Sunday, August 3, 2008

what I mean when I say

art for daily life is:objects from your life arranged on a windowsill...
and found objects from nature...
or a dish drainer full of dishes that you use and love
pieces of firewood too beautiful to burn...
a stone on a brick on a wall...
a windowsill still life...

Which is to say, art doesn't have to be purchased from a gallery, framed and hung on the wall. Art is all around. Everyone can have art in their life every single day. Simply observe. Observe simplicity.

18 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful sentiment and so perfectly exemplified with these photos.

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  2. Hi Barb - yes I agree, sometimes we forget to stop and see the beauty and art in simple things. This morning I was admiring the way the sun reflected off the Bank of America building and onto my living room wall - the Bank building has gold glass so it gave a warm honey glow to everything.

    And yes, handmade soap certainly is an example of art in daily life and one of my favorite luxuries!

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  3. My husband and I were just having this discussion. Art does not have to be over the top and kept in a gallery or framed by a professional. Its just how you see everyday life.

    I really enjoyed the examples you gave, especially the wood:)

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  4. How is it that you make a rack full of dishes look beautiful? Seriously...such a lovely thought, and one we all need to remind ourselves of often;)

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  5. very true. that was a lovely post. beauty, like love, is something you choose to see not something which happens to you. and you have such grace in the way you see it.

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  6. As a potter I am especially drawn to your photograph of the dish drain full of well loved dishes. This is a perfect example of art that is allowed to come in and truly be a part of our lives.

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  7. love this! a wonderful reminder and a lovely sentiment. Thank you.

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  8. nice ideas...very pretty composition.

    tried to drop an entrecard on you but no entrecard widget showed up--thought you might want to know

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  9. there is nothing sweeter than finding beauty in the everyday.

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  10. beautifully put. Now I am inspired.

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  11. So perfectly stated! I love this.

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  12. I just love your collection of dishes. This morning I sat outside for a little while and admired the evergreen bushes that I planted over the weekend. Thanks for reminding us to look around :)

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  13. I love your blog; blog more :)

    Wonderful pics, btw--makes me excited to see your windowsills in person.

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  14. Such a lovely post and a lovely blog!! :) Couldn't agree more..

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  15. Hello! I am one of Kristi's friends and every time we are over at their house I love all the pottery and Rick always tells me to read your blog so here I am.

    At some point, I am thinking of having you make me some custom cat dishes for all my babies with some of your cute chicks and fishes. (I am a crazy cat lady like that.)

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