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1999 Christmas card

1999 Christmas card

I had the good fortune of taking photographs inside a giant 30 foot inflatable Santa. It was a bitterly cold winter night while I was photographing the well-lit exterior of this mega-Santa on a Christmas tree lot. To my surprise, a man came out from the trailer at the end of the tree lot and […]

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Christmas card 1998

1998 Christmas card

Santa is flying through a window to deliver his gifts. The reindeer is saying, “Open your windows, he’s not using chimneys this year.” The card was photocopied onto transparency sheets, then covered with a stiff laminate followed with the hole being cut out below Santa’s feet. The cards were mailed postcard-style. One of my illustration […]

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word of the day: vitriol

vitriolˈvitrēəl,-ˌl/~nounnoun: vitriol 1. cruel and bitter criticism. 2. sulfuric acid. Originlate Middle English (denoting the sulfate of various metals): from Old French, or from medieval Latin vitriolum, from Latin vitrum glass. definition via google.com Where I came across the word: “The ecumenical councils which gave rise to the Creed were stormy events, in which truth […]

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Sweet Tomatoes suggestions

The very essence of buffet-style restaurants allows for creative development of available food items. Here’s a few tips when visiting Sweet Tomatoes. 1. Pass up the crackers when getting soup. Instead get a handful of the super-mini cones by the ice cream machine. Fill up the cones with your favorite soup (chili for me) and […]

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Don’t Forget the Cookies

Do you think anyone would buy a painting with the words, “Don’t Forget the Cookies”?Why the initial caps? Not sure. Mysteries abound. For the record, I have a Post-It Note on my computer with those words. Leftovers from a company lunch included cookies. I receive more joy in sharing a cookie or two with my […]

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Garry Winogrand quote

“I try to frame in terms of what I want to include. I don’t think about pictures. When I’m photographing I see life. That’s all there is in my viewfinder. There’s not a picture there. You’re not a picture.” -Garry Winogrand

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