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 November 22nd, 2017

"I had considered having a 'Fire-Sale' sign made but I thought better of it."   After losing his home, shop and business to the recent wild fires  many of Bud Pochini's Christmas trees, miraculously, survived the fire.  Bud's mother, Rianne, and daughter, Jasmine, assist Bud as they ready local and imported trees for their annual Christmas tree sale north of Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:27 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  “I had considered having a ‘Fire-Sale’ sign made but I thought better of it.” After losing his home, shop and business to the recent wild fires many of Bud Pochini’s Christmas trees, miraculously, survived the fire. Bud’s mother, Rianne, and daughter, Jasmine, assist Bud as they ready local and imported trees for their annual Christmas tree sale north of Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

"I hire professionals to do the electrical and plumbing...I do all the grunt work."  -Chris McAllister readies his site prior to pouring cement for the foundation of his garage project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:29 PM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. “I hire professionals to do the electrical and plumbing…I do all the grunt work.” -Chris McAllister readies his site prior to pouring cement for the foundation of his garage project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Donna Homer stands on her porch with her rescue dog, Zuzu. "This dog was found abandon in a house in Bakersfield with about 100 other dogs. She was scrowny and nearly dead...she is a Love." (Clark James Mishler)

11:02 AM, Monday, November 20, 2017.  Donna Homer stands on her porch with her five year old rescue dog, Zuzu. “This dog was found abandon in a house in Bakersfield with about 100 other dogs…she was scrawny and nearly dead…she is a Love.”

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Chef Scott Jansen, his wife, Corry, and three week old daughter, Athena, collect mushrooms on Cedar Street in Calistoga.  "I'd like to be a self sustaining farmer...on a piece of land....where we could forage and start a legacy garden.  I'd love to teach kids.  Being envolved in a restaraunt is really time consuming.  Perhaps there will be catering in our future. (Clark James Mishler)

11:33 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2017.  “I’d like to be a self sustaining farmer…on a piece of land….where we could forage and start a legacy garden.  I’d love to teach kids. Being involved in a restaurant is really time consuming.  Perhaps there will be catering in our future.”  -Chef Scott Jansen, his wife, Corry, and three week old daughter, Athena, collect mushrooms on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Ellie Leake clutches her Bingo cards as she searches for a seat at the Community Bingo event sponsored by the Fire Firghter's Community Bingo event.  Money was raised for victums of recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties.  The event was held at the Tubbs Building in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:57 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Ellie Leake clutches her Bingo cards as she searches for a seat at the Community Bingo event sponsored by local Fire Fighter’s were money was raised for victims of recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Profesional painter David Serta takes a break at the end of the day in downtown Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:37 PM, Friday, November 17, 2017.  Professional painter David Serta takes a break at the end of the day in downtown Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Kirstin Boehk (far right), owner of Anything Outside and her crew, Tammy McClain, Greg Domingo, Ed Null and Joshua Beall prepare to lay sod at the site on Lake Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:48 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Kirstin Boehk (far right), owner of Anything Outside and her crew, Tammy McClain, Greg Domingo, Ed Null and Joshua Beall prepare to lay sod at a home on Lake Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Zurla Troeppl engages in conversation at the annual turkey lunch event at Calistoga High School. (Clark James Mishler)

3:01 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Zurla Troeppl engages in conversation at the annual Soroptimist turkey lunch event at Calistoga High School.

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

"We were talking about death...Kelci was asking me what happens.  There have been times in my life when I was so grounded that birth and death were irrelevant...if we can remain in the present, our physical bodies desolve."  -David Phelps   "(For me) math is the purest way of describing the world...no matter who you are or where you were born...math is the ultimate truth."  -Kelci Fernandez  Kelci and David are Saint Helena residents who were hanging out in Calistoga's Frontier Park. (Clark James Mishler)

5:44 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Saint Helena residents and friends Kelci Fernandez and David Phelps spend the afternoon in Calistoga’s Frontier Park.  “We were talking about death…Kelci was asking me what happens.  There have been times in my life when I was so grounded that birth and death were irrelevant.  If we can remain in the present, our physical bodies dissolve.” -David Phelps    “(For me) math is the purest way of describing the world…no matter who you are or where you were born…math is the ultimate truth.”  -Kelci Fernandez

 

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 13th, 2017

"I saw these skates at the Goodwill in Santa Rosa this afternoon...there was no way I was going to leave without them!  It's been ten years since I've been on skates."  Restaurant worker Nadia Solano tries her new skates near Logvy Park in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:39 PM, Monday, November 13, 2017.  “I saw these skates at the Goodwill in Santa Rosa this afternoon…there was no way I was going to leave without them! It’s been ten years since I’ve been on skates.”  -Restaurant worker Nadia Solano tries her new skates near Logvy Park in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 13th, 2017

"I like my new job...I like being involved in the process of giving kids opportunities...giving them a differnet pathway for the future and not having them get stuck in the system."  Fairfield resident and Up Valley's newly appointed Youth Diverrsion Coordinator Stephanie Ortiz walks to her car on a rainy day in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:56 PM, Monday, November 13, 2017.  “I like my new job…I like being involved in the process of giving kids opportunities…giving them a differnet pathway for the future and not having them get stuck in the system.”  -Fairfield resident and Up Valley’s newly appointed Youth Diversion Coordinator Stephanie Ortiz walks to her car on a rainy day in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 13th, 2017

Gina Marie Lindsey presents the fruits of her labor while harvesting olives at Long Valley Ranch in Mendocino County. (Clark James Mishler)

12:12 PM, Sunday, November 12, 2017.  “We harvested over a thousand pounds last week, but there’s still more to pick.”  -Gina Marie Lindsey presents the fruits of her labor while harvesting olives at Long Valley Ranch in Mendocino County.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 13th, 2017

