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Conversations on Community

This episode we meet Mike Porter in a coffee shop in Fredericksburg and discuss his take on Community. We dive into his community with Little Fish Comics and how they helped him out of a rough time. We move into his thoughts on how artistic communities can help at first but then later on they can turn into services provided instead of a mentor mentee relationship. We look at competition in a community situation. 



If you want to be part of the conversation email us at KDOIPODCASTING@GMAIL.COM and we will send you a list of 11 topics we are covering with definitions and a few quotes to get you started. Come with your own or argue that the definitions provided are meaningless and wrong, tell us why you disagree with the quotes. 

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Many times creating art is done in imposed isolation or away from our audience. When we do that we can often feel like we are the only person doing the art we are doing and we may never find our intended audience. I is important to find our community, to learn, to challenge, to inspire our creativity. I never went to conferences while in college, but since I have left academia, I have gone to 3 conferences in 2 years about podcasting. Each time I meet the other weirdos that do what I do I have a sense of family, that I am not the only crazy one out there doing this, it makes me want to push through blockages and create more. Let’s listen to what Merriam Webster says; a unified body of individuals, the people with common interests living in a particular areabroadly, a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society, a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society, a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests, a group linked by a common policy, joint ownership or participation, social activity. Our quotes come from Goethe, “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” Also we have Fred Rogers, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and color.

Fred Rogers was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister.

So the dictionary was very long winded about the definition, what really spoke to me was a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society. We have shared interests in our exploration and representation of art. Yes we are all over the world and we can always find kindred souls that way. For me you can go wrong with Fred Rogers, we do have a shared responsibility and isn’t it great to know that we can help each other out. In fact, many artists I know are only too happy to help out another artist with supplies, knowledge or a space to express themselves. Let’s get this conversation started.



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Conversations on Empathy

Today we discuss Empathy with Monsell Carty. Starting this off we discuss his heritage. Prejudice rears its ugly head and we delve into his background and where he comes from. Next we use empathy in the work force with customer service and how he utilizes this talent in order to get the core of the issue. Next we talk about his time at Gettysburg and how he attempted to use empathy to defuse a tense situation. We talk about Apple vs samsung, naturally Samsung wins. Lastly we talk about his stand up routine and get a glimpse at how he connects with his audience.

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Sounds like an X-Men character or mutant superpower. This is essential for being able to convey what you see or experience and reproduce it for your audience in order for them to be able to comprehend. Also you need it if you are going to work with others, it’s not necessarily ESP, but if you are close and paying close attention, you should be able to accurately guess what the other person is thinking. Let’s go to Merriam Webster and see what they say; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it. Our quotes come from Harper Lee “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” and Ernest Hemingway “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen,” and lastly Aristotle, “To perceive is to suffer.”

Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations.

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, he is considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”

The first definition I think is very comprehensive as to what empathy means to me. We need to have understanding and being aware to our partners whether they be business, romantic or just colleagues along the journey. I really enjoy Ernest’s quote the most, I agree most people never listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Let’s get the conversation started and listen to each other.

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Conversations On Inspiration



This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Our special guest is Nathaniel Moccia. I have worked with him in the past professionally and now he has started a new venture outside of the United States. Nate has a unique approach to inspiring people to find their better selves and live up to their own perceived potential. 


We discuss using inspiration in the workplace. Nate brings his unique perspective as a manager of people into today’s conversation. We take a look at inspiration from a leadership and team building outlook which can be utilized in your artistic goals. Some of you may be looking for new ways to be the leader you idolize, here is a great view from a manger I respect and admire.

The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.


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I will send you our topic list with quotes and definitions and then you get ready to bring your own spin on the topic, take us somewhere we have never been. If someone has done the topic youwanted, that is fine, you can do it as well because you have your own experiences and that is what we are looking for. Talk with you soon and thank you for joining us on these conversations. Tell a friend and share this episode with them. 



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Conversation On Creativity

Welcome back to Season 3 where we are having conversations about Art Terms and ideas. This episode we take on creativity. The definition and quotes are below. 

Creativity as defined by Merriam Webster

Marked by the ability or power to create, given to creating, having the quality of something created rather than imitated, imaginative, managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits, deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud.

