Don’t Let A.I Stop You

Avery: With the recent advent of A.I technology that can generate art with the press of a button, we are living in a strange time where artistic value is being threatened by artificial intelligence, and I have come to notice that many young aspiring artists on social media are becoming demotivated by this technological revolution.
“What’s the point, when A.I can do it better than me?” This, is a dangerous mindset, not just for artists, but people in general.

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Make a Walking Stick from your own Backyard

Avery: This year we got a fantastic harvest of Sour Orange, also known as Seville Orange. The fruit itself tastes far more like a lemon, perhaps just a touch sweeter than a regular lemon. As you might imagine it is best used as a lemonade or used in some kind of desert or made into marmalade.

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Your New Friends: Turtles + My story with Box Turtles

Kai: Once upon a time, I had not seen a turtle in five years.
That all changed this year, when we started seeing turtles (both dead and alive), in our urban neighborhood. We, and several neighbors now have turtles living in our yards – some say they’ve had them for years, but we had not seen one until November of last year, when I was then inspired to do more reptile research.

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COFFEE & COLONIZATION – SHORT FILM

Recently we worked with Gnomewood Farm on their short film “Coffee & Colonization”

For this film we created multiple animated illustrated scenes, focusing on a coffee farmer. The illustrations were made in Krita, and animated in Blender. Both Open-Source software made for artists.

Forest Ranch Regenerative has a ton of great videos on their YouTube channel, all on different topics like permaculture, biomimicry, and more. Check them out and give them a follow/subscribe!

The Art of Bird Watching – Ebook

Kai: I just finished my very first non-fiction book! The Art of Florida Birdwatching.

Being a bird watcher all my life, I knew I wanted to create a work of non-fiction themed around my knowledge and experience.
In addition to the information, I was still able to utilize my more aesthetic side, using art and photography as the pictures.

This book features over 30 species of birds that can be found right here in Florida, and includes an artistic depiction, fun facts about the bird, and stories about my personal encounters. Many were photographed at Grand Lagoon State Park, Myakka River State Park and Wakulla Springs State Park.

I really hope you enjoy this book, as it is one I am quite proud of. These are the wild birds I know best, many of which are quite dear to me. If you are interested in birds, or are just getting to know them, I hope you’ll take a look at this book and be inspired to continue your birding journey!

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