Happy Aloha Friday! I know, I know. I live in the midwest. It's a blustery snow day. You'd complain of frozen britches once you step out of the house. What do you mean, "Aloha Friday?" I'm an island girl at heart; grew up in Guam and Hawaii. I knew the term "Aloha Friday" before I learned of "TGIF" ('Thank God/goodness it's Friday' - I guess, depending on your religious beliefs). The locals in Hawaii claimed 'Aloha Friday' which represents Hawaii's laid-back local-style, and summed up by the simple chorus of the song: "It's Aloha Friday, No work til Monday." If you're curious about what it sounds like, click on the lyrics above and you'll be brought to a youtube video with the sample song. I like this version better because it reminds me of my Grandpa and Grandma who worked on the plantations in Hawaii in the ca. 1950s-1960s. Very cool.
But I digress. This year, I resolved to blog on a regular basis and give good karma to fellow crafty mavens at the same time. So, today is the debut of a new feature on Manoa Road:
featuring fabulous handcrafted goodness from different handmade markets on the internet.
Today's selection is a throwback to the Islands (Aloha Friday, anyone?) all from artisans on Artfire. With such a dreary, drab, and cold winter day in St. Louis, I can't help but long for warmth right now. Here's a short list of finds that remind me of the islands --
Please spread good karma and discover these talented artisans and their handcrafted goodness on Artfire.