It's official! Wyland Hale'iwa is my new spot on the North Shore:) To kick off the send off, I made this painting of the famous Hale'iwa sign that welcomes every visitor as you enter into the beautiful beach town of the same name. This sign is iconic for me. I remember living on Oahu, going to college in town and heading up to Hale'iwa for a break from the city and a little surfing, sunbathing or both.
My little Saffron Finches are checking out the craftsmanship of the sign. With so much detail and color, it's a lot to take in for a little bird!
After taking a picture or two with the sign, these birds will be heading to the beach for some surf, sand and sun. The male's signature red flush on his face may need a little sunscreen before they take off. Stay cool and burn-free!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.