Creatives have to conserve energy every now and then, or risk total creative meltdown. If you’re facing a creative sinking spell, here’s how to take a big time out.
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.
Beneath a blanket of snow in Arroyo Seco, there must be a story to go with a small and lonely child’s grave marker at La Santisima Trinidad mission church. There’s […]
Discovered: a generation strengthened by sisterhood along the Mayan path.
The Broken Spoke, one of the definitive Texas dance halls, is disguised in a rustic dark red building on South Lamar and now completely enveloped by new upscale development.
A 1980 image of three small-town buddies reminds us of a time when a Polaroid was instant gratification, and in some rural Western mountain towns, not much else.
We think of barriers quite literally, as physical obstacles in our paths. But barriers can be much more debilitating to our creativity when we impose them upon ourselves. “As long […]
Light meets design makes shadow creates pattern bathes piano attracts musician rides bike brings color makes music becomes art = pairings, unexpected . . . “Creativity is that marvelous capacity […]
How can you pass by an intriguing window or door by without making note, or making a picture? There’s a story to be told behind them . . . Doors […]
Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our recent urban history.
What man has made of steel and concrete becomes beauty when mirrored by nature; and the mind can only improve upon what’s not seen. Imagination takes over to create a […]
When you’re faced with moving more than 95 Austin Landmarks (in the form of hundreds of framed and/or matted prints and posters) in one day, there’s only one way to do it.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What’s Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed.
Get your tech affairs together so you have more time for creativity in 2014. It’s nearly 2014. The year will begin with experts’ columns, advising us on New Year preparations, resolutions […]