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The Nomadic Troglodyte

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Healing Takes Time

We all know that somewhat trite and clichéd phrase, “Time heals all wounds.” It often takes different forms. “Give it time, sweetie.” “You’ll feel better eventually.” And, I’m going to tell you, right now, as you read this. Sometimes, that just doesn’t cut it.

Luck’s Favors

You may have heard the expression "Luck favors the prepared." Perhaps my all-time favorite use of this is in the...

Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

Substance Over Style – Improving Art

We all have flaws, whether we want to admit them or not. Some of us become very good and dancing around those holes in our skills or characters. We might even be fleet-footed enough to turn that dancing into something... Continue Reading →

How to take the Photo of a Lifetime

As a photographer, there are both privileges and responsibilities placed on my shoulders. Sometimes, I get to skate around the heavy lifting simply for the fact that I'm holding onto a camera. At other times, I'd rather be taking a nap,... Continue Reading →

Painting Bottles – and a ‘How-To’

Well, since this is /already/ a hobby of mine - I wasn't going to let the wordpress prompt of the day go to waste: Bottle. I was in a cafe, saw a candle stuck in an old prosecco bottle, and... Continue Reading →

Photography in Bulk – Portraits

So I recently took 20 peoples' portraits. It's an annual thing for the family business, and (after years of practice) I'm pretty darn good at it, too. There's only so much I can do when the framing and background are... Continue Reading →

14 Days to Awesome

As a part of my upbringing, I was formed to favor autodidactism, so it should come as no surprise that I recently discovered a new art-instruction resource on the internet and have been liberally applying my newfound knowledge. The videos... Continue Reading →

Art – A Dangerous Exploration of Ignorance

via Daily Prompt: Measure Have you ever had that moment when you're looking at a painting or a piece of digital art - maybe even a sketch that a friend did on a napkin - and just gone... "Really? It's... Continue Reading →

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