Clark James Mishler
The Three Minute Portrait.
Started on the first day of January, 2010, I have produced at least one portrait each day since. The average time for each portrait is 3 minutes. Here are the results.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on August 14th, 2017

"I've always wanted to work for myself...I bought this van February and started a wine tour company...business is great."  -Alan Colaso sits in his Mercedes on Myrtle Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:07 PM, Monday, August 14, 2017.  “I’ve always wanted to work for myself…I bought this van February and started a wine tour company…business is great.”  -Alan Colaso sits in his Mercedes on Myrtle Street in Calistoga.

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Address Pending photo tee-shirts (Clark James Mishler)

5:56 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017.  Neighbors Anna, Nadia, Jenny, Alex, Lisa and Monica model production prototypes featuring Portrait-a-Day images.   Address Pending Co. has chosen portraits from this daily blog to feature on their first release of merchandise…tee shirts designed to raise suicide awareness and prevention.  The donated images appear on a variety of high quality shirts with uplifting messages that remind us that “Things will happen; keep going to live what there is to discover.”  Read the entire story…and order a shirt at www.addresspendingco.com.

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"I love what I do...I love who I am...I want to learn and share." -Wine industry cellar worker and 19 year resident of Calistoga, Jose Pena cleans up around his home on Fair Way Street. (Clark James Mishler)

6:23 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017.  “I love what I do…I love who I am…I want to learn and share.”  -Wine industry cellar worker and 19 year resident of Calistoga Jose Pena cleans up around his home on Fair Way Street.

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"I like being older and I don't care that he is taller...I'm still in charge."    -Star Rios (14) with her brother Liam (13) visit the Calistoga Saturday Market. (Clark James Mishler)

11:02 AM, Saturday, August12, 2017.  “I like being older and I don’t care that he is taller…I’m still in charge.” -Star Rios (14) with her brother Liam (13) visit the Calistoga Saturday Market.

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My neighbor and always willing photographic subject, Ella Fitzpatrick, stands in front of her friend's house in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:11 PM, Friday, August 11, 2017.  My neighbor and always willing photographic subject, Ella Fitzpatrick, stands in front of her friend’s house in Calistoga.

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Parents take one final look at their children attending Mrs. Castle's third grade class on the first day of school at Calistoga Elementary. (Clark James Mishler)

8:29 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Before departing, parents take one final look into Mrs. Castle’s third grade class on the first day of school at Calistoga Elementary.

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If I could do anything in the world...I would do this...I would paint."   -Fabian Mendez, crew chief with Richner Painting Company,  paints a church converted to a home on Cedar Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:38 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  “If I could do anything in the world…I would do this…I would paint.”  -Fabian Mendez, crew chief with Richner Painting Company, restores the exterior of a church converted to a home on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on August 9th, 2017

On the final week of summer break, Mya Shuler speeds through the streets of Calistoga on her Razor push schooter. (Clark James Mishler)

9:27 AM, Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  On the final week of summer break, six year old Mya Shuler races through the streets of Calistoga on her Razor push scooter.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on August 7th, 2017

"I was a cook for 30 years but my elbows gave out.   I had opporations on each arm but the pain wouldn't go away.  It's been 14 years and I still miss cooking." - Francisco Campos walks his dog, Rocky, near his home on North Oak Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

7:20 PM, Monday, August 7, 2017.  “I was a cook for 30 years but my elbows gave out.  I had operations on each arm but the pain wouldn’t go away.  It’s been 14 years and I still miss cooking.”  – Francisco Campos walks his dog, Rocky, near his home on North Oak Street in Calistoga.

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Esther makes selfies all the time but she's so shy in front of someone elses camera...this is good practice for her." -Norma Edith Otero with her 13 year old cousin, Esther, on Cedar Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

8:01 PM, Sunday, August 6, 2017.  “Esther makes selfies all the time but she’s so shy in front of someone else’s camera…this is good practice for her.”  -Calistoga resident Norma Edith Otero pauses on her way to Calistoga high school to shoot hoops with her 13 year old cousin, Esther.

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"I don't know what I want to be...but I don't think I want to sell vegetables."  Eighteen year old Sam Ortiz sells vegetables with his uncle, Laucio, at the Calistoga Saturday Market.  Rojas Family Farms (Clark James Mishler)

11:28 AM, Saturday, August 5, 2017.  “I don’t know what I want to be…but I don’t think I want to sell vegetables.” Eighteen year old Sam Ortiz sells vegetables with his uncle, Laucio, at the Calistoga Saturday Market.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on August 6th, 2017

"My mother divorced my dad and married Bobbi...so Bobbi is now our 'bonus mom'...it's all kind of mess but, somehow, it seems to be working."   -Fifteen year old Lucy Moore with Bobbie Frioli,  Johah Moore, and Jennifer Press stand in front of their home in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:50 PM, Friday, August 4, 2017.  “My mother divorced my dad and married Bobbi…so Bobbi is now our ‘bonus mom’…it’s all kind of mess but, somehow, it seems to be working.”  -Fifteen year old Lucy Moore with Bobbie Frioli, Jonah Moore, and Jennifer Press stand in front of their home in Calistoga.

