Pretty Simple - Orange Flowers in a Blue Vase


  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2019

Pot of Orange Poppies
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I remember the joy of this painting and how the composition of the orange poppies wrapped around the painting crowning the vase. You notice the simplicity of color and the limited palette yet your eye stays active through out the painting. White, blue with a compliment of Orange to the blue... and from the darker areas of Red orange, the compliment of green.  

Pretty simple.

““With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?” Oscar Wilde

Oscar seems to think life is simple and full with every little. What fills your life? I love the simple painting above! Not very complicated. 


Pretty Simple.



Our lives should be so simple. 

It seems to grow more complicated by the day and as we sink lower into our busy lives.  I found an article about being a minimalist from BecomingMinimalist.com

How to Live a Simple Life

  • Get a basic cell phone. ...
  • Cut the cable cord. ...
  • Get rid of credit cards. ...
  • Declutter the home. ...
  • Get rid of monthly expenses that are not needed. ...
  • Start to track your expenses. ...
  • Track your time.

I just do not believe God wanted our lives to be so mired down with "stuff'  Do you remember the terms "need" and "want"?  As Terry and I have grown older, we realized we don't want much at all... so we spend less. The needs are much more important and now days those needs are usually the expensive ones, like replacing appliances, or windows or a vehicle.    

Looking at the list,  We pretty well are close to most of it. I need my internet for my business. I do not watch TV... very rare.

The TIME issue - I am working this year to swing my attention around to family and not constantly working or painting so much. I want to enjoy every single moment I can with the grands and our family. It is the people time and investment that mean so much to me. 


Pretty Simple


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms" 1 Peter 4:10


     Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 







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