Photographing mermaids in a tiny light box

A few I am dream statements to go along with these mermaid photos. I am wordI am so unhappyI’m am about the bathI am so weak I am on a bike or roller skatesI am notI am at the retreatI am in a car chaseI’m explainingI am at a lakeI’m in a party/classroomI am fine.…

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The life of vacuum robot in a 360 video

Today I followed the vacuum robot for 2 minutes to experience the path of a machine. You can watch the 360 video on YouTube in VR if you have a headset. Unfortunately you can’t view it in the ‘tiny planet’ perspective which is what I recommend for VR films because it seems more in focus…

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Three Leg Frog

I noticed Frog when I arrived in Gualala because there are signs around town for the local book store, Four-Eyed Frog Books. I visited the book store. Shortly after, I drew a frog looking at a butterfly. A few weeks later, while at the Gualala visitors center, the lady said, “If you’re feeling froggy, check…

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Everyday Gems: Tips for Contemporary Artists

Famous author and teacher, Joseph Campbell, had a gift for making ancient stories come to life. This paper introduces Campbell and offers tips for contemporary artists by weaving together stories from real life and art history. The main focus is a universal story Campbell called the hero’s journey. Using examples, I illustrate the fundamental hero…

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Secret Garden Digital Art Show

A secret garden is a place of interest for many reasons. Mythologically it connects to childhood stories. Spiritually it connects to the origin of all people in the Garden of Eden. The imagery of the garden is vast and for over a decade I have been investigating it through my own art from various angles.…

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Longing and the Secret Garden

Finished my painting this weekend. ‘Everyday Gems’ 24×48. It’s inspired by my class on Joseph Campbell and his work on comparative mythology. At some point in our lives, we each go through the process of finding something valuable that has been lost. It can be a literal search for lost treasure or an inner quest…

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The power of myth – quotes

Quotes from Campbell, J., & Moyers, B. (2011). The Power of Myth. Anchor. Myth in the modern world When the story is in your mind, then you see its relevance to something happening in your life. It gives you perspective on what’s happening to you. page 2 It is the imperfections of life that are lovable.…

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