Bird’s Eye View, Or Is It #2

What are we looking at here: a satellite photo, a topographical survey shot from a plane, a bird's eye view of the tundra, or an up-close view of sun-bathed, small, and mossy rock? What do you want to see? That's all that matters. I found these questions and more rolling around my head as I … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View, Or Is It #2


Another Goldsworthy Perspective

Ok so I fiddled a little with the camera angles here to force a climbing feeling to the landscape. I was trying to get close to this fallen tree and capture as much texture as possible while catching the whole branch. It wasn't working out. The broken end at the base was full of textures, … Continue reading Another Goldsworthy Perspective

Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Is it ungrateful to ask for what you want? Wow, did I ever grab a loaded question and the answers aren't what I expected... Google it and you get some lovely lady not-so-subtly selling her services to increase traffic to your business. This is followed by many definitions of "ingratitude". Perhaps I'm being ungrateful for … Continue reading Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?

Birdseye View, Or Is It? (#1)

If you can, make this image as big as you can and scroll across it from bottom to the top. It feels like a low flight over parts of the Grand Canyon to me. The rock is bathed in the scorching sun and there are all sorts of tenacious vegetations clinging to the surface. As … Continue reading Birdseye View, Or Is It? (#1)

Andy’s Practice Space

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's work... I could imagine him wandering around small woods, dragging logs, branches, and trees this way and that, playing with how the natural light shines across the amazing textures, casting incredible shadows across the composition and his imagination. His photos always seem to force the eye to wander on a path. … Continue reading Andy’s Practice Space


Milkweed pods always seemed like alien plants to me. I could probably give this fantasy to my Sunday afternoon movie times as a little kid when I watched flicks like Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, Day of the Triffids, They Come From Outerspace and other creature features. I learned early that there's nothing scarier than what … Continue reading Birds

Looking Left in Plague Times

A beautiful Spring morning during the isolation, I ventured out into my garden to start tidying my yard. Over the long Winter, things had fallen from the trees, some things are forgotten when buried under the snow. This windchime grew a beautiful patina and wanted to let Mother Nature continue her work, so I rehung … Continue reading Looking Left in Plague Times

Can You Create Art With Crafts

This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree… For ARTH370 – Reflection Paper Reflection Statement:  “You can’t create art with craft [...]. Part of the prejudice is because of the beauty of the medium.[...] The tradition of the beautiful object is always in the way.” By François Houdé (1987) (From: Ann Duncan. … Continue reading Can You Create Art With Crafts

The Ultimate Optimism

Law #8 - Maintaining a winning perspective Chapter 9 of T. J. Hoisintton’s “If You Think You Can” starts with this amazing statement: “In the real world, moments of devastation are likely to come your way… It’s part of the process. Consequently, setbacks drive some to fight harder. For others, it provides a reason to … Continue reading The Ultimate Optimism

Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

... to my multitude of interests! Start with taking a look at my ever growing  Pinterest account which has 70 distinct boards with over 12,000 Pins, and I'm sure I could easily sub-categorize them even further into strong interests. I really believe that if I could split myself in 70 I could possibly find time to … Continue reading Odds & Ends – I Surrender…