Blue Ginger is an unusual plant. Incorrectly labeled as ginger, Blue Ginger flowers looks like a ginger flower when budding, but that's really the only similarity. Many businesses in Hawaii and elsewhere have taken up the Blue Ginger moniker including restaurants, galleries and retail stores. The flowers are a very attractive deep blue/purple with a dot of golden yellow in the center. I will definitely have to paint more of these in the future.
In Hawaii, we have these beautiful Lavender Waxbills. They are medium-small sized birds with beaks that look stained by too many boysenberries. I feel the little crouching waxbill here is asking the other to "give a little bit, give a little bit of your love to me"... don't worry, she can't resist his sweet song!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.