The Happiness Barometer: It’s All About Perspective

I call these photos I took, “Remembering My Altered Perspectives”, May, 2014  Location: New York – From Manhattan To The Hudson Valley by Train (From New Adventures in Creativity With A Canon Elph Point & Shoot). NOTE: When I use the word “relationship”, I don’t only mean romantic relationships. I don’t even mean just relationships with people, but relationships with all…

How To Resolve Dilemmas Creatively & Recalibrate The Mind

Location: Oregon. My Camera: Olympus E-P2, 17mm lens   Nature As A Problem Solver What do you do when you have a problem that you can’t stop thinking about or a dilemma that you want to solve? I have always employed what I refer to as “left-brained” tactics. I would think about it over and…

The “So What?” Factor (I Do See You)

The “So What” Factor Before you post a photo, video or anything personal on social media, do you wonder if anyone will look at it besides you? If you don’t, I think you’re in the minority. When I first started out in photographic art, I shot all the time and I studied like crazy because…

Non-Valentine Phobia

We fear no valentine on February 14. I call it “Non-Valentine Phobia”. The fear is not the problem and the problem is not being alone, it’s that we believe that being alone is a curse of forever and that somehow we are destined for it. In most cases, being without a partner is temporary. Few…

A Low-Rule Diet That Bloats

Rules. Perfection. Timing. Critique. Goals. I have pondered and wrestled with the all of these lately. How can one be creative or for that matter, at ease with so much measurement? Consistency and being true to oneself for me means aligning my personal beliefs with my work, such as the Free-Range Social Media Movement I referred…

Intimately Know Your Imprint (In The World)

Do What You Love And The Money Will …Follow? You’ve probably heard the phrase many times and you’ve probably also heard the term, “starving artist” -undoubtedly, an oxymoron. And undoubtedly in this economy the title “artist” can be applied to any profession (carpenter, entrepreneur, teacher, mother, marketer, dog trainer). Isn’t a starving “artist” already doing…

You Are The Artist In Your Life

Behind every artist is a human being who has to contend with the personal roadblocks that we all share. From time to time, I like to tease out the important lessons behind those roadblocks as I discover them – and share them – because they do inhibit creative potential. I had been in disbelief, seeing…