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06
FEB
2013
Perfectionism_Img

Perfectionism; A Double Edged Sword

As I sit here trying to redesign my logo a few thoughts about perfectionism came to mind. I know from experience the negative effects of striving for perfection.  I remember clearly the obsessive compulsive routines I had in place, the determination I had for achieving a certain numbe
03
FEB
2013
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Book Review – Ellen Forney: Marbles – Mania, Depression. Michelangelo & Me

Over the Christmas break, I managed to get some sun in the Dominican Republic, so I decided to take two books along for the trip: MARBLES – A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney; and SUICIDE, INDIVIDUAL and SOCIETY by Toyomasa Fuse, (which I will review later). I had many a funny sta
25
DEC
2012
Year_End_Video_Blog

Happy Holidays!!! Trends & Action

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!!! I will be offline for a week until after New Years, so I wanted to make this video to complete the year 🙂
04
DEC
2012
Business_Blog

Startup, Business, Software Ideas

Recently I have done two videos on the topic of pharmaceuticals and out of the many ideas here are two I believe could help and make a difference for the better through technology. I believe this is something specialized and not something one person, let alone an artist without any co
22
NOV
2012
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Anti Bullying Awareness Videos

I created 2 videos for my Youtube channel BeingMarieT this week in support of anti-bullying week. One is in English and the other in Japanese. Bullying seems to be an escalating issue and I thought I would share my experience with my viewers in hopes to create discussion and increase
09
NOV
2012

Deep in Thought and Lots of Books!

Here is a recent video I posted onto my Youtube channel about books related to Japanese mental health, as well as other books of interest, and a casual description of what my new project is about (@6:30 in clip). During the autumn and winter I find myself doing a lot more transfers fo
13
OCT
2012
Fortunes

Japan’s Social Dysfunction and Upheaval

Above: Diptych that I am working on based on the story: 三枚のお札 (san mai no ofuda), or three fortunes on paper… not sure how I will translate yet. These are some of the reasons for Japan’s social dysfunction; I will try to keep it brief as I could write a whole dissertation