Kai: I just finished my very first non-fiction book! The Art of Florida Birdwatching.
Being a bird watcher all my life, I knew I wanted to create a work of non-fiction themed around my knowledge and experience. In addition to the information, I was still able to utilize my more aesthetic side, using art and photography as the pictures.
This book features over 30 species of birds that can be found right here in Florida, and includes an artistic depiction, fun facts about the bird, and stories about my personal encounters. Many were photographed at Grand Lagoon State Park, Myakka River State Park and Wakulla Springs State Park.
I really hope you enjoy this book, as it is one I am quite proud of. These are the wild birds I know best, many of which are quite dear to me. If you are interested in birds, or are just getting to know them, I hope you’ll take a look at this book and be inspired to continue your birding journey!
Avery: I’m a big fan of sketchbooks, I used to watch lots of videos of artists giving their sketchbook tours. I often found inspiration seeing the different artwork they would showcase, the different styles, characters, and visuals. I think it’s like a window into the life of that person, you can see a little bit of what they were thinking or feeling at that time, what kind of projects they were working on, or what skills and techniques they were improving upon.
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 founded by David Sandum where artists both amateur and professional from all over the world can submit a post card sized artwork that will be sold at the event to raise money for charity! This year the exhibit is supporting the Encephalitis society curated by Mathew Bose.
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!
Avery: I recently worked on this short film with our good friend Sean Seid, an artist whom previously was featured on Voices & Visions. Sean currently has a GoFundMe for the 2nd press of his book “The Love Inseid” A collection of Poetry and Photography.
The film is Sean’s own creative vision, made in collaboration between me and Max Kristopher of Maximize Clarity.
~Support Sean’s beautiful book by donating to the GoFundMe~
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.
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!
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!”
“Color’s Second Wind” is a sequel to “Thinking in Rainbows.” Poetry and art is by both myself and Arianna. It is a mash-up of poems done with purpose, and inspired by whacky dreams. The Artwork is of course, some of our most colorful! Please Enjoy! -Kai