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“Violence Against Women”

My days are heavy like this chain

I wake up in the same day

I woke up in the blame day

Is it a nightmare? Pinch myself

Is it a real you? I tell myself

Is it only painful for myself?

 

Kids are playing

And I am crying

That big muscle hand hitting

Hitting me again

I don’t know where to release the pain

 

It seems will never end

It seems like holding me chain

It is continuing

It is ruining

 

I have tried whole life

I have give my life

But you fear about life

You decide not to face this life

 

The second day I wake up

It is you again, no bargain

Kids are crying

I am dying

But I’m not let go

Not let go of your violence song

 

I’ll make you understand

I cannot be “banned”

I cannot be treated like a chain

Chain, chain, chain, chain…

Stop over there!

This chain will never be longer

Because I’ll stand right here

Making my own song

Song of breaking this chain

 

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Narrative: Constructing my gender

“Whole me”

I was born in my body and my parents told me to follow my body. I never choose, I never imagine living in another body.  My mama always says that it is good to be what you are, and I’m standing here like “whoa, how beautiful I am”.

The more I grow the more I think what’s surrounding me, I see skinny bodies, white skins seems like a right definition of beautiful woman. I start to forget who was I, I start to throw who was I, I decided to not care about who was I. I tried all different kind of expensive make-up, I tried expensive treatments for my body and I tried to be somebody else, somebody who can sit with anyone.

It really hurts to be somebody else, but what can I do to make them love me? It seems like this whole body couldn’t be a perfect definition of word “pretty”. My belly shaking every day, every moment when I pretend. I pretend to be you, to be her, to be them and who the heck was I?

Every day is so exciting for me to hear what people say who adore my fake appearance, who adore my stupid lies. The more I pretend and the more I lie, the closer they’ll sit with me.

But this lie has been bigger than I imagine, it becomes really big like a balloon that starts to explode.

It is that time when finally when my balloon of fakeness start to explode, they know who the heck was I and they regret being close to me. Close with my fakeness. This disappointed feeling, they have to throw me back to center realization that I can’t be somebody else, that I can’t be she or her but just to be me.

I wanna knock the door of the real me and apologize for stupid me. I just wanna say to my body, “hey it’s me, I’m back from a long road of pretending”. I decided to love who I am and what really appears on my body. Running back to my Creator to apologize that I forget how precious was I.

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“Labels and Subversions”

Do you hear that?

That is sound of my high heels

What do you think I am?

I am a female

Am I materialistic?

But this world needs money

Am I a fake lover?

Come on tell me, honey

 

Watchful for everything on mind darl

I might seem as slow as that turtle

I might seem fussy like a baby

But you never see

When this hand can handle the storm

When this courage like a mad lion

 

I’m not being sassy

This just a truth where I live in

My conflict is my feeling

Not that physical thing

 

I’m not a attention seeker

I am more like a keeper

Who keeps the day going

When the night falling

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“Being A Girl”

I am who I am

No doubt in me

I’m proud sometimes loud

I love that I don’t take things lightly

 

Being a girl is incredible

I always come back stronger

When the storm push me deeper

I am a girl

who likes to be understood

Through the gentle words

And songs

 

I am a girl

My heart is as soft as cotton

I’m grateful like a rainbow

Which is glad it’s colorful

I am a girl

In my heart and out

And I will be

Forever

 

-Tessalonika

 

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Relationships :)

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Speaking of relationship, I have a really strong relationship with my parents and my music teacher in Green School. My parents have been an inspiration to me since I was 6 years old. I am very close with my parents because only with my parents I feel safe and loved. My parent knew since I was small that I really love to sing and I would sing every day at home without even bothered if my voice was good or bad. My parents always support my dream, even if my voice were sounding a bit crappy. I’m like 100% sure that my parents did notice that I had a crappy voice (well obviously, no one taught me how to sing and I never have singing experience) and also, I did know my voice was crappy. But my parents just pretended like my voice was good and they encouraged me to sing more.

Because of my parents’ encouragement, I feel more confident to sing publicly like at school and in front of a church. I started to join a church choir when I was 8 years old and from that moment, my life changed completely and I began to love singing even more. Every time I saw a microphone, my brain just couldn’t stop telling me that I should sing.  If my parents weren’t there and support me, I wouldn’t be who I am right now. I am always thankful for my parent’s existence in my life.

