There are rules to be followed, and there are rules to learn and reject.
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.
Write a few words on Wordless Wednesday and surprise someone with a handwritten note—yours.
When you find the creative winds deflating in your sails, try a different tack. Take a time out.
What does it mean to be compassionate? Today, more than 1000 voices speak.
Here’s my Wordless Wednesday tribute to a grill only a mother could love.
What we don’t see, we crave. Does that explain symmetry in our built environment?
Nature reminds us that the cycle of life plays out in the details.
With just one weird trick, you can improve the photographic skills of your friends.
Choice is a wonderful challenge to face.
If you’re struggling to get started on your creative passion, you can start where you left off.
You can’t go much deeper than the magical Sacred Blue Cenote in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
How, and why, does the first novel you wrote remain your favorite?
The two unlikeliest bedfellows are natural companions when it comes to self-expression.
Are the many moods of creativity affected by weather? Take a short survey about your own creative response.
Treasures that have been centuries in the making, found along the hiking trail, have the power to inspire.