Kohola Kai Creative Blog

Most Incredible Humpback Whale Encounter

Most Incredible Humpback Whale Encounter
On Sunday November 3rd, I went out on an all-day trip to explore the waters surrounding Catalina Island aboard Pacific Offshore Expeditions. I had ...

Happy World Oceans Day!

World Oceans Day Kohola Kai Creative
June 8th is World Oceans Day! World Oceans Day is a world-wide celebration focusing on the importance and beauty of the oceans. The concept was o...

Marine Pollution - YOU Can Make a Difference!

Marine Pollution - YOU Can Make a Difference!
Look closely at this new piece. See any objects you recognize? It’s no secret that there is a lot of trash in the oceans- and it’s affecting a lot...

How to Create a Mixed Media Painting

How to Create a Mixed Media Painting
When it comes to art, the possibilities are endless. There are so many ways to draw, paint, sculpt and design your ideas into physical form. O...

Orca or Killer Whale? What's in a Name

Orca or Killer Whale? What's in a Name
Orca names and classification tend to show up in comments frequently on social media and mentioned during whale watch tours. One thing I see often...

New Release: Sharks of the World!

New Release: Sharks of the World!
Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals alive today. The word "shark" often invokes fear. Although there are about 500 species known toda...

100 Reasons Project: Manta Rays

100 Reasons Project: Manta Rays
The 5th feature in my #100reasonsproject is the giant oceanic manta ray with one of their greatest threats: plastic pollution. ✍🏼 As filter feeder...

Why Sharks Need Our Help

Why Sharks Need Our Help
Recently I went through more of the photos I took last autumn in one of Japan’s largest tuna markets. This market is also a broker of shark fins. S...

100 Reasons Project - Southern Resident Killer Whales

100 Reasons Project - Southern Resident Killer Whales
The 4th feature in my #100reasonsproject are the Southern Resident Killer Whales.  Orca are not endangered as a species, but this specific fish-ea...

100 Reasons Project - Fin Whale

100 Reasons Project - Fin Whale
Species no. 3 of the revamped #100reasonsproject is the one of the largest creatures in the world- the fin whale. Second largest to the blue whal...

Meet the Artist Behind Kohola Kai Creative

Meet the Artist Behind Kohola Kai Creative
In light of the release of the new 100 Reasons Project, I'd like to do a bit of an introduction to new readers. Welcome! My name is Tracie- the gir...

100 Reasons Project - Green Sea Turtle

100 Reasons Project - Green Sea Turtle
Species no. 2 of the revamped #100ReasonsProject is the Green Sea Turtle.Green sea turtles are classified as an endangered species. These turtles ...