As I write this, citizens in the surrounding area of Elwood and Manhattan, Illinois and the surrounding Jackson Township have been faced with the daunting challenge of driving off an attempt by a corporate entity […]
This picture is the last image I took in 2016. It seemed kind of appropriate that this image happened to be taken as a this year came to a close. Every year is a year […]
What’s a “Boondoggle”? Well according to Wikipedia, its a project that is a complete waste of time and money. To us it means a day with no specific plan and no specific goal. In other words, its a day for a guys to hang out and let the day be what it may. Boondoggle is our alternative to “Black Friday”.
Rockome Gardens was a tourist attraction in the Arthur / Arcola Illinois region for over 50 years. Time and indifference ultimately forced its closure. My wife and I visited the area to watch the auction as the remnants of this central Illinois institution passes into history.
I obviously need to spend more time doing my homework on the type of shows I book, because it is painfully obvious that organizers of events will market them one way with the reality of what the market will bear not always clear
As a “vendor” at art fairs, I often have a chance to meet a variety of people and discuss a lot of topics outside of the photos I exhibit. I have reflected back on the […]
This image has become a popular piece in my exhibit. and it epitomizes a bit of what drives a photographer in their craft. Capturing an image like this isn’t always about planning, sometimes its about responding to the light.
Most of us learn over time to be prudent with our resources. We remind ourselves to avoid mistakes, to keep things tidy. As artists, its important to allow yourself a periodic respite to forget about making something and perhaps, just generate trash. Its OK to spend a day creating and at the end of it, just shred it.
The title of this post is actually a quote from C.S. Lewis, “failures are finger posts on the road to achievement”, a phrase I need to keep hammered into my skull as I continue experimenting with this idea of publicly exhibiting my work in art/craft type venues.