“It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago - she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” -Mark Twain It had been 23 years since I'd last... Continue Reading →
Every child is an artist. The trick is to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso [composite image of a water glass and painted wall]
If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur. Another post from my professional work - this time from a large corporate headshot session I did today. Just say no to selfies. Professional headshots really do make a difference!
Being classy is my teenage rebellion. I haven't posted many images on this blog from my professional work, but this one deserved a chance in the spotlight. Meet Khaili, Class of 2019.
BATTLE OF THE SUNFLOWERS (Part 2) Squirrels: 2 Birds: 0 (...and, yes, I'm pretty sure that squirrel is flipping me off.)
Zoom. Zoom. Had a little fun with a with a high school senior and his dad's little sports coupe today 😉
Buddha was asked: “What have you gained from Meditation?” He replied: “Nothing. However, let me tell you what I lost : Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death.”
...ashes, ashes, we all fall down. (ash precipitation from the wildfire smoke, carried from thousands of miles away)
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -John Muir
“Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube.” -James Rozoff
Life is a circle. The end of one journey is the beginning of the next. And so it goes. And so it goes.
A place for everything, and everything in its place. Cleaning out closets today... purge, purge, purge! #clutterfree #organized
Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they... Continue Reading →
2018 COLORADO CLASSIC The Mile High City was on display today for the final stage of this year's Colorado Classic. Cyclists lapped a 9.1-mile (14.6k) circuit course around downtown Denver from the RiNo art district to beautiful City Park. I strategically planted myself right in the middle of the action, where I was able to... Continue Reading →
“I love to feel the temperature drop and the wind increase just before a thunderstorm. Then I climb in bed with the thunder.” - Amanda Mosher
Well it happened. 228 days into this Project 365, and I forgot to take a picture. Despite missing out on my photo-of-the-day yesterday, I was still able to flex my creative muscle as I worked on creating a team logo for a fitness challenge group I'm participating in. Our team name is 'Zoned Out', which... Continue Reading →
The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange... Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story. -Michael Connelly The skies have been looking a lot like Los Angeles around here lately. Hazy, hazy, hazy. ... Continue Reading →
Money talks But it don't sing and dance And it don't walk, And long as I can have you here with me, I'd much rather be Forever in blue jeans. -Neil Diamond
Electricity is really just organized lightning. -George Carlin Now there's a comforting thought given it's this mad tangle of wires that happens to power our house. Organized lightning? Hmmmmm. #ThisOldHouse
Ring around the rosies, a pocket full of posies... Revisiting the realm of digital art today. Original image below.
"My dear young fellow," the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, "there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet." -Roald Dahl Sometimes the tiniest things in nature fascinate me the most. Take this grasshopper that I happened to find on my front porch today. As it turns out,... Continue Reading →
Here's lookin at you, kid. The only photo I happened to take yesterday was this silly iPhone snap of our dog, Howie, as he was snuggled up with me on the couch. This is life totally unscripted. And I it's 100% perfect.
Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit... Continue Reading →
Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides. -Junichiro Tanizaki
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree. -Vietnamese Proverb Shhhhhh.... don't tell my neighbors but I helped myself to some of the fruit off their trees. I figured the birds were having their fill, so my taking a few extra pieces was rather harmless. The fruit is small, but smells... Continue Reading →
Pesto is a mouthful of bright summer. -NYT Cooking Basil + Garlic + Pine Nuts + Pecorino + Olive Oil Homemade pesto - one of the many rewards of a home herb garden. The jarred stuff just can't compare.
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot. -Counting Crows What do you do when you go to the top of a parking garage to catch the spectacular sunset, but the clouds get the way? You go with Plan B. As they say, if you can't find something to photograph in your immediate surroundings, then... Continue Reading →
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury It amazes me how much joy the bees are deriving from my tiny little 10' x 10' patch of wildflowers. I think next year I shall plant the whole... Continue Reading →
Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake, it becomes a muffin. And muffins are healthy. (...your welcome 🙂 )
“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and... Continue Reading →
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -Fredrick Douglas We spent the weekend in Alabama, revisiting the history of the Civil Rights movement. On the agenda was a soulful exploration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and a day trip to Selma to walk the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Both were... Continue Reading →