http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tama-kieves-book-excerpt-on-change/ This one requires a couple of reads, but every word is worth it. We resist change so much that we often choose to remain uncomfortable with our situations. That discomfort is a sign of change and change leads to growth. Embrace the change and see what happens! See you on the other side of … Continue reading A little good news — about being uncomfortable?
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/this-simple-word-test-reveals-how-creative-you-are/ I'm not sure why, but this mental exercise sounds familiar. As a person who has often been accused of being too literate because of my love of semantics, this is a game I've often played with myself... well, various versions of it. Care to see if you are really creative? Take the test: https://www.datcreativity.com/about
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-olympics-cauldron-and-village-are-hydrogen-powered/ You gotta read this short and inspired story. The Olympic village is entirely powered by hydrogen tech! Transportation and residences. That means zero greenhouse gas emission and an extra water source to hydrate their gardens etc... Frankly, it's getting hard to see why governments continue supporting fossil fuels!!! We need to really get our … Continue reading A little good news — about clean energy: hydrogen!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/the-glasgow-repair-shop-that-is-fixing-our-throwaway-culture/ This is an idea very close to my heart!!! Remade (https://remade.network/) is changing the consumer mindset... I've been dreaming about doing something similar for years: repurposing, upcycling, repairing thrown away items (mostly furniture) into beautiful new decor ideas! This group of amazing people have figured how to take an old idea and make it … Continue reading A little good news — about changing our consumer habits
Last summer I completed the infrastructure for a zen garden for my wife. This little Buddha found itself well placed under my dwarf Japanese maple tree. It got quickly enveloped by some ground hostas, so I moved it this year to sit on a rock near the water fountain I rigged from a reclaimed cement … Continue reading Baby Buddha in the Wabi Sabi Garden
When editing, I always take a look at the photo in greyscale to see where the light and shadows belong. When I pealed away the colours on this one, something strange developed that I just can't put my finger on. The whole perspective shifter from one where I felt to be looking down into the … Continue reading Strange Perspectives before Being Eaten
I'm not sure what this little weed is; I only know it's beautiful! There are a few that pop up around my garden, from under a heavy cover of other plants. They almost always only have a single yellow blossom showing at a time and several waiting their turn. It is only about 2mm x … Continue reading A Little Yellow Peeks Out
I've been cultivating wild sumacs into a nice hedge for a few years now and they are always growing. The baby leaves are tiny and almost insect-like. When I shot this macro, the sun was extremely bright and it looked like white heat was emanating from the plants. All I needed to do was hike … Continue reading A Very Green Affair
My Cabot roses are fading early this year, or so it seems to me. They only seem to last a day before wilting, but I may be imaging things due to my busy work schedule. I'm only really looking at them every few days. Regardless, I am endeavouring to capture the vibrant pink every chance … Continue reading A Procession of Pink
Another lunchtime break that felt too long and being in the art room is a little like my being a kid in a candy store... so much temptation to take and use the abundance of art materials. I let my respect for karma dictate my actions and leave most of the stuff alone... I only … Continue reading Lil’ Devil Fighting Boredom