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Challenge #226 - Simplicity

I don't think it's any secret that I love, love, LOVE! white space.........I am a minimalist at heart- so this week's diva challenge - "simplicity" - perfect :)

As I've been busy, I think the challenge has been mulling away in my brain without my knowledge over the past few days and this morning when I was dropping my daughter off at the bus stop, I had the image of a single daisy curved back on itself randomly pop into my head. I know, normal people think about important things....... me......I just see random images.......I don't really think there's any hope for me :)

So.....daisies......without a doubt my favourite flower. I love drawing and photographing them. A perfect single, white daisy is, to me, the epitome of classic elegance.

As per the brief, I kept it all very pared back and simple - it was very quick to draw, which was nice. The single daisy is combined with a play on Prestwood and Knightsbridge (the poster-child minimalist pattern, I think).


A daisy photo from the garden last Winter.


Wow. Two posts in one day - it may take me the week to recover :)

hx



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  1. I love your minimalist approach, Helen and you even manage to make difficult patterns look 'simple' even when they're not! This gorgeous and I love how Prestwood and Knightsbridge work together here. Axxx

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    1. Thank you, Annie :) Some of the more difficult patterns I have to find my own workaround for as I struggle with them too :) This type of challenge is definitely my favourite, though :) h

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  2. Once again Helen, your art is amazing and beautiful, and you totally nailed the idea of simplicity.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dudley. Luckily this week was one that worked in well with the style I'm most comfortable with. h

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  3. You are right; you could be the poster child for minimalist LOL! Love this sweet little composition!

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  4. I love your daisies!....both of them!

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  5. So beautiful, as always, Helen. Your signature style of simplicity and flow always stands out to me. This is so sweet!

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    1. Thanks, Katie :) It's probably a case I've been scared to add too much that keeps most of my designs simple, but overall, definitely the style I am drawn to. Thank you! h

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  6. Love it. Hope you don't stop seeing those images. You have a great knack for seeing them in your mind and transferring them to a medium that we can all enjoy.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. It certainly makes it easier when I don't have to work as hard to think of an idea - they'll often change a little in the transition to paper, but the starting point really helps :) h

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  7. Always a treat to see your tiles!

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  8. Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment :) h

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  9. I totally agree with you about the beauty of daisies and your zia with just one is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Anne :) Any excuse to draw a daisy :) h

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  10. Hello Helen, As you say keeping it simple is always the best! Or even less is more! Either way I love it helen.Julie

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