THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley



Utilizing the last few moments of the day to keep the daily labor of love going. I’m learning to focus in a more positive direction because of it. Sorry about the complaining yesterday about not feeling that well. Had to remember Mom’s old advice that there is always someone worse off so buck up and get busy. I started work on several post but after the quality check they were far from ready.

Sycamore tree bark
Photo by Mike Hartley

Of course, what one of my post are really ready? They are thrown together most of the time each day, that day. A random search for images to use from recent shoots or past. What thoughts, ideas, actions or frustrations take root as a train of thought to share? How does the pressures of the day affect the spirit and message?

So today just doing this I’ve been able to refocus. I’ve relaxed and thought about how become better at this by working ahead more. I’ve learned that I can take advantage of a few minutes to do something that will improve myself and help me grow as a person.

Yeah my work is about as focused as the patterns in this tree, but if I’m lucky one day I’ll get to the point of creating something special. And doing the work getting to that point should be looked at as the fun part.

Random Thoughts

It’s just one minute to the next, all day long.  Thankfully.

Time to redo the office design, as I look around and shake my head.

I could easily become addicted to watching these custom car and bike shows.

I know the cold is coming. I know its to be expected. I just refuse to accept it.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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