From the Mixed up Files of Hoshi Hana Blog

Inspired by fellow artists who have helped raise money to support a friend whose son is in need of post operative health care, I'm having a raffle for a $100 Art Love Friend gift card.

Here are the rules:

1. Anyone who donates $20 or more to Luke's Go Fund Me between January 19 and February 1st, 2021 will be entered to win!

2. The winner of the gift card will be chosen at random on February 2nd, 2021. The gift card has no expiration date and can be used at my little shop at

3. Click Love for Luke Post Op for more information about Luke and click Donate to donate and join in the fundraising fun.

Why I'm doing this and hope you'll participate:

I couldn't ignore the needs of a fellow artist/friend whose son is dealing with the monumental task of trying to get health care without the ease of insurance support.

Luke has had to endure 4 brain surgeries, countless medical procedures and doctors visits, and has had to re-learn much of what people take for granted as everyday functionality. Giving a little bit, can ease this young man's burden and it feels good to help a family in need.

I've always wanted to have a little shop where I could design and sell things with a positive message, and raise funds for awesome organizations and causes that promote peace and love. With this dream in mind, I've been developing an online shop called Art Love Friend to do just that. It's like an online corner store with quirky items created with the help of on-demand and digital resources researched to deliver quality goods in a reliable way. The store is currently open but a planned grand opening will be in March of 2021.

Please join the ART LOVE FRIEND / HOSHI HANA email list to get news and updates on the shop, new projects, and special offers.

♥Sign up here and get a free Envision calendar download specially designed for 2021.♥

(see last blog post for more info)

Happy 2021!

I can't believe it's already January 23rd.

It feels like the year just started and I'm still at the beginning of the year!

If you feel the same way, it might have something to do with the surrealism of living life inside in quarantine during a time of pandemic.

If you need a 2021 calendar, I made a free download for subscribers to my ART LOVE FRIEND / HOSHI HANA email list!

All you need to do is go here and subscribe to get it:

I promise not to spam or over send messages. Just share information about projects and updates on stuff and try to do so in a creative, fun way. I'll explain why it says Art Love Friend in my next blog post.

Oh, and here's a video on how to download and print out your calendar once you sign up and get the downloadable link.