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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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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Advice from the Bhagavad Gita

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?
The studio of artist Lydia Knox.

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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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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