D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Category: Odds & Ends

  • Anti Algorithmic

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it seems my feed is just full of aspirational content about the great life that exists outside of the very feed the content is made for.…

  • Big Dumb Truck

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do. Over the years I made small upgrades and added a topper to the bed. It was grey and inconsequential; it was one of a million…

  • Arbitrary Authority

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I ain’t dead.” Because when you step back and really think about all of it, nothing really matters. Everything that makes us anxious and in a…

  • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

    Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is a perpetual mess of papers and inks and stubs of pencils. More brushes keep surfacing. Maybe, through it all, I just wanted to sit across…

  • It’s a Wet Heat

    It’s a Wet Heat

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and coastal regions are easily 10 degrees warmer and 40 percent more humid just by being. I’ll never forget our late-July trip to Wilmington for a…

  • The Visceral Romance

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that jump-around thing that animals tend to do in the springtime. It rained aggressively last night, so the ground is covered in pink and red petals…

  • The Universal Reminders

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    Because sometimes you wonder if this is all worth it. Because doing your own thing, running your own business, sharing your story, making it matter, and going out of your way to try something way off base from the norm tends to fail far more often than it succeeds. Because sometimes you find yourself looking…

  • Consolidation to Reduce Anxiety

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    Too many apps. Too many profiles. Too many inboxes. Not enough of the right attention going to the right places. The joke used to be: the first step to any new business idea is securing the domain name. The result was a lot of clever domain names that were registered even though they never went…

  • I Am Bad at Sharing Ideas

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    I came across On Idea Hoarding. Damnit, it’s me. Stop hoarding your best ideas. Just put them out there, immediately. This isn’t a new problem, I just have horrible ways of coping with it. Early on, I had a notebook that I would keep in addition to all of the other notebooks to jot down…

  • Half-Baked

    • In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      In The Studio with Violet – May 27, 2024

      More exploration with the brush pen.

    • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

      I’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is…

    • Collage, without the mess.

      Collage, without the mess.

      Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the…

    • The Need for Nothing

      The greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on…

    • It’s a Wet Heat

      It’s a Wet Heat

      We’re hitting the first hot and wet days here in Asheville. And as uncomfortable as it is, I tell myself that it could be worse. I know the Piedmont and…

    • The Visceral Romance

      I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that…

    The gist: ideas shouldn’t be hoarded. More info here. As ideas get a little more action, I will give them their own page and link to it. You’re welcome. The Trash of Tulum. It’s everywhere, so much so that it seems like a normal part of the landscape. It’s the indicator of a town collapsing…