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October 2017

My name is Jordan and I am an artist.  I find beauty in the things that have cracks and smudges.  I'm not saying that shiny new things aren't beautiful, they are, but each scratch and mess-up has a story behind it - a life lesson.  Those smudges are important cogs in the endless cultivation of living.  Through photography and painting, I try to capture the moments in life that are rooted in love.

a little more about me.

I have an Associate's degree in Creative Arts from Mission College and I am currently working toward a Bachelor's degree in Design Studies.

I've learned that change is constant, and for good reason.  Growth can't happen without yucky or uncomfortable situations and you can't move forward while you're stuck on yesterday or worried about tomorrow.  The greatest gift you can give yourself is your awareness on the now, this very second, because life isn't just about the exciting moments.  It's also about the sad ones, and the confusing ones, the ones that turn your stomach upside down, that push you forward or push you down, forcing you to work hard to get back up.  Life isn't always easy and if it was, we wouldn't learn anything new.

It's not about where you end up, it's about how you get there and which ways you choose to go.  Life is made up of the choices we make, and each day is important.

How will you choose to move forward?