I am Kai Nakashima. I am an artist and writer of everything from novels to poetry, and children’s books. I am fascinated and inspired by dreams, the mind, music of many kinds, nature, and animals – particularly birds. My art styles vary from realistic nature, to manga style, bizarre beauty, and surreal fantasies. I am open to many mediums, genres, and concepts.
In 2019, I released a digital book on our blog each month, and intend to continue to do this so long as I have one to share. I often collaborate with Arianna, so you can find her work in many of these books as well.
I love my writing, but I will warn you, much of my content is dark, eccentric, and intimidating. This mood spans from my novels to my poetry, yet I have a soft side too – in the form of children’s books. I write both story books, and educational-style for kids. But if you yourself are looking for something more tame, I suggest the short stories; The October of Caitlyn and Caius, or (albeit more emotional), Seager. Arianna and I pull off some humor in Our Beloved Pets and Other Funny Stuff, and there is beauty to be found in poetry titles such as Just Your Best Friend, The Gems of Nature, Gratitude, and more. If you’re looking for stranger things, try the poetry collection, Bewildered By Sci-fi, or check out one of my full-length novels. If fantasy and prose does not tickle you, I should soon have out my first non-fiction book as well, which I guarantee you will be animal or nature themed.
- You can read my Short Stories and Poetry Here!
- You can find my children’s books here!
- And you can find my Novel series here!
-PAINTING & ILLUSTRATION-
These figurines and dolls were sculpted in polymer clay and painted with acrylics. The dolls clothes and hair were handmade, and the figurines have stone applications.
These are repurposed Beanie Babies, restuffed, posed with a bit of sewing, and painted for a finishing touch. And my hand crafted Muppets, also completely made from recycled materials.