I remember one year ago when I get to Green School for the first time, I met a guitar teacher who is a friend of my father, quite tall and has a strong Australian accent, his name is Pak Paul. He’s also a very good guitar player, he could’ve been a famous guitar player for blues genre. I was actually super nervous to talk to him because he seems old and very serious. But my father was trying to introduce me to him and forced me to shake hands with him. Turns out, he’s a very kind and gave me a big smile. We started to get along quite nicely. Then he asked me if I would like to sing for him as he was very curious to listen to my voice. I wasn’t surprised, he knew that I can sing from my father. It was my first time to sing a song in English in front of the native speaker. I was very nervous and shaking. After I sang a song for him, he asked me to join him to perform in Green School Assembly. I can’t explain how happy I was.

Since then, my relationship with Pak Paul is much closer and he always encourages me to sing more. Every time there is an event in Green School, Pak Paul always calls me to join him to perform. For me, he is a true musician that inspires me every day how to live my dream. I can’t be confident enough to perform a song in English in front of the larger audience without him as my friend and teacher who always support my vocal with his awesome guitar playing. He helped me to realize that singing is my passion and the reason why I am here today. I also realize that he already opened a lot of connections and possibilities for me by asking me to perform in different events at Green School so that I feel more like I belong and feel more valued here in Green School.

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Unofficial and Unwritten rules in my life…

P_20171118_124820_1My parents seem very old school when it comes to dating. It doesn’t mean that they are not allowing me to have a boyfriend, but just they have their own way of guiding me in a right direction of what dating truly means. I will tell you more what I mean by “old school” but before all of that, let me introduce you to:

THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNWRITTEN
(I should follow these rules or my mom will get high blood pressure)
ULTIMATE MELANCHOLIST CHRISTIAN RULES OF DATING

  1. If someone has a crush on you, let him message you first.
  2. If someone asks you out, make sure that he already ask for permission from mom or dad.
  3. If you’re going out with a guy that is not part of your family, make sure you get back to home every 09:00 p.m. No more, no less.
  4. If you’re going to go out on the first date in more than 2 kilometers away from home, you should make sure that he has a car to drive you.
  5. If he takes you out for the first time, make sure that you’re going to hang out with him in a public place (e.g. McDonald’s in front of the highway)
  6. If you got back to home from the first date, you should sit and tell your family what you did with him the whole day.
  7. If you plan to go on the second date, make sure that you have another good reason to say to your parents why you should go for this.
  8. If you got the second date, make sure you go to public place to keep your dating clean and no shame shame.
  9. If you got to home from the second date, confess to your parents what you did on the second date and tell them you didn’t go to dim places (e.g cinema, nightclub, and soccer field at night)
  10. If you have been dating for more than two weeks, tell your parents what do his parents do for life.
  11. If you want him to be your boyfriend, make sure you bring him to your parents for shake hands.
  12. If your parents already meet with him, you have to tell the guy to bring your parent’s favorite food everytime he drives you back to home.
  13. If your parents smile when they get their favorite food, it means that they give you green sign (if you want to build relationship with the guy, you can go for it)

These rules are applicable for my parent’s generation to my generation, especially girls. My whole family has been sticking to these rules for decades, I would say. I think these rules are just like gene, it passes from generation to generation and it attached to all of us as a family throughout our lives. As a teenager, at first, I thought that these rules pretty old school and strict sometimes sounds like a joke, not applicable during my era. But as I went through these rules, I begin to understand that my parents want me to apply Indonesian culture, core values, and religious norms in my dating life.

This video music represents my dating life so much! not this cute but close to it… 😛 😛

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What Will Happen If I am a Jazz Singer?!

P_20171118_125512_1_1My whole life I’ve been dreaming of being a jazz singer that sings in the middle of an orchestra with my heavy voice satisfying people’s ears. Well, if someone paid attention to my dream, I would’ve been the best 2017 jazz singer in Bali. I mean like, I know that there are a lot of Indonesian jazz singers that perform more often than me, that lives earlier than me, that looks cuter than me but as long as I have a freedom to dream, let’s hit it!

