The Ninth Path by Nicole

"Beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. Let's assume that you think you have a choice of eight paths to follow (all pre-defined paths, of course). And let's assume that you can't see any real purpose in any of the eight. THEN - and here is the essence of all I've said - you MUST FIND A NINTH PATH ... a man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance."

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The Value of Feeling by Nicole

Ansel Adams once said that the single most important component of the camera is the 12 inches behind it. I'm not sure of my head circumference these days, or how I measure in an anterior/posterior dimension, but it is true that what ends up in the viewfinder is very much an external manifestation of an internal feeling.

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Possibility and Wonder by Nicole

 In a big data-driven world where we seem to be ever more preoccupied with the here and now, here was an invitation to travel back in time - my time - and re-consider a world unconstrained by what I think I know, to be open to its possibility, and most of all - to wonder (and believe) that the possibilities exist.

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Innovation, Evolution, and Integrity by Nicole

Artistically, one of my greatest challenges is to keep things fresh, experiment with new techniques and subject matter, and remain consistent to the spirit that drives me. The blurry image is, after all, a blurry image. But it is the sense of feeling, the emotion, the experience that I try to impart … and the painted feel lends itself well to that construct.

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You are Here by Nicole

 It's a challenge to remember that somewhere in between nostalgia and urgency is this moment - what is here and what is present ... and finding peace in the knowledge that we are exactly where we are meant to be: this space, this moment that results from the karmic soup of every moment that came before and every hope for what is to come. And in this moment there is tremendous gratitude, and a need to give its expression a clear voice

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