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Science and nature inspire colorful muralist Oh Soyoung

June 16, 2016

An artist interview with Oh So Young; Creativity and the beginning Do you consider yourself “creative?” How do you express that creativity? I think that creativity means making something. We are constantly creating things in everyday life such when we cook, put on clothes, or make-up. Everyone has preferences...

Overcommitted or just right?

On deciding whether I am overcommitted or not: I started this blog entry and then Firefox crashed, as it often does. How frustrating. I felt unmotivated to begin writing again. I decided to take a nap and come back to it. Good call. Suffice it to say, I have...

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Documentary photography projects in Phoenix and a new arrival

Documentary photography projects and two Phoenix families Marilyn and her family My favorite part about documentary photography projects are the connections they help me foster with my subjects. I went to visit two of my favorite families last weekend.  Remember Marilyn? Last time I posted about her, she had a...


Conjuring Creativity with artist Cherie Buck-Hutchison

May 18, 2016

This interview with Cherie Buck-Hutchison was really fulfilling. I love Cherie’s dedication to women’s quality of life. Read about her experiences and creative process below! How did you first discover your creativity and begin finding creative process? My older brother painted and sold his work in galleries. He taught...

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“About living up to our nation’s ideals,” National Reentry Week

April 25, 2016

WARNING: This is not a photo post, but it does contain important information about prison reentry. I found out that April 24-30, 2016 was designated National Reentry Week by The Department of Justice. This release from The White House stated The Department of Justice would “highlight how strong reentry...