Most Extraordinary Place in the World


According to Charles Dickens, Paris is the most extraordinary place in the world. From this view, standing atop the Arc de Triomphe on a cold December afternoon, I wouldn’t argue with the man. He’s right. Paris is extraordinary, for so many different reasons and views… one of which is the unmatched elegance of the Eiffel Tower.

Soaring at Sunset


It’s so cliche when people say there’s no place like home. Yet I feel it and think that cliches are surely formed out of truths and a healthy dose of reality. So cliche as it may be, it speaks to me after 17 days away from home. The reality of this day is that the sunset […]

Collecting Rocks from the Ruins


Last year ended and this year began with a grand adventure that had been a lifetime in the creation and a short few weeks in planning. 17 days. 3 countries. Countless castles and ruins rising up from the earth in imagination-filled images. Images that took our breath away and replaced it with new vision and expanded worlds. […]

Spilling Open

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This isn’t over… the page or the process of spilling open. But I wanted to capture the simple beauty of emotion on a background of words about battle. This altered antique book, “The Battle is the Pay-Off” is now one of my favorite journals ever. My collection of antique books will now get a lot more […]

All I Want

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  Sometimes… most of the time I don’t know how to get there. There. Whether it is the “there” in the outer glimpses of my dreams or the “there” in the vision of who I once thought I was to be. Yesterday I heard Chelsea Smith speak about how to get there. She gave five […]

Quiet Way

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Being Filled

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I Am the Sea

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Names are profound. They call us to greater heights or plunge us into depths unknown. That is my story. The name given without regard, defined with ill-intent. Reclaiming it in art and life will be my challenge…

Secrets and Persuasion

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Secrets. Persuasion. Endless. Shore. There is a message in there that called to me. To decipher it is another story entirely. For me the practice of finding poetry in someone else’s words is a shift in what it requires of your own mental cognition. It can be a sort of mindless activity or perhaps it’s […]