Entries by East3

How Did We Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary?

To celebrate working with the Hawaii Meth Project for one year, we visited the location of the very first mural we created with the Hawaii Meth Project’s message — Not Even Once — here in Hawaii. The Not Even Once Mural Project  promotes a meth-free life and raises awareness about meth at Hawaii schools and youth centers. To commemorate […]

Our Visit to James Campbell High School

Over President’s Day weekend we spent Sunday and Monday spray painting a 14 foot high by 25 foot wide wood-paneled wall on a building at the largest high school in the state. On really high portions of the wall, Lead Muralist, Ken (East 3) Nishimura and Trysen (TKay2) Kaneshige stood on ten foot ladders painting […]

The Main Message: Not Even Once

The main message of the Not Even Once Mural Project is to prevent Hawaii youth from trying methamphetamines. The way our team at Keep It Flowing communicates this sensitive message is visually. We paint a mural, centrally located on a school, or youth center, (exterior or interior) wall with the message: Not Even Once. This is […]

The Benefits of Water

  The other day I sent my brother a picture of me holding a puppy at the pet store. He asked me what I was doing to look so young, “You look like a kid!” he said. My initial response was that being in love surely has something to do with it! I also believe that drinking […]

Introducing Trysen Kaneshige of TKay2 Designs

Five years ago Ken Nishimura, founder of Keep It Flowing, taught a calligraphy/handstyle workshop in Kauai where Trysen was one of his students. Trysen was 15 then. Now, Ken mentors him on the ins-and-outs of organizing a statewide mural program. Trysen is part of our Mentorship Program where we teach skills as diverse as fundraising, […]

Making Letters Dance 

This week Ken Nishimura is leading a Style Writing/ Calligraphy workshop open to all ages at Diverse Art in Kakaako http://www.diverseartcenter.org (MWF 5-7pm). Today’s students included two ten year-olds, one recent college grad, and two young professional graphic designers from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Ken started with the fundamentals: ABCs, straight letters with a chisel-tip pen […]

The Countdown Begins for NEOMP Spring 2015

Only 40 days until our third anti-meth mural tour begins. We’ll be painting 4 murals on 4 islands at 4 high schools and we’re so excited! One way to prepare for the physical challenges of this tour is by staying health conscious. Yesterday we cross-trained: walking 5 miles followed by ocean swimming then weightlifting. We’ve […]

Molokai High: Mauka to Makai

Molokai High School has invited us to re-create a very special campus beautification project titled Mauka to Makai (Mountain to Ocean).  This project is in its 1st stage of production starting with 4 ocean-based murals on Building A and the Gym.  The murals are reminiscent in theme to the former murals which were illustrated by Mr. […]