It’s often hard for a painter to know when to quit. I’m facing that question today, with the painting I began yesterday. Is it finished? Is there something more to add? […]
. . . 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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.
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 […]
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 […]