September 3, 2020

Shortly after launching the gofundme campaign, I fell off the face of the earth. And have been unusually quiet since. On August 15th, while working on a new banner image, my Grandma called to say she hadn't heard from my mom all day, and was going over to check in. Not long after, she called […]

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October 28, 2019
Youth Art Hop Nov 12 - Details for Parents

Hey parents and teachers! Thank you for encouraging the children in your care to express themselves, and for facilitating their participation in November 12th's Youth Art Hop! On November 12th, between 6 and 8 pm, youth art will fill participating shops downtown! Artist presence for the duration of the event is not required, but I […]

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October 23, 2019
The Name

In the book, "Crystal Soldier" by Sharon Lee, and Steve Miller, we meet Jela. Jela is an M-Series Soldier, grown in a lab for the sole purpose of fighting the Sheriekas, a mysterious foe that threatens life throughout the galaxy. Rumored to have once been human, the Sheriekas sought perfection. Once found, they looked back […]

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March 27, 2019
#CreateKings (County) Youth Art Hop April 9

We have a really special #HopHanford coming up April 9th. We'll be featuring Youth Art, and ALSO introducing this community to Create California, an incredible Arts Education non-profit moving California Public Schools toward Arts-Integrated Education. Watch the video below for more about them 🙂

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March 8, 2019
Video for House of Cupcakes

I recently had the privilege of joining House of Cupcakes for part of the day. What a business! This video was a lot of fun to make. Here's her Instagram and Facebook.

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March 6, 2019
#CreateKings Arts Integrated Education in Kings County!

I am stoked..STOKED to make this call to artists! The April Art Hop will feature Youth Art, and we'll be introducing this community to CreateCa and the concept of Arts-Integrated Education! April 10th will see a musical performance and presentations introducing CreateCa! Court House Stage! Time to be announced 🙂 Facebook Event Page Facebook Art […]

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February 15, 2019
Hanford High School Ag Mechanics Working with the City on a Beautification Project
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February 4, 2019
Merging the Bookstore Facebook page with the main Ssussdriad page

I started the facebook page for "Platypus Books" four years ago.. then it became "Rebel Books", then "The Tree and Dragon", and now..."Ssussdriad Books". I have considered keeping a page bookstore-specific, but have decided against it. The bookstore is a huge part of the overall plans and, if I'm effective, will be indistinguishable from the […]

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February 3, 2019
My First "Flog"! Otis and Heroes in L.A. & Heroes in Hanford!

My first "Flog"! Finally! I met a hero in L.A. on Friday, and learned about California's Creative Economy and more! I promise to not maintain focus as I produce these Vlogs, but I will orbit the subjects of: Downtown Revitalization, Arts and Alternative Education, and Regenerative Agriculture. Thanks for tuning in 🙂 Here's the Otis […]

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January 29, 2019
A look at last week's 11 hour special city council meeting

The second day began with "This I Believe" statements from each council person. I have included them below. I believed it important to make them available in their entirety. Top priorities established in the following 7 categories: 1) efficient & responsive Gov - Customer Service training for staff 2) collaborative community relationships - Develop a […]

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