P.U.C. communication major Alexandra Smith purchases fresh cut marigolds on a beautiful morning at the Calistoga Saturday Market. (Clark James Mishler)

1 PM, Saturday, November 11, 2017.  P.U.C. communication major Alexandra Smith purchases fresh cut marigolds on a beautiful morning at the Calistoga Saturday Market.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 13th, 2017

Vallejo glazier Danny Seely installs a  window at a remodel project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga.   "We're running a bit late...on a Friday night...it's going to be a long ride home...in the dark." (Clark James Mishler)

5:01 PM, Friday, November 10, 2017.  “We’re running a bit late…on a Friday night…it’s going to be a long ride home…in the dark.”  -Vallejo glazier Danny Seely installs a window at a remodel project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 10th, 2017

“Oh my God…my dad used to sit just like that!  I need to send this to my mother.”   -Calistoga Recreation Director Rachel Melick leans back in her chair during a meeting at her office. (Clark James Mishler)

3:22 PM, Thursday, November 9, 2017.  “Oh my God…my dad used to sit just like that!  I need to send this to my mother.”  -Calistoga Recreation Director Rachel Melick leans back in her chair during a meeting at her office.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 8th, 2017

"I retire in five weeks...this will be my last flu clinic." -Public Health Nurse Debra Price prepares vaccine during a flu vaccine clinic in the Tubbs Building at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

4:45 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  “I retire in five weeks…this will be my last flu clinic.”  -Public Health Nurse Debra Price prepares vaccine during a flu vaccine clinic in the Tubbs Building at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga.

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

"I work for ten different wineries...I do all sorts of project...including fence repairs.  I do something new every day."  Mike McCay changes fence posts with his assistant, Craig Thompson, at a winery property on Cedar Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

4:52 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  “I work for ten different wineries…I do all sorts of projects…including fence repairs.  I like the fact that I do something new every day.”   -Mike McCay cements fence posts with his assistant, Craig Thompson, at a winery property on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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

"I escaped with what was in my truck. My neighbor banged on my door and woke me up. The fire was coming down the hill behind my house. I grabbed my phone, dog and keys and had to drive toward the fire to escape. Luckily, I hadnt unloaded my truck the night before and I have some of my tools." -Plasterer Noah Torkelsen stands with his truck in Calistoga, one month after the Tubbs fire destroyed his home on Franz Valley School Road. (Clark James Mishler)

12 PM, Monday, November 6, 2017.  “…I escaped with what was in my truck.  Luckily, my neighbor banged on my door and woke me up.  The fire was coming down the hill behind my house.  I grabbed my phone, dog and keys and had to drive toward the fire to escape.  It was unusual, but I hadn’t unloaded my truck the night before and I still have some of my tools.”  -Plasterer Noah Torkelsen stands with his truck in Calistoga, one month after the Tubbs fire destroyed his home on Franz Valley School Road.

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

"We've been going together for eight months...everyone says we're a weird couple, because we just act like we're friends." -Fourteen year olds Juan Caratachea and Michelle Benitez walk along Grant Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:49 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2017.  “We’ve been going together for eight months…everyone says we’re a weird couple…because we just act like we’re friends.” -Fourteen year old Juan Caratachea and Michelle Benitez walk along Grant Street in Calistoga.

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

"I never smoke cigars...unless I'm on the golf course...or with this guy."  Elk Grove visitor Deserie Larson with Duane Tucker smoke cigars on First Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:43 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2017.  “I never smoke cigars…unless I’m on the golf course…or with this guy.”  -Elk Grove visitor Deserie Larson smokes cigars with friend, Duane Tucker, on First Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 3rd, 2017

"I'm a semi-pro skateboarder, surfer, dirt biker and snow boarder...I have a kid and another on the way, so I'm trying to become a licenced concrete finisher."   -San Clemente concrete artisan Moses Paulisin applies his skills during the remodel of the Bike Shop in downtown Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

1:12 PM, Friday, November 3, 2017.   “I’m a semi-pro skateboarder, surfer, dirt biker and snow boarder…I have a kid and another on the way, so I’m trying to become a licensed concrete finisher.” -San Clemente concrete artisan Moses Paulisin applies his skills during the remodel of the Bike Shop in downtown Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 2nd, 2017

"Originally, we were scheduled to complete this project three weeks ago. When the fires started we were evacutated and pulled all of our equipment back to Sacramento. Now we're back and hopeful we can finish this up." -Flagger Danielle Mialiv with, Talfer Technologies, directs traffic at the corners of Lilly and School Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

2:44 PM, Thursday, November 2, 2017.  “Originally, we were scheduled to complete this project three weeks ago. When the fires started we were evacuated and pulled all of our equipment back to Sacramento. Now we’re back and hopeful we can finish this up.” -Flagger Danielle Mialiv, with Talfer Technologies, directs traffic during a city wide repaving project at the corners of Lilly and School Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 2nd, 2017

" I think working in this community is nirvana...what's not to like."   -Fairfield resident and mail carrier Earl Jenkins walks his route on Cedar Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

4:17 PM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  ” I think working in this community is nirvana…what’s not to like.” -Fairfield resident and mail carrier Earl Jenkins walks his route on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 1st, 2017

Ariel Isaacs, in costume as Carmen Sandiego, stands in front of "Lines as Vocabulary" by Will Ashford at the Sofie Gallery in Calsitoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:35 PM, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  “What I want to accomplish in life is a tougher more existential question…I hope to…be a mentor for women who are entering the workforce and want to switch careers…I know how hard that can be.”  -Ariel Isaacs, in costume as Carmen Sandiego, stands in front of “Lines as Vocabulary” by Will Ashford at the Sofie Gallery in Calsitoga.