Tag Archives: simplicity

To Simplify One’s Life

As I typed a comment to a post on Facebook, the Opera browser went into full screen mode. I was not able to exit the resized display. The palm of a hand or a thumb must have accidentally contacted the … Continue reading

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Simple Elegance …Floral Friday

Today’s projects are inspired by the minimalist vibe. Their styles are pared-down versions of more complex styles but the finished projects are not minimalist in the strictest form. The idea was to showcase a few unconventional glass vases while also … Continue reading

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Simply Done …Floral Friday

Perhaps high relative humidity and warmth in Nebraska this week triggered a craving for basic simplicity. Such a mood does not necessarily mean a requirement of minimalism, but could include it. The projects need to take into account basic design … Continue reading

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Simplicity …Floral Friday

The indigo-purple fireweed flowers cover much of the riverbank behind my house. The University of Nebraska classifies them as weeds, but they are not at all bothersome as long as they’re not in a sugar-beet field. I love the rich … Continue reading

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Simple Accents …Floral Friday

To paraphrase one of my former art teachers: simplicity is not the absence of complexity, such lack is often the consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is the result of essential ingredients regarding the purpose and place of an artifact. The lack … Continue reading

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Basic Simplicity …Floral Friday

The timing, the conditions, and the materials all fell into place to help this week’s Floral Friday to work out according to plan. The basic idea was to assemble very simple arrangements using materials I already had on hand utilizing … Continue reading

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The sky was a pure, turquoise blue except where the Sun ruled the eternal dome. A soybean field that spread out over several acres, completed the visual effects. A chorus of meadowlarks trilled to provide the soundtrack for the composition. … Continue reading

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