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Voices & Visions: Terri Nakamura

Terri Nakamura is a social media strategist, graphic designer, writer and author of the upcoming book “Blogging on Instagram” which was successfully fundraised on IndieGoGo and is being published by New Degree Press. Terri was named by Business Insider as one of the top women in technology on Twitter, she is also a Verizon brand partner and co-owner of Alki Surf Shop in Seattle.

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“Mountains” – Music By Arianna

Arianna: In the recent years I have been very inspired by Celtic and other forms of traditional music, and this song came about after re-stringing a zither we obtained last year. Upon playing, it simply flowed out. I call it ‘Mountains’, because that’s what the song felt like to me (I think the echoes enhance that feeling). Kai said it made her think of unicorns, and I added that to the companion art. So please enjoy this musical piece, and know there will be more to come. And because it has no real lyrics in it, I would be very intrigued to hear what you hear or interpret within this song as well!

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Voices & Visions: Drake Arnold

Drake Arnold is a Florida based artist, he creates traditional paintings and murals with spiritual and psychedelic qualities, and he is the founder of Fractal-Spirit, an apparel company and artist collective. We talk about his life as an artist, augmented reality, murals, and much, much, more.

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Voices & Visions: David Sandum

David Sandum is an artist and author, notable for his highly praised 2015 book, “I’ll Run till the Sun Goes Down: A Memoir about Depression and Discovering Art”. But many of you will know him as the founder of the Twitter Art Exhibit, an organization that exhibits post-card sized artwork submitted by artists from all over the world. The donated artwork is sold to help raise money for charities and non-profit organizations.

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Here Be Life: Nature Poetry

Another nature-themed collection of poetry by me and Arianna. Enjoy the prose and art inspired by the natural world!

We are meant to be in a relationship with Mother Nature, and even when we are not, life still goes on. No matter where you are in the world, even if in the midst of a city, take a moment to “see”.

A single tree, a single bird, even a single flower, can still remind us that life is always here, and always will be.

-Kai

A Love Poetry Collection; Happy Valentines Day!

For Valentine’s Day this year, I present a book of poetry written by Kai and me. The theme being love, it covers not only romantic love, but love in all other forms as well.

I gave it the title “The Unlocking Of The Heart”after the very last poem in the book. That poem was written several years ago, but I feel it’s story and emotion has become more important to me, hence I gave it’s name to the book itself.

I truly hope you enjoy reading these poems, and that they remind and reveal to you the many faces and forms of love. And knowing that in the end, the most important thing we can give this world is the unlocking of our own hearts. For once we can do this, who knows what is possible?

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.

-Arianna

Twitter Art Exhibit 2021

It’s that time of year again, to create art and support charity! We’ve finished our cards for Twitter Art Exhibit! What is Twitter Art Exhibit you ask? It is an organization/event where artists from all over the world can submit a post card sized artwork that will be sold at the event to raise money for charity!
You can learn more and register on their website, and we recommend you do! It’s fun to create art that can help bring good to the world! And we thank the founder David Sandum for creating it! We have participated for many years now, and always look forward to it!

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ARIANNA’S RECYCLED CRAFT PROJECT: DECEMBER

For the month of December, I have a delightful craft to share with you!

This is a small doll outfit I embellished upon. It was originally on a stuffed toy that was found in a Little Library box. Kai kept the outfit and then asked if I would add on to it. So here it is!

Interestingly, from looking at the seams, it looks like it was a homemade piece to begin with. I then added the pink lace trim( a garage sale bargain) and a few beads to brighten up the neckline. I think it ended up pretty cute! Now I just need to find someone to wear it…

These guys weren’t quite the size, but we thought you’d enjoy seeing them! Kai has been giving new looks to old stuffed animals, and some of them look almost real at a distance.

Kai made these by taking apart old Beanie Babies and re-stuffing them with scrap cloth. They were then re-shaped by sewing and then painted and decorated into a whole new character. I think she did a great job creating these little critters.

So I hope you enjoyed the last post of recycled craft projects for this year. Doing these blogs definitely gave me a new challenge in crafts and maybe it gave you some new ideas and inspiration. Thanks for reading, and I truly hope you found some peace and beauty during the holidays, I know this year has been a rough ride for us all. I wish you a joyful New Year, and many blessings to come.

-Arianna