What else is it?

Art allows us to look at things not only for what they are but for what they can be. A coffee cup is not just a coffee cup. It is…

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An Artist Date

Lately, my head has been filled with doubts and circular thoughts. So, today, I took myself on a long-overdue Artist Date. I walked along the coast, stopping to watch surf…

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Art-ificial Intelligence
AI-generated "Portrait of Edmond Belamy" sold for $432,500

Art-ificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is the next Moon Landing. Only it isn't a singular event that the world watches unfold. It has already happened subtly in the background, but not slowly. We…

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

Layman Pang, a Buddhist who lived over a thousand years ago, is credited with the modern saying, 'Chop wood and carry water.' It has been translated into English in different…

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The Time In-Between

When the night is over, but the day has not yet begun, there is a waiting roomto let go of the past, that the future may take seed. This is…

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The Biophilia Effect

The Hypothesis called Biophilia Effect is summarised in 'The Universal Principals of Design' as, "Environments rich in nature views and imagery reduce stress and enhance focus and concentration." Edward Osborne…

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words.play.daily

Kim LeClair loves words. In her words.play.daily emails she strings words in beautiful ways that speak to the humanness in you and me. Yesterday, her words touched me deeply. I…

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Op Art

Op Art is short for Optical Art. It refers to art that creates a perceptual illusion in the frame. This is usually achieved by the calculated placement of a repeated…

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Mick Jagger-ing It.

When I go out into the world to do daily things, my capability is higher than my audacity. It's just the way I happen to have turned out.I have friends…

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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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Pleasing Planar Symmetry

As a photographer, we learn right away that repeating patterns make for interesting images. Every workshop has you looking for and making photos where the pattern repeats. We love seeing…

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Ambiguously Intriguing

An artist is always wondering how to push the envelope and create something that engages the audience. While there are many ways of making captivating images, there is one in…

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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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Oneness and Actions

I stumbled upon new (to me) evidence that we really are all ONE, and that the only thing that separates us from each other is our skin.Have you noticed that…

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