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"We just decided...we want to live here!"  -Duluth residents Jessica Mizia and Jeff Klassen enjoy Concert in the Park at Pioneer Park in Calistoga, California. (Clark James Mishler)

7:o3 PM, Thursday August 3, 2017.  “We just decided…we want to live here!” -Duluth residents Jessica Mizia and Jeff Klassen enjoy the performance at Concert in the Park at Pioneer Park in Calistoga, California.

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"I just cut this cabbage...it reminds me of a dancing woman."  Artist, educator and neigbor Anna Johansson in front of her home on Cedar Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

7:31 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  “I just cut this cabbage…it reminds me of a dancing woman.”  -Artist, educator and neighbor Anna Johansson in front of her home on Cedar Street in Calistoga

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"I once worked for an embalmer...I actually love blood & guts."  -Napa resident Alba Mendoza finds shade under the trees during  the hottest time of the day in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

1:02 PM, Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  “I once worked for an embalmer…I actually love blood & guts.”  -Napa resident Alba Mendoza finds shade under the trees during the hottest time of the day in Calistoga.

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"I love growing all sorts of succulents...this cactus flowers for just one day...this is it...tomorrow it will be gone." -Neighbor Nanci M. Smith shows off her current favorite cactus in front of her home on Cedar Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

9:42 AM, Monday, July 31, 2017.  “I love growing all sorts of succulents…this San Pedro cactus flowers for just one day…this is it…tomorrow it will be gone.”  -Neighbor Nanci M. Smith shows off her current favorite cactus in front of her home on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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"We bought these plants over a month ago with the intension of getting them planted in the yard.  Then, they outgrew their pots so we put them into these larger ones.  Not sure when we'll get them in the ground."  -Mortgage broker Kathy Cooper waters in front of her home on Myrtle Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

9:58 AM, Sunday, July 30, 2017.  “We bought these plants over a month ago with the intention of getting them planted in the yard. Then, they outgrew their pots so we put them into these larger ones.  Not sure when we’ll get them in the ground.”  -Mortgage broker Kathy Cooper waters in front of her home on Myrtle Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on August 5th, 2017

Fourteen year old Helena explores Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Sonoma County, California (Clark James Mishler)

10:13 AM, Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Fourteen year old Helena explores Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Sonoma County, California.

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"My first job a year ago was dish washer.  Now I am grounds keeper."  -Victor Wong photographed during the Sitka Arts and Science Festival in Sitka, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

9:05 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017.  “My first job a year ago was dish washer.  Now I am grounds keeper.  This is a great job.”  -Victor Wong photographed during the Sitka Arts and Science Festival in Sitka, Alaska

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"I was a concert pianist and traveled the world but as a graduate student I decided to becom a theroretical physicist. Now, physics takes me around the world." Case Western physics professor Kurt Hinterbichler relaxes with a grand piano at Stevenson Hall in Sitka, Alaska. (Clark James Mishler)

7:40 PM, Thursday, July 27, 2017.  “I played string bass in symphony orchestras in high school and college and traveled the world as members of these groups.  As a graduate student I decided to become a theoretical physicist.  Now, physics takes me around the world.”  -Case Western physics professor Kurt Hinterbichler relaxes with a grand piano at Stevenson Hall in Sitka, Alaska.

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New York City resident and illustrator Ellen Weinstein rests at the end of a long day of teaching at the Sitka Arts and Science Festival, Sitka, Alaska. (Clark James Mishler)

9:17 PM, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  New York City resident and illustrator Ellen Weinstein rests at the end of a long day of teaching at the Sitka Arts and Science Festival, Sitka, Alaska.

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Jamie Bradly models her historic Raven's Tail Robe and Cedar Bark Hat at Sitka Historic National park  in Sitka, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

5:25 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Jamie Bradly models her historic Raven’s Tail Robe and Cedar Bark Hat at Sitka Historic National Park in Sitka, Alaska.

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"With the onset of demensia, the Pioneer Home in Juneau had only enought room for Joe. So, we moved to the Sitka Pioneer Home. We love it here...now we are able to be together. -Jean Riederer with her husband, Joe. (Clark James Mishler)

4:08 PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  “With the onset of dementia, the Pioneer Home in Juneau had only enough room for Joe. So, we moved to the Sitka Pioneer Home. We love it here…now we are able to be together.”  -Jean Riederer with her husband, Joe.

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"Standing in the water for eight hours to catch one fish...this tells you how important this is to me.  To be able to eat the fish and to sew the skin into beautiful pieces of art...this is everything to me."  Fish skin artist Audrey Armstrong teaches at the Sitka Arts and Science Festival in Sitka, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

11:55 AM, Monday, July 24, 2017.  “Standing in the water for eight hours to catch one fish…this tells you how important this is to me. To be able to eat the fish and to sew the skin into beautiful pieces of art…this is everything to me.”  -Fish skin artist Audrey Armstrong holds one of her fish skin baskets at the Sitka Arts and Science Festival in Sitka, Alaska

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"Today I'm cod baiting for for the Kattie J...I've gotten pretty good at it."  Nicholas Middleton works in the small boat harbor in Sitka, Alaska. (Clark James Mishler)

4:35 PM, Sunday, July 23, 2017.  “Today I’m cod baiting for for the Kattie J…I’ve gotten pretty good at it.”  -Nicholas Middleton works in the small boat harbor in Sitka, Alaska.