A lone tree provoked three distinct treatments, using a trusted photo app and a new painting app, for stylistic effects.
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.
There is no certainty but one: When you don’t record the moment, your adventure is but a memory.
Get a panoramic view of Austin’s condos and cranes by kayak, from the center of Lady Bird Lake.
Just create to create: It sounds so easy! But what if you can’t get in the flow? Here are seven tricks to inspire you.
How many apps does it take to edit an iPhone photo? Well, that depends on how many you have.
Just like two side-by-side prints, elements of the natural world are engaged in dialogue, too.
In that elusive effort to get to the rainbow’s pot of gold, my camera comparison yielded some surprising results.
Unexpectedly, my newfound blogging habit pushed me into more positive territory than the morning news ever could.
Shake ’em, shoot ’em, edit ’em—it’s all good when you mix Mexican martinis with an iPhone 5s and Adobe Lightroom.
You might be surprised at how well the theory of color psychology nails your personality.
Calling all readers: Help make the choice between the painted arch and the photographed arch.
The serenity of a blue mountain dusk is interrupted by color, and recorded by iPhone.
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” So said Aaron Rose, and it applies to gray days, too.
How do you see nature? Is it, as William Blake said, imagination itself? That’s what trees are for me.
The benefits of being mindful are many and well-noted. But perhaps not so acknowledged is the way awareness turns on the creative spigot.