Symbolic meaning for 11:11 – a time portal

The 11:11 time and date is symbolic. When I see 11:11, it is a reminder to be at peace in my mind and in a truce with those that could be conflicts. This is particularly true for the idea of opposites in balance, such as man and woman. Why does it mean that to me?…

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Weight and balance challenges, bike art studio trailer update

I’m guilty of getting too excited and forgetting what I told myself about packing. I knew the drawers needed to be empty and yet I filled them. I knew all the weight had to be in the bottom and yet I packed extra things on top. Too heavy to bike uphill. Too light in the…

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Art and Travel Adventure Magazines, Self Publishing mixed media

There’s nothing quite like having a book or a magazine in your hands. This is particularly the case if the magazine or a book is tactile in its nature with the use of various papers and ink methodology. There are lots of examples of small edition publications or self published art magazines and books out…

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Ghost dreams

Ghost parents struggling over who gets to stay to nurture the child. They switch bodies. The man is not nurturing. She is dying but after the switch the body seems restored. Seeking to find a place in a maze like surrounding prison like place where the woman comes out to show me ghosts or creatures…

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Naked Bike Trailer Plans – Is my math, ​right?

Finally, I’m getting around to calculating the board feet I need to create the frame for my mini-gallery aka bike trailer aka mobile dog house. These plans are simplified to a basic box with one window and garage-style side doors. It’s a starter kit for the small scale model you see in the upper right…

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Me! Looking Back at A Year at the Wildling Museum

I’m entering my last week of service at Assistant Director for the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. I’m most proud of my accomplishment of redesigning the website and with Hannah’s help, traffic is up by about 20% this year. I also worked on adding more digital marketing tools to promote our amazing programs that…

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Dog house size trailer plans in progress – Studio & Gallery

Some ideas hit and stick. This sticking point is the start of a thread that weaves itself through years of life never gets cut loose. You might call this an Axis mundi, an image that relates to the center of the earth (perhaps like an umbilical providing nourishment). Below is an idea of this center thread as…

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Holding the line for life, art, culture

Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain. Love itself is pain, you might say -the pain of being truly alive. […] But love bears all things. […] Love itself is pain, you might say – the pain of…

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Manipulating eyes and politics

The mind plays tricks on us. You can’t always trust what you see at first glance. Learning how you see is valuable. One method is, the gestalt effect. It ‘is the capability of our brain to generate whole forms, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of global figures instead of just collections of simpler…

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Quotes from Research Design: Qualitative​, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches

Working on the structure for a research project / paper as I read Creswell’s Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. My paper is about new ways of knowing, perhaps species evolution, emerging from the mixed method research approaches now available because of technology. The abstract I have so far is: Today’s emerging research…

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