For me, reading, writing, photography and painting are all intertwined like a tangle of sticky spaghetti.
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.
Is your creative personality fed by travel, productivity, fashion, caffeine or . . . what? Here’s what stokes eight different creative types.
Finding the subtle similarities, and the contrasts, between things is one way to make photographs richer.
A life lost, a photograph found but words, not. Some days are just that: wordless.
When you expected the unexpected, serendipity can become your photographic assistant.
It’s always sweet to find that unexpected reward in your photographs—that unexpected extra detail to make the shot an image.
Curiosity can shift your attitude so that you’re seeing magic in what’s been seemingly mundane, and your creativity will skyrocket.
What does a photograph mean to me? To you? Photographs, like all art, elicit our emotions and our reactions, and the connections that we make with them. What touches me […]
Whether you’ve already got a serious art habit, or you’re just starting to collect art, take a stroll through my new Naturescapes Shop.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
As practitioners of creativity, we’re inspired by our voyeuristic natures. And cities offer much room to look inside for ideas.
My room with a view is dedicated to inspiration for my writing, distraction-free save for my view.
If we’re open to it, we can learn patience anywhere, even from a heron modeling it on a Florida pier.
You and your camera are a team, with a few simple tricks of good timing.
Two views show how Florida skies display harmony with the sunset’s color palette.