Winter Solstice Hearth Warming Celebration

Traditions are the foundation of family, community, and culture.

Our whole life we have celebrated the Winter Solstice which is the shortest day and longest night of the year.   It is when the Sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky.  Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere of Earth is the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere and vice-versa with the Summer Solstice.

In the winter we are closed in from the cold and we it is in those dark days that we spend a great deal of time on our creative work.

Beginning December 1st though we set up our dinner table with our Solstice Candles – 22 total.  On the first day of December we light the first candle and each day after we light one more to the grand finale of light on the 22nd of December.

To us it give us the warm light as the dark nights get longer and we always prepare special meals with the family to feast, tell stories, and enjoy the passing of each day.

On the 22nd day the table is lit up like a miniature bonfire and it is on this day we exchange gifts and do some other special thing that marks the celebration which is different every year.

This season we watched some great movie classics almost every night and we also baked more sweets like chocolate eclairs and zucchini bread.   We grew a big garden last summer so we have a ton of frozen and canned food that we harvested.  We grew potatoes this year for the first time and made french fries which we bagged and froze so those are super yummy with some of our meals.

It’s nice to be able to remember the garden time and sunlight during this time of year and eating the food from our garden warms our bellies and spirits.

This year we were also researching other holiday traditions around the world and came across the Russian “Santa”.  We were blown away at the awesome outfit he wears in this huge country where their days are much colder and nights are much longer than our own latitude on Earth.  We love to learn about other cultures and their histories and winter is a good time to spend researching and learning.

This year was very special to us and we hope all of our readers and extended family around the world were able to light the fires of their own hearths and celebrate with loved ones in whatever traditions they have that affirm the most important things…family, friends, health, community, love, and peace on Earth.

Winter may be just officially declared but after today the days will be getting longer by the minute which means Spring is coming and we are now entering the days of the Return of the Light!

The coming Spring’s garden planning is already beginning for us here so the next couple months until Spring Equinox will go by faster as we get busy doing things outside again.

We send our blessings and prayers for everyone’s happiness and well being!

Art-Movies & Us

Back in 2018 before YouTube became a censored monopoly and destroyed the lives of content creators by setting new and unfair monetization rules we had ambitions to start our own show called “Art – Movies and Us”.  We worked for months planning and creating videos to post and then the new rules came down so we put the whole plan aside to focus on our graphic novels and other creations.

Recently we learned about a new video platform called “Rumble” that is gaining in popularity every day due to its uncensored and fair monetization policies for content creators.  Click here to check it out!

We are now working on launching this new show on the ReGenesis Media Channel – we will post updates when we launch our first official video. Until then we have uploaded a fun video we created awhile ago and look forward to sharing more soon!

Tales of Orlen

In the World of Orlen the country of Norrodor is a land undergoing a period of rapid evolution. Both technologically and culturally. Its races of beings once lived as hundreds of independent City States before the Dread Invasion from the North forced them to unite or die.

The three kingdoms of Hierdmok, the Foughtana Common Wealth, and the Holy Kingdom of Vinistal emerged from the unification and lived in a constant fear of another invasion from the outside. The peace between these three kingdoms, with none of them daring to spark conflict with the others lest it bring about another war, lasted for thirty Orlenian years.

As the three kingdoms eyes were fixed to the North little did they know that war is indeed coming. Not from the North but from the West – the Jirose Empire who’s new Emperor has unfinished business in the land of mist and mountains….

~ Journey with us into the realm of Orlen as the paths of mystery and magic unfold into timeless tales of reluctant hero’s, evolving characters with powerful intent, and heart driven themes that birth legends which deliver the witnesses to the doorsteps of their own personal journey through life.

Long Live the Emperor Reviews

“This is a masterpiece!  Have never seen a graphic novel like it and I understand why the author has categorized it as a ‘Literary’ graphic novel.  Splendid read and looking forward to reading the whole series!” ~ Paul Lee – Seattle WA

“Long Live the Emperor is a wonderful read that gives us our first look at a world that isn’t simply what it appears on the surface. Magic, time distortion, dimensional travel, ancient strategy and many clever twists will keep you reading and want to know more about this fascinating world of Orlen.” ~ Timothy Mitchell – Paonia CO

“As an artist I was shocked that so much work and beauty was in a ‘comic book’ story.  The story itself was very intriguing from the first page to the last and I am definitely anxiously awaiting the next book of the Tales of Orlen series!  Five Stars for sure.”  ~ AnA Doerflein

“JP Green has set a new ceiling for the graphic novel industry of quality and superb writing/illustrating of Long Live The Emperor.  Bravo!” ~ David Ontello – New York

“Splendid achievement for the graphic novel world!  This beginning story of the Tales of Orlen series really captured by curiosity for the next books and I was delighted by every page with its beautiful illustrations.” ~ Count David Gagnon – Florida

 

 

 

 

 

Official Release of Long Live The Emperor!

