When creative blocks strike, and they will, you can relax, strategize, think and deal with these insights and ideas from creativity gurus.
The loneliest trees are the worthiest of painting, for the order they bring to disorder; for their steady, uncomplaining winter ritual; for their slow, patient growth.
Among the most thought-provoking pieces I discovered for the new feature I’m debuting today, #Creativity: It’s a Wrap, are those that take aim at finding balance.
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 […]
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? […]
It was still spring in Austin, in May 2004, when a scuttled trip to the Grand Canyon led me to The Live Music Capital of the World instead. While there […]
A summer cycling trip through Idaho, approaching the Grand Tetons, led to a beautiful afternoon, and later became inspiration for a painting.
. . . 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 […]
Oh, the stories we can tell, when we have a connection with our art.
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 […]
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). So I’ll do a followup to […]
Painters and photographers alike have long been smitten with wine as subject and muse.
Artists have painted flags for as long as artists have painted, from Claude Monet to Norman Rockwell to Jasper Johns . . . and photographers have made countless memorable images […]
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.