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Thoughts on the “Deep Nostalgia” App

As an artist, writer and researcher who works with historic and family photos, I have seen a lot of buzz around the MyHeritage “Deep Nostalgia” app. I had a strong aversion to it upon first reaction, but tried it out “just once” before passing judgment. And…I am still uneasy with it. It is not for me. I uploaded a random photo to animate, and I won’t post the results here because honestly while the technology was great, I found the result to be creepy. How to make creative projects around… Read more Thoughts on the “Deep Nostalgia” App

Once upon a time in the Deep East Texas Pines

Deep East Texas is a place where you can not only walk where your ancestors walked, but the odds are that the people you are walking with are descendants of your ancestors’ companions as well. Standing on a sun-dappled clearing, church grounds, or even in your own yard, you could time travel back 100 years and it all would be very recognizable. While I have been creating art around my community and family history for the past five months or so (and even longer in a less defined way,) it’s… Read more Once upon a time in the Deep East Texas Pines