• Exploring Local Caves/Caverns
    Have you ever experienced total darkness? Delved into the deep places of the earth to see what natural wonders exist?
  • The Adventure Series
    These adventures are geared towards sparking interest and love for the natural world and seeking out knowledge and experiences that can’t be found digitally.
  • 2023 New Years Goals in Creativity
    Goals are now set, we are getting ready to kick this year off in style and it is time to start working towards those first set of milestone targets.
  • 2022, A Year in Review
    Each and every year, I sit down to do a final review of what happened and determine how I want to improve in the year to come.
  • National Novel Writing Month Kickoff
    30 days …. What could you possibly do in thirty days? Quite a lot, it would seem. We have a goal of at least 50,000 words, which is about 1,667 words a day.
  • Preptober: Week 4 – The Resolve
    Coming to the close of Preptober, you have high-level details of your story, sketches of your characters, their development path, and outline of the storyline.
  • Preptober: Week 3 – The Realization
    Wrapping up and the realization of the extent of the task in front of you is starting to set in. You may be thinking about how much you need to do.
  • Preptober: Week 2 – The Awakening
    This week was all about setting up your game plan and getting the bare-bones in place so that you can continue to expand on the different aspects of the story.
  • Preptober : Week 1 – The Excitement
    Closing out Preptober Week 1 and we are already seeing positive traction in moving our story from concept closer to reality. The excitement is intense!
  • Rock and Gemstone Hunting
    Searching for signs of gemstone presence was more difficult than I had expected. As a first foray into Rock Hounding, i would consider it a success.
  • Life and All of its surprises
    Getting back into the groove of posting content after having our second child, here are a few items that have kept us busy so far…
  • Halloween Project – Cauldrons
    Every year around this time, you see people being creative in the type of decorations that they employ to generate the atmosphere for the Halloween traditions.
  • Immersive Van Gogh Art Exhibit
    Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before.
  • Story Prompt #16
    Cursed to experience the “perfect” day, you find that you have to repeat each day until it is. After completing several weeks of this, you realize that the […]
  • Story Prompt #15
    You have lived long enough to see the old proverb “history repeats itself” come true, except this time you are on the opposite side than you were in […]
  • Story Prompt #14
    You have just finished writing your latest chapter the night before, while listening to your child’s latest adventure with their imaginary friend, you have the sudden realization that […]
  • Story Prompt #13
    You have just finished writing another novel when one of your fictional characters approach you in a coffee shop and asks you why you put them through all […]
  • Creating My Writing Life
    What would you imagine a writer’s life to be like, someone that is endlessly toiling away at a typewriter for those older or hipster enough to imagine?
  • Story Prompt #12
    You spent years training and building your own personal memory palace. You know where everything is organized and places in your mind. One day while wandering around you come into a new section where you find memories and information that you don’t recognize. You start to suspect that there is someone squatting and storing their stuff in your mind.
  • Story Prompt #11
    You hear a ringing in your ear, in the past it has come and gone. This time is different, it is getting louder and more persistent. After consulting a doctor, they reassure you that everything is normal and that it is almost time for you to wake up…
  • Story Prompt #10
    While Renovating your new home, you uncover a secret ladder/stairs behind a false wall that lead deep below the ground. At the bottom is a thick metal door with large locking bolts securely locked. As you reach the door, it starts to unlock and as it opens light floods out and a disembodied voice starts welcoming you inside…
  • Snowflake Scenery Sketches
    In this section of the process we are going to work on several scenery sketches to set the stage and potentially the style of how this work will come together. I will be taking samples of several potential story locations that I have been working on and try to translate them into illustrated form. These will not be the final product by any means but will help act as a stepping stone on the journey to piecing together this concept.
  • Story Prompt #9
    You were cursed as a child, this curse was the cruelest that could have been imagined, a life without hope. Anything you hoped for would slip through your grasp without fail, leading you to grow up not believing in luck or fate, but that success is achieved only through hard work and focus. One day you meet an overly cheerful individual that decides it is their new mission in life to change your perspective…
  • Klimt’s The Kiss
    It has been my experience that when you get the opportunity to view one of these masterpieces in person, you get a grander sense of how the art can affect each and every person that wanders through the gallery. For this particular piece, it is a very special reminder of a trip that my wife and I were lucky enough to take. We hadn’t intended to find this particular piece, it was just a mere happenstance that we found ourselves in the right place, the wonderful city of Vienna, Austria at the Belvedere Museum.