Wednesday, August 17, 2011

simple things




"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - 
these are some of the rewards of the simple life. "
John Burroughs





22 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori, That is perfection in simplicity! The qoute is lovely and a keeper. Thanks for such a sweet start to the day. How can a beautiful orange flower not make you smile?!? Best, Jeanette

Ann-Margret said...

Well said and beautifully illustrated!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The more I strive to attain, the more I crave simplicity. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Simply... true! I feel like the kid from the Campbell's soup labels... (back in the 70's!) Ummmmm Good!

Chel said...

amen- and so so beautiful!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your style, thanks for the inspiration! I forgot to leave a comment yesterday I was having so much fun looking at your artwork, I became a subscriber :)

alejandra said...

Beautiful work Lori, and wise words, thank you.

aimee said...

it looks like it just bloomed spontaneously out of the paper! a colorful keeper!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Simply....lovely :-)

fran p. said...

Loving that quote...I might have to adopt it myself!!!

Your artwork is always an inspiration...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

lovely.............simply lovely.

Lottie said...

You manage to make 'simplicity' a work of art. I would love to be able to acheive simplicity

One day....................dreaming

PeaceSeeker said...

I don't know if you realize just how much your art means to me, and probably many others, Lori. It's like I literally feel HAPPY when I look at your work! It's like the endorphins just kick in, the same kind that kick in when I enter Joann's or Michael's and hear the "angel's choir," in my head! ha!

I'm just now learning how to utilize micron pens, watercolors, tombow pens, etc., and am finally getting results I like, but it's taken forever. It helped to learn about Zentangles, (zentangles.com). A friend of mine told me about them and that's helped me get out of my "stage fright" at not being able to draw well or be naturally good at it.

But I have so enjoyed your art and I almost want to cry it makes me so happy. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's true.

Take care,
Tricia

Createology said...

This simple flower and the quote are exactly what I am enjoying most in my life these days..."simple things". Thank you for such a refreshing post...

Claire M said...

Wise words and a darling image to go with it! Simplicity!

Ruth said...

Beautiful, simply and so nice! I love it!
Ruth xo

Chris Graham said...

Thank you, I am on the journey to look for "nuggets" that fall in my path. The simple pleasures in life that can fill us with joy. Your post is a nugget today, fo sure.

Mademoiselle G said...

Very beautiful! Love the effect that you have with this special pen(they look like aqua pencils or something?) What are they?

Lana said...

What can I say! It is ALWAYS a joy to visit your blog! Lovely work, Lori! :)

Heather said...

well said! Definitely a keeper quote! xo

NUT73 said...

Awesome all your blog!!!!

Beedeebabee said...

A perfect quote to go along with a perfect flower! xo Paulette :)

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