Hooray for kisses, hearts and love birds!
It's the beginning of a new series: "Ke Aloha" (meaning "beloved") featuring Hawaiian birds giving kissy faces with their beaks forming the shape of a heart. I know some people out there might be gagging from the cheesy cuteness, but I love them! Hawaiian honeycreepers are perfect for this series because most of them have the long curving beaks made to slurp out hard-to-reach nectar from tubular flowers. I've already drawn out sketches for Mamo, 'Amakihi, Nukupu'u, Palila, 'Akepa and 'Akohekohe... oh yes, let the love rain down :)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.