Don't Force It

So maybe I did allow too much time to pass before working on I WAS HERE. I stared at it for a long time, then began looking at images of vintage Hawaiian surfboards and stumbled upon a great old photo - and then my mind was distracted and I was drawing something different.

Heh, no harm, no foul, I've got to follow the mood. Don't know if I'll do anything with this. Maybe a sticker if I clean it up and add something, not sure what. For today, though, the creative muscle flex is complete. 

In Hawaiian maka'ala means to wake; to be awake or alert; to look out; to take heed; beware.

It can also be a name, Maka-Ala, a Hawaiian name that means "awakening earth" or "to rise up from the earth." It's a combination of two words: maka, which means eye or face, and ala, which means awake or rise up. It's a name that reflects the sacred connection between the land and its people. I think that's what I love most about the Hawaiian culture - that respect for the land. That harmony. It's beautiful.

Looks like my creative break gave me a little Hawaiian lesson as well! Never know where a drawing will take me.

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