Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan At the end of this first day of #hiking, I was thinking that #Sequoia NP had given us so much in one 10 mile loop, but I didn't get to see any #bears. Then, as @itsafeeling and I strolled along Crescent Meadow, the end of our 10 mile loop of the #GiantForest, just a few minutes away from where we had parked in the morning, she caught sight of something ahead of us. "I think that's a bear?" I assumed it to be a trick of the eye since I wanted to see one so badly. Must be a log shaped vaguely like a bear. Then it moved. Then another shape moved. What a way to end this #hike! The momma bear and her cub strolled slowly along the meadow as we finished our day's walking. #bear #blackbear #California#nature #wildlife #SequoiaNP #sierras 3h

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kozyndan A #dancer in the #forest, with @itsafeeling among #Redwood #trees in Circle Meadow at #Sequoia National Park. March 2015 #California#nature #yoga #Natarajasana 14h

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Perpetua Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Before the fog rolled in, @itsafeeling and I spent a few miles of the High Sierra Trail being treated to this constant view of the #mountains. #California#nature #hiking #hike #Sequoia #GiantForest #NationalPark 1d
  •   saurabh.c.rai Incredibly awesome view 23h
  •   itsafeeling This looks unfreakin real yo. I didn't get any mountain shots 22h
  •   kozyndan @itsafeeling it's because I had the long lens with me! Good for mountains and bears. 22h

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Perpetua Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Misty mountains along the #HighSierraTrail in #Sequoia National Park. Up until this moment the sun was out and @itsafeeling and I could see for miles. Seemingly in an instant the mountains were gone and replaced by this thick blanket of fog moving through the trees along #Wolverton Cuttoff. #California#hike #hiking 2d

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Stress is so long gone when I am this far out. The further I venture from the city, the better life gets. A quick 3 day trip to #Sequoia National Park did wonders. A huge thanks to @itsafeeling for being so game for a minimally planned trip, keeping pace on the trail, and just for understanding the same sense of miracle I got from this particular #hike, and the trip as a whole. #CircleMeadow #California#nature Get out here people - see what the world really is. 2d

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan @sassyvong enjoying the #desert sun. #AnzaBorrego day trip fun! I never feel like I do these kinds of escapes from the city enough. 1w

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Sierra Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan White-liked Sphinx moth #caterpillar helping to mow down the brief bloom of desert wildflowers in the #AnzaBorrego #desert in #California. The desert floor was covered with the lovely little monsters. They are a relatively large and fast moving caterpillar, and have come out in huge numbers this season. They are clearing entire fields of flower from the desert floor. #nature #whitelinedsphinxmoth 1w

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Video Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Had such fleeting moments of #dreamy light as the Sun sank while we were in #AnzaBorrego #Desert yesterday. @lorenzdeangeli (a professional drone cinematographer) was kind enough to fly his #DJI Inspire quadcopter while I directed our other road trip buddy @sassyvong to try to "outrun all your worries until you are as innocent as a child again!" Hah - I think I really need to work on giving performers constructive direction. Either way it was super nice to get out away from the city and spend the day drifting out through such a stark landscape during the brief period each year when desert plants are blooming (not to mention the millions of white-lines Sphinx moth caterpillars out eating the desert bloom away. So bizarre!). FUN! #California #sunset #quadcopter #DjiInspire1 2w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan #doodle of @chysis in my #sketchbook today. I actually wasn't intending to draw her. I had an idea for a painting based on a photo I took of her, and was planning to draw a very simplified female head but I last track of time as I was having some fun defining her face. I almost never try to draw actual people. I probably should practice that more. 😶 2w
  •   baschz it never is 2w
  •   baschz ha, you just edited that! 2w
  •   kozyndan @baschz hah - sorry! 2w
  •   wyldeflower dayum! thought this was you @missusdawnwhite 2w
  •   marisakuney You. Are. Talent. 2w
  •   baschz you're forgiven :) great drawing! and eventhough you unsaid it, i agree; no drawing is ever a waste of time 2w
  •   chonzki you should! you're great at figure drawing. i like the detail on the neck. 2w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Another #eye study. When kozy and I moved to Highland Park, I began spending my mornings at Cafe de Leche. The staff there is all so nice, but gal always kit up my morning with those smiling bright EYES! She became my barista crush. @ivetteserna has since moved on to working for a councilman at LA's city hall, but we have stayed in touch thanks to the community bonds of the Cafe. I wanted to photograph her eye and see if I could figure out how she mesmerized me and made so many people's mornings. Shot with a Canon 100 mm #macro lens with 4x diopter. #iris 2w

