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 […]
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Tomorrow we will unveil our 10th anti-meth mural at Kohala High School on the northern coast of the island of Hawaii. In twelve months we’ve completed ten Not Even Once Murals statewide thanks to the support of many individuals, businesses and organizations. Here are five reasons why we should keep creating more anti-meth murals. Our […]
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 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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
Moloka’i High School and Keep it Flowing is working on some very special project. Stay tuned!