Being on the water in Maine taught me that the most unexpected things are the ones that bring lasting satisfaction.
As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the 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, at AustinDetails.me. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at AustinDetails.me, where my art meets tech.
Inspiration strikes in strange and unexpected ways. But when it doesn’t strike, there are some tricks to juice it along.
There are a few things Scrivener can do that you probably can’t do without. Once you know what they are.
Holiday greetings from Texas to all y’all. I’m anticipating some celebrating, aren’t you?
If only I could rev up my Time Machine for my historical fiction research. Instead, I made a few workarounds.
There are a few choices to make on Tuesday, November 8. In case you haven’t heard.
When every angle leads up, you can’t fight it. And your iPhone has a way of showing your eye where to go.
How I made a scene turn painterly with brushstrokes of color and light using a wobbly river for a canvas.
There’s more than one way to frame a photo.
If you’re a creative type, you already know this. But who doesn’t need this reminder, every now and then?
Who wouldn’t have fun at Austin’s Big Rock Candy Mountain? Here are the delights that await on the annual Weird Homes Tour.
Building on our own experiences and emotions creates the truest art we can make.
Your camera must always be ready to take in what your eyes can’t. But since it helps to be ready at the right time, here are three tips.
If you believe, as I do, that life is lived in the details, your camera must always be ready to take in what you can’t.
Some lessons apply equally well to photography and to life.