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What I'm Doing Now

It’s been 10 years since I began writing here at the blog. I remember how anxious I felt starting off. What on earth would I write about? Would I run out of ideas? How much is too much? How much is too little? It’s a fine line you have to...

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Your Signature Style

 Watercolour [detail] © Jean Burman 2016 I was remembering the other day how happy I was when I first started painting in watercolour and how much I had loved Jeanne Dobie’s watercolours. Her simple clarity of shape and use of octanic colour captured my heart completely. I remember taking her...

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Magic Beach

I look at the broad sweep of photographic images and realize that I have simplified my vision. That’s good. I needed to. I have come to love the open space here… the lovely transient light at the end of the day… and the mesmeric effect this place has on me....

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Fair and Square

One of my earliest memories was learning what square was. My Dad had been building a new set of front steps for our house on the farm and he had planks of timber stacked across sawhorses on the front lawn. One day as I stood watching him saw the timber...

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Trust

To trust is to leap across the abyss without first looking to see… how far down… how wide the gap… how deep the fall… how serious the consequences. Trust is a feeling… a deep gut instinct that compels you. It's something you do or don’t do… to your benefit… or...

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Transcience

TRANSIENCE ~ the state of temporariness, transitoriness, impermanence, brevity, briefness, shortness, ephemerality, short-livedness, momentariness, mutability, instability, volatility. To leave the lightest footprint… we take to the sea and float. Drifting through time and tide and tempest… weightless against the elements… powerless against the sea… but strong in our resolve to...

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Believe

To believe in things beyond your ken… to dream of things to come… to hope in your heart for the very best outcome… even when the days are dark and cold and winter has set upon you like a sodden frozen snow. That’s when you can believe. In yourself… in...

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