For Seattle Locals: Art UP PhinneyWood

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Hey Seattle locals!

I will be showing my paintings, photography and taking mini family Christmas portrait sessions tomorrow, Friday, November 14th at Ballard Healing Arts
8314 8th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

for those who visit me during the Art Up PhinneyWood walk tomorrow. Terry will also be giving free mini reiki sessions to those who attend.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

The Experiment

The Experiement

(Somewhere in the 90’s)

Experimental movements
Social obligations
Each turn
Each take
A different moment
and interpretation.
His smile
lights your soul
for a little while,
But the flame only burns
When his smile
Stays consistent
Beside you
In front of you
Inside you.
Trust ignited
Inhibitions let go
And you are his
And he is yours
And there is no one
else
In the world.

What It’s Like to Have ADHD

I think too many people assume ADHD is an “invented” or “bogus” diagnosis.  I assure you; it’s not.  This young man captures exactly what it’s like to have ADHD.  I know because my brother was diagnosed with it as a child, and I often spent time tutoring him to make up for what he wasn’t able to learn in class.   My brother wasn’t slow.  In fact, he was, and still is, quite quick witted.  He just didn’t have the attention span most kids did.  He preferred to run laps around the classroom or get into some mischief (as most little boys do).  I often used to tell him he should be an actor, because he was so good at improv and making up storylines to act out for our entertainment. He just wasn’t able to sit still long enough to write essays and complete math tests accurately.

Now, having been a producer in the entertainment and advertising industry, I am positive he would have excelled in my industry- …just like many other celebrities with ADHD.  I’m surrounded by some very talented people with ADHD.  It can be an asset once you learn to manage it…which is well illustrated in this video. “Max” (aka Josh) is going places.

For more information about ADHD and ADD, please read this.  You may be surprised at what you might find.

Throwback Thursday: Hollister’s Newest Model

Throwback Thursday:  Hollister's Newest Model

I just got news that one of my favorite models, Ryan, will be working as a real model in one of the Hollister stores in South Florida over the Christmas minus shirt style. I’m glad to have been the first to photograph this handsome lad.

R.I.P. Lou Reed.

The legendary rock pioneer died today at the age of 71. I listened to him endlessly as part of my initiation to the east village in the 90’s. Love you, Lou. This calls for a youtube Sunday morning mix. Enjoy.