After months of editing and finalization we are so proud to announce the official release of “Long Live The Emperor”!

There was a great deal of strategic planning and discussion with our publisher about how to go about sharing this work with the right audiences, distribution, and long term goals.

We decided in the end that we would release the work in EBook format first and then after enough sales were generated we would do a limited edition print run.    We also chose to not market through Amazon or other middlemen in the beginning because we wanted our allies to be able to share in profits.  If we went through Amazon then there would not be much at all to share because of the ridiculous percentage Amazon takes from writers who are working with small independent publishers.

We want to thank everyone who has helped us in this first production by Summer Time Studios and we look forward to hearing your reviews and feedback!

To purchase a copy of the EBook click here.

Summer Time Studios Founders Introduction

Hello Friends!

Why we named our company Summer Time Studios! Our favorite studio environment with our Wacom tablets creating art and stories.

This is from founders of Summer Time Studios Jade A. Green and Jaron P. Green.  We would like to have our first blog post be an introduction to what we do here at Summer Time Studios.   The short of it is we make good wholesome kids media.  Now let us define what we mean when we say that.

In this day and age there are arenas where it has become a major stigma around calling something a ‘kids’ movie or ‘kids’ book.  Among the ‘bro-guy’ culture of wanna be intellectuals and online critics it is considered a slight rather than the intended age demographic  to refer to something as a ‘kids movie’ .

It is easy to see why with such trash like the “Minions” or other over stimulating dumbed down “children’s entertainment” such stigmas exist outside of the fact that children are fundamentally despised in this culture (more on that  later).

As we were growing up we were introduced to quality entertainment such as Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, Dinotopia, Spirit Stallion of the Cimmarons, The Lion King, Atlantis the Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and last but not least My Little Pony ‘Friendship Is Magic.   These movies are examples of just some of the high quality ‘children’s media’ that we still watch to this day.

That is the great thing about children’s media anyone can watch and enjoy it.  The best stories are the kinds that gain more meaning for you as you grow up.  When we were little Fraggle Rock was one of our favorite shows because of how fun it was.  But the more we watched it the more we comprehended the deep meanings and underlying values that were embedded into the stories.   Fraggle Rock’s underlying theme was based on problem solving and conflict resolution.    Good children’s media will grow with you as you mature and continue to teach you valuable life lessons rather than discovering the hidden dirty jokes in shows and movies like Sponge Bob.

Why are so many children’s movies and shows such low quality and have about as much entertainment value as dangling keys in front of a child’s face?

Well it is because of the current disdain for children themselves in western culture (But mostly in America). It is a fact that when many people are young they’re mocked for the crime of being young.  They’re told that what they enjoy is just for babies and that they are wimpy and altogether pathetic for liking what they like. So they distance themselves from these things and as a result distance themselves from being children and grow to hate that part of themselves.  So when they are adults they end up hating on ‘children’ and everything to do with them – including their media… or at the very least consider them completely unintelligent.

It is because of this a lot of stories for ‘kids’ are made to match this prevailing view. Thankfully there are those who don’t agree with this view and instead provide high quality stories for children and we wish to add to this catalog of greatness.

We are beginning this journey with Summer Time Studios graphic novels and hope to someday branch out into films and TV shows. Our first published book Long Live The Emperor is the start of the Tales Of Orlen series which we hope to bring to page soon and will run alongside another graphic novel project which will be revealed later – hopefully be released some time in 2021.

We were blessed to be home schooled our entire lives and we believe growing up outside of mainstream culture gave us a vantage point that allowed us to develop perspectives and standards that have empowered us to create stories that genuinely respect the ‘child’ that is actually a growing human being that deserves to have a childhood full of wonder and joy.  We also like to see ourselves as role models for young people as far as bringing courage and inspiration to allow their ‘child within’ to be able to express innate happiness that is our natural state of being.   We are publishing our work through ReGenesis Media and we would like to thank all of our family and friends who have encouraged us each step of our learning and supported us in following our dreams.  Special thanks to our brother Element Green for being there for us every step of the way through thick and thin!