If I am a jazz singer, I’d wear those pricey sneakers, converse, you could say. Then, I’ll buy legging jeans from a traditional market that is stretchable, less than 60k rupiah so I could move beautifully on the stage like a superstar. Stretchable legging jeans are unbelievable, they are like a lifesaver whenever your body is getting bigger but you can’t afford new pants. Umm, that’s what my mother said. I am not fancy at all, not fashionable either. I’m like totally just a low profile jazz singer with a good financial strategy. Aha.

My addiction to jazz music is never going to end. Whenever jazz hits me, it always sounds tasty. I don’t know exactly how many times a day I sing jazz songs, but I do it until my parents are sick of me.I can’t remember how often I have daydreamed about being a jazz singer that uses a lot improvisation with my voice, wears a casual outfit, who stands on a Java Jazz stage. Yep, so many things happening right there. And just one thing, I wish I could pursue my dream and study Jazz in university. Once I’m educated and get my own mah-nee(money), I really want to build my own recording studio and to be a facilitator to all the jazz musicians that want to record their music. Oh, I really wish.

I would’ve been like her!!!

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Love sonnet to women

“Magnifying Universe is thy affection”

Magnifying Universe is thy affection

Thus billion shining light of stars

Decorated naturally with a fine portion,

Lift up many ways to reach mars

Affection grows greater as we look above the night

Unnamed sparkling stars in the sky

The depths of milky way galaxy of light

Capture the night of the rough sky

Night either noon, thy beauty shimmering

Thy beauty never sound

But the power of wholeness universe combining.

If thy affection is magnifying universe, this heart will not go astray

As long as thy affection converse, the colors of the universe will stay.

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Love sonnet to men

“Unspoken love”

I saw the valor in thy manners

Unspoken love o how do I cherish thy presence?

I saw romance in thy manners

Hidden right from the appearance

Rough hands is summery love I believe

Thy tears drown thee cower

In times of trouble not gonna leave

Thy luve more a cover than a blower

Never get praise, never get grades

This anchor strong shape in a dust

Standing pillar of many shades

When the heart flies to win the trust

That love will never end and this life beyond compare,

This soul will make the darkest night be gone to share

Another mung bean recipe!!

FeaturedAnother mung bean recipe!!

My friend loves to share another mung bean recipe and trust me, it is so good!

Are you guys excited for the next recipe???? Here you go!

Mung bean juice  

Ingredients :

  • Water
  • Honey
  • Red sungar
  • Coconut milk
  • Ice (optional)

 

How to make it ?

Boil the mung beans for 15-20mins

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Mix all the ingredients

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Blend it for two minutes

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Add some fruits to make it more delicious and enjoy 🙂

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Recipe by: Sweania

A good recipe for delicious sprouts!

FeaturedA good recipe for delicious sprouts!

Hey! Hey! How are you all?! I have a really good thing to share with you guys!!

Here you go 🙂

I have just learned in the classroom with the topic ‘Natural Fast Food’ and in that class we taught each other to break people’s the stereotype about insects and turn it into delicious insects meal but also healthy. Not only that, some insects have higher protein than the meat from bigger animal (cow,chicken etc.). Very interesting isn’t it? Besides that, in this class I also learned how to process the sprouts into a food that tastes good and also healthy. In this class I’ve learned that sprouts also contain a variety of vitamins such as vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin, vitamin C, vitamin A, and riboflavin. In terms of minerals, sprouts Contain manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium, iron, and calcium. and Sprouts may refer to a number of different vegetable or plant beans in the period of time after they begin to grow. The most common sprouts that people regularly use in cooking are alfalfa, soy, and mung bean sprouts, as well as various other types of bean sprouts. I get a lot of new lessons from this class and I’m very excited to share with people how important it is to try new things on earth that a sustainable and green life. As we know that a lot of the food we consume is not environmentally friendly, for example, cows produce methane gas which can lead to global warming and livestock populations also have spent a land so it is difficult for us to maintain the green area.
After studying all of these stuff, I also want other people to apply what I’ve learned in a way that I will share a recipe to process mung bean to become a delicious dessert and healthy. This recipe called ‘Sweety Mung Bean’ I know it sounds weird but that is how I call it!

Are you ready to make your own mung bean recipe? GET PREPARE!

