Creatives have to conserve energy every now and then, or risk total creative meltdown. If you’re facing a creative sinking spell, here’s how to take a big time out.
Beneath a blanket of snow in Arroyo Seco, there must be a story to go with a small and lonely child’s grave marker at La Santisima Trinidad mission church. There’s […]
Discovered: a generation strengthened by sisterhood along the Mayan path.
We think of barriers quite literally, as physical obstacles in our paths. But barriers can be much more debilitating to our creativity when we impose them upon ourselves. “As long […]
Light meets design makes shadow creates pattern bathes piano attracts musician rides bike brings color makes music becomes art = pairings, unexpected . . . “Creativity is that marvelous capacity […]
How can you pass by an intriguing window or door by without making note, or making a picture? There’s a story to be told behind them . . . Doors […]
Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our recent urban history.
What man has made of steel and concrete becomes beauty when mirrored by nature; and the mind can only improve upon what’s not seen. Imagination takes over to create a […]
Get your tech affairs together so you have more time for creativity in 2014. It’s nearly 2014. The year will begin with experts’ columns, advising us on New Year preparations, resolutions […]
There are lots of lovely gifts under the tree, but there’s one I treasure above all others.
What most creatives know about happiness is this: If they can’t create, they can’t be happy. Here’s to the thrill of the creative effort and happiness for all in 2014: […]
I was so certain I’d have those cowgirl boots under the Christmas tree that year. After all, I’d wanted them really badly last year, I’d made that clear to Santa […]
— Found: An oft-painted warehouse wall, pitted, cracking, alive with color. Lost: The desire for perfection. “Perfectionism means that you try not to leave so much mess to clean up. But […]
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin’s famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin’s […]