panama city, jungle, mist, morning
Inspiration

The Silhouette – A Photographer’s Outline

When writing a novel, if the writer has the outline, she has the story. In art, a sketch is often made before a painting begins. I think of silhouettes in photographs as kind of ‘outlines’.  In photography, an outline can stand on it’s own. A lot of detail is not always needed to create a […]

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Inspiration

Knock, knock, knocking…

Doors trigger connections in our psyche. They serve as entries and exists and as such, co-relate to beginnings and endings. They are dual in nature, inviting us into adventure, while also being a barrier for protection. Doors in a neighborhood say a lot about the culture of an area. Are doors open or closed? What […]

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Creative Tools

For the Love of Fonts

Wether you are designing graphics or adding meaningful text to an image, the type of font you use is key. Use the wrong font and it can get in the way of your message. I have seen a wedding invitation that used a beautiful script font, but I couldn’t make out the names of the […]

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pen, paper, writing, morning pages
Rituals

Morning Pages

In her book, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron introduces the idea of Morning Pages. The Artist’s Way is set up as a 12-Step program towards Creative Recovery. Morning Pages, are 3 hand written pages done every morning for the course of the program. The writing is stream of consciousness. Put pen to page and write […]

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yoga, stretching, comfort zone, going deep
Creative Tools

Beyond the Comfort Zone

Going Deeper! I can hear the voice of Anne-Marie, my yoga teacher, saying “I can see you hanging out in your comfort zone! Go deeper!”. Indeed, going deeper is the path the creative person takes, to stretch into those uncomfortable places, until you find comfort and then go deeper again. That is a description of […]

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artist date, alone time, beach walk
Rituals

An Hour a Week

In her book the Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron mentions two creative tools that when practiced, make magical changes towards opening up the creative channels in your life. One tool is called Morning Pages, the other, Artist Dates. And artist dates is a date with yourself. It is an hour a week to take yourself out […]

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daily action, meditation, mastery
Rituals

First Action of the Day

Our habits set our lives on a constructive or destructive course. We become our automatic actions. Success teachers tell us that what we do in the first hour of the day sets a life course. With that in mind, the very first thing you do when you open your eyes in the morning, creates a […]

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