About this blog

Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

I hope you will find something that inspires you, empowers you or reminds you of the limitless possibilities that dwell within you. Thank you for visiting. I wish you Peace today and everyday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kadante Ferrer and Hip Hop Martial Arts - Artist Highlight

We are honored to have Kadante as one of our featured performers for our Arts Open House & Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser.

Kadante Ferrer is a multi-talented performing artist and teacher. He incorporates his 22 years of martial arts experience, and his 11 years of dance experience into his teaching repertoire.  He grew up in his family’s martial arts studio, and has been training & performing since he was a toddler.  He currently holds advance black belts in Taekwondo and PaaMano Eskrima, & has trained with Olympic Martial Artists.  Kadante’s dance career consists of Polynesian dancing, Fireknife dancing, Break dancing, Hip Hop, & tricking.  These styles have given him the opportunity to perform at places like the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the Waikiki Shell in Oahu, & the Red Rock in Las Vegas. 

Hip Hop Martial Arts' "UrbMonks" 
after a PaaMano master class
with Guro Roland Ferrer.
Kadante began performing for his family's studio Kadan Martial Arts at 1 ½ years old. He has earned Black Belts in two systems: 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kadan Taekwondo Blend, and 2nd Degree in PaaMano Eskrima. Kadante is trained in multiple styles such as; Tae Kwon Do, Eskrima, Muay Thai, Western boxing and Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Judo, Ju-jitsu, Kobudo, and Tricking.  He is a Lead Instructor at Kadan Martial Arts and PaaMano Eskrima, & works with people from ages 4 to Adult. 

Kadante has trained at places like XMA HQ in North Hollywood, CA., & White Lotus in Northridge, CA. He has worked with professional stuntmen & stuntwomen as well as stunt choreographers. 

Kadante performing with PaaMano Eskrima Performing Arts. He shared the Filipino culture and history with a tour of California. This is a tribute to Sultan Kudarat, the Young Sultan. Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat (1581--1671) was a Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines at the Pistahan Festival and Parade in San Francisco, CA.

Kadante performing his piece called Cuba-Pino honoring his American, Filipino and Cuban heritage for our 
2013 In the Flow Studios Arts Open House.

Kadante sharing HHMA with
Soul Fresh Fam
Hip Hop Martial Arts™ is an original art style that combines aspects of Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Tricking, Breaking, Self-defense, Weaponry and more, into creative & effective movement. This unique style has the ability to get one in great physical shape, teach effective self-defense techniques, develop “urban” dance styles, teach multiple weapons, develop stage presences, and push artistic boundaries.  

“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain”
― Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings

Get more Hip Hop Martial Arts Info at:
HHMA Website
HHMA Youtube Channel
HHMA Facebook Page

Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Website: http://intheflowstudios.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InTheFlowStudioArts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart

Use this link to get more information and to register for our event on Facebook
Arts Open House and Ke-ola Fundraiser


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Evan Eliason and "My Double, My Brother" Artist Highlight

Evan Eliason is one of the featured performers for our upcoming In the Flow Studios Arts Open House & ICARE Dog Rescue Fundraise on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Evan is a talented musician, teacher, composer and performer. He graduated from Biola University and shares his musical education and experience with his La Mirada High School String Orchestra students.

My son had the good fortune of having Evan, AKA: Mr. Eliason, as his teacher his last year of high school. Evan inspires his students with a depth and breadth of musical appreciation from Heavy Metal Classics to Italian Baroque composer, Vivaldi. His enthusiasm for all that is music is contagious. One just needs to look at his first year La Mirada Orchestra to see how inspired his musicians are.

Evan divides his time as a teacher and as a composer/musician. He is the base guitarist for the band My Double, My Brother. The band has a unique style and sound. Described as a fusion of Indie and Alternative, My Double, My Brother, offers listeners great musicality and meaningful lyrics. Each song stands alone as a finely crafted poem of rhythms and sounds and words. They're music soothes the soul of what ails it and awakens the spirit of possibilities.

Evan and My Double, My Brother will be playing live at the The House of Blues in Anaheim this Saturday, July, 26th. You can order tickets at http://secretchief.bigcartel.com/product/my-double-my-brother-hob-anaheim-sat-july-26-2014.

Take a listen to their Youtube channel and checkout their Kickstarter video at the end of this post. If you are inspired by their music you can goto their Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/410792819/my-double-my-brother-new-full-length-studio-album

Whether he's playing (Bach) on his 100 year old (Czech.) double bass or he's got his electric base in hand, Evan brings artistry and authenticity to every note he plays. Come out to our In the Flow Studios Arts Open House & ICARE Dog Rescue Fundraiser and experience his music first hand.

Thank you for supporting the arts, the artists and the causes that matter to you. Together we can make a difference for the better.

Contact info for My Double, My Brother:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dog Wisdoms

Images of dogs sharing canine wisdom and human quotes to help us remember the important things in life. More quotes and images are added often. Please visit again. Thank you for loving shelter dogs. 


Wishing you and your pack peace today and everyday. Thank you for visiting.

You can find us on Facebook:
Page https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs
Our page hopes to encourage more people to adopt not shop by sharing stories of successful shelter/rescue dog adoptions & useful info for a healthy dog.
Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405355683042930/
This group is an open group for rescues, fosters, shelter staff, volunteers to post dogs in need of adoption, transport or rescue. Our group’s admin is not affiliated with any posts or posters nor do we have any further information about a post. We are merely offing another place online to help get dogs seen, safe and in their forever homes. 
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109405533286226395235


Monday, July 7, 2014

Hematite Properties

Hematite Properties
Natural, tumbled and bead hematite samples.

Chakras - Base Chakra
Typical colors -Black to steel or silver-grey, brown to reddish brown, or red

 Focus - Willpower - Courage - Confidence - Trust - Balance - Protection

Hematite is the mineral form of Iron Oxide. The name comes from the Greek word, Haematite, for blood. It was used as an amulet against bleeding, and so was also known as a "blood stone".

Hematite grounds and protects.  It strengthens our connection with the earth.  It promotes courage, strength, endurance and vitality. Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and thought.

Hematite uses the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system.  It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.

Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning.

I use hematite tumbled stones for grounding after my meditation classes. It helps to ground the students and bring their focus back to the conscious mind.

(There are many different interpretations for the meanings & uses of stones. Here we offer some general info. but encourage you to work/meditate and find your own.)

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you Peace today and everyday.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day USA

Honoring the beautiful diversity and inclusiveness that makes these United States of America. Thank you Lady Freedom for the eternal reminder. "E Pluribus Unum" ~ "Out of Many, One" 

#manakeepers #ladyfreedom #usa

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you Peace today and everyday.