The Masterpiece Mentality has no place here

Ah, the Masterpiece Mentality. We’ve all experienced it. Whether we’ve picked up a pen, a paintbrush, or even just thought about it we want our work to be the best. And if it’s not we don’t even want to bother with it. How sad is that? How many beautiful stories …

Life lessons from photography

I recently started taking a photography class with a friend at this amazing creative studio called Lillstreet Art Center. I’ve already read 3 books on digital photography and have subscribed to a few photography blogs so I thought I knew a lot already. WRONG! In only a couple of classes …

A day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

After spending two whole weeks in the city with my only reprieve being going to work in the suburbs, I knew that I needed a break this weekend. I needed to be around nature! I never realized how much I needed it for my creativity until I moved to downtown …

– Immersion into Photography

Every so often I will come across a new idea or concept and think to myself, “That looks cool! I want to learn more about THAT!” and thus begins my total immersion in the subject. I research as much as I can on the internet, then since I like having …

Excursion’s end and the start of something new

  Tonight is my last night in Portland and the last night of my New England Excursion. The feelings are definitely bittersweet. I’ve had a wonderful time the last two days wandering around the great city of Portland. It’s been nice to wake up whenever I want, have a great …