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admin : May 5, 2012 12:08 am : Uncategorized

Today Lenore and I made a presentation to about 70 staff members of a new client, and it went very well. We are so fortunate to have such great

clients who enjoy our work and make what we have to do fun.

The presentation was about the etiquette of posting on a company web site blog, and more importantly about posting Facebook comments

on the company Facebook page.

Oddly enough, this afternoon I came across a  posting that lead me to this new-deco image by an artist called XSive Redhead,

her work is amazing, a bit risque, wholly amusing and she can be found on Facebook.

The image, I love it for two reasons. It speaks volumes to me showing the old camera, and I own several like it, but it is a timely illustration for all of the  

sense of posting anywhere.  Just like our presentation today I hope you enjoy it.

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….And then it hit me.

admin : April 11, 2012 2:24 am : Uncategorized

OMG Sodium!!!

I’ve been looking at this for a while and then it hit me – clunk.

Design is SO important for communication.





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I Don’t Like Digital Film

admin : March 29, 2012 10:40 pm : Uncategorized

I shoot the same amount on the digital camera as I always have, but the results are just not the same.

I’m not talking about quality – or ease of use, but the result is just lacking.

It lacks the joy of getting the film back from the processor.

The mystery of whether the shot was merely good or great.

The joy of discovering “happy accidents,” neat shots that were accidental or unintentional.

And then there is the pure joy of seeing the little wrapped packages.

Being able to paw through them at yearly intervals and find little treasures and remember terrific events.

It always put a smile on my face to see my film returning in that package – like a gift to self.

The CD with perhaps thousands of images………not so much.

What is your take?


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Superstitious – who me?

admin : March 28, 2012 6:17 am : Uncategorized


This morning I stopped off for my coffee meeting and spotted a penny on the ground next to my car.

Naturally I picked it up not noticing that it was – (gasp) FACE DOWN.

There is an old rhyme that says, “If you find a penny and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck.”

The small print says that good luck is only given to heads-up pennies. Face-down pennies are gifted with bad luck.

I tossed the penny into the cup holder and made off for my latte.

At the appointed time, I raced out to make a luncheon meeting and the car was deader than the Lincoln on the aforesaid penny.

Not even a conspiratorial click.

I caught a ride with a friend going my way. My luck seemed to improve momentarily.

Shortly, the camera I was carrying died while still showing a full half charge on the battery.

Needless to say, before the tow truck driver met my car, I dropped the mischievous penny back on the ground – warned the driver and all in the vicinity that the evil penny was there and backed away.

Franklin may have said that a “penny saved is a penny earned.” 

(Scoffing here.)

There is still one unclaimed penny at 884 Main Street Lansdale, corner parking space – if anyone is brave enough to go retrieve it.

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admin : March 27, 2012 2:00 am : Uncategorized

“Good taste is the enemy of art,”
“It’s wonderful for curtains, but in art it’s suffocating.”
~ Anita Steckel

Reading obits is one of the ways that I realize I would have lived to meet someone, but too late. This lady would have been a delight.

An artist only “discovered” in her 70’s, she is now gone at 82. The small history in the Times will allow me to research her whimsical art and enjoy her great good humor.

I do love the cheeky quote.

New Mona Takes the Brush Artwork (particular) by Anita Steckel, New York, 1972

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admin : February 5, 2012 8:47 pm : Uncategorized

This visual is one of the best that I have seen to explain the differences in the social media platforms so I thought I’d share it. It came via a Fackbook post that was shared through a Twitter platform, courtesy of @vegasseek and Mosers.


Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.  ~Andrew Carnegie

Friend Meredith Conlon shared this quote with me, and it occurred to me that all of the terrific social networking sites not only provide insight into each other’s lives, but beyond the obvious commercial aspects, each of the platforms help us help each other in many different and unexpected ways.

In the big picture, the social media platforms work as a huge team with very significant results.

 !? I’d be interested to hear how any of the social media you use, has helped you in an unexpected way.!?!

If you want to know more about supplemental insurance, and if your are a business owner and would like to provide an employee perk at no expense, please get in touch with….Meredith, she can work with your whole team. Meredith Conlon ~ Aflac ~

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admin : January 27, 2012 9:36 pm : Uncategorized

Quotes and small things that amuse me are sometimes worth sharing. A friend Tara Colquitt posted the quote seen here. Seems a good place to start the weekend….

Two other things that caught my eye this week, first from Twitter, was a post by Rupert Murdoch describing himself as a “digital immigrant” in comparison to the younger generations who grew up with the web. It is hard to believe but there are so many Americans who are still digitally challenged, and or totally without.

The other term I found (was actually sent to my by the service urban DICTIONARY).   “DROP THE PIN!” Which means use a digital app to let everyone know where you are, or where you are going to be.  I don’t know that I’m crazy about all this tracking activity – as a kid, if I was out of ear shot that was by choice. But some folks are really enjoying “checking in.”

Heading out last night to meet a girlfriend for a drink, I entered the pub and when I didn’t see her I phoned her cell. It went unheard and I had to find her the old fashioned way.  Look for the spot that is the loudest with laughter!! Thanks Deb!!

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admin : January 19, 2012 11:21 pm : Uncategorized

What make us more creative or more willing to take chances with creative concoctions. It’s a question many artists ask and often, the answer lies in the name of a person who took the time to point the way ~ or at least a way.

Patty Connor was one of my pointers. We met boarding a plane at Bradley Field, CT, on a charter headed to the middle east. I didn’t know at that time that Patty was the photographer that I had been hired to assist throughout the summer season of an archeological dig at Lahav, Israel. Patty sat in her trademark white painters overalls, lit up a smoke and ordered a scotch. She was a nun at the time and was amazed that I knew nothing about what nuns could and couldn’t do.

Throughout the season, I watched Patty slog up and down the tell (an extremely steep hill), walking with a bit of a limp, the result of some recent knee surgery. Her Leica slung around her neck, I would follow with the heaviest tripod ever made, I never got to carry the camera, it was her brand new baby. She hung out over the squares to shoot the excavations, or set up a documentary  shot of some find or other before the registrar would log it into the books for study.

Patty was one of those people who saw no limits to achievement save those internal fences we all have to jump to achieve what our imagination constructs. She knew few reasons not to try anything and everything, and was amazed when I described what I was most passionate about with the doubts I felt about achieving those goals. Patty told me very directly in so many words that I would go exactly where I pointed my nose. Apparently my job was to keep my nose pointed in the correct direction and accept nothing less, and to never waiver.

She wasn’t so much of a task master as she just plain expected the best one had to give. It was understood. And mistakes were quickly forgiven if sincere effort was placed on improvement. I learned from her that mistakes are some of the finest teachers.

Patty Connor passed away recently, too young and too talented. She excelled in so many areas of art and expression that her nose must have been multi-directional. I know for a fact that had she not expected the best of me, I might have veered off my path and that would have been a shame. Patty would have been disappointed, and that wouldn’t do.

To read of her accomplishments go to:

The artifact registrar from Lahav is my great friend of so many years is Anne Arenstein who shared the news of Patty’s passing.

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Working Out of Office

admin : December 15, 2011 10:03 pm : Uncategorized

Starbucks in North Lansdale is my office away from home.

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Welcome to the New!

admin : December 6, 2011 4:15 am : Uncategorized

I am excited to share with you the brand new relaunch of my website. Here you can peruse my body of work. In addition, I will be utilizing this blog to update my current (and hopefully future) clients on what I am working on and all the new and exciting happenings with Assembly Images Management. I hope you enjoy the new site!

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