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Beet be with you

Last night I performed an improv set with my classmates in our student showcase. It was so fun. I think we really learned a lot and came together nicely as a team. Typically each student group comes up with a group name. Which is usually pulled from one of the exercises in class. We had some strong candidates for names but unanimously decided on Beet be with you. It came from an exercise in class where two people were trying to recruit for a vegetable worshiping church. It didn’t start that way but that’s the beauty of improv. Anyway I...

Scribing Fundamentals

I had the pleasure of attending the Scribing Fundamentals workshop from Dpict. It was a great learning experience with a really nice group of people. I can’t recommend this workshop enough. We talked about drawing, or course. But this scribing / graphic recording / graphic facilitation work is really about listening. We used the word channel a lot too. Channeling what you’re hearing to synthesize or capture, and then drawing it. That process is so amazing to me. I look forward to growing as a practitioner and artist in these areas. Here’s some of the work I created: As a...

Goofy Construction Barricade

This was the last shot on my first roll of film I put through the Sprocket Rocket Camera. I was walking back to my car which I had parked in the High Street garage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  I love the fact that someone had taken the time and effort to add the googly eyes and teeth to this otherwise bland construction barrier.  When out shooting film, especially in a small little town like Portsmouth I am always amazed by what you can see when your eyes are open to making photographs. It’s a flow state mindfulness thing I suppose....

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https://vimeo.com/530780754 An anxiety reducing exercise that engages all senses. I picked up this exercise from my former therapist. When I’m really anxious and shutting down, this helps me a lot. Apparently stress and anxiety overwhelm your big part of your brain. The prefrontal cortex. That’s where we strategize and plan.  When it shuts down, the “lizard brain”, the small brain takes over. It’s responsible for fight or flight or freeze. These days, thankfully for most of us it doesn’t mean fleeing from or punching a tiger. But it can make us prone to distractions and give into our basic instincts,...

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