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Because of Hades – A Poetic Adventure

Kai: Because of Hades is a rhyming short-story about a young man called Noble whom loses his friend in battle. While Noble lives a civilian life, he tries to cope and find meaning in his everyday strife, which leads to an adventure; out of the shabby side of town, and into the wild, with his remaining friends in tow. When Buttercup perishes at the hand of a lion in the forest, Noble seeks to exterminate it, but he is then hunted down by it’s offspring – three evil kittens!

Each “chapter” of this poetry novel is its’ own poem, with themes of romance, adventure/action, abstract, and even a little crude humor. Although I’m only putting this story out now, I actually wrote it way back in 2014, as a poetic derivative of one of my many novels-in-progress. All of my watercolor artwork for this book was digitally placed and enhanced by Avery.

Please enjoy, as it is one of my more interesting pieces!

Your New Friends: Chickens

Kai: Here is the last book for 2021! January would be our chicken-keeping anniversary, but I thought I’d put this kids book out a little sooner. The book is written by me, and illustrated by Arianna and I. Digital effects were created by Avery.

Our chicken keeping experience has been both fun, challenging, and surprising, especially with the appearance of a neighborhood rooster that showed up not long after we got our first two girls, a Brahma, and a Wyandotte. Later in the year, we felt we could afford to expand, and adopted two other ladies, our beautiful easter egger chickens. Throughout all of this, that little neighborhood rooster stole our hearts, and has kept the girls safe from hawks despite his size. In thanks, we’re keeping him warm this winter, and he has been paid in many treats.

While we’re still mastering even the basics of chicken keeping, I think we’ve learned a lot in just one year. We still hope to expand in this area of permaculture, but for now, we shall take care of our small flock. If you are a bird lover, or just want an interesting addition to your backyard garden, I highly recommend this pleasing, and colorful domestic fowl. I feel like they are a great tool to help children learn about animals, nature, and the “backyard” ecosystem. Be sure to get hens from a crazy chicken lady if you want a sweet bird you can pet and hold!

READ Your New Friends: Chickens HERE!

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Interview W/ James Gurney

“Kosmoceratops” published in Scientific American magazine

If you were a kid growing up in the 1990s or early 2000s, you may very likely have had the chance of reading a book called: “Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time.” This book no doubt holds a special place in the heart of every child whom has read it, whether it was the captivating art, engaging story, or charismatic characters, Dinotopia opened the minds of children to an imaginary world unlike any seen before.

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Inside our Haunted Castle – Poetry

Arianna: We’re excited to present you with a brand new collection of dark and spooky poetry, just in time for Halloween!

This is the second book I have put together doing all of the art digitally. I like the atmosphere I was able to create to accompany the poems that Kai and I wrote. I hope you enjoy this eerie collection of poetry!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Triple The Rainbows – Poetry

Kai: Here is the third, and last installment of our “Rainbow” poetry book series: Another collection of poems by both Arianna and I, plus colorful images of our own creations, and pictures we collaborated on.

“We yearn to reach into the mind and soul to open you up to the colorful world around us. To complete our ”Rainbow series”, we introduce to you, our third collection of detailed musings in the form of hand-drawn art, and contemplative poetry. May color open up your eyes, taking your focus away from the continuous battle of black-and-white, right and wrongs. We are here to be creative beings!”

Spirit Animal Meditations II

“Spirit Animal Meditations” is a project we started last year. We released the first set of meditations in August 2020, with the 2nd set released later that November. The first album consists of three tracks- “Mother Bear”, “Loving Dog”, and “Magical Rabbit”. The 2nd album was Ocean themed, consisting of- “Peaceful Whale”, “Happy Dolphin”, and “Wise Sea Turtle”.

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Voices & Visions: Shelley Harland

Shelley Harland is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Sydney Australia. Shelley works in multiple music genres, but is perhaps best know for her electronic and trip-hop styled sound. She has released five albums and multiple singles, with much of her music appearing in television and film. She’s collaborated with other talented artists in the music world such as Delerium, Junkie XL, Sleep Thief, and more.

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