Category Archives: Inspirational Muse

“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”   Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a … Continue reading

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“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”   -Robert Frank 

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Hey Folks, a good friend Nanci is having a show in Carbondale Pa next month. Here is the event that I created to help get some momentum behind it. If you are here in NEPA and don’t mind passing this … Continue reading

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I just finished watching “American Masters” episode for Dorothea Lange.  I’ve always been a fan of hers.  Knowing the scope of her work, with the depression era, FSA, the Japanese internment camps, poverty in America, and in her later years … Continue reading

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We should all live behind the golden spectacles everyday. Living in that childish wonder is a most beautiful feeling – I can so well remember it. There was always something more – behind and beyond everything – to me, the … Continue reading

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Self-Interview   I’ve had a book that I bought from amazon, and was disappointed in it when I first opened it.  It’s called “Inner Excavation” and sat in my kindle library probably over a year now. It just seemed like a second … Continue reading

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Before and After I’m sitting here in a café, drinking coffee and writing for one of the “Project 52” themes; “Before and After”.  And I came across this page of a student photographing people before and after they are told … Continue reading

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams (born March 11, 1952) first came up with the idea for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking    The ultimate goal here is to have an interaction about your baby, your work of love.  This conversation should lead to ideas, suggestions, and improvements in not only the individual piece of art you are discussing but in your creative journey.  This evaluation of … Continue reading

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“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano

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“Art is what we call…the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person … Continue reading

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There’s always some further action to take. Pierre Boulle Two iconic novels that became classic films—Bridge Over the River Kwai (1958) and Planet of the Apes (1963)—were written by the same man, the French author Pierre Boulle (born February 20, … Continue reading

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  They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Tom Bodett

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Any of you that know me know that I’m a big proponent of the philosophy “It’s not the destination it’s the journey that makes life worth living”.  In my youth, I was a huge hiker and athlete.  I know you … Continue reading

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