to save. Now with my new computer, what used to take hours takes seconds. All of my files whiz into shape and they print beautifully thanks to some cool color calibration work I was able to do with digital color print guru, Paul Dupont of Greenleaf Associates.

I plan to begin posting more about this show and the process of putting it together. For now here's the show invite postcard with more info to follow. The featured image is of the always fabulous, international art star, Vaginal Davis as the Faerie Goddess mother who was very gracious in contributing her beauty to this project.

EMERGE! – new poster and sticker designs

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EMERGE poster is sized to print optimally at 24 x 24 inches or smaller. You can click on the image to see it in the store.

Next week is the start of spring! In anticipation of the new season, here are two designs to celebrate the emergence of the true self: a new sticker and poster set titled, EMERGE.  This is part of my ongoing collaboration with inner life coach extraordinaire, Kim Jordan (emergeinnerlifecoaching.com).

The image in the poster and sticker depict a loving individual emerging forth from the generations of human beings that came before it.

Through our work together, Kim and I aim to bring positive messages of cosmological love and personal growth through our universal green character. Check out our other products, like the Be Your Own Coach Calendar in the Hoshi Hana Zazzle Store!

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The EMERGE sticker comes in 3×3 inch, in a set of 6, or 1.5 x 1.5 inch, in a set of 20. You can click on the image to see it in the store.

 

Please be sure to read through our product descriptions to get the best versions of the on-demand items. For instance, the poster will print best at sizes 24 x 24 inches or smaller.  You can click on any of the images here to see them in the Hoshi Hana Zazzle Store. For best pricing, check out the daily coupon codes available at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please  contact me at: contact@hoshihana.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Keep Love Alive vector art by Kim Jordan and Hoshi Hana.

With all of the sudden changes that are taking over our country and the world around us, it is so important to keep positive and stay on the course of keeping love alive in all that we do. Whether it’s with family, friends, co-workers, animal buddies, or community, keep love alive for everyone and everything!   When we share love, it grows and feeds the air around us with a fresh scent.

KEEP LOVE ALIVE  is a drawing I created in collaboration with Kim Jordan of  emergeinnerlifecoaching.com.

We also made a sticker set available here at Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/keep_love_alive_3_x_3_square_sticker-217664013946763827.

Get a set and stick it on your stuff to spread the message. ❤

Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Love, Hoshi Hana

Happy 2017!

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It’s a new year! Time to resolve to move forward with a positive spirit and motivation to do well in all we endeavor!  Happy new year everyone!

Love, Hoshi Hana