Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.
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.
As a self-defined seeker of the wacky, I’ve cultivated a number sources I follow online to get my Weekly Wacky Fix. These are some of the more creative bits I’ve […]
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” —SAUL BASS, graphic design icon
Austin Power: “You can’t turn me on.” Austin Powers: “Au contraire baby, you can’t resist me.” Austin Power’s getting turned back on, after two-plus dormant decades, as its transformation from […]
— There is nothing as inviting as a languid, limpid pool of cool blue water on a hot summer day. — ORDER A PRINT of Blue Pool by Jann Alexander […]
How did a burger and shake shop on I-35 get the name Health Camp? We can only speculate. But we sure can enjoy.
Blue is the color of summer in Austin. Blue skies. Blue pools. Blue lakes. Blue neon. Blue tattoos. Blue is happy. Blue is what I see every time I go out […]
How social media encourages us to flirt, date, avoid, dump, repeat.
Sunny and 102°?! How to Beat the Heat? How else—with frog legs, fried pies and air conditioning. Indulge in some cocktails, then splurge on some Texas beef, after breakfast. Throw […]
You can’t escape your roots. In my paintings, photographs and calligraphy, the artful elements of my Catholic upbringing have made their mark on me.
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). If you read my July 16 […]
Yes, it does. As noted in What’s Vanished Since 2004, some of Austin’s best treasures have gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series that spring. It was Las Manitas on […]
“Like a parent with many children, I’d find it hard to name a favorite among my creative passions—Art, Design, Photography, Writing, Technology, Web, Social Media, Marketing, Blogging. I […]
Places in Austin vanish with frequency, but when a classic artwork by a legendary Texas artist does, it seems like an even greater loss. Can you identify the artist of […]
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” —Yogi Berra Being prompted by a WordPress Daily Prompt, State of Your Year, is a great way to start a […]