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.

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+

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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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Are Shelfies the New Selfies?

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“Shelfies are a generous way to share ideas and inspiration.” 

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Share your library of ideas: Post a shelfie, not a selfie

Want to inspire others? See why shelfies are the new selfies.

The True Meaning of the Art of Letters

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“Great design jobs require devotion to the art of letters, which actually means being crazy about type.”   Tweet: Great #design requires devotion to the art of letters, which means being crazy about type. #typography http://ctt.ec/q4ZuL+

Vanishing Austin_Steaks and Parking by Jann Alexander © 2010

Improve your design: Make Letters Your Passion here

Get crazy about type: Learn the Benefits of Being Font Crazy here

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Juice Your Creative Flow on the Road

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“When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road.”   Tweet: How a #RoadTrip Can Juice Your Flow: In a #creative drought? Just hit the road. http://ctt.ec/KcGq4+

Welcome to Brenham by Jann Alexander © 2014

Juice your creative flow: Take a Road Trip © 2014

How to find new ways of looking at old things: Hit the Road here

Tweet: How a #RoadTrip Can Juice Your Flow: In a #creative drought? Just hit the road. http://ctt.ec/KcGq4+

Let Nature Inform Your Art

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“Nature inspires, enlightens and intrigues you to bring meaning to your art.”  Tweet: Nature inspires, enlightens and intrigues you to bring meaning to your #art. http://ctt.ec/PeKhA+ #inspiration #nature

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Be centered when you’re making art  ©2014

Find balance and inspiration with Mother Nature’s help here

Tweet: Nature inspires, enlightens and intrigues you to bring meaning to your #art. http://ctt.ec/PeKhA+ #inspiration #nature