Connecting The Dots Through Art

2018 Non-​Goals

Telescope, 2015 Collaged & Toned Cyanotype Print. 17” x 17”. Limited edition of 12 (Variable). © Jonah Calinawan

Last year I set out art related goals that I didn’t meet. I only met one of them.

Goals just doesn’t work for me. I set a goal, specify concrete tasks on how I’m going to meet them, establish a schedule, and then…I don’t do them.

Maybe my goals are too long term. I can’t sustain the momentum over long periods of time (like a year). I flameout midway through the year, and I end up not doing anything for the rest of the year.

I’m going to try a different approach this year.

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The Poetry in Cryptocurrency

Illuminated, 2014 Cyanotype Print with Digital Drawing. 17″ x 11.2″. Limited Edition of 12. © Jonah Calinawan

You should invest in Bitcoin” my nephew who’s a techie said this past November. I’ve never heard of bitcoin before.

How much is one coin?”

It’s like 10,000 right now.”

Well, I can’t buy one then, I don’t have 10,000 laying around.”

I forgot about this conversation until a week later, when a FIRE blogger I follow wrote Why I just Invested in Bitcoin and Ethereum.

I was curious. Why would he do that? Investing in cryptocurrency is like gambling. You don’t even know what the value of bitcoin is. Hype is what’s driving the price of bitcoin to insane levels. I wasn’t going to put any of my hard earned money into something like that. It’s crazy. I’m a booglehead. I invest in passive index ETFs and believe that they are the best pathways to financial independence (proven recently by Warren Buffett’s article).

I was intrigued so I started reading about cryptocurrency and bitcoin.

What I found captivated me.

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2017 Year End Review

Viewmaster, 2012 Toned Cyanotype Print

So at the beginning of the year, I set out goals that I wanted to complete by year end. How did I do?

1. Finish Part III of A Million Suns by December 31 

2. Double my Newsletter Subscribers by December 312017 

3. Exhibit in 3 Group Shows

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