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23rd May 2007

THE STORY OF AKIANE KRAMARIK

Watch the story of this art prodigy from the age of 4 years old, starting with visions of Heaven!

Her art work is available on: http://www.artakiane.com

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/v/TZSGK5lvYMY

Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/v/PqNRGoSo948

Video 3: http://www.youtube.com/v/7vzRpYp7WME

Read her story below these.

One of the most inspiring things I've ever read!

CNN Interview Dec 2006

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THE LIFE OF AKIANE, ARTIST AND POET.

(Taken from http://www.artakiane.com/akiane_life.htm)

Born underwater at home, on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to the atheistic stay-at-home Lithuanian homemaker mother, and an American father, chef and dietary manager.

 
Lived in Illinois, Missouri, Colorado and Idaho, experiencing poverty and affluence.

 
Having attended both public and private schools, now is home-schooled with her four brothers, Delfini 16, Jean Lu 14, Ilia 5 years old and Aurelius, her new baby brother.

 
Began drawing at 4, and painting at 6, teaching herself and learning mostly from her own keen observation and study.

 
Speaks four languages: Lithuanian, Russian, English and Sign Language.

 
At 4, had a life-changing spiritual transformation, bringing the family to God.

 
At age 7 began writing poetry and aphorisms.

 
Her poems often arrive fully conceived.

 
The inspiration for her art and literature comes from her visions, dreams, observations of people,  nature and God.

 
Considers her style: Akianism -a universal blend of realism and imaginism.

 
Wants people to find hope in her paintings.

 
Has the same goal with each painting: to be inspiration for others and to be the gift to God.

 
Rises at 4 a.m. five-six days a week to get ready to paint in the studio and write; works for about 4-5 hours each day.

 
Often works over a hundred to two hundred hours on a painting, producing 8 to 20 paintings a year.

 
Usually makes many sketches before painting.

 
Works on one painting at a time.

 
Assesses her own character: "daring heart and cautious mind".

 
Her biggest wish: "that everyone would love God and one another".

 
Her life goal: to share her love for God and people around the world.