I write under Teresa Garcia and sometimes Amethyst Stormrider. I illustrate under Teresa Amehana Garcia. I am also known as Amehana Arashi and Amehana Ishtari.
I'm currently busy with writing, art, and apparently the taxi service for my teenagers. I hope to some day be an online professor teaching Asian Studies, Asian Religion, Asian Mythology, or Asian History. My major is International Relations with an Asian concentration, and my specific areas of the most interest are Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
I am a priestess, legally ordained minister, coffee lover, author, poet, narrator, illustrator, publisher, sim administrator, and game administrator, but most of all a mother. I do not have the time for social time I once did. I live in the mountains of Northern California.
I paint, I write, I love tai chi, I love to fan dance before the central kamidana of my home when I am well enough. Not a lot to know really, but more to find out than most people ever do.
My gallery includes some pieces from as far back as my Junior High Years (not all of them) all the way through current. I retain the older work as a reminder for myself of what my level once was, to compare how far I have come, and as a way to hopefully remind new artists that they too will grow in their art.
Where you can find me:
Arashiryuu Productions Public Discord Server
GoodReads (what am I reading? chat about it!)
THG StarDragon Publishing mainsite
THG StarDragon Publishing Blog
Favorite genre of music: Classical Asian or heavy metal.
Favorite style of art: meditative and spiritual
Operating System: Coffee IV, thanks
Skin of choice: Scales... but I'm stuck with this human stuff for the duration. lol
Favorite cartoon character: Nigihayami Kohakunushi!
Personal Quote: I am the flaming pearl and calm mirror at the heart of the storm. Hold me if you dare.
Just wanted to drop by and let you know that @HaikuWriMo is up and going for 2022!
We have our first prompt journal: https://www.deviantart.com/couchsessions/journal/Prompt-Feature-The-4-Seasons-906236745 and our first challenge running: https://www.deviantart.com/couchsessions/journal/Challenge-1-Colorful-906457223
Please do come join us!
Hope you're having a lovely February!
May I please inquire, why the interest in the Ryukyu Islands? Just curious. If too intrusive of a question, I now apologize for that.
Part is because my father was in Okinawa long before I was born and helped with some reconstruction of a shrine there. Part is because I have a strong spiritual reason I don't speak of publicly. Part is because something happened there of strong spiritual significance to my father which also stays within a small group of people.
Excellent. Thanxs for sharing. I knew that there had to be a "deeper spiritual" meaning. So, that's why the question.