When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.
Jann @ Austin Details Art + Photo
Enter the portal to my world at JannAlexander.com: As publisher of my photographs, paintings, design, writing and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the paintings and prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time. Or thinking big picture when I'm creating business communications for marketing at Big Picture Writing. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my fine art + photo website, AustinDetailsArt.com, where my art meets tech.
Timing is everything. One can acquire patience and prudence with a Spanish dagger in an Austin, Texas front yard, but will be rewarded with a stunning display of short-lived blooms.
Ideas are like rabbits, said John Steinbeck. May you have many. Happy Easter.
The Badlands of South Dakota have drawn me in nearly every decade of my life, and even rewarded me for my loyalty.
Artist Lynn Bridge creates mosaic plates in her Austin, Texas studio, complete with eating utensils. But you don’t eat the food on these plates, because they’re collectible art.
Bauhaus artist Paul Klee found himself possessed by color after an influential trip to Tunisia. But time spent in Italy informed his art as well.
In Terlingua, Texas, a tiny ghost town along the Mexico border, an historic cemetery serves as a monument to former miners felled by harsh working conditions.
Making art is messy for a reason. It’s to remind us that we won’t ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.