About

This is a place to post my photos, art, photomanipulations, haiku and whatever else I create.  I’ll call it my “album of creativity.”  I created this blog as an offshoot to my main blog named Ichigo Ichie, and I use the pseudonym “Fergiemoto.”

I like to take photos, mostly of nature.  I also like to manipulate photos and see what kind of art I can create with them.  Haiku is something I have not attempted before starting this blog, and I find it quite enjoyable.  Exploring creativity is part of my healing process, and a refreshing and important outlet, but I wanted a separate place just for my creativity attempts, whatever comes to mind, and for whatever reason.

I welcome you to my blog and thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy visiting and seeing my creativity progress.

Painters must want to paint above all else. If the artist in front of the canvas begins to wonder how much he will sell it for, or what the critics will think of it, he won’t be able to pursue original avenues. Creative achievements depend on single-minded immersion. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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114 responses to “About

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your comments. It is great to get this type of feedback from other bloggers. Have a great day!

    Lupus Adventurer

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, liking what you saw, subscribing, and directing me to yours!

    I love the quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi–so absolutely true and worth re-reading often and sharing.

    I look forward to following your creativity and thoughts.

  3. Hello! Lovely blog and oh my, you love haiku. Well, I don’t know if you noticed when you visited me today, but I am a haiku queen! Love it and write it like a second language, LOL. Thanks for stopping by my blog and “liking” my post. I really appreciate it. Margie

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I have enjoyed looking around yours. I especially like the petroglyphs photo … I’ve always been fascinated by them.
    Your other blog is very interesting, too!

  5. This is a wonderful blog… I am so glad to meet with your blog. Your artistic works and poetical touches a great journey for my soul. Thank you and Good Luck for your creative life. Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

  6. thank you for “liking” my blog post about the dried sunflower heads. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog and exploring the idea of creating digital etegami. My sister lived in Japan many years ago and I was lucky enough to visit her there and I love all things Japanese

  7. Ethel and I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. You’ll have to go to fourwindowspress if you don’t know about it, and if you follow the instructions you’re a winner. We are mainly trying to let you know how much we honor you and your work, so you may or may not chose to accept the award. That’s up to you, but we certainly think you are worthy of more than this one gesture of thanks for you and your poetry.

  8. I love the quote, its so true!!! This quote came just at the right time for me! I am so glad that I found your blog.

  9. Hello Fergiemoto – what a beautifully intriguing site you have!

    I saw that you stopped-by my blog and “liked” a few of my posts. Thank you for letting me know you were there!

    I shall be following you now.

    Scott

  10. Hello you like a post on my blog and so I wandered over here to see your blog and have been so entertained for the last hour, the photos of the birds feeding, pondering, not to mention all the other photos and your Haiku, they are lovely too! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. I love your photos and Haiku. I’m following you and look forward to returning often to see and read much more. ~ Julie 🙂

  12. Thank you for stopping by and liking a couple of my posts. I really appreciate how you express yourself with your photos..I tend to hold back but with what Mihaly states really speaks to me..I will work on not being concerned about what others may or not think. (:

  13. I am glad I have discovered your blog, through your comment on the little Japanese film I posted on mine. I love the paintings and photographs and look forward to enjoying more. My only regret is that I wish I had more time to update my own blog…

  14. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and writing a comment, too. I appreciate your feedback. Any chance you would consider hosting Flat Ruthie/Cardboard Ruth for an adventure and email the photos back for a guest post and link to your blog? http://cardboardmetravels.com See the “about tab” if a possibility.
    Thanks so much. Ruth in Pittsburgh

  15. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. It feels really nice to be noticed by a talented blogger. Your images are amazing and your haikus are lovely. I guess what Csikszentmihalyi says about a painter holds true for writers as well.

  16. Hi, thanks for liking my post! I’m off to explore your blog now – I like what I’ve read so far … that quote – so true!

  17. In the “better late than never” category, please accept my congratulations on your remarkable entry in Dark Globe’s photo contest. Judging was a very difficult job. Your award is so well-deserved and I’m delighted that your work and talent was enjoyed by many, many people.

    Lorna

  18. I am glad that you left a LIKE – came across yours. We share similar interests in Photography and hope you will be back. Very very nice blog. Haven’t yet gone into your main blog as yet. Will do that very soon..:)

  19. Recently, I was honored with 3 Awards given to me by fellow blogger Wendall A. Brown (foreverpoetic.wordpress.com). It meant so much to me. One of the criteria for accepting the award is to nominate several other bloggers. I wanted to nominate you because your blogs (each and every one of them) has been a wonderful inspiration and joy to me. If you’d like to accept, you can go over to the post at http://serendipityplus.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/beautiful-blogger-very-inspiring-blogger-sunshine-award/ and get the low down on how. Absolutely no pressure. Just know that I think your blog is awesome and worth telling everyone about. Thanks for sharing your life with us. 😀

  20. Hello Fergiemoto, thanks for visiting The Naturephile and pressing the ‘Like’ button. You have some lovely nature photographs on your blogs too. I was interested to read your experiences of acupuncture, I tried it when I had golfers elbow and it was completely successful.

  21. Thanks for taking me to your blog. I love your pictures and creativity. It’s good to know that you were from Utah. I spent my teenage years in Utah. I’m also very fascinated with the mountains and rock formations.

  22. Fergiemoto – I’m enjoying your visual exploration of the world through photography and the words you connect with images. I hope this doesn’t seem trite; but, I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.

  23. I’ve been down this road, it’s lonely, hard, scary, but when you come out on the other end it can be beautiful. Like all the pictures of the birds.

  24. Pleased to find you…. just exploring, and love your work and your approach to the creative process… Hope to visit often and sending good thoughts your way today ! ~ Robyn

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  26. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!

  27. Dear Fergiemoto – I wanted to check in with you, make sure you’re ok? I haven’t seen a post from you in a while and hope you’re feeling well. Let me know! Happy New Year to you. It’s always lovely to hear from you!

    • Thank you so much, Marina! Still have a lot of healing to do overall and will be a less active blogger for a while. I’ll be popping over to your site soon, hopefully. I have a lot of catching up to do. I really appreciate you checking in! Hope your holidays were wonderful!

  28. Thank you for stopping by my ‘place’ – I intend to book mark yours and be inspired by your photos.

    I like several types of small verse, free verse, story verse and even fiction. While I do take some photos I haven’t figure out that bit yet so nothing is posted. Someday…

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