It was still spring in Austin, in May 2004, when a scuttled trip to the Grand Canyon led me to The Live Music Capital of the World instead. While there […]
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.
What could be tastier on Mondays than 2 for 1 Burgers at The Elite Cafe in Waco, Texas? Serving an elite road food clientele, including Private Elvis Presley, along the Waco Circle since 1941.
A summer cycling trip through Idaho, approaching the Grand Tetons, led to a beautiful afternoon, and later became inspiration for a painting.
When Austin’s Americana Theatre held its gala opening in 1965 with a premiere of The Rounders, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda as aging cowboys, its builder pitched his single-screen theater […]
. . . There’s a complex explanation in physics for reflection. Reflection is defined as “the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns […]
Antone’s, the club whose name is perhaps most synonymous with The Live Music Capital of the World moniker that Austin carries, is up for sale. Though its soul left the club […]
Oh, the stories we can tell, when we have a connection with our art.
We’d honestly like to see more of the Tiniest Bar in Texas. It’s just that these days, cranes and other towering structures are rapidly closing in on it. Makes it kinda […]
Walk or Don’t Walk, it’s up to you at Wiggy’s I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions. In fact I’ve tried to build my entire Vanishing Austin photography series around […]
Creativity comes with practice–daily. It’s easy to join the club, but it takes effort to stay in the game.
A woman you meet at a gallery opening has loved a real cowboy, and had a varied career as a founding designer for Texas Monthly, as an LA Times art […]
Thanks to a new iPhone app by John Saddington called Pressgram, creatives are able to publish their own images directly to their blogs and — here’s the big concept — […]
“People don’t live in Austin to work, they work to live there.” —Robert Rodriguez In the vein of working to live in Austin, I offer a Vanishing Austin photograph revealing the […]
There’s a tiny speck of a town in Texas along the Mexico border that ensnares most visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park for at least an afternoon. Its curious […]
Ideas in my blog’s Drafts folder are growing mold, since the shiny newest thing is always most appealing. But on Mondays, who feels inspired to start something new? Here are […]