@Patreon funding artists and content creators

Recently my grandfather suggested I check out the website, patreon.com, that allows artists and content creators to get support for their creative endeavors. It’s similar to kickstarter and other crowd sourcing platforms – only it’s a little different. It’s ongoing based on the pledge per new published content. Check out this cute video that explains…

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Grateful for lenses and light

I would not be able to see clearly with out the lenses in my glasses. So I am thankful everyday for the lens technology that makes lenses possible. Both of my Grandfathers worked with cameras and lenses. As a child I inherited a dark room and a couple old cameras with a collection of lenses.…

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In Gratitude of Natural Forces

I think about all the natural forces, like gravity, and I am grateful. Without these natural forces we would not be able to enjoy things like snowboarding! Also, for me, the creative process seem like a natural force. I start painting and the image seems to glide down a path of least resistance until it…

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Feeling blessed by second chances

I have been painting for over 15 years – and in that time I have collected many unfinished paintings. One of my favorite things is to start working on something unfinished from the past. In the painting above I added oil paint over the original acrylic and watercolor. It feels like giving something a second…

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Thankful for birds – The birds of Foreverbird Studio

Birds mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s even somewhat of a cliche (check out this funny skit: Lisa and Bryce put birds on things, from Portlandia episode 2.) But the symbolic meanings behind the bird go WAY back to biblical times and beyond. The dream of flying captures my imagination. “Faith…

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