There’s one color that consistently belongs to Austin in every season, and in spring, even more so.
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.
A single quote sums up what art does, and does not do, from a master of visibility: Paul Klee.
The tenacious, thorny Texas thistle beguiles us with its huge pink pom-poms, so we’ll tolerate its presence.
Cherishing our beloved Austin, Texas landmarks: How Vanishing Austin moves on and lands at its true home, here.
Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.
For inspiration, all you need is patience to see what remains.
Each spring the Texas Hill Country wildflowers I await most fervently return. They’re here . . . !
One thing leads to another on a hunt for a lobster roll in Maine—where you can find pearls before lobster and study the lost art of cursive, too.
Lettering Required: When you’re devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
As a writer, words are your paint. Here’s a quote from Rhys Alexander to remind you to use all the colors.
When it’s golden time, the choice may come down to nature v. man. Give me a ghost sign, a shiny neon sign and an old diner, and I’ll visit the lake next time.
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.
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 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.