Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Return of Sketched Out Monday...on Tuesday

Okay after a long hiatus, I've decided to get Sketched Out Monday back into swing.  Now I know you're saying that it is Tuesday...well since I just decided this moments ago...and I didn't want to wait another 6 days to post...you get it on Tuesday.  

So today I offer you a couple of images from my Maui trip at the beginning of the year.  This first dude is what I call: 
Meanie Menehune
For those who don't know what a Menehune, they are basically Hawaiian leprechauns or fairies who live deep in the forest away from human sight.  It is also said that if they start something they have to finish it in one night (elves and cobbler).  For the most part they are benevolent...but once in awhile...you get someone like the guy above.

He's the god of fertility, harvest and rainfall.  Like most Hawaiian tiki images, they are often more benevolent than they look.



Freenie Belle said...

Will definately look forward to Sketched Out Monday on Tuesday. Enjoying the stories with them.

aisling said...

Great idea! Love those sketches!

yoborobo said...

Love seeing your drawings - thanks for sharing them!

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, My Menehune, we LOVE tiki stuff! we are tiki fetishistas! We spend so much time loving tikis we don't have time to get any!

Here's the deal: I love these. I am saving them to my desktop and looking at them all the time.

Thank you for brightening my sad, dreary life today. You are almost the BEST. (My chihuahua dachshund mix is THE best.)