FINDING FOCUS: POETRY

FINDING FOCUS: POETRY

Some of my most frustrating high school moments were in English class.  Not all classes, just the ones involving discussions about what I hated most: poetry.  To me the poems and the discussions were pointless and so were the hours wasted on them.  Sonnets, haiku, free verse; the style didn’t matter the outcomes were always the same.

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FINDING FOCUS VANCOUVER: STUDENT WORK

FINDING FOCUS VANCOUVER: STUDENT WORK

Every now and then something comes along that is impossible to put into words.  I feel that way about the Finding Focus workshops.  Sure they have many of the components of mentoring and of workshops but there’s a shift that happens when you have 6 individuals so committed to moving forward that they’re willing to put their butts out there every day, twice a day, for a week while they unplug their head and shoot from their heart.  

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FINDING FOCUS: STUDENT WORK

FINDING FOCUS: STUDENT WORK

Alright, so spending February on Maui wasn’t such a bad gig but the sun, the white sand and surf ranked way down the list compared to the Finding Focus experience.  The suntan has faded but the memories are going to last a while.  Check out the stunning images below from each of the incredible photographers.

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FINDING FOCUS: NOUNS REVISITED

FINDING FOCUS: NOUNS REVISITED

You may have noticed a little video clip in the last post.  Maybe it didn’t seem to make much sense there.  Maybe you viewed it…maybe you didn’t. Did it stop you or did you skip straight to the photos in the post?

Don’t panic, it wasn’t a test and you didn’t fail!

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Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

I just spent a week in Maui with 6 great people who came to focus on their craft.  I’m really excited about the images they created and will be putting together a catalog of their work very soon.  In the meantime, here is an image from each of these wonderful people to whet your appetite.

 

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