Odds & Ends – Fun for the Inner-Photographer

I was recently asked to send some photos of myself for an article on What is a Successographer? The specifics were joyfully vague, so I decided to have some fun and send in a motley bunch, selected from old profile pics, some autobiographical artworks, and some new pics, I asked my loving wife to take. The feature … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Fun for the Inner-Photographer

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #53: Fun in Trees 8

Fun in Trees 8: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Stare closely at this one... even give it a quick double-take... What do you see behind the trees? I can't quite make it out, but there's something monstrous back there. The only question is… is it waiting for … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #53: Fun in Trees 8

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #52: Fun in Trees 7

Fun in Trees 7: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I suspect this is an amalgam of images from old black & white films and the background stills of the original Steamboat Willie animated short by Walt Disney... It reminds me of those darkened studio shots in the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #52: Fun in Trees 7

The 1st Step on The Ladder of Awareness

For the next few months I will be posting observations that follow the discussions sessions between myself and my mentor, Berel M. Weiner for our book project, tentatively called: “The Ladder of Awareness: The Process of Being Your Truth.”  These are my thoughts and feelings following each session and have already begun to change with … Continue reading The 1st Step on The Ladder of Awareness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #51: Fun in Trees 6

Fun in Trees 6: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Perspectives back-painted on glass as backgrounds for zen animations... that mood on the edge... something is coming, but what, when??? Are you patient enough to way in your worry, or will you walk over the far horizon and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #51: Fun in Trees 6

Smile

I passed an old lady on my way I smiled at her She gummed a smile at me. I saw her weary wrinkles soften for an instant. A smile is sometimes the most beautiful gift of the day. by M. Perron (Originally written February 24, 1993) Notes: Is it just me, or did I write … Continue reading Smile

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #50: Fun in Trees 5

Fun in Trees 5: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Growing up in Canada in the 70s, we would see these animated vignettes on the CBC, produced by the National Film Board... they were stop motion films done in sand on a light table. I imagine that anyone … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #50: Fun in Trees 5

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #49: Fun in Trees 4

Fun in Trees 4: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Have you ever tried reverse painting on glass? It's quite a challenge and if you let it can yield unexpectedly cool results. This isn't that kind of painting, but the effects combined together to make it look like … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #49: Fun in Trees 4

Top Tips for A Purposeful Life

Law 13 - Live with purpose: This chapter in T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can” is both summation of the previous principals and the most crucial of them all, without which no progress can be begun, much less be made. It’s thanks to this principle that I started blogging, pushing myself to clearly determine … Continue reading Top Tips for A Purposeful Life

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #48: Fun in Trees 3

Fun in Trees 3:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. At some point I was experimenting with oil paint on any scrap that served as a flat surface... I had pulled some white acrylic plexiglass stuff from the garbage and smeared it with oil and my fingers... the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #48: Fun in Trees 3