Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Humu's signing 🐠

Humu 'ohana (family) and I want to say mahalo to everyone who organized the book event to celebrate Humu's 20 years birthday🎂🎉😃
I met new people, reconnected with Humu's author so grateful for a blessed day ☀️🌴mahalo!
Humu books available at stores in Hawaii, amazon, and welcometotheislands.

with Humu's author Kimberly A. Jackson (left), me (right)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Humu book will be 20 years old!

Please meet Humu🐠
The Hawaii's state fish, his real name is Humuhumunukunukuapua'a 😃💦
My illustrated Humu book will be 20 years old next 🎂✨time surely flies!
There will be a book signing on Dec 18, 8-11am at Hualalai Trading Company, Big Island Hawai'i. If you have a chance please stop by and say hello. Mahalo!☺️🏝
All Humu books available at stores in Hawai'i, amazon, and welcometotheislands.

HUMU: The Little Fish Who Wished Away His Colors
Written by Kimberly A. Jackson
Illustrated by Yuko Green
Island Heritage © 2000
HUMU Coloring & Activity Book © 2013
HUMU's Colorful Ocean: Peek'n Squeak © 2008
HUMU book © 2000
Written by Kimberly A. Jackson
Illustrated by Yuko Green

Friday, November 1, 2019

A New Book! A Song for the Colors and the Flowers of Hawai'i

I am truly so honored and grateful that I was given the opportunity to illustrate the children book written by Kumu Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, who had received his lifetime achievement award from Nahoku Honahona Awards last weekend, and the book was released October 25.
A Song for the Colors and the Flowers of Hawai'i is a song about Hawaiian nature.
Done in the mixed media, digital collage.

Wherever you are, take some time and be still today, and hear the nature song.

Available form Island Heritage, $12.99.

written by Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
illustrated by Yuko Green
©2019 Island Heritage Publishing

Monday, October 28, 2019

After School Art for Keiki!

I am so thrilled and excited that I can do this again!
It's been 7 years...!
If you have K-5th grade age children who are interested in art in Waikoloa area, please pass this information. Mahalo!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Paper Doll Review

I am so grateful to see my paper dolls were featured in the latest issue of Paper Doll Review #74, the theme: Polynesia. I illustrated these paper dolls years ago for appreciation for its beautiful culture of Hawai'i. I designed the hula doll figurine too, a while ago. I love old dolls and toy☺️

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

My on-line fabric shop "alohajoy" is opened!

Hello October🍃
I am so happy tp announce that my on-line store at Spoonflower is open finally this week!🌱✨My store name is "alohajoy", Hawai'i inspired happy design. For past two years, I began dreaming about having my own designs on fabric.  I hope I can share my aloha and joy of living on my Island, and the beauty of God's creation...and hope my designs will bring sunshine, rainbow and tropical breeze to your home from Hawai'i. Please let me know if you would like a design at a different scale, and I would be glad to upload that. And please request any design you would like to see in the future. Photos of these baby outfits and accessories are my mock-up to visualize my dream😉 
Mahalo and blessings~

my fabric store "alohajoy" at Spoonflower

Saturday, September 21, 2019

☀️a little 'i'iwi bird wants to tell you what he hears and sees, how beautiful these islands are🌱🌿🌴a part of illustration I did for a special song book of Hawai'i🐥🎼🌸that is coming out this year from Island Heritage Publisher.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

progress on a new picture book about song and colors of Hawai'i

I am always happy illustrating Hawaiian nature🌱🌿I am so honored and grateful that I have been working on a new picture book about song and colors of Hawai'i. I feel truly blessed to illustrate this special book, and I cannot wait to share with you more🙂
Have a wonderful day with music in your heart 🎼🌺🌿

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!🌸

Hello everyone! Hello spring!
And Happy blessed Mother's Day🌸to all the mom's and children!
Here is a little Mother's day animation I made for you...🌱to say
you are dearly loved🙏🏻

Friday, February 15, 2019

Psalms Coloring Book from Japanese publisher Olives

My new coloring book "Coloring book for adults with scripture verses from Psalm" in English and Japanese was released this month. This is my first book I worked with publisher in Japan, so I feel very honored and blessed.

Even though I call Hawai'i my home now, being born and raised in Japan and visit my family regularly there, part of my heart is always with Japan. I dedicated this book to my mom, who is paralyzed in right side arm four years ago by stroke, and started coloring for her left hand rehab.
During working on this project, God had taught me so much about His love and care, not only for my mom but for me and entire family.  This book became so dear to my heart.
Japan has only less than 1% of Christian population, and I went to Japan mission trip six time sincere prayer is that this little coloring book will be used as a ministry tool to bring God's words to their lives.

They are plants and animals from Bible to color, with scriptures from Book of Psalms. It is available only in Japan so far (, but hopefully soon in Amazon.
Publisher: Olives (