Painting, Photographing and Making Fine Art Prints

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My creative soul lives at AustinDetails.me,
where my paintings and prints are on exhibit and for sale.

Photographing Vanishing Austin

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Vanishing Austin is a 10-year odyssey that chronicles Austin
as it vanishes with scores of prints, history and a poster.

Marketing Communications for Business Success

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BigPictureWriting.com

Big Picture Thinking = Big Picture Communications
for marketing, with a focus on the details.

 

Writing on What’s Vanishing Next, in Austin and Beyond

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Follow Vanishing Austin and my travels back in time, 
as I record our vanishing lifestyles.

Writing on Art + What Goes With It (Everything)

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Follow my blog Pairings, on Art + What Goes With It
(everything), about leading the creative life.

Where to Find the Light

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Finding the subtle similarities, and contrasts, between things makes photographs richer.  Tweet: Finding the subtle similarities, and contrasts, between things makes photographs richer. http://ctt.ec/Iac3_+ #phototips

Look for the Light Between the Lines: Here's How

Find the contrasts to find the light: Here’s How

Find your way into an image:
Look for the light between the lines. 

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How to Find the Reward

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“Look for that extra detail that makes a shot an image.”  

Orange on Milkweed by Jann Alexander © 2014

Find Your Sweet Lagniappe: Learn How.

The reward’s in your photo: It’s all in the details. Look closely. 

Ask Yourself Six Questions to Skyrocket Your Creativity

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“When you add curiosity to your routine, your attitude towards the mundane shifts towards magic.” 
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A Bright Idea by Jann Alexander ©2013

Get a Bright Idea: Here’s How 

Absorb it all first, filter it later: Six steps to creativity.

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How Collecting Art Becomes Your Own Story

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“In choosing what art to collect, what resonates with you will make the best choice for you. And make the best story, too.”  
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Maine Pattern by Jann Alexander ©2013

Make Your Own Story With Art: Learn How.

Want to collect stories while collecting art? Read more.

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How to Turn Distractions Into Focus

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“Staying focused on our intentions presents the biggest challenge we face today.” 
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Can You Spare a Moment to Stay Focused? Here’s How.

Where can we find our focusSee how to trust ourselves.

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Why Is Making Art Messy?

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“Don’t fear the misplaced brushstroke. Making art is messy for a reason.”  Tweet: Don't fear the misplaced stroke. Commit to loving every color of the imperfect ride. http://ctt.ec/J45as+

Painting-of-Woman-on-Porch-©-Jann-Alexander

Painting is imperfect. What does that teach us?

Love every color of the imperfect ride: How to commit to art.

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How to Awaken the Creative Spirit

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“The creative spirit is always poised on the verge of becoming.” Tweet:

Awakening by Jann Alexander © 2014

Want to awaken your creative spirit? Try Nature.

Awaken your creativity: Try some new creative tricks.

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