Treasures that have been centuries in the making, found along the hiking trail, have the power to inspire.
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.
Is your writing adverb-free? I hope not. Here’s my case in favor of those lushly descriptive modifiers of verbs.
The moon rose over Port A, and serenity beckoned along the Gulf shoreline.
You can’t beat wildflowers for a colorful pick-me-up on a dreary day.
Making space for what counts is not so much a resolution as a life goal. Here’s how I’m doing it this year.
I really hate Venetian blinds. But they do make useful photographic props.
An ice storm could be on the way to Austin, Texas, and that’s good news for no one but photographers.
The long road to epic: When you put your own priorities first, you’ll finish your novel.
There are many measures of a year, but for me, 2014 is most memorable in pictures.
Here’s a chance to take a virtual chill from the holiday madness, and to escape winter’s chill.
Happy 175th birthday, Austin! As our boom times continue, here’s an ode to peaceful coexistence straight out of a Johnny Cash song.
May the sweetest of holidays come true for you.
The holidays might benefit from a color update. How about yellow?
The worldwide pandemic of loneliness that afflicts so many freelancers and writers has a cure. Take this test.
At this magical time of the year, it’s what we least expect that delights us the most.