We have 3 quotes for this episode 1. Rumi says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 2. Julian F Fleron says “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” 3. And lastly Albert Einstein says “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Rumi was a 13th Century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. Julian Fleron is a Professor of mathematics at Westfield State College. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc², which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.



Our first conversation is on creativity. We sit down with Len James in person and discuss his thoughts on creativity and how he uses it with his family and students. 


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Artistic Conversations

Welcome back to season 3 of KDOI Podcasting. Artistic Conversations are the name of the game this season.  We discuss this season and how it is different from other seasons. Conversations about basic art terms and ideas. As always email you rideas and comments to

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Thats a Wrap : Season 2 Wrap Up Show



Hey there, thanks for tuning in again today for KDOI Podcasting, I’m your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien and this is Kimo’s Den of Iniquity. Wow we have had a great season, 13 projects in 26 weeks. I know I was amazed to get all of that done in a short amount of time. Think about it, some artists take 6 months for 1 project. This episode we will remember some of the projects that really resonated with me and we will discuss what season 3 looks like from my vantage point. But I really would enjoy your input on where you would like to take this project. Here is the contact info


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A Place For Everything : Bookcase Project


Thank you for downloading this episode of KDOI Podcasting, Kimo’s Den  of Iniquity, hello my name is Timothy Kimo Brien head instigator here and now in your ears. I am so glad you are here for season 2 last project A Place For Everything : Bookcase Project. So we have done about 12 episodes and thank you for coming along on this journey. I have made some beautiful mistakes along the way, I have double counted steps and I have one project I was unable to complete on time. Life happens, but you know what, I will complete that project because it is important to me. If you were unable to complete your projects no worries, take your time, listen to the episode again and knock it out. Guess what, you can listen to the episode a year later and still do it, no worries I plan on sticking around for a long time, and I welcome you to do the same, one way to do that is to reach out to me via email, twitter @kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting and my facebook page TKBrien72.


Needle In The Hay Stack : Found Object Project

Create your own sculpture with found objects around the house. Needle in a haystack will aspire you to look at common objects in a new light and experiment with design and art. Look around right now, can you make a sculpture of your own with what you have there. We did with a dead bolt, you can to.

My original idea was to cut up some trees that fell down in a recent storm, but our deadbolt to the front door broke. So being the handy man I am, I went ahead and took out the old and put in a new one, then I called a lock smith and had them fix what I had broken. It happens. I told the locksmith I wanted the parts as he was going to take them and hopefully recycle them. He looked at me a little odd, but said have at it, and I did.

So here is your materials list :

Old busted deadbolt, or get a new one they cost about 30 bucks

Super glue

Pliers to bend and hold



String Painting



Hey there, glad to have you back, I am Timothy Kimo Brien Head Instigator at KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume. This season we are doing projects that are inexpensive and are relatively easy to accomplish. You don’t need to be Davinci or Monet, heck you don’t even need to know who those old dead guys are, I just want you to have some fun, be inspired to make some art and share your experience with the project.

Now how did I come by this project, pretty easily. So if you remember way back in Season 1 episode 1 I explained why I was doing this project, don’t worry I will wait for you to catch up. No seriously I started this whole podcast because I assist Soldiers transitioning from the military to a civilian career. Many times we use art therapy to assist soldiers for whatever they need the therapy. Many times the Soldiers came to me and showed their work then denigrated it because they had no formal training. So I decided to show everyone that you have a creative spirit in you, we just need to unlock it. I want to give you ideas and encouragement and I would like to see what you are currently doing and I would love to have you on the show for an interview or a conversation. You can get a hold of me via :


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B/W Photography


Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume, Hello I am Timothy Kimo Brien the head instigator here at KDOI. Today our project will be Black and White Photography and we titled this episode laying somewhere between. What does that actually mean, well for me B/W photography is multiple shades of grey and lies between color and the absence of color. I think there is something striking about B/W photography, maybe even a bit of a throw back to older days. It also causes the artist to be very creative in dealing with the limitations of the form. You still play with saturation and tone, but with 2 colors vs an infinite amount of colors that occur in the natural and the digital world. Even with the restriction of no color you have an infinite amount of variables in the grey spectrum.

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