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The Year of Waiting

Year 2014 was the year of waiting.  So much happened and yet so very little was accomplished, and I find myself still waiting.  So many odd events occurred in the world in general as well as in my own personal

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Posted in Culture, History, Inspiration, Writing

Templar Holocaust Remembrance Day – October 13

Today is Templar Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day in 1307 the Knights were betrayed by the Roman Catholic Church and the French Monarchy, who claimed to be good friends of the Order. The Knights were not attacked because they

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Posted in Culture, Education, History, Inspiration

Courage

Courage comes in all sorts of packages. Sometimes courage is grandiose and fabulous with death defying feats while sometimes courage is small but meaningful like a baby’s first step. I am writing about courage that is more akin to the

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting

Never had a Mentor

The other day I was reading an article shared to me through Linkedin, which is a business oriented social media. I manage the company site and post articles and update information, which reminds me, needs to be done again. Anyway,

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Posted in Culture, Education, Inspiration, Professionalism

Donner Memorial State Park

Exploring the local landscape can be an effective tool for re-invigorating the creative process. I am currently in a situation where I need to live in a location that is not ideal for me. I really miss the lush green

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Posted in Culture, Digital Photography, Inspiration

Pinto Valley Wilderness Painting

Sometimes the artistic process is a curious thing. Normally one would paint the painting and then find a frame that would go well with the painting, but in this case life’s realities inspired the art choice. There are different thoughts

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting

Paintbrush back in hand with Odin

Since my disappointment with the Color Theory class back in the Fall 2013, I have felt incredibly empty and have deeply missed working on the art projects and learning.  I love learning, especially when being taught by intelligent thoughtful organized

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Heathen, Inspiration, Painting

Treasure of Family Memories: Part 2

My Grandfather took an unusually large amount of slide photos during the year 1959 and perhaps that was due to the fact that he had just started taking slide photos, and he was excited about creating a whole new medium

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Posted in Culture, Family, Inspiration, Photography, Travel

Halloween Costume Panic!

It’s that time of the year again when one’s imagination and fantasies lead them down that road to deciding on a costume for Halloween.  And regardless of what direction one takes – scary, sexy, humorous, literary, or film characters, there

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Posted in Art, Culture, Halloween, Inspiration, Preparation

Path along the Truckee – Part 2

In the second section of the photo shoot along the Truckee River path, I was able to capture some brilliant colors and moods of the area along the river.  This section does not allow for much close interaction with the

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Posted in Art, Culture, Digital Photography, Inspiration, Travel