I'm back with more watercolor and this adorable lil' guy that my sister bought me cuz she loves me..
a lot ;).
(stamps: Sister Stamps Makai, Waltzingmouse Stamps My Island other: Royal Langnickel Watercolor, My Mind's Eye Picket Fences Cardbase, Tim Holtz Distress Tool)
This is thank you, Hawaiian style~
This is a public service announcement:
If you ever visit Hawaii, please know that if someone says to you "Mahalo"...it means thanks, k?
It's printed on trashcans too...
it doesn't mean you're being called trash.
I met a newbie stationed in Hawaii who tearfully admitted how hurt she was to be called "Mahalo" after every purchase she made.
She had to connect the dots for me because I was ????
"I see the word 'Mahalo' on trashcans and it infuriates me that locals say that to me.
I KNOW what they are calling me...I'm NOT TRASH!"
I can see how that would have been misinterpreted.
This was years ago before google and all things internet...
with information at our fingertips.
Bless her heart.
I stifled my laugh (HAD TO, she was soooo hurt), and I explained...
"Nooooo, they are THANKING you for throwing your trash away!"
She paused for a moment...and received it.
I make it a point to tell everyone that goes to Hawaii this translation...
~you never know.