Many say an artist is egotistical or selfish.  This is false.  The artist is one of the most altruistic and valuable of human beings.  The artist wants to share with others what they see as the most sublime of all things…what is of value…what is beauty…what is ugly…what is love…what is hate…what is light…what is dark.  The artist wants others to see what is significant.

dsc_1021bPhotograph by Margo Wiessman


Life From The Lifeless

Spirits and illusions have died,
The naked mind lives
In the beauty of inanimate things.

Flowers wither, grass fades, trees wilt,
The forest is burnt;
The rock is not burnt.

The deer starve, the winter birds
Die on their twigs and lie
In the blue dawns in the snow.

Men suffer want and become
Curiously ignoble; as prosperity
Made them curiously vile.

But look how noble the world is,
The lonely-flowing waters, the secret-
Keeping stones, the flowing sky.

By Robinson Jeffers




I love the sea and I love seagulls.  I have always been fascinated at how the two seem so much alike in color and spirit.  Although one is inanimate and the other animate…it is clear to me that they are completely connected…as is the Great White…and the Orca…and the dolphin…and us????  What about us?


I have had fun playing around with YouTube editor and have compiled several videos I have taken recently on my walks to work.  I call this reflections.  Try to stay to the end to meet my little friends:)

I find this all very interesting…exploring the idea of still photography versus video.  Of course this is all draft…but it is so good to exercise my eye and mind…good preparation for the years to come.