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dawn chandler’s reflections on art and life. . . .

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walking away from social media ~ one year later

walking away from social media ~ one year later

What was getting to me was the sense that I was being manipulated, that someone else was controlling my attention. I’d login with seeming innocent intentions — to see what friends were up to, or if anyone appreciated what I’d shared — and plan to spend just a couple...

creative change: shaking things up

To say I was in a funk is too strong. I guess you could say I'd kind of painted myself into a corner. However you want to describe it, I was ripe for a creative shakeup. Much as I love my work and love my life, earlier this year I was in need of a creative change of...

revealing the open pages of my wallet

It’s all in a book, a little bigger than my palm.   When I shared The Book with an acquaintance, her voice fell silent as she slowly turned and considered the pages.     “I feel,” she said in a near whisper, carefully turning each page . . .  ...