Ingredients:

-Mung Beans (3 tablespoon)    

-Brown Sugar

-Yogurt Plain (3 tablespoon)

-Water (500cc)

-Ice cubes

-Honey (1 teaspoon)

 

Materials:

-Pan

-Spoon

-Cup/Glass

-Blender

How to do it:

Boil mung bean for 20 minutes in a pan with 500cc of water and after 20 minutes of boiling water, throw the water from the pan so the mung bean are separated.

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Take the mung bean that have been boiled and put it together with honey, plain yogurt, ice cubes and sugar in a bowl. And then put everything in the bowl into a blender and mix all ingredients for 1 minute.

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After all the ingredients blend, pour into a cup or glass and sweety mung bean ready to served.

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Enjoy your yummy healthy dessert and be a green warrior!

 

YUM… YUM… have you tried it yet? if so, comment below what you guys think 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Poem “What does your gender mean to you?”

Female, that’s what they call me

Female, attached to my bones and blood streams

Female, is what my Creator has created for me

Female, was born to be a helper

Being a female feels incredible

Strength in our heart is unbreakable

Doesn’t mean weaker than men

Because we know we can pay rent

Thunder storm come…

Doesn’t matter

Hurricane comes…

Doesn’t matter

Because my bones made out from steel

And I will always stand still

by: Tessalonika Krisanti

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Breaking Stereotype Poem “Masks”

Masks

It was the first time

That I was aware of my mask

It fit perfectly

Making it unable for me

To tell where it ended

Making it unable for me

To tell where I started.

They’d squeezed me in a pink dress

That didn’t fit.

They put me into high heels

That were to small.

They gave me dolls to play with

That I didn’t like.

They told me stories

That were lies.

You said I’m fragile

Guess all that I do is cry

But I’ve walked a thousand mile

And I’ll never stop to try

And to be a female smelled like fear,

And to be a female felt like insecurity,

And to be a female sounded like gossip in the kitchen.

The history of gloomy past

When I was worthless

But this history won’t last

Because I am fearless

I’m  trying to be strong and not to dominate

Only equality so that I can keep it balance

Not in a dreamy and inane abstraction

Just need to open my mask for a female’s mission

A collaborative piece by Josefina and Tessalonika

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“Be Fruitful and Multiply”

Hebrews 5:11-14

(11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, eventhose who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.)

How to grow:

-Listen and pay attention (simple but not easy to do)

-A heart that would be formed according to God’s plan

-Be an inspiration (Matt 5:16)

Growth obstructions:

-Our sins habbit (hebrews 5:11-14)

-Discpline in Christ (Proverbs 5:12-14)

Goal: 

our hearts similar to the heart of Jesus.

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“Break Every Chain”

Romans 3:23-24

(23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:)

-God is love but “Love” is not God. (the true love has won on the cross 2000 years ago by God’s grace)

-If we want to open our hearts, there’s no heart that too hard to be softened (Nothing is impossible)

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

(9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.)

-Keep your holiness

-God forgaves us but don’t make mistake anymore

-Loving God can change our lives.

-Come to Jesus, He is everything you need.

2 Corinthians 5:17

(17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.)

-Be a new creation and leave our past.

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“Totality”

-Are we really want to watchful for God?

-When you really want totality to God, then give everything to God. 

2 Samuel 23:9-10

(9And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:

10He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.)

-Eleazar had a great faith and a totality to God

-Sometimes as human we often look down on someone’s faith.

-Let’s look forward and we have to save many souls

2 Samuel 23:15-17

(15And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

16And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, thatwas by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.

17And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this:is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.)

-Big Heroes = big problem / big enemy

How to be totality?

  1. Give our lives as an offering to God.

  2. Serve God with all our hearts and do everything for God not for human.

 

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Hillsong Church/Hillsong Worship

Hillsong Church is a Pentecostal megachurch in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which is affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God. The church was founded in 1983 when the Sydney Christian Life Centrein Waterloo, New South Wales, established by Frank Houston, merged with the Hills Christian Life Centre in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, established by his son, Brian Houston.

Hillsong is a multi-site church with campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Gold Coast and Noosa. Its second campus is in Waterloo, near Sydney’s central business district. In 2009, a third campus, in Campbelltown, New South Wales, and a fourth, inMount Gravatt, Queensland, were added. In 2015, there were three campuses in Melbourne, Victoria. In February 2016 a campus was added in Darwin, Northern Territory.[citation needed] Additionally, Hillsong Church currently has twelve extension services across Sydney.

