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News & Updates — OUT NOW: Musings from a Wildflower

Hello everyone 🙂

After sharing various teasers, today is finally the day: Musings from a Wildflower; the very first Micro Poetry series collection is available for purchase!

Gathered together it collects a hundred micro poems side by side in full-colour print editions (both hard- and softcover) and also simultaneous eBook editions (visual and poetry only), giving the reader a chance to briefly escape and dream away.

The Micro Poetry Series

Followers of my weekly updated Literary blog, or social media, will know this series rather well as I’ve been sharing it for at least a year-and-a-half, but for reader’s who haven’t been with me for that long, here’s a little more info (:

The Micro Poetry series are minimalistic poems based in origins on the art found in Japanese poetry — the way of saying so much in so little — combined with visuals from all around the globe that can take you places with just one glance. They aim to seamlessly blend words with imagery, the poetry inspired by personal philosophy, nature, daily thoughts and emotions, and have been met with wonderful comments of feeling uplifted, encouraged, or finding a moment to sit back and relax when reading them.

Where to get your copies?

Print editions are sold (once again) through Blurb, and the eBook editions are available in both ePub and Kindle editions; find all the info, pricing details and links below~

Hardcover, € 51,50 — Purchase through Blurb
Softcover, € 41,95 — Purchase through Blurb
eBook (Kindle, visual ed.), € 8,75 — Purchase through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (Kindle, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Purchase through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (ePub, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Purchase through Smashwords | Kobo

With this, I’ll leave you today; drop me a line in the comments below if you have any questions — have a wonderful rest of your day!

Love, Kiyo

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News & Updates — Musings from a Wildflower

Hello everyone,

November is already halfway once again, and the year is slowly (well, actually rather quickly, to be honest!) coming to an end — but, before the days of 2019 truly run out, I still have some exiting things up my sleeve… so read on 😉

Some of you who follow me through Twitter and Instagram may have an inkling what this may be about, but for those of you who do not, I excitedly announce the release of Musings from a Wildflower; the very first Micro Poetry series collection coming to print!

The Micro Poetry Series

Followers of my weekly updated Literary blog, or social media, will know this series rather well as I’ve been sharing it for at least a year-and-a-half (wow, that’s longer than I thought! 🙂 ), but for reader’s who haven’t been with me for that long, here’s a little more info (:

The Micro Poetry series are minimalistic poems based in origins on the art found in Japanese poetry — the way of saying so much in so little — combined with visuals from all around the globe that can take you places with just one glance. They aim to seamlessly blend words with imagery, the poetry inspired by personal philosophy, nature, daily thoughts and emotions, and have been met with wonderful comments of feeling uplifted, encouraged, or finding a moment to sit back and relax when reading them.

It’s the very first visual series I began sharing online, and is undoubtedly close to my heart. It’s a joy to create, and I’ve spend many a happy day in Photoshop blending my words with beautiful CC0 stock I peruse online.

Count from One to a Hundred

“Reaching towards our infinite skies, we blossom everywhere, growing strong —
An ocean of colour, we are wildflowers, seizing the day.”

I’ve recently received the very first print copy of either edition (hard- and softcover), and I’m beyond happy with the way it turned out; it’s printed on smooth premium paper, with colours just as vibrant as seen online. Gathered together, Musings from a Wildflower collects a hundred micro poems side by side in full-colour print editions (both hard- and softcover) and also simultaneous eBook editions (visual and poetry only), giving the reader a chance to briefly escape and dream away.

For anyone who is hungry for a bigger taste, I invite you to visit the official book-page, where you can get an extensive preview of how the book looks in all its glory, both in print and eBook 🙂

Mark your Diaries for December

For last but not least: Musings from a Wildflower will be available for purchase from December 4th, 2018!

Print editions will be sold (once again) through Blurb, and the eBook editions are already available for Pre-order in both ePub and Kindle editions; find all the info, pricing details and links below~

Hardcover, € 51,50 — Will be available December 4th 2018, through Blurb
Softcover, € 41,95 — Will be available December 4th 2018, through Blurb
eBook (Kindle, visual ed.), € 8,75 — Pre-order now through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (Kindle, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Pre-order now through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (ePub, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Pre-order now through Smashwords | Kobo

With this, I’ll leave you today; drop me a line in the comments below if you have any questions — have a wonderful rest of your day!

Love, Kiyo

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News & Updates — Dreamscape, One Year Anniversary

Hello everyone,

Today, November 7th, I have a little something to celebrate — which is (the title kinda gives it away) Dreamscape’s One Year Anniversary!

Even though a whole year has passed me by since releasing Dreamscape to the public, I still remember it all very vividly. The hours and hours I spend coming up with concepts for the (in total 26!) illustrations, and subsequently working on them, which was many months worth of work in-between other projects. Gathering the poems I wanted to include, fine-tuning them, and eventually combining them with the imagery which had been the main inspiration of each piece of art. The excitement to hold the very first printed proof-copy of the book in my hands is incredibly palpable as I think back, and so has been receiving wonderful compliments on both the artwork and poetry, like these;

“Dreamscape is a beautiful book; the poetry inside combined with the imagery have lead me personally to muse and ponder as hours pass by my window. It is a book for life, a gracefully written, delicate book and if you like to be inspired, to ponder and think, it’s perfect.”
— Dean Tarrant

That is why, today for me is a day to celebrate — AND I do this with a new release, and a gift. YES, I have a gift for you. Read on 😉

Dreamscape; an illustrated journey in art and poetry is now also available in Kindle eBook!

For a long time I searched for a way to also be able to share my illustrated book for not only the printed-book buyer but also the eBook collectors among us, and recently found a solution in Kindle. Newly released this week, Dreamscape’s visual edition is intuitive and beautifully clean; you can scale the images for full-views or close-ups, or swipe through it page by page. And the best thing is? It works both on Kindle devices, and the Kindle app for iPad (and other iOS devices)!

To get a preview of how the visual edition of Dreamscape looks, in print and eBook, visit the official page here 🙂

SALE: From the 7th till the 11th of November!

To make these festivities truly complete, this is not all — for my gift to you to celebrate Dreamscape’s visual anniversary in style, is the fact that I’m throwing a sale!
From the Wednesday the 7th, till Sunday the 11th of November, both Kindle eBook editions (visual and poetry only) will be discounted:

Visual ed. (eBook/Kindle), from € 7,95 to € 6,50 — Available through Amazon
Poetry only ed. (eBook/Kindle), from € 3,99 to € 2,99 — Available through Amazon

So, if you’ve ever been interested in owning your own copy of Dreamscape, I am delighted to say this is your chance to get it especially on its book-birthday 🙂

Have any questions, want to drop a line or just share with me in the festivities, do so below~

Love, Kiyo

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