Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..

Anam Cara Artist Retreat – Where Creativity comes Alive

This is my final day at Anam Cara Artist Retreat in Southwestern Ireland. This is the fifth time I’ve been to this artist enclave in 16 years. For me, it’s … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

On Being a Writer……

“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 4 Comments

Breaking out of a Creative Rut

I must admit I’ve been in a creative funk for the past few months when it comes to my photography. Sure… I’ve worked on a few collaborative art projects, but … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

On Creativity….

Creating art has been an integral part of the human condition for over 35,000 years. Why have people over the course of human history been compelled (driven) to express themselves … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

When you LOOK…What do you SEE?

My Journal Notes on Seeing I went to Ocracoke (outer banks) yesterday and took a hike along a hidden little nature trail with my camera. I wanted to get myself … Continue reading

July 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

Creative Mindset

I find myself getting depressed when I’ve been away from engaging in creative endeavors like painting and photography for long periods of time.  That’s why its so important for artists … Continue reading

September 26, 2009 · 2 Comments

Learning to SEE as an ArTist and Image Maker

I teach my Photographic Portfolio class every summer and always find myself preaching to my students about developing a personal style in photography and giving them some strategies for developing … Continue reading

July 3, 2008 · 7 Comments