circles are the most creative form

circles are the most creative form

according to the oxford dictionary, a circle is a plane figure, round in shape whose boundary, also known as a circumference, is equidistant from the center. as Pythagoras, the ancient greek philosopher, and mathematician, puts it, circles are the most creative form. he goes ahead to name them “monad,” which means “a single unit” because circles have no beginning and no end.

ruffed grouse ruff feathers

  • Susan L says:

    And circles of feathers feel right. I don’t know how else to put it.

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a week of circles

a week of circles

i am leaving today for four days in joshua tree, california. and i have decided to travel light. i will not be bringing a camera nor a laptop. so i have queued up a collection of seasonally appropriate circles for you during my absence–some new, some previously published. circles are my favorite STILL compositional form. circles represent the notions of totality, wholeness, perfection, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, and the divine.  so, let’s get rolling…

apple tree bark

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desktop bits

desktop bits

at some point every winter, i turn to the bits and pieces of drying summer that have gathered on my specimen table–which is actually the top of my piano.  these bits are delicate, and will continue to fade throughout the winter. and i will return them to the soil in spring. in the meantime, they brighten my winter white days. it always astounds me how little color it takes in winter to make a big impact.

  • Georgia says:

    I think that what you posted was actually very
    reasonable. However, think about this, suppose you were to create a killer title?
    I ain’t suggesting your information isn’t solid,
    however suppose you added something to possibly get folk’s attention? I mean Stills |
    STILL is kinda boring. You could peek at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create
    news titles to grab viewers to open the links. You might add a
    related video or a related pic or two to get people excited
    about what you’ve got to say. In my opinion, it could bring your posts a little
    livelier.

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  • Ginny says:

    Some people just don’t get it…

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  • Gwen Walters says:

    I really enjoy your quiet site. The world has too much noise and color. Your site allows a break from all of that. Thank you!!!

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the temps and times are different

the temps and times are different

i was at the dentist this week (i chipped a tooth),  and at the dentist office there were icicles that reached all the way to the ground. we don’t often see that here in minnesota, because it requires temps to hover right around freezing (32 def F), so there is some melting water that can build up into an icicle. and typically january and febraury are just too darn cold for there to be any real thawing. but not anymore. we are looking at a whole week of low 30’s. which will mean icicles everywhere! stay safe everyone, they can be dangerous when they start breaking.

icicles

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pillow fight!

pillow fight!

playing with repeats today. in general, the use of diagonals (including triangles) adds tension and energy to a composition. that is why i generally avoid them here on STILL–a space i designed explicitly to be calm.  but, having turned these triangles into squares seems to have taken away their energy. they almost feel soft. like, well…pillows. pillow fight anyone?!

 

  • Dana Parker says:

    I love these! The repetition and patterns appeal to me and it has an airy quality that I like

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