Your New Friends: The Garden

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In celebration of our food forest/permaculture project, Arianna, Avery and I, are proud to release a brand-new, Your New Friends book! The Garden! We hope you enjoy this book, and most of all, get inspired to go outside and plant a garden!

Read here!

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These photos are from previous Summers of backyard gardening. From left to right; A variety of edible blooms and herbs. A basket of peppers and tomatos. Four, yellow canary melons. Below is our parakeet, Milo, savoring a sugar snap pea from our garden.

“A HELPING HAND” – A short film about a fish in need

Hello everyone! Avery here. I’m pleased to present a short animated film I made during the month of March. It’s called “A Helping Hand”.

I’m very pleased with the outcome of this animation. Animated and edited in the Blender 3d software, this was my first try at making an animation where there would be a lot of personality and life in the movement of the character. Even the audio was recorded and mixed by me! And trust me, I don’t know a lot about audio, but it turned out pretty decent!

It has a nice message about keeping the environment clean from garbage and why it’s important to reach out and lend “A Helping Hand”.

I hope people find this animation funny, cute, or at least enjoyable. Feel free to share this with others. It means a lot when I know someone enjoys something I created!

-Avery

My New Friends: Mythical Creatures

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Here is the newest installment of the Your New Friends series! I wrote, and co-illustrated this book with Arianna. The graphic art is by Avery Nakashima.

While the main theme of the Your New Friends series is usually animals and nature, I decided I wanted to share my love for fantasy with children too. I hope this book inspires kids to be creative!

Enjoy reading it Here!

-Kai

Gratitude; My First Poetry Book!

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Here is my first poetry book! My animal-inspired collection, contains art of several styles, and both rhymed, and free-verse poetry.

I have written poetry forever, but finally, I have created a book, where years of my passing experiences and views of the animal world, come together.

It has been a dream of mine to author a book like this, so I am very happy to share it with you!

-Kai

Read “Gratitude” Here!

New Short Story “SEAGER”

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SEAGER is a short story that I wrote many years ago when I was in school. I was not fond of writing or English at the time, but the novels I’d read of  wilderness survival and living in the great outdoors, forced me to learn so that I could create my own adventures. Seager’s point of view came naturally because of my empathy for animals. And dogs appeared to me as having an innate goodness.

The sketches in the book are new (2018), as I had never planned on truly bringing this book to life until recently. But one day, I’d happened to find it amongst old homework and After reading it, I decided maybe it was worth fixing up; despite having the very different writing style I have now.

SEAGER is simple, but dear.

SEAGER is about a boy and his dog who get lost in the frosty North, and can’t find their way home. They face many challenges with Mother Nature along the way. Do Jessey and Seager ever find their way home?

You can read SEAGER here!