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Welcome to the third episode of our Ocean Artisan Series where we highlight artists inspiring others with their ocean artwork. At the end of each month we will raffle off one of our Ocean Artisan’s donated pieces to help support OWO Initiatives! This month’s Ocean Artisan is Joanna Lentini.

Bryan Mineo: Hello, ocean lover friends, this is Brian from One With The Ocean. I’m excited to share with you guys our Ocean Artisan Series. This month’s Ocean Artisan is Joanna Lentini. …


I wake to the call of the waves and the expectancy of a sea of people surrounding a large palm tree on the seventh day of the week, traditionally celebrated as Sabbath. I find my feet on the ground, scurrying to gather my swim stuff: goggles, a two-piece, sunscreen, and a bright yellow cap. Still half asleep, I step out of my car and stroll down the hill to find my swim friends and await our simultaneous walking on water.

So many here reflect the modernity of miracles. A number of us survivors of all sorts of things. Together, we…


EACH MONTH WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO A NEW OCEAN ARTISAN THAT IS INSPIRING OTHERS WITH THEIR OCEAN ARTWORK. AT THE END OF THE MONTH WE WILL RAFFLE OFF ONE OF THEIR DONATED PIECES TO HELP SUPPORT OWO INITIATIVES.

This month we bring you our next OWO Ocean Artisan, and SoCal native, Donald Miralle. For the last twenty years, Donald has worked as a professional photographer for clients such as Outside, National Geographic, Men’s Journal, and Sports Illustrated. Donald has photographed everything from the depths of our seas to our world’s best athletes.

In fact, Donald is a bit of…


THIS MONTH WE ARE KICKING OFF A NEW INITIATIVE THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT AND SUPPORT THE AMAZING WORK OF OCEAN-MINDED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

We Hope You’ll Join Us In Welcoming Our First OWO Ocean Artisan, Bree Brooks

Bree Brooks grew up under the sun-drenched Hawaiian skies and has been traveling the world since she was nineteen years old. Having lived abroad and journeyed across Southeast Asia, Europe and the South Pacific, Bree’s vibrant hand painted works have been inspired by the various colors of the environments in which she has explored.

Although Bree’s work has been inspired by her travels, she has been practicing art in one form or another since she was…


I felt nauseated staring down through the choppy surface into the turquoise water column. For many of us, the idea of exploring the ocean might sound like something we are capable of, however grand ideas tend to feel more doable in the safety blanket of our minds than in actual reality. So, when push came to shove, an internal conflict began to brew within me.

My nerves were obvious to the others around me. I made special requests of my guide and quietly of the sea. I had an awful fear of sharks because of the movie Jaws. …


When Taylor Steele started using punk rock to soundtrack his films, the relationship between surfing and punk rock became common vernacular for anyone growing up near the beach in California. For those familiar with either surfing or punk rock, the parallels are obvious. For one, both are visceral and adrenaline-inducing experiences; surfing possesses an inherent connection to nature’s formidable power that mimics punk’s rage channeled into musical form.

The rush of getting pounded in heavy surf is the physical equivalent to the sonic experience of hearing a snare get smashed so hard that the drum head breaks. Perhaps more significant…


Coach Bryan — One With the Ocean

Hanging up your goggles for an indefinite period is enough to strike terror into the heart of any swimmer. Yet as the saying goes, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”

As athletes, we usually counter obstacles by going the extra mile, working harder, agonizing over technique. But since the outbreak of COVID-19, many sports — often a source of pleasure, camaraderie, and positive mental health — have been off-limits, leaving many of us feeling like fish out of water. …


Bringing The Outdoors In

While much of the world has come to a screeching halt, many of us are finding our lives disrupted in unimaginable ways. Ever evolving restrictions continue to emerge on what we can and can’t do. And the refuge of the outdoors and all of its healing powers are off limits in certain areas.

We’ve seen open spaces such as parks and beaches closing around the world, and leaders demanding we stay indoors so we can flatten the curve. It’s a trying time for everyone, especially for the men and women on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 virus. It’s also…


Meet Blue Wesley, a San-Diego-based commercial photographer, traveler, and acai bowl connoisseur. He’s the fourth artist to appear in our oceans artisans series. At the end of the month, we’ll raffle off one of his beautiful pieces to support our ocean initiatives so keep an eye on our social media for more information.

About Blue: His portfolio transcends style and color into vibrant and alluring images based around the ocean, light, and the never-ending quest for outdoor adventure. The effects of wanderlust have never faded, even after visiting 30+ countries to date, and more on the way. Professionally, Blue is…

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