The marketplace is so crowded with content and platforms for sharing and communicating. Choice is a powerful thing. But it can leave little space for the creative ideas that are waiting to bubble up.
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.
Reflections of the vast brown Chihuahuan desert that surrounds a vivid green church in a tiny Mexican village are distorted by more than sundown.
Reflections are easily found in nature. Reflections upon oneself, within one’s soul: not so easily found, nor done.
Look up. You can retrain your eyes to shoot above and beyond and indulge in some sky writing.
You are an inexhaustible fountain of ideas. If you don’t believe it, find some inspiration among writers writing on writing.
A closeup photograph can offer you an inside look at your subject’s true meaning.
If you dream in green and ice cream, you may want to dive inside a pistachio-colored booth at Austin’s Amy’s Ice Cream.
There’s no need to make the creative process into a big mystery to outsiders, or even yourself. It all comes from your influences.
You won’t be noticed, much less discovered—there is too much competition from the entire global community for your one little drop in the big web bucket to get found. Instead, start local, where your roots are.
“Creativity is Essentially a Lonely Art . . . An Even Lonelier Struggle” – Lou Dorfsman
From a Texas Hill Country wildflower’s vantage point, March means spring is in the near-distance and it’s gettin’ on time to bust out.
Cause and Effect in Two Colorful Photos.
In Austin, Texas, we take our local landmarks seriously, and our city ordinances decree that new high-rise condos must not exceed the height of our beloved homegrown businesses.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” —Joseph Campbell
Welcome to Austin, all ye visitors to SXSW. You’re gonna love Austin. We all do. You’re about to find out why Austin, Texas makes every Top Ten list anyone ever thought of.