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.

The Selfie as Art

Selfies have been happening since the fifteenth century when Painters such as Masaccio and Andrea Mantegna added their own images to the crowds in religious paintings. In later years, Rembrandt…

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Allegory
A neophyte sits in silence, seeking mastery. A belly full of ambition and desire. Ideas and messages from the Akashic circle around awaiting the moment to land.

Allegory

An allegory is an abstract idea communicated with concrete images. It is the parable told through images or relatable characters. Allegories are a comment on the human story and are…

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Breaking Free!

I had the word "Broken" in mind and for a photograph. I filtered several ideas in my head and decided on breaking something. It was more in line with me…

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Creative Heroes

In Seth Godin's Creatives Workshop, participants are given questions to ponder that help clear the path to a creative voice. Recently we were asked to look at a creative hero…

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Art takes courage

As I watch my fellow creatives struggle with the need to be perfect before putting something out there, I get it.  Art takes courage.  Once you show yourself, people look…

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Wabi-Sabi

  “Wabi-sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral: things so subtle and evanescent they are invisible to vulgar eyes.” Leonard Koren wrote those words…

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Standing in the Shadows

I realized today that I spent my life trying to live into a version of success that belongs to the ideas of my Pakistani aunties. They were Canadian immigrants who…

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Seeing Straight

The problem with (and the gift of) photography is that we see the world through a lens and edit out the things we don’t like - to create an idea…

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Choose School

I’ve been told, the best way to learn a languageis to have a lover who speaks it.I noodled it a bit.It comes with too much baggage.So, I’m going to school…

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Retirement

When I think of my age, I feel elation, as my liberty now is freedom of time. I could pick up the guitar that I put down, still in the…

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Goodbye Chi Chi DeVayne

Zavion Michael Davenport died a couple of days ago. She was best known as Chi Chi DeVayne, an American Drag Queen. She was 34 years old. Yesterday a friend, asked…

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Something is coming

Today as I listened to the world, I heard overwhelm. It came from all directions and from everyone I engaged with. It feels like today, Monday, August 23, 2020, the…

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Heading Towards Clarity

Yesterday as my struggle with my website layout touched on the point of frustration, I reached out to a group of business-oriented friends and asked for advice, suggestions, and recommendations.…

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Definition of Success

Today I was challenged by the question of what ‘success’ means to me. It was posed in the framework of turning professional. This is a tough question, as I do…

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Saboteur

I have this messiness that I carry around with me, like Charles Shultz’s Pig-Pen. I feel incomplete and unkempt.   Failure feels buried deep within my bones like a birthmark.…

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Showing Up

I was asked today, ‘What success would look like to me after 100 days of doing this blog daily?" I answered, “I don’t know”. Today as I picked up my camera…

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