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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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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Introduction

Greetings, Friends! I'm grateful to Jamuna for giving me the opportunity to write on her site. When she offered the idea it immediately resonated with me, but it also frightened me…

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What is Your Problem?

Creativity is the solution to a problem. Maybe it is boredom or loneliness,or a way to communicate an idea,or to validate yourself.To teach something, to learn something.Maybe it is a…

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Don’t Be Excellent

How often have you been derailed because you failed to meet an expectation? An exercise routine, a new diet, 365 days of blogging with an image?Striving for excellence is a…

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Gone To The Show

Snubsta took the day to drink mint tea with ginger biscuits. I did close to the same. But instead of chickadees, squirrels, and sunflowers, I watched ‘Rookie Historian Goo Have…

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Becoming Masterful

Susan M. Weinschenk, Ph.D., says, "Mastery is a powerful motivator." The smallest signs of progress can motivate people to move forward. This is the reason social sites display the percentage…

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Practice, Practice Practice

Radim Malinic, an award-winning graphics designer and the founder of Brand Nu, a Creative Branding Studio, writes about finding your creative voice in his 'book of ideas'. Like many others,…

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Where is the love?

Somewhere along the way of creating a daily practice, I turned making art into a discipline. It has become a militaristic habit, and in doing so, something got lost. I…

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On The Top

The upper half of the frame in an image is often a place of importance. Gods and Kings were placed in this area, often taking proportionally large space. You can…

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Distraction

There is a chill in the air in Portugal today. This is my 92nd consecutive blog post. I watch distracted along with the rest of the world the sport of…

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Ambiguity

In Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers Poets & Philosophers, Leonard Koren points to a description of Wabi-Sabi by contrasting the ideas to Modernism. He says Wabi-Sabi is “comfortable with ambiguity and…

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Purple Calla Lilies

The grocery store had a shelf of calla lilies. They were strange colors, blue, black, and this deep purple that felt like it would wash off with watering. Calla lilies…

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Dreaming of a Better World
A Tropical Kingbird flies over to a favorite perch, showing us the beauty of her perfect wings.

Dreaming of a Better World

Years ago, I was part of a spiritual group that followed a lesser guru. I changed my life in many ways to follow the discipline. Meditation was a regular part…

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