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.

Learning to See

Photographer and educator Bryan Peterson suggested an exercise to learn how to look at a subject like a tree.Using a single lens with fixed settings, approach the tree from a…

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Color Bias

People make associations with color. For example, Red gets associated with fire. White, with purity. Black, with darkness, and so on. Through our associations, we tend to make generalizations. For…

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Wabi-Sabi

In his books, Leonard Koren points to qualities that embody Wabi-Sabi - An aesthetic, philosophy, description of beauty, originating in Japan. In my photograph, I am attempting to capture:“Beauty at…

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The Perfect Nautilus

I saw this Nautilus shell on the table of a vendor at the Wednesday Market in Cascias. The man had several crystals and agates and shells. Having recently written about…

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Squaring Up The Square

When I studied electronics, I would listen to Bach’s Air on G String, written in 4/4 time on repeat. It was part of a memorizing technique I used to recall…

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To Tidy or Not To Tidy?

Austin Kleon says, “When in Doubt, tidy up.” But what he has to say about tidying up is quite different from what Marie Kondo would teach. Austin says productivity does…

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Pay Attention to Lydia Knox
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Pay Attention to Lydia Knox

I want to tell you about Lydia Knox - an artist who is talented, resilient, and has put in the time and effort to become the person she is today.…

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Advice from the Bhagavad Gita
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Advice from the Bhagavad Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, the warrior, stands at the forefront of a fearsome battle. He is riddled with fear and doubt. Luckily, his charioteer is the God Krishna, who teaches…

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What Gets In Your Way?
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What Gets In Your Way?

Art is the expression of a life lived. It holds the thoughts and actions of the artist. Whether the viewer sees it or not, art holds the artist's hidden truths.…

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Feeling Fatigued?

I read in one of those top 10 lists that are so successful at getting traffic to a page that a good way to deal with fatigue is to exercise! …

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Life of a Wave – Wabi Sabi

Wabi-Sabi speaks of the impermanence of things. It points to the natural world in the purest of forms. In his book 'Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers', Leonard Karen…

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The Value of Art

We assess art when we look at it. How does it make us feel? Are we familiar with it? Do we like it? Do we understand the artist’s point of…

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The Art of Walking

When building artistic skills, it is helpful to understand how to walk. In his book ‘Create,’ Marc Silber, photographer, author, and mountaineer, talks about teaching mountaineering. He says you don’t…

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The Wood Wide Web

Deep beneath the forest ground, trees are connected to their own underground interweb, made of symbiotic fungi called mycorrhiza. Trees can send messages back and forth from tree to tree…

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