Want to submit to Pūpū but not sure what to write about? Try these art ideas.
Remember: to be considered for publication, all works must be related to ke ano Hawaiʻi — all things Native Hawaiian (culture, language, identity, history, nature, arts, customs…)
Looking for writing ideas? Try our writing ideas page
What can you create? Youʻre limited only by your imagination:
- taking Hawaiian Studies?Submit your ARTIFACT art project
- drawings, paintings
- traditional Hawaiian arts: tattoo, lei, carving, feather work, kapa, (for 3D arts, provide a photo; do not send your work)
- Hawaiian quilting
- collage (Wiki How, YouTube)
- art journal (Art Journaling 101, Wiki How) – try starting with a photo in a magazine, like Mana; try an art journal prompt from
- design a t-shirt
- design a poster
Look for topics in from your Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian language classes. Talk to family and friends.
And remember: to be considered for publication, your work must have a Hawaiian connection