Photo Excursion 6: Scale at Sea

Happy Sunday (and Father’s Day)!

Here’s a few more photos from my recent putter around B.C.’s Gulf Islands.

My writing goals and my local reading aspirations are already in jeopardy as summer, though it has yet to officially arrive,  seems to be slipping by. I must double down on my resolve, and create more time to read and write.

Have a fabulous week regardless of how you choose to spend it!

Photo Excursion 5: A Critter and Two Birds

Alright people! Good news all around. I’ve been admitted into Uvic’s writing program!

I’m also out and about with my Dad on his ship, enjoying some quality time with family and researching the coast for my great Canadian novel.

Here’s a few photos to celebrate – a critter, and two birds.

Personal Credo and Commitments

I’m reading yet another personal improvement book, similar to my adventures with The Happiness Project and The Element, this one is called the Speed of Trust and is written by Stephen M.R. Covey, the son of the gentleman who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The Speed of Trust contains a number of exercises for the reader. I will share some of the results of these exercises over the next several months here at exploring-art.

The first exercise is to create a personal credo then make and document some personal commitments to yourself. The Speed of Trust approach to these commitments is simple, so it captured my attention after the somewhat convoluted exercise of resolutions, goals and strategic outcomes that I proposed earlier this year. Basically the Speed of Trust way is to start with small, simple commitments that you actually 100% intend to fulfil, slowly train yourself to keep those commitments and build up to more challenging commitments.

This could potentially have been quite a dry, boring and un-visually appealing post. In an effort to avoid that, I took some photo’s from Photo Excursion 2, Posterino software from the Mac App Store and mashed up my very own Personal Credo and Commitments motivational poster.

Two Weekend Photos, Writers Block and September’s Spectre

I’ve had two blog posts stuck in the editing cycle for sometime now, one combining personal commitments, the “Speed of Trust” and poster art. The other draft post is another entry on my healthy eating regime and weight loss. Somehow I just can’t get them finished. So in lieu of words, let me share two of my favourite photos from last weekend’s getaway. My writing block doesn’t bode well for my upcoming UVic Creative Writing 100 course starting in September… hopefully by then I will have broken the block! Stay tuned.

Photo Excursion: An Afternoon in the Inner Harbour

I have been coveting a DSLR for sometime, and my pining became particularly bad nearly two years ago when I started my fine arts diploma at Uvic. Last August I nearly purchased myself a Canon T2i for my birthday, but instead, I treated myself to a Macbook Air. Not quite a year later, I’ve purchased myself an early birthday gift… a T3i with the whole kit.

Here are some photos from my first day out. One thing is for certain, the inner harbour of Victoria BC is a beautiful place to live!