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It Can Be Simple

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I love art supplies. I have a LOT of art supplies. The choices are endless when I’m creating something, but I often have to remind myself: it can be simple.

When you have a lot of tools available the temptation is to want to use all of them, which can be to the detriment of the art piece. I love complex pieces with many layers that make you wonder ‘how did s/he do that?’, but sometimes it’s OK to pare it right back. Minimalism can be tasteful, it draws attention to the important elements and lets the piece breathe.

I have the same thing with blog posts. I feel they have to be long and in depth. So instead, I will stop writing now and leave you with some works in which I have tried to simplify.

2014-01-06-Pages

2010-08(Aug)-Worthy

2010-09(Sep)-Growing

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One thought on “It Can Be Simple”

  1. This is helpful to me right now. I want to use everything I can think of on my journal page, and instead they all look the same. I will try to be simple at times, and also work on drawing faces, which I am loving. You are so inspiring to me, Iris. Thanks for being your beautiful, soulful self.

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