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A Walk in October (2014)

I went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens last weekend.  I wanted a walk, I wanted some fresh air, and I wanted to see what was new for picture taking. What a change from just three weeks earlier!  Many of the flowers that had been in bloom were no longer there.  The top row of […]

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Working a Day Job – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a discussion on how working a day job nurtures my creativity.  Today, I want to explore more of this: Exposure to New Technology My day job uses technology nearly all day long, from complex tax software to Microsoft Office and other specialty pieces of software.  There’s usually very little training for this […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Everything that’s lovely is But a brief, dreamy kind of delight. ― W.B. Yeats, Poems I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness. ― Alice Temperley This week’s photo challenge is “dreamy”, which Wikitionary defines as “having a pleasant or romantic atmosphere”. The Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens […]

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Patience for the Learning Curve

This is the essence of Rembrandt’s advice to Van Hoogstraten: the authentic craft develops naturally from one’s own experience. So, it seems reasonable to suggest that the search should not be for the lost secrets, but for one’s own practice. This is in fact easy, you start making things. At first they might not be […]

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31 Days of Nurturing My Creativity

* Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh  * The things you do every day take on a certain beauty, and provide a kind of invisible architecture to daily life. – Gretchen Rubin  *  * Welcome to my landing page for 31 Days of Nurturing My Creativity. […]

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Books Everyone Should Read

So. . . is there a difference between recommending books that I think everyone should read and my favorite books?  I would say yes.  There are books that I think have tremendous value to shape our lives and influence our thoughts, but they are not necessarily favorites of mine.  Many of these are favorites, but some are […]

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