Perfection isn’t what painting is about. It’s about finding your truth, and you can remain committed to that by letting go of art fear.
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.
How do you like to shoot tequila? Try it blanco or añejo, with lime or with salt, and add Snapseed for a finishing touch.
The evolution of Austin, Texas has been swift. Or has it been a revolution?
Isn’t everyone confined, and defined, by daily rituals? Consider the lobstermen. And the lobsters they trap.
If it’s Wednesday, it’s wordless. Those are the rules. God Bless Johnny Cash, who was never wordless in his life.
The desire to make your painting perfect, and the fear of ruining it, will always lead to painting doom. But there are ways to overcome art fear.
Looking for something to photograph along a hidden trail in coastal Maine, I stumbled back to a past that was still present.
You can use your iPhone like a macro camera to offer up more than one surprise inside.
Once shiny and new, and now rusted and old, these relics from the past hold me in their thrall.
With a bit of exploring and imagination, you can uncover something of the history of these deco relics.
Collecting eye candy is a snap for most visual types. And it’s a harmless way to find inspiration for your own work.
The iPhone 5s makes a fantastic camera, especially when it’s the only one you’ve got, with an assist from Snapseed.
There’s an ebb and flow to life, like day and night, on Maine’s coastal waters.
Contrasts are frequently meaningful; but in the case of lobster traps on a Maine wharf, that depends.
Photography excels at capturing contrasts—between dark and light, shadow and bright, death and life.