Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.
For inspiration, all you need is patience to see what remains.
One thing leads to another on a hunt for a lobster roll in Maine—where you can find pearls before lobster and study the lost art of cursive, too.
Lettering Required: When you’re devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
As a writer, words are your paint. Here’s a quote from Rhys Alexander to remind you to use all the colors.
When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.
Timing is everything. One can acquire patience and prudence with a Spanish dagger in an Austin, Texas front yard, but will be rewarded with a stunning display of blooms.
Ideas are like rabbits, said John Steinbeck. May you have many. Happy Easter.
The Badlands of South Dakota have drawn me in nearly every decade of my life, and even rewarded me for my loyalty.
Artist Lynn Bridge creates mosaic plates in her Austin, Texas studio, complete with eating utensils. But you don’t eat the food on these plates, because they’re collectible art.
Bauhaus artist Paul Klee found himself possessed by color after an influential trip to Tunisia. But time spent in Italy informed his art as well.
In Terlingua, Texas, a tiny ghost town along the Mexico border, an historic cemetery serves as a monument to former miners felled by harsh working conditions.
Making art is messy for a reason. It’s to remind us that we won’t ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.
In Yucatán, there’s a tiny Mexican town whose contemporary roots are never far from its Mayan past.
You can find something vivid and memorable in the most mundane places, when you’re always on the lookout for the details.