365 Days is my personal practice of putting out words and images. My goal is to do a post a day for a year. In that time, I hope to transform myself and my art.

Slaying Monsters

The website didn’t do what was expected of it the other day. It skipped over a couple of steps. Failed, and then started working again. Even though the entire event…

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Talent vs Skill

Steve Martin is known to have said, “I have no talent. None”. That is good news for me because I am not particularly talented and don’t have much of an…

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Distracted

I’ve had an unfocused and distracted day bouncing from one thing to the other, attempting to grasp a task by the tail and see it to it’s creative completion. Had…

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Attention

The world around us is loud. When I sit at my computer to work, there are dozens of things that pull me away and send me down rabbit holes. It…

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What is Your Problem?

Creativity is the solution to a problem. Maybe it is boredom or loneliness,or a way to communicate an idea,or to validate yourself.To teach something, to learn something.Maybe it is a…

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Don’t Be Excellent

How often have you been derailed because you failed to meet an expectation? An exercise routine, a new diet, 365 days of blogging with an image?Striving for excellence is a…

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Gone To The Show

Snubsta took the day to drink mint tea with ginger biscuits. I did close to the same. But instead of chickadees, squirrels, and sunflowers, I watched ‘Rookie Historian Goo Have…

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Becoming Masterful

Susan M. Weinschenk, Ph.D., says, "Mastery is a powerful motivator." The smallest signs of progress can motivate people to move forward. This is the reason social sites display the percentage…

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Practice, Practice Practice

Radim Malinic, an award-winning graphics designer and the founder of Brand Nu, a Creative Branding Studio, writes about finding your creative voice in his 'book of ideas'. Like many others,…

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Where is the love?

Somewhere along the way of creating a daily practice, I turned making art into a discipline. It has become a militaristic habit, and in doing so, something got lost. I…

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On The Top

The upper half of the frame in an image is often a place of importance. Gods and Kings were placed in this area, often taking proportionally large space. You can…

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Distraction

There is a chill in the air in Portugal today. This is my 92nd consecutive blog post. I watch distracted along with the rest of the world the sport of…

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Ambiguity

In Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers Poets & Philosophers, Leonard Koren points to a description of Wabi-Sabi by contrasting the ideas to Modernism. He says Wabi-Sabi is “comfortable with ambiguity and…

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Purple Calla Lilies

The grocery store had a shelf of calla lilies. They were strange colors, blue, black, and this deep purple that felt like it would wash off with watering. Calla lilies…

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Dreaming of a Better World
A Tropical Kingbird flies over to a favorite perch, showing us the beauty of her perfect wings.

Dreaming of a Better World

Years ago, I was part of a spiritual group that followed a lesser guru. I changed my life in many ways to follow the discipline. Meditation was a regular part…

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Advice from a Mentor

I had a timely conversation with my mentor, Robin Griggs-Wood, today. I've been a bit stuck this week. Filled with doubt. I needed someone with a generous heart to meet…

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Are You Generous?

In Seth Godin’s The Creative’s Workshop 2, the word ‘generosity’ has changed how I think about the subject. I have always thought myself to be a generous person, but it…

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São Miguel, Açores

Richard and I spent a couple of days on the island of São Miguel, Açores, in Portugal. It was a welcome break from months of COVID-19 restrictions. We were there…

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Sobriety

There is an assumption out there that says artists need to be drunk or stoned to access their best work. I just want to say, for the record, for me,…

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