I believe that those two nouns in the title are more than a wee bit contradictory, but I just came across Lee Ufan (feel a bit like maybe I was living under a rock, but what the heck) and LOVE his stuff...mmmmmmm
“Before working, I calm my breathing, correct my posture, and hold my brush quietly. I put plenty of paint on the brush and paint spots on the canvas laid on the floor. I paint them one after the other, beginning at the upper left and proceeding to the right. The spots are dense at first but gradually become thinner. As I continue, they fade to nothing. Then I put more paint on the brush
and keep doing the same thing over and over.”
“If I load my brush with plenty of paint and use it to paint a line, the line starts out dark and thick but gradually fades out completely. When this happens I load the brush with paint and start over again.”
Stand Still a Moment
Agitated, busy people, stop and stand still for just a moment. Look at the blue sky. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. If you will just do this, you will change and the world will come to life.
Oh, and the trip to Ikea? Mostly successful. Definitely didn't spend too much, bought only two things, but the furniture for the patí that I wanted was out, you see it is summer stock and that goes in July. Someone should inform Sweden that this is Spain, and it was 30 degrees out and should be hotter next week.