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The Creative Life: The Old Man and The Pen

In an effort to keep some of the personal projects that I’ve started from dying out, I’ve set a theme-of-the-month to help me focus. This month I will be going back to fundamentals and practice my jump shots in 3D space. It has been almost 5 months since I ended my 30-day challenge to learn […]

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Vizjhanti: Imagining Truth

“My name is Truth, a namesake that I share with you all. Formless, fluid and in constant flux. I am awareness. The interconnection between a waking star and the dreaming sea of darkness that it drifts upon. My name frames mystery. I am the vessel, and the void within. I am truth, in the form […]

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Vizjhanti: Imagining Passion

“I am Passion. I am fire. The spark of a song that blazes into an inferno of voices. The warmth of the hearth that all rally around. I am truth manifested in movement, coursing through veins, giving life to purpose and mission. The fuel for change and revolution. I am the current that words and […]

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Vizjhanti: Imagining Truth, Wisdom, Passion and Strength

  I was introduced to the Covey system by a creative director at my first design gig in Hawaii. I was drawn to its philosophy of prioritizing one’s life, to nourish four core areas: the physical, emotional/social, mental and spiritual. Although I no longer practice the system’s approach to time management, I still honor the […]

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Countdown to Vizjhanti: Act 1

The days are counting down fast. I’m putting the last minute details on the graphic novel and ready to hang the show on Sunday. Below is the official press release and video. Can’t wait to celebrate with you all on the 18th! Z Special thanks to Rob Vo for putting this all together! ————————————————————————————————————– As […]

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Sing Your Truth

  Sing Your Truth Building up to my art show, I head over to my neighborhood Starbucks to work on my Vizjhanti graphic novel. After picking up my order, I set my grande tea on a table and begin pulling out the contents from my backpack. First my tin container, then the spiral bound sketchbooks […]

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Of Sirens and Muses

  It was the fall of 1997. Revacomm, the design studio where I was employed, was throwing their annual retreat. We were treated to a cabin on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We setup a campfire in the evening by the beach. Huddled by the fire, we got business out of the way and […]

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Think Big

“Think Big – Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence” by Dr Ben Carson – a book review   I’m not sure I’d have ever picked to read this book, classified “biography/religious” had it not been for how my eldest sister came to meet him. Electricity was out in her office building at the University of Cincinnati […]

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I Want It All and I Want It Now: Part 3

  Strength in numbers Balancing time between KQED and Vizjhanti could place me in a solitary rut. With the limited hours to spare on both pursuits, it could be a challenge to maintain a healthy social lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I could easily play the role of the reclusive artist. I am naturally introverted. […]

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I Want It All and I Want It Now: Part 2

  Being in a committed relationship with my deadline. Keeping motivated with my passion project is a challenge, especially with my full-time job at KQED. Something that motivates me is participating in arts shows. In the past five years, I’ve done three group art shows, varying in scale from a bar venue to a dedicated […]

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