Hillsong Church’s international offshoots include Hillsong Church London in the United Kingdom, Hillsong Church Kiev in Ukraine, Hillsong Church Cape Town and Hillsong Church Pretoria in South Africa, Hillsong Church Stockholm in Sweden and Hillsong NYC inNew York and New Jersey, United States. Hillsong services are also held in Hillsong Church France in Paris and in Lyon, Hillsong Connect Group Marseille in Marseille, Hillsong Church Germany in Konstanz and Düsseldorf, Hillsong Church Amsterdam inAmsterdam, Hillsong Barcelona in Barcelona, Hillsong Church Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Hillsong Church Moscow in Moscow, Hillsong Church in Los Angeles and soon Hillsong Church Buenos Aires in Argentina and Hillsong Church São Paulo in Brazil. In February 2016 it was announced that Hillsong would be adding three locations in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hillsong Music has topped Australian charts, with albums having achieved gold and platinum sales status. Hillsong is well-known through its teaching, album sales and annual Hillsong Conference. According to the church, over 30,000 people attend services each week.

Akiane “gifted child”

FeaturedAkiane “gifted child”

“Faces are more meaningful to me

than anything else, you cannot live

without seeing and touching them.”
-Akiane

Akiane’s life began in an unusual way, with an underwater home birth in a shack on the edge of a cornfield.

Although during her first years the family experienced severe hardships, Akiane grew up in a nurturing home-schooling environment. Her mother was a Lithuanian immigrant teacher and her father a chef from Chicago. In their rural Illinois home the family had no friends, no relatives, no television or radio, and their life was quite simple: long walks in nature, open conversations, and hands on explorations of knowledge.

When Akiane was four years old, even though the family was indifferent to spirituality or religion, suddenly she started experiencing vivid impressions about invisible realms and a great desire to express them through art utilizing whatever medium was found on hand: candles, lipstick, fruits, vegetables, charcoal or pencils.

Though once in while she would share many details about the self-aware universes she was seeing, most of her spiritual experiences, however, she kept secret, so as not to overwhelm her parents. “It is not time yet for you to know what I see. When that time comes, then you will know.”

Whether it was Akiane’s vivid imagination or real experiences, her realistic drawings of mostly faces, undoubtedly impressed everybody, and during the first local art exhibitions people often had a hard time believing that the work could actually be created by such a young child.

Soon afterwards, Akiane plunged into the world of colors, and a few more years later into the world of poetry leaving her family and audiences puzzled.

Gradually the days became filled with thinking, painting and writing, and at the tender age of eight the self-taught prodigy completed her first five-foot long oil paintings mastering realism equal to that of a seasoned artist.

The media took immediate notice, and her unique story rapidly circled the nation. Oprah Winfrey was the first to discover this nine-year-old’s gift, and once she shared it during her show, Akiane’s fame took off. Soon every continent was reporting her breathtaking story.

Since then, she has been called a genius, a prodigy, a crystal child, an indigo, a messenger, a visionary, an ambassador, and the first true master of the 21st century. Completely unconcerned about all the labels or the accolades about her, Akiane, now seventeen, continues to express herself through art and poetry, inspiring and changing countless lives one person at a time.

Those who have gotten to know this young genius, find her joyful, gentle, dedicated, modest and unpretentious. The young painter seems to be completely focused on her work getting up at four in the morning, for many hours painting in her studio, detail after detail, layer after layer, month after month—sometimes spending as much as four months on a single masterpiece.

During her leisure Akiane loves writing her poetry and novels, composing on a piano, brushing up on four languages, fashion designing, sewing and playing with her four brothers. She will frolic with her golden retriever and a few close friends in the forest and even draw in the coloring books along with the youngsters, just to have fun. It seems that she can equally connect with all age groups, and lives who come in contact with Akiane are seldom the same: hundreds of children decide to follow in Akiane’s footsteps and pursue self-education by following their true passion.

Akiane plans to continue publishing books, travel with her art and poetry around the world and help needy families with the funds from her gallery sales and auctions. “I see ordinary life in an extraordinary world, and I see extraordinary life in an ordinary world. Everything is One. We are all connected. If we experienced the present through eternity and eternity through the present, we would know true Love.” she explains in her upcoming book, Eternity Is Not That Long.

