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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Memory and Writing

I love writing about moments that intersect with multiple events. Right now I'm working on an article about my experiences in 1992, when I played violin in the Bombay Chamber…

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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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Commitment and Improv

In improv, where there's no script or stage direction to lean on, commitment to who I am and who is with me on stage is far more important than what…

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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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Finding Your Voice

Finding one's voice is something we hear writers talk about a lot. It can be very easy for some and is a longer process for others. I started writing stories…

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Growth and Change
Leaves changing colours in Toronto.

Growth and Change

Part of the beauty of playing with creativity is continually being open to newness, change, and growth. But part of  growth also means I may not be the same today…

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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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Mindfulness Reminders
The Niagara River.

Mindfulness Reminders

I had a client who found the concept of mindfulness to be stressful. He felt that he not only had to handle the fast-paced, ever-changing, and increasingly-demanding life he already…

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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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