Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

The Challenge of Making A Meaningful Selfie This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... We covered the history of photography, mused on the similarities between art photography and photojournalism, and mused on the differences between Selfies & Self-Portraits. While the history gave me a clear understanding of the history of capturing light … Continue reading Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

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A Vision for 2019

And How My Paths Are Converging This Year! Part 1 - Returning to School Is A Little Scary! As many of you already know, I'm returning to school to get my teaching permit in Art Education and it's been a very long time since I was in university last. Much seems to have changed in … Continue reading A Vision for 2019

Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?

Why do I love having my mindset shaken? In his awesome article: "What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?" , researcher , Albert-László Barabási, shook the dust of a personal conundrum: How do I figure out why I've not had wild success in my recent business ventures? I didn't clearly identify my reason … Continue reading Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?

Tough Decisions Ahead

Thank You For Being There For Me Over the last weeks I've been debating several directions to take, one of them has to do with how to stay connected to my blog followers. I've been on an unbroken posting streak of over 550 days and my blog has been growing in popularity daily. I am … Continue reading Tough Decisions Ahead

Knowing When To Really Listen and To Whom

This process is ever going and growingSome six hundred odd days ago I wrote a little reflection about listening to myself. I didn't realize it at the time that I might be feeling that I hadn't progress nearly two years later on my journey. Well, I do feel that way often. I WAS actually a … Continue reading Knowing When To Really Listen and To Whom

The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 2

Never Judge A Book By It's Cover, or something like that! As expected, the main cabinet is veneered panels. There seems to be pine and cedar in the construction. The whole thing, once sanded smelled like a cedar closet. Amazing. The drawers were beautifully jointed and in great condition, despite the weird stains and burns … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 2

The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

Art Deco - ish? I'm starting to think one of the funnest parts of doing all this furniture refinishing is hearing my wife toll me with each new piece I pick up that she's impressed I can see beyond the mess the piece is in when I grab it. In truth, I don't blame her … Continue reading The Sad Old Dresser Transformation – Part 1

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 1

Ask for a thing with inner beauty and it comes right to your door... almost! I was searching through images on Pinterest and wishing someone would deliver to me a really interesting piece that I could possibly use for the entrance of my house to store coats, shoes, hats, etc... I couldn't see it clearly, … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 1

It’s Time To Manage Time

To Rest or Not To Rest, That is The Question... I'm about to start a new job and the time commitment is what really has me concerned. To be honest, time to get everything done is always my chief concern. I've learned that just diving in and doing it, gets it done well. It's the … Continue reading It’s Time To Manage Time

To Break My Streak Or Not???

According the fine folks at WP, I've been blogging daily for over two years, 526 days straight, in fact, without missing a single day. Now, I don't know if that's a big deal in the blogging world, but it feels damn impressive to myself. So, along with the message of my up until now unbroken … Continue reading To Break My Streak Or Not???