It’s been awhile! We’ve been working hard, performing, and traveling. Over the next few months you may notice some changes on this site. I’ll highlight the important ones.
- Our website is undergoing renovations. We’re restyling it to mimic a record label, instead of a personal page. This way Kevin and I will share the domain 50/50 instead of 80/20 like we have now.
- Our online Etsy store is up. We’re adding new items every week, and by the end of this month we’ll announce the formal opening of the store. If you want a sneak peek of what we have so far, check it out here: The Village Stone
- My CD is going to be released this weekend! I’m so excited! The journey to get to this point has been a long one, but it’s been awesome. I think I originally predicted this album would be out in May? Six months later, here we are.
- If you’re a photographer, painter, digital artist, or any other visual medium, we’re holding a contest for you. Since we’re renovating our website, we need to get rid of the banner in the upper left hand corner of our main page. You know the one that says “Kevin Village Stone/Kiwamura”? Since we’re turning our website into a record label instead of a personal page, that banner needs to come down so we can replace it with a more universal image. For more information about the contest visit my deviantart page. Whispering Light Contest
In less business-y news, a monarch caterpillar attached herself to the side of our music studio and decided to make a cocoon two weeks ago. Kevin and I were there when the butterfly broke out of her chrysalis. It was very cool to be there at the right moment to see such a beautiful thing! I still can’t believe that she would be here in the start of chilly November where the nights get down to 35 degrees. That’s a brave little caterpillar.
Here’s some pictures of the little thing! We took pictures every few days. Read more to see the full timeline (6 images)
Here she is a few days later. The chrysalis is getting lighter. You can also see the other side of the chrysalis. Aren’t those gold dots fascinating?
It’s been 12 days of that crisp green color. It took just a few days for the shell to darken and a wing to appear. We’re getting close.
We came out two days later to find her in her brand new body. That gold strip on the chrysalis is awesome. I love it.
Here she is! She crawled onto the ground to let her wings harden. You can tell she’s a female by her markings. She was so cool, too. She sat there and let me take pictures to my heart’s content.
I moved her into the sunlight so she could harden her wings. She was stretching her wings, getting them to dry. She told me she’s en route to Baja California. She’s got some buddies down there she wants to go surfing with. So I wished her well and the next morning she was on her way! I’m so glad we witnessed this. It was awesome.
I think I’ll grow more milk weed next year.
Till next time,