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Tools For Your Kit

 A quest makes you a better person as you embrace the challenge and adapt to unexpected circumstances. – Chris Guillebeau I don’t know that I believe the adage that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe in serendipity – those lightning in a bottle moments when the planets all seem to align and allow […]

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North, Miss Tessmacher!

Faded + Blurred was started five years ago this month at a time when I really didn’t know which way was up. My mom had just died and, as I have said before, I felt as though I had lost my direction – my North if you will. In the beginning, Faded + Blurred didn’t really […]

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Asako Shimizu

Five For Friday #127

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert Located 12,000 feet above sea level and covering more than 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and also serves as the backdrop for Asako Shimizu’s incredible fine art landscapes. Every photograph […]

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Five For Friday #126

“Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner There are probably very few children who have […]

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Five For Friday #125

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho Having made Palm Springs her second home for the last eight years, Nancy Baron found inspiration in a place that she is “easy to dismiss […]

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Five For Friday #124

“One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’”  – Rachel Carson When he moved to Paris in 2008, photographer Michael Wolf knew he wanted to capture a different side to the city […]

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Five For Friday #123

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts Typical family portraits are images of the families we want to be, not the families we actually are. They show a sliver of a moment where everyone is dressed perfectly, smiling, […]

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Five For Friday #122

“It is what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over… ” – Mary Oliver Ronnie Goodman is an artist, a runner, and he is also homeless. He has lived under Highway 101 in San Francisco for the past two years, but […]

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