Hula Girl NFT WhitePaper
Hula Girl NFT is an exclusive collection of 8808 hand drawn AI Generated Nfts by Jacqueline Kealoha Ford. The project was born between three creatives who found in common their passion to live and share ALOHA; “OhanaDao”
The First Collection from Ohana Dao, “Hula Girl Nft” project intends to honor, respect and celebrate Pacific Island Culture and its' modern day people with both reverence and humor.
Each of these Nfts were created from hundreds of carefully crafted hand drawn traits combined with photo collage integration derived from the artists’ life long research into all things Polynesian.
Hula Girl aims to create a community for spreading the message of ALOHA through art and creativity, delivering positive island vibes, beautiful visual escapes, and encouraging all beings to treat themselves, each other and the earth with ALOHA.
It's bigger than just jpegs.
Create a (Ohana) Community that encompasses the spirit of “Aloha” positivity
Reward the community
Share inspirational art and positive vibes
Integrate with other Crypto projects and Metaverses
Link creatives from the crypto world with traditional art landscapes
Provide community events and Utility
“Live Aloha” Support
Support creativity, ecological, indigenous and multicultural positive movements.
Help save the environment
Why a Hula Girl And Why *Live Aloha*
We are here to make it fun, so that the community wants to participate and have fun with it all while minting positive messaging and spreading ALOHA!
What is ……. ALOHA?
Aloha is a way of life
The Hawaiian word “also” means “presence” or “share” and the word “ha” means “breath of life” or “essence of life.”
The word aloha is something that you experience, your interaction with life, passion, joy, something that’s present within you. But at the same time, it’s something that you share, something that is spread to those around you, sharing that energy and joy that is within you.
It’s the way the Hawaiians live their everyday lives. Aloha Pono Pono Ono
THE DEEPER MEANING OF ALOHA
by Curby Rule
For those who follow the path of Huna, or are fortunate enough to live in Hawai'i, it is common for us to use the word Aloha. We use it in greetings and farewells and in expressing love. But the word means even more, it is a way of life.
Besides these common meanings, the word Aloha holds within itself all one needs to know to interact rightfully in the natural world. These insights describe an attitude or way of life sometimes called "The Aloha Spirit" or "The Way of Aloha".
The spirit of Aloha was an important lesson taught to the children of the past because it was about the world of which they were a part. One early teaching goes like this:
Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain - it is my pain. When there is joy - it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me. I will not willfully harm anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian - this is Aloha!
As the child grew, the need for a fundamental code of ethics was taught. This code is found within a deeper layer of the meaning of the word Aloha. The code is derived from one of the acronymic meanings of Aloha.
A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lokahi, working with unity
O, oia'i'o, truthful honesty
H, ha'aha'a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance
The kahuna David Bray interprets this code as "Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble." He also stated that to the Hawaiian of old, Aloha meant "God in us."
So far, within Aloha, we have found an explanation of our place in the world and a code of ethics to help us with our interactions in the world. The only thing we are missing is our "prime directive" while we are here, and that too can be found within the root words that make up Aloha.
alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present
oha, joyous affection, joy
ha, life energy, life, breath
Using Hawaiian language grammatical rules, we will translate this literally as "The joyful sharing of life energy in the present" or simply "Joyfully sharing life".
We share this Definition to help explain why we choose “aloha” as our theme in the first place. We want to create a nft community of people from all walks of life who want to have fun and help spread the Aloha to Every Continent in the World!
We believe protecting the Environment is very important. #LiveAloha
We believe supporting Mental Health is very Important. #LiveAloha
We believe Creativity makes the World & all People Healthier & Happier. #LiveAloha
We believe in Wellness and Wealth. #LiveAloha
Hula Girl Roadmap
(Changes Frequently (usually Additions) follow Discord for up to date details)
8808 Unique Nfts will be created.
Early Adopter programs begins
Minting Starts at .04 Eth Per Nft
Minting will continue until all 8808 nfts are sold out.
25% Hula Gift Giveaway (Team Will Mint 5 Hula Girls for the future)
Discord Early adopters programs ends
Nft Rarities: Rarity Tools
We will donate to various hawaiian charities.
75% (Hawaiian Luau Giveaways)
100% Sell Out Celebration
Ramp up Marketing
Ohana Merch Store
At 100% Mint dao wallet will be created.
We Will Find creative ways to Provide Utility for Hula Girls Via;
Future Nft OhanaDAO Drops
Future Community Fun (access)
Live aloha merch drops
Hula Girl Governance (Ohana Dao)
Meets Ups, Luau’s and More
Community Wallet (percentage of open sea royalties & profit shares)
More To be announced soon..
Future Collections under construction:
Kane at Work
Wahine at Work
Hawaii Food, Bento Boxes, Mixed Plates, Poke
Tiki Drinks/ Cocktails
Meet the Artist
Hula Girl, Artist, Educator, Creativity & Wellness Advocate
Jacqueline Kealoha Ford has been drawing, painting and printmaking tropical imagery since her career began.
She danced Hula and Tahitian Ori for many years.
The Hula Girls NFT project is a merging of her passions for Art, Hula and Hawaii coming together!
She was a UCB Golden Bear and UH Manoa Rainbow while working towards her B.A. and M.F.A. in traditional Fine Arts.
Today Jacqueline is a single mother with a 6 yr. old hula dancer in tow. She has been teaching and promoting creativity during her 25 yr. career in Bay Area communities and Cal State East Bay University.
As a hapa girl with roots in Hanapepe, Kaui and Honolulu, Oahu, this project is a natural fit and she is thrilled to be creating it!
Having a multicultural identity informs her work richly as well as experiences of being a barrier-breaking woman artist during the past 40 years.
Jacquelines' colorful and distinctive work emanates joy and peace
expressing respect for the people, land and culture of Asia and Polynesia.
She strives to express the vibrant spirit of landscapes, tropical birds and flowers, dancers and people tending to their daily work by bringing them to life with harmonious colors and bold compositions.
She has been exhibiting her work in the S.F. Bay Area, Santa Fe, NM and Hawaii for the past 3 decades.
Education: B.A. - U.C. Berkeley -91'
M.F.A.- University of Hawaii, - 01’
Professor: Fine Arts and Printmaking Instructor - 10 yrs
California State University East Bay
Educator: Teacher, Dir. of Community Arts & Mural Programs - 9 yrs
The Oakland Museum of California
Euphrat Museum of Cupertino
Mission Cultural center of SF
Berkeley Art Center Richmond Art Center
Gallery Owner: Jacqueline Ford Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2003-2004
Entrepreneur: Art Class Inc.
Creativity for Wellness Corporate Training Events
“I am committed to bringing creativity to the workplace enabling companies to support and invigorate the organizational health, innovation, and culture within their company.”
“Let hands on creativity nourish, restore and deliver positive workplace energy by boosting personal and psychological health!"
Ohana Dao Team Members
Ec-Jay - Crypto Investor, YouTuber “EverythingCurrency”,
Matt Firenzé - Social Media & Marketing, Finance, Hip-Hop & Electronic Music Producer
(This is a first concept, subject to change)
Tiki Governance Token
Token to be created 71,104 (8888 x 8)
Tiki will be created to give governance to the community
(26,664 tokens total) will be distributed to the hulugirl Nft community for governance in phases.
(17,776 tokens) will be reserved for the team in phases
(26,776 tokens) future developments
(8888 token) staking and or liquidity, Nft floor sweeps based (community decision)
(8888 tokens) carbon credit bonding w/ kilmadao and ocean clean up