Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Illustration Friday: Together

This has been an eventful week for myself and my sister. I decided to honor her and her team and the amazing work they do "together".  She has for many years been paddling with an incredible group of strong women, "the wikiki beach boys" in an 6 person outrigger canoe. This act alone is commendable, but this weekend they raced in the 35th "Na Wahine o ke kai" This race takes them from Molokai to Oahu over 41 miles in what ended up to be 6 hours an 19 minutes. They came in second to long time rivals by a mere 7 minutes.  They had hopes to regain the title after a year without, but had an incredible race regardless.  They did it together.

(ps, just in case you didn't know, you can click on the pic to enlarge)

more on my news another day:)


  1. Thanks Alicia! I am honored to be an inspiration for one of your pieces and to have the opportunity to meet all these amazing individuals!

  2. Super drawing! It is very dynamic and really captures the action/feeling of doing that. It makes ME want to be rowing! I really like your pen lines and the added white on tan paper.

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments! These woman are so impressive! In recent years they have had a live stream follow them on the race, just amazing!

  3. This drawing embodies the spirit of the woman who are in that boat and the spirit of all paddles who take on the challenge of the Molokai Chanel...or any part of the ocean...Beautiful...thanks for the awesome tribute to Dana and all who paddle with her...

  4. Beautiful illustration Alicia! Full of strength and determination!!