Saturday, July 18, 2015

FullyRaw Superwoman


One of the greatest feelings in the world is when my hard work and love that I put into my art is noticed, especially when it's from one of the people I look up to most. I love Kristina and everything she represents. I'm pretty sure everyone knows this by now because I've drawn her a half a dozen times haha Shortly after I posted this drawing my brother text me 'She's going to think you're some weird stalker'.

It never even occurred to me that I could appear weird or stalker-ish by drawing her multiple times. The last time I drew her was ten months ago, so I've come to the conclusion that I'll wait at least 9 months or so before producing a new drawing of her.

I continuously draw her for many reasons. The first is the fact that she changed my life and has educated me in such an immense way. Creating fun portraits of K is my way of showing her my love and gratitude. I'm becoming aware that a lot of the things I learned in school related to food and health were lies, in particular the food pyramid, and I'm extremely grateful for social media and how it's connected me to people and discovering the truth.

Even if you're not vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. I really encourage you to listen to Kristina's story. You'll be inspired by it. She's living proof of just how powerful and vital fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds are to our diet. That's all she's eaten for the last DECADE. No meats, no cheeses, no processed 'food like products'...just real food that grows from the Earth.

I truly believe she's changing this world. Behind the pretty face and mermaid hair is a super driven and intelligent chick. She went to Vanderbilt and Rice on scholarships, has an organic juice brand, runs the nations largest produce co-op, has a book being published and released in January, appeared multiple times on ABC news, filmed a commercial for Evamor water, etc.

I can't wait to meet this girl one day.

 
 
How handsome is Lewis Howes?!!
 
Much love guys.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Consciousness Series: Animal Cruelty


“Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal.” -Chuck Palahniuk

 
Prints available at http://www.jeremymannino.com/

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Consciousness Series: Dragonflies


The dragonfly has inhabited Earth for 300 million years and holds a spiritual meaning amongst different cultures. For the Mayan, the dragonfly is the emblematic animal of the goddess of creativity, Ix Chel. To the Japanese, it symbolizes summer and autumn and the Samurai use it as a symbol of power, agility and victory. In China, people associate the dragonfly with prosperity, harmony and as a good luck charm. Amongst Native Americans, it is a sign of happiness, speed and purity.

The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world, also symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization. Some cultures believe the dragonfly’s flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.

A dragonfly can move at up to 38 miles an hour, hover like a helicopter, fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. Its swiftness and flexiblity allows it to fly in all six directions, exuding a sense of power and poise.