Twitter Stuff

I haven’t really posted any new content directly onto Twitter. There are a few reasons for this – first off, it does a bit weird to be using Twitter to promote this post. That said, it is where most of my online friends are – and my real life friends who are far away right…

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Creative Calgary – New LinkedIn Group

Are you a creative type or do you know someone who is? Maybe you’re interested in the creative community scene here in Calgary. Could it be that you like to create pieces of art but aren’t really sure where or who to share them with? If any of the above is true, then perhaps the…

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Website/ Domain Support for Artists

Someone said to be before that artists like to get on with their work and don’t really like to be bothered by other stuff. I’ve noticed that a few people out there have gone to the effort of purchasing a domain but continue to use a Gmail, Hotmail/ Outlook or Yahoo email address. Perhaps this…

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New Items

Well, my first order from the new supplier/ printer I wanted to test arrived. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the items have turned out and I’ll order from them again. As well as a few 4×6 prints, both matte and gloss, I also ordered a few bigger ticket items to check out how they…

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Creative vs Artist

Someone called me an artist the other week. Like that baggy sweatshirt, with sleeves too long and out of place shoulders, it didn’t seem to fit well. I know a few artists, they’re fantastic at what they do – I’m not sure I’m one of them. People have been supportive of my A Torment of…

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Photo Stuff

I’ve been having fun with the camera again and it’s great. Overall, life has felt pretty good lately which is something I’m trying not to over think or over analyse. I’d just like to enoy this part of the journey. I’ve been working on a few things with photographs and I’ve shared a little bit…

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Like a Thundercat

I’m on the move, again. Back in Calgary as it happens. It’s playoff time and for the first time in a while the Flames have won their division, getting to experience playoff hockey again is one the reasons I’m here now. Seeing friends and not standing still are some of the others. The plan is…

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Meat Free Streaming

About four years ago I stopped eating meat and phased out animal products in other areas of my life. I remember my mum was disappointed because it meant that I wouldn’t wear the belt she gave me for Christmas a few months earlier. It felt like quite a big change at the time in more…

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Posting Conflicts

The act of posting itself is pretty straightforward but I’m often conflicted about whether to click the publish button or not and it doesn’t end there. I have to decide whether I want to share the link or do anything to promote what I’ve typed. The two questions I ask myself are typically; Why? and…

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Bandcamp or Spotify?

Hello. If anyone reads this I’d be interested in your thoughts here. Perhaps it’s not a case of either/ or, maybe it can be both. I’ve used Spotify for a number of years now, paying £9.99 per month for their premium/ no advert service. I convince myself one of the big plus points of the…

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Shop Idea

I’m thinking of adding a shop element to the site. The idea I’m toying with is for there to be two sections to the shop. I would have physical items for sale like notebooks and cavans prints with a turn around time of about 5-7 working days (I’ll confirm that if and when it goes…

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Behind the Mask

Hello. As you may or may not know I’ve been working on a serious of photos involving a mask I bought. I thought it would be good to try and use it in some different shots that have been heavily edited. It has been a lot of fun but I’m not really sure what it’s…

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Can we work together?

Hi again. I thought it was time to post about where we are now. I’m still working with Ledcom to see where we can go with the idea of getting a business off the ground. There has been plenty of twists and turns but I’m looking into some kind of PR work or art promotion.…

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(Part of) My Story

I’ve made a new connection on LinkedIn recently who gave a brief introduction about them self and some of their recent experiences with the direction they are heading in. I felt like I could use that as inspiration to write a little about my own story. It’s maybe not that exciting for some people but…

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Things to Come

Things seem to busy although as of yet I don’t have much to show for it. I’ve been putting some work into meeting people in the local community to chat about more events to showcase local talents and there seems to be a lot of interest. Finding a space and working out funding seems to…

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Hope Centre Exhibition

Well, my exhibition in Hope Centre (Ballymena) is now up and running. It has been quite an experience picking out images to display and then installing them. Thanks to Jonathan and the others at Hope for the opportunity. All being well they’ll be well received and might help move along the creative conversation that Hope…

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The Plan

I took a little break. I needed to. I stopped Twittering, writing, reading and using my camera. All I did was walk and listen to music. I find it interesting how musicians write words about my situation even when I don’t know them. At the time I went through my schooling, creativity was something you…

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Back, again.

Is it too early for a review of the year? I’m back at this again to give it another go. I might’ve been put off before by my failed attempts but I take some encouragement that I want to keep trying. I’ve started to answer “Why?” with “because I want to”.  I don’t need to…

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