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Hang loose…..
nothing else matters,,,,,,,,,

The shaka sign, sometimes known as “hang loose”, is a gesture often associated with Hawaii and surfer culture. It consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while holding the three middle fingers curled, and gesturing in salutation while presenting the front or back of the hand; the hand may be rotated back and forth for emphasis. The shaka sign was adopted from local Hawaiian culture by visiting surfers in the 1960’s, and its use has spread around the world.

Hawaiians use the shaka to convey the “Aloha Spirit”, a concept of friendship, understanding, compassion, and solidarity among the various ethnic cultures that reside within Hawaii, lacking a direct semantic to literal translation. The shaka can also used to express “howzit?”, “thanks, eh?”, and “all right!” Drivers will often use it on the road to communicate distant greetings and gratitude.

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Bringing Aloha to The Valley of The Sun…..

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 1 year ago

    Happy Happy New Year my friend KJ. I hope you have a beautiful 2013.

  • Always wishing aloha to you wahini…..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    nice work
    happy new year !

  • Always with aloha wahini……

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Happy New Year to you and yours Bro

  • Hang loose brah’…aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Hope your New Year is filled with wonderful art along with letting go and relaxing days kj….Sandy

  • More relaxing days than painting….haven’t painted in awhile…
    Mahalo & aloha always wahini

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    Happy New Year, kj.

  • Never planned in this being featured but mahalo just the same for the honor
    Aloha always wahini

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    You must have drank the one I saw on facebook….lol Cheers Brah’.

  • Definitely finished that one off….different location brah’….here’s to you and yours cheers brah’

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    Happy New Year KJ to you and your family! may it be full of love, light, laughs and lots of paint! best wishes Linda

  • Mahalo and aloha wahini…..need to get my creative flow back…haven’t painted recently…
    All the best to you and yours….catchyalater…..
    PS….your studio looks bomb….

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 1 year ago

    Happy New Year KJ! : ) May 2013 be your best one yet. Love Wen XOX

  • Good to see you wahini….all the best aloha to you…..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 1 year ago

    Have a Happy New Year!

  • All the best to you and yours brah’….stay safe and warm….aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago

    UAUUUUUUUUUUU!!! FANTASTIC !!! BUON ANNO !!!!

  • With much aloha wahini

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

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