Both the paintings and the poetry that accompany her images often are filled with riddles, symbols and codes. Her style appears to be unusually versatile and profoundly complex as if she is trying to reveal the deepest workings of the unknown.

Akiane seems to have an awareness of reality, seen or unseen, that penetrates deeper than that of the ordinary human. She chooses her subjects from vastly different epochs or realms and real life models from all over the world and from all the races. The images of her original masterpieces are finished to such an ultra-realistic level that it transcends her canvas and transports the viewer into the artist’s world of experientially authentic reality.

Many of the world’s leaders, royalty, scientists, media, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities have been acquainted with her art or are collecting it.

Her art exhibitions have been held in museums, galleries, embassies, private mansions, universities, institutes, monasteries, churches, hotels and corporations across the world.

To see Akiane’s originals is such a rare and life changing experience that hundreds of art collectors and enthusiasts are flowing into her studio gallery inspired by her genius. Usual solo art exhibitions and book signings attract thousands waiting in line for hours to meet “the wunderkind”.

Her originals are sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, many are valued at millions, making Akiane the most successful living visual art child prodigy in the world. Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised through auctions and art exhibits and donated to needy people throughout the globe.

Included into the group of the richest kids-entrepreneurs of America Akiane has been touring around the United States along with other top entrepreneurs teaching millions of people about the secrets to success and happiness.

The interest in Akiane has reached unprecedented proportions, with over 200 published art works, 800 literary creations, two published best selling books, regular appearances on prime-time TV and radio, such as Oprah Winfrey Show, World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Glen Beck Show/CNN, The View, Fox News, Montel Williams Show, Late Late Show, Lou Dobbs Show/CNN, Hour of Power, and numerous others, top media coverage in Brazil, Japan, Korea, Norway, Lithuania, Ireland, England, Canada, Middle East, and China, with an induction into the Kids Hall Of Fame, and World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, almost 300 million hits a year on http://www.akiane.com, the main website for Akiane gallery and over 100,000 daily hits on internet searches of the world wide web.

Wise far beyond her years, Akiane, however, is indifferent to either praise or criticism. She cannot help but paint and write.”I was born to paint,” she says.

What also made Akiane so unique and renowned is that she is able to portray the invisible and visible realms with such emotion and realism. Most of her priceless masterpieces carry a mysterious result: she often uses an unidentified golden dust substance that once ‘materialized’ in front of her eyes. Her painting “Innocence” is a hologram: from the front the lady appearing young and serene, but from the side she is all in tears and wrinkles.

Akiane believes that people in the future will be able to study her originals with special microscopes revealing quantum relationships of the deepest colors and stories in her works. She has even been able to document her own masterpieces from beginning to end on film for educational purposes, and remains always open for many scientific and artistic collaborations.

The fearless artist is not afraid to jump into the most enigmatic and thought provoking visual and literary debates engaging those that seek to explore uncharted territories. People from all beliefs and backgrounds seem to respond to her vision of love and unity like to no one else’s.

“Our future is our present. If we take care of it, we take care of tomorrow. The start and finish line is love. I know I am just one person, but I wish that with each brushstroke and with each message I could bring hope to those who have lost it.”

Story Of Life

FeaturedStory Of Life

I’ve always been told that when life gives me lemons, that I should make lemonade…

That’s great, but what do I make when life doesn’t give me any lemons?

What do I do when life doesn’t give me anything at all?

At the end of the day should I still be looking to make some sort of lemonade?

Is artificially-made lemonade good enough?

And why lemonade in the first place? There’s so many other great uses for lemons! Some are wayyy better than just lemonade.

Come to think of it now… Wouldn’t life also have to give you sugar and water to make lemonade? If life gave me sugar I think I’d definitely use it for something other than lemonade.

What if life were to give me lemonade first? There’s nothing useful that lemonade can be used for or made into… If anything, all that sugar makes it unhealthy to drink. I’d rather go back and have the lemons, sugar, and water as separate ingredients.

To be really abstract now, I can’t think of life ever giving me anything tangible. Why should I think that it’ll start to now?

All that to say, I’m thankful that God has given me life and every good thing I have was given by him.

Moral of the story:
Don’t wait around for life to give you lemons. When God gives you life, make the most of it.