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Collage: An Afternoon Waltz

Collage: "An Afternoon Waltz" by Douglas Brent Smith, 12 November 1979

Sketches: Creative Play Sun Wings (Doubled)

Sketch by douglas brent smith - Creative Play Sun Wings Accidentally doubled this image and then liked it so, here it is.

Sketches: Creativity Character Icon

Sketch by Douglas Brent Smith: Creativity Character Icon

Sketches: Creativity Cake or Pie?

Sketch by Douglas Brent Smith: "Creativity Cake or Pie?"

Collage: Circle Arrow Cut / Detail

Collage by douglas brent smith: Circle Arrow Cut / Detail

Sketches: Chair and Calendar

"Chair and Calendar" by Douglas Brent Smith

Sketches: Caught from Eternal

"Caught from Eternal" by Douglas Brent Smith

Sketches: Balancing Topper

"Balancing Topper" by Douglas Brent Smith, 1976

Collage: Altered Matter

Collage: "Altered Matter" by douglas brent smith, 5 December, 1979

Collage: A Stroll Around the Crystal

Collage "A Stroll Around The Crystal" by douglas brent smith, 4 December, 1979

Poem: how?

how do you do it? i'd like to know because it would make it all so much easier it seems to come naturally to you like getting off a bike or combing your hair and you never seem to give it much thought while i can't seem not to how do you do it? because after all this time and so many hard, rough lessons i still have not learned how is it an affliction? is it a choice? befuddled. ruffled. resolute. stuck. tightly held yet no longer held dropped like a rock into a still pond that stays still how do you do it? how do you stop loving someone? -- doug smith 15 July 2019

Photograph: The Home Office

My ever so humble home office. I like how the sun is shining thru the door on the wall just above three of my collages.

Obscure Altered Greeting Card

Yeah, this is a card that I believe was returned to me unopened. Oh well. 2015.

Who Wore It First?

Collage: Blue as You Do

Seems like I squared this one off as a possible album cover. It goes way back. The photos are circa 1980...

That Time the House Burned Down

Photo: Very Big Light #7

Photo: Autumn Beach

I Didn't Look Back...but If I David Spiegel

“I’m numb to judgement — even my own judgement of myself. I know I’m doing the best I can. Judging yourself is a huge vulnerability because everyone else is already doing it for you. And if you’re not in that place, you’ve got no shot. Everybody else sucks at stuff too.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuck,  Medium I'm sure that if I took a look back at my writings from this time of year for the last few years, my messaging to myself would be pretty much the same.  New Year's day is just one more day on the calendar. January 1st does not bring new a new beginning to my life. The idea that this upcoming year will some how magically be better than the last one is silly to me. Simply put, I wake up each day with the knowledge that I will work hard at being better today than I was yesterday. Just that simple. Every day is an opportunity to create a better version of me than I was the day before. Therefore, it is only logical that by doing this, this year will see an im