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kozyndan If you are in Los Angeles, DO go see the big Robert Williams retrospective at the LA Municipal Art Gallery at @barnsdallpark. It's quite an expansive collection of his work that I found myself thoroughly impressed by. On top of that the show is surrounded here and there by the Juxtapoz Magazine (which Williams co-founded) 20th anniversary show (co-curated by @thinkspace_art and @coprogallery) which is filled with too many great artists to begin to name (and even a painting by lil' old me. ). Show runs through April 19th. 3w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan Given that we care far more about swimming in the ocean than we do about our art career 😑😑, it was exciting to see how good our art looked on the cover of @submergednation # 3, an Aussie scuba diving magazine with a decidedly younger, edgier vibe. Big thanks to them, and if you are in OZ check out this issue - we always receive these print mags months and months after we do the interviews, so I can never remember what we said. When I go back and read it I always laugh at how silly we are. Far more entertaining than in real life!!😇 #oceannuts 🐋 3w
  •   ashcoates1 Very cool cover! I'd love to see an entire book ;) 3w
  •   kozyndan @ashcoates1 me too actually! We haven't put out a new book since 2010, and have never put out a book that covers the whole range of our artwork. 3w
  •   drpattikim Way to go on blending your two passions! 3w
  •   memtree Awesome! Congrats guys! I'll have to check it out xx 3w
  •   popositionpress your interviews are always fun to read 3w
  •   shomoo Beautiful 3w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan I haven't gone out to check the West side trails yet (have any of you Angelenos done so lately?) but I suspect it's about to go off given the recent rain. #fbf to @chysis in #SolsticeCanyon in April 2009 #wildflowers #flower #nature #hikeandshoot #Malibu #LosAngeles 3w

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kozyndan Always #weirdness stays in my #sketchbook. #Alien screamers... #acrylic #ink 3w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan I should try to light this properly (my flash is literally in the #iris - any tips?), but here is our friend @juliacroon's #eye, kind of close up. This could be a slippery slope - I could see myself getting obsessed with all your eyes! @ivetteserna you are NEXT. #macro #eyeball 3w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan #Studio Days... Drawing of our studio by @kozykitchens 4w

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Perpetua Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan The gorgeous @sassyvong in Bear Canyon, Angeles National Forest. Craving the mountains everyday (when I can't be in warm waters)! #hikeandshoot who wants to come with? 4w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan For January's #GoingPostal2015 mailing, @kozykitchens drew a big horn #sheep, an animal that frequents the mountains of California. We included a note from a personal hero of ours, John Muir, whose passion and advocacy for the grandeur of California nature truly shaped the character of this state (and led to the invention of the National Park concept), which is my homeland (If asked where I am from, I would say "I am Californian", not "I am American".) The quote from Muir: "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." Kozy's drawing was printed onto watercolor paper and she and our trusty assistant @sarahchoart hand watercolored each of the 50 prints. #bighornsheep #JohnMuir #kozyndan #drawing 4w

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Normal Dan (and Kozy) Kitchens
kozyndan @raina1up trying out our "Wipeout" photo standee at the @powwowhawaii pop-up shop at the @tgalleriawaikiki in Honolulu. The last weekend to go check it out! 4w

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kozyndan Winter weather in LA is basically Spring weather everywhere else. Balmy temps and blooming rockroses on the trails. #EchoMountain #hiking #flower 4w

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