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SPILLING THE BEANS—020218

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Ink SnackTM, a book of bite-size writing and nutritious thinking! My latest book project is a publication of original haiku and drawings—created by hand—in a handmade journal I purchased at a local store. The name refers to small portions that provide sustenance when the mind is starved for creativity. And of course, it’s all crafted with ink. The content contains a variety of artwork alongside the haiku—art that reflects the meaning behind their respective poems—and includes the blackout technique and collage, in addition to drawings. The book is one of a kind; however, once it’s sold, it’s gone forever.                    IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE that none of the content was created using a computer. For example, the page numbers (along with the “About” page content) were created using an antique typewriter. Furthermore, all the writing and drawings were done by hand using a black pen (i.e. no erasing my mistakes!). And, the book itself is handmade (not by me). Handcrafted in Nepal, …

SPILLING THE BEANS—012018

A fresh blend of news, about photography. I recently wrote a piece about black and white as an artistic palette, and how my passion for that palette developed during my now-finished digital photography days. Finished…that’s a word that carries a lot of weight. It leaves no room for doubt—its terms are absolute—and it implies closure. Finished, as in “my photography days are done.” Or so I thought. — The issue that caused me to part ways with digital photography was simple: perfection. The work I created with my iPhone was nearly flawless (granted, it’s the best point-and-shoot camera on the market). And when I tried to degrade the image, in the camera, it looked sloppy. That’s what caused me to leave digital photography, I think. But recently, and as a result of all the drawing that I’ve been doing, I found myself once again drawn (pun intended) to photography, which was shocking. So, dear readers, let me reminisce a bit before I dive into my latest epiphany. AROUND 11 YEARS AGO, I shot with a Polaroid …

SPILLING THE BEANS—010518

A fresh blend of news, about my upcoming book. Throughout my career as a writer and artist, I maintained a fascination with journals and handmade art. It’s been an unquenchable thirst, a dangling carrot just out of reach, and in some ways, a thorn in my side. That’s because I’ve never been able to figure out how to write a purchasable book that represents the best of what journals and handmade art have to offer. Until now. It’s a top secret project…sort of…but I can reveal a few things: it’s a book of original and previously unpublished haiku; it will not be mass produced (i.e. it will be one of a kind); and there will be a variety of treatments applied to the poetry. The book is still in progress but my plan is to complete it by Spring 2018 and make it available for purchase shortly thereafter. Alas, I’ve said too much already…at least for the time being! So, stay tuned for more updates as the full-reveal date inches closer… Images and writing © 2018 …