We had a full class with 20 students. Our first day was at the scenic Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. The children's studio building was just right! Lots of windows, fresh air, and Jane's stunning quilts to admire. Many in the class brought fresh plants and flowers for inspiration. After stumbling around a bit, I chose Naupaka Kahakai or "beach naupaka." It is a flower with an interesting Hawaiian legend attached (more on that in another post).
Here is a look at the work in progress. I still have a lot of fine tuning to do, but I'm very happy with the results!
Jane went back to Chicago yesterday. I miss her already!