the dreaming lady

News — Official Shop Launch

Hello everyone 🙂

After teasing it for the past two months now, today is finally, finally the day, so without further ado, I say:

Welcome to the official Kiyo Shop launch!

Hosted online at Zazzle —a great home for a sprawling collection of custom-made prints and other wonderful goodies— I’ve been slowly filling up my shop since January, creating a starting collection of purchasable items to expand upon in the months, weeks and days to come, and now I invite you all to have a look around.

But, what items are available, you wonder? Let me tell you, happily 🙂

Photo Prints; decorating your walls, or other places in your home, these prints are produced using Kodak professional photo paper, which comes with a subtle satin gloss and beautifully enhanced colours.

 

Tote Bags; an earth-friendly —and stylish— bag made from 100% sturdy brushed polyester, with cotton web handles and black laminated lining for extra support.

 

Throw Pillows; complimenting your living- or bedroom, these pillows are made of grade A cotton, the fabric woven with natural fibres, are machine washable, and come with a hidden zipper enclosed.

 

Phone Cases; these form-fitting, featherlight Case-Mate cases provide full coverage to your Apple iPhone, while still keeping your device sleek and stylish; they’re impact resistant, made from durable hard plastic and come with a glossy finish.

 

Wrapped Canvas Prints; adding a touch of art to your home, these premium wrapped canvas prints are created with an additive-free cotton-poly blend, made to be long lasting and fade resistant.

 

Notebooks; Gather your thoughts in these hand-made spiral notebooks that come with laminated covers to ensure durability, contain 60 sheets (120 pages) and have different page design options to cater to your many desires.

 

Mousepads; making sure your mouse stays safe from scratches, these pads have a durable and stain resistant cloth cover, a non-slip backing, and are printed in wonderful high-quality colours.

 

Greeting Cards; thank you, hello, or I love you, greeting cards are thoughtful gifts that are always the perfect way to express yourself. Printed on white semi-gloss paper, these cards have vibrant colour and detail, and are perfect for many occasions.

 

—Have a look around

Featuring artwork from all my Visual Poetry series —Micro Poetry, Haiku and About Love— on a wide variety of products, the store also includes items with imagery from my illustrated poetry book, Dreamscape, and cover-designs from my Poetic Prose stories. As I already mentioned above, I plan to add new items as consistently as I can, growing the collection to include more and more of my poetry to be available (:

Feeling like the shop itself will probably do the best talking all on it’s own, I will leave you with these last words and links; inviting you to view the Shop’s overview page on my site, which (as the title gives away) gives a good overview of all the products available, and features direct links to all the categories, or if you’ve already seen enough above, head over to the Shop’s Zazzle page directly!

I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy having a browse, possibly finding something that you’d wish to own, and if you have any questions or would like to leave a line, please do so below <3

Love, Kiyo

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News & Updates — I Dream of Christmas

Hello everyone ❤

Today its December 25th, and though most of us will be wrapped up in family gatherings or other wonderful festivities, I wanted to take a moment and extend my warmest of thoughts to all of you who left me comments, liked my work, purchased my books, or have just been plain lovely to talk to. I hope these seasonal holidays will treat you kindly, and that this new year, which is slowly creeping closer to knock on our doors, will bring you laughter, peace and joy.

So, to all: Happy, happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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It’s Christmas Day

Another thing I admittedly also enjoy this time round, is being able to (legitimately) listen to my favourite Christmas and Wintry songs again, and because I’m writing this to share some of my seasonal warmth and cheer, I compiled a hand-picked selection of some, possibly not overly familiar, tracks that I love listening to that I hope will be to your liking 🙂

♪♫ Kiyo’s December Playlist ♪♫

Sung Si Kyung and Kwon Jin Ah — Don’t Forget
Harriet — Maybe This Christmas
EXO — Miracles in December
George Michael — December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
Brown Eyed Soul — Home
Kate Bush — December Will be Magic Again
Paul McCartney — Once Upon a Long Ago


A Little bit of Magic

Especially for the holiday season, earlier this month I wrote a short story called “A Feast of Starlight” for the lovely website, Get Inspired by Books, which had me dreaming up a myth about a celestial maiden and a young boys adventure — so, in my attempt to make you enjoy your Christmas days, if you feel like it, check out the blurb below…

“Once there was a maiden born holding starlight deep inside”

It’s Christmas Eve when a young boy wakes to a shower of falling stars, blazing trails of magic through the sky. Curious, he ventures outside on his own, not aware that his actions will coincide with the small town myth of the Celestial Maiden, and a miraculous story of true love.

Read it here!


Smashwords End of the Year Sale

To festively end this year, I’ve enrolled two of my poetry eBooks in a big site-wide SALE over at Smashwords, where you can now purchase both poetry editions of Dreamscape and Musings from a Wildflower with a 25% discount until January 1st!

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One thing I always enjoy during the festive season is reading, so maybe you’d like to give (or receive) the gift of reading too?? Follow the links below to get a copy of my books to take with you into 2019!

Musings from a Wildflower; the micro poetry collection, vol.01 // Coupon code: RM68A
Dreamscape; a poetic journey through life’s encounters // Coupon code: LV35D


2019 is Slowly Coming Closer

With the new year almost upon us, I’m most likely not alone in the fact that I’ve already been busy in preparation of new projects to start in the days ahead, and in case you’re curious what to expect of me personally, here’s a little sneak-peak 🙂

Following the release of Musings from a Wildflower in December, the next poetry book to come to publication will be the Haiku series, scheduled for an early summer release. Like the first micro poetry collection, it’ll contain a 100 poems, and will be made available in both print and eBook! At the end of the year, I also strife to release the first Poetic Prose collection, which will contain both stories published and unpublished, all written in the same style you’ve come to know of me in my (regular) uploads (:

Another thing that I’ve been preparing for is an online shop, where you’ll be able to purchase prints, merchandise and other fun goodies, featuring imagery from all my three Visual Poetry series and illustrated works, like Dreamscape and the covers I create for my Poetic Prose works. It’s been on my to-do-list for quite a while now, but with most things smoothly up and running these days, it’s been bumped up to a prime spot and I hope to have it up and running early next year 😀

Last, but not least, aside from poetry and short stories, like many authors I also dream about publishing my own full-length novels, and I’ve been gearing up to start work on the first part of a young adult duology which has the shared series title, Children of the Moon.

It’s set in an dystopian time where nature has gone completely astray when an ancient magic stirs, rendering the world as we know it unrecognisable as light and darkness visibly begin a fight for balance. The stories’ main focus will lie on a small group of rebels, who still cling to the ideals of life and love, and tentatively dare to believe in a hope for the future, even though survival in the World After naturally brings out both the best, and worst in people…

I have pages filled with notes, ideas and short scenes — but because this is the first time I’ve ever given a hint of this online, I’m still a bit hesitant to say too much, but feel assured that I’ll be telling you all more about in abundance in the months to come!

With this, I feel I’ve taken up more than enough of your time, so I’ll take my leave — and I once more bid you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Lots of love,
Kiyo

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