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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Layering For Depth

Digital artists heavily use image layering to build a finished work. It is a natural way of bringing ideas together and presenting them with poetic intentions. I've approached this subject…

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The Cheeky Vertical

The Vertical Line is energetically upbeat. It is the jump in the skip, the upward thrust. It is that which defies gravity, in which sense it knows something more. It…

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Soft Focus

As I look at my habits checklist today, it’s 4 pm and there is not a single check under any habit. My energy is low and my routine is skewed.…

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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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Love After Love

Marcelle Quao is an educator in Ontario and a new friend of mine. We know each other through Seth Godin’s Creative Workshop, in which the idea of ‘generosity’ as a…

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