Winters and Summers, the Beauty of Emotions captured in Poetry, is a collection of prose depicting the complexity of emotions. I’m very pleased to finally share these pieces, as some of them are many years old now.
The photography I picked to be featured in this book, was all shot in Florida.
Photos and poetry by Kai, digital designs by Avery.
Read Winters and Summers here!
This educational, kid’s story book was inspired by our growing permaculture food forest. We’ve been planting many plants, herbs, and trees on our once, rather barren landscape, which has brought back much life to our yard! I hope you enjoy my short, but sweet, water-colored, manga-style children’s book. -Kai
You can read it here:
Kenji Plants a Tree
This is A pebble in the pond. A film described as a feel good documentary film that tells the story and history of the Assistance League and it’s founder, Anne Banning. And explores their signature program, Operation School Bell.
The film is an extension of their docu-series Ann Asks. The series hopes to inspire change in the world, and that change starts with YOU.
I Avery, animated a short animated sequence that appears in the film. It’s actually one of eight animated sequences that appear throughout the film, each uniquely crafted by a different animator.
For more information and official synopsis, please go to the official website: apebbleinthepondfilm.com
And follow the team and director on Instagram: AnnAsks and GetPaulHoward
Arianna and I have a new kid’s book! Mr.Slime’s Best Halloween is about a green Great Dane who loves Halloween, but finds out that it means a lot more than just fun and games. What does Mr. Slime discover? Find out here! -Kai
Written by Kai. Illustrated by Kai and Arianna Nakashima.
This is a little project i worked on over the course of a few weeks. I love space/surreal themed art if you didn’t already know. If I don’t know what I want to create, my default thing to go to is almost always space themed art.
This project was created inside of the blender 3d software.
I had a lot of fun creating this animation, especially the music and sounds, I think it feels really immersive! Enjoy!
Continue reading “Waking the Sky | Short Motion Graphic Animation”
Our next poetry installment is here! And this time, it is a collaboration! “Life Line” features art and poetry from both Arianna and I, and of course, Avery’s brilliant digital design.
This collection is specifically themed for fantasy and mythical creature lovers, so we hope you enjoy the creativity!
On August 7th, 2019, at the Wakulla County Extension Office in Wakulla County, Florida, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the unveiling of their courtyard mural. The mural was designed and painted by us here at Sacred Visions Studio, Arianna, Kai, and Avery Nakashima along with additional help from multiple volunteers.
Continue reading “The Creation of the Wakulla County Extension Office Courtyard Mural”
Celebrate the last month of Summer with Your New Friends: The Ocean! Another nature-inspired addition to my kid’s book series. It was co-illustrated with Arianna, and digitally enhanced by Avery. Enjoy!
Your New Friends The Ocean
Here is our new kid’s book, dedicated to our sunny, home state, Florida. It includes colorful art by Arianna and I, and fun facts about Florida. Digital designs were done by Avery.
Florida is a beautiful and diverse landscape that I hope will be preserved and respected for a long time to come, I wrote this book in hopes that children will continue to love and care for it.
Read Your New Friends Florida, here!
The Gems of Nature is my second poetry book, this time, filled with Nature photography, instead of my art. Photos and poetry are by me, Kai, and the awesome digital designs are by Avery. All of the photos you see in this book were taken in beautiful, Florida.
Again, I hope to inspire people to take care of what we have. Nature is powerful and beautiful, and it’s up to us to keep it that way. I hope you find some love and joy within this book.
Read here: The Gems of Nature