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!
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
Avery: A short comic I created early last year as a challenge for myself to finish a short story. It’s a really simple short comic about two robots. I illustrated it in about a month, all drawn digitally in the open-source software Krita. Please Enjoy!
The Judge of Ivory follows a young, wild woman’s journey through a fantasy world torn between civilization, Nature, magic, and impending science – The overthrown Kingdom has found a way to manipulate the outcome of the future! When Dazzle and her friends are whisked away by a band of mysterious gypsies to save “feral” kind from the Kingdom, Dazzle finds out that she is more powerful than she ever believed possible… But what is this special power she discovers?
The Party Animals of Abundance Valley is a short and sweet kid’s book I wrote and illustrated with Arianna. This book is a little different than our more cartoon-style books, as I did black water color pictures, which Arianna finished off with an elegant dusting of colored pencil. I think it gives the artwork a little bit more of a sophisticated tone, which helps to match the moral of the story.
What happens when the party animals of Abundance Valley get a little too crazy? Find out in our newest book!
Here is a new poetry collection from Arianna and I. It contains poems and art from the both of us, including art works we collaborated on. This first “Rainbow” titled poetry collection is the first installment of a colorful series, so if you like the art from this book, there is more to come! I have so far compiled three books for this series, but for now, enjoy “Thinking In Rainbows”.