The First Brush Stroke is the Hardest

January 09, 2020  •  1 Comment
Have you ever wanted to start something, but were intimidated by the process? Fear, as I have found, holds us back from starting so many endeavours in life, especially in the creative life. This fear can come from many sources in our life: the fear of money - will this new thing take too much money? the fear of criticism - will people like what I...
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Delving into a New Process

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am a visual person. I learn visually, I tend to think visually, and am attracted to interesting graphic design. So it is only natural that I keep pushing my self to explore new areas of artistic expression where I can utilize and build skills in woodworking, metal working and problem solving. My newest interest is screen printing, and it contains...
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An Old Dream Returns

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I once had a dream, a dream to fly. It was late 1989, I had been driving transport trucks for about six years and was ready for a change. I was getting burnt out from the long trips, I hadn't taken a vacation in, well, ever, during that part of my life. It was all work, work, work. I was tired of it, the long hours, the loneliness, the boredom. I...
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Fisgard Lighthouse

July 29, 2017  •  2 Comments
One of the things I miss about working as a full-time commercial photographer is the access to people, places, and things that 'regular' people with cameras don't get. I've had my share of backstage passes for concerts, VIP passes for events, helicopter rides in remote places to photograph mining camps and industrial locations, flying with military...
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Return of the F100 - Part ll

June 02, 2017  •  1 Comment
Earlier this year I purchased a 'new to me' Nikon F100 film camera. It's the same model of camera that I used when I was working in photography in the '90's in Winnipeg. You can read more about that here. Anyway, I've had a chance to run a few rolls through the camera, and I gotta say... I LOVE IT! Of all the cameras that I owned, the F100 was my...
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