2013 has been a year of drastic learning curves and changes, of what and what not to do, of value recognition, coming to terms with the “Uglies” of business. Here I express myself through the stylistic point of view of my Pacific Cultures and hone in on the direction of my journey, so that I may bring a fortitude of creative smack-downs to where it’s needed most.This is not for the faint of heart.
Anonymous asked: do you have instagram or twitter?
No not yet, I should. But I wanted to wait and launch everything online together e.g., official website, twitter, intagram and facebook. Hopefully by November.
-The Waiting Room-
Yes! Tangi Ki He Mo’oni proudly gets its first public shout-outs on local Tongan Radio. It feels awesome getting our names out there. Thanks to Makalea Takau, Poli Tuaileva and the team from Le’o- ‘o e - Hala-Tukutonga (Voice of Tonga) which broadcasts on WOWFM 100.7 on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. My spirits are lifted.
The inspiration behind this first collection is based on the idea of a “Pacific Safari”. It’s pretty much the Pacific meets Africa but in a more subtle representation. Initially I wanted to do all these full blown African inspired prints mixed with bold island influences but I decided to pull back on my crazy. I’m trying to make money, not freak people out. We’ll see what I end up with.
I had to do it. I redesigned the business card. The previous design felt cluttered and old. Here I created something more modern, more spaced out and more bold. I’ve also replaced the maroon/burgundy colour with one that related more to who I am as a designer.
Serious Re-boost for Divine Inspiration Pronto!.
My poor tumblr account has been on the receiving end of my neglectful ways this past year and I now return to keep the promises that I had made to myself. Promise #1: Do not let this project succumb to the side of my habits that lets things become fragmented and unfinished. Promise #2: Perpetual Creativity - To keep creating, designing, drawing and whatever else that makes my soul feel somewhat animately existent.
They Have Arrived!!!
I am now the glad recipient of the new TKHM business cards. They were a little boring in my design so I’ve just used a particular dried pandanus leaf that we call a ‘Kie’ (which is the softest type of pandanus leaf mostly in use for weaving different items in tha pacific) to wrap around the cards to give it a more nature-like element. This i hope is the distinctive aspect that keeps me a jar from the rest.
A Preview Of What’s To Come
Here lies a little of what is to be expected from my first collection under the TKHM name. It is strong, fitted, floral and is a definite demonstration of chromatic colours (even though my sketches are black and white). Think navies, khaki greens and deep burgundies. Throw in some tonal greys and blacks and voila. I’m holding onto the greatest faith that it all turns out how I’ve pictured them in my mind.