Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekly Challenge - "Simplicity"

Simplicity is Perfection

by Cokbod Lodwogo
http://www.poemhunter.com/


Simplicity is perfection
because in its presence
there are no complications
Everything is clear like
freshly blown glass
And it is given and
not asked for
There are no puzzles
or quizzes that need
to be studied
It is all there laid
out like a big red carpet
on the night of the Oscars.
Everything that walks
down its simplicity
is oh so very
profoundly beautiful
Words can show the
most beautiful simplicities
that one often craves
like ice cream on a hot day
or beer to relax the decay
I hope everything was
simplistic for you today
So you can say that
it was a good day


This week's challenge is all about simplicity and the many beautiful forms that it takes. When you think of simplicity, what comes to mind? For me it's a dew drop, hanging from a leaf ... or one perfect rose. It's a smile ... or a kitty sleeping in the sun. It's a simple melody, a cool breeze or a sip of iced tea. Simplicity ....



Please see the sidebar for the challenge rules ... and don't forget ... entering this challenge gives you an entry into our monthly giveaway. This month's giveaway is a set of 5 postcard prints from Lisa of The Wright Stuff. Maybe you'll be the lucky winner!

41 comments:

Kiki said...

Beautifl theme..one I love and is close to my heart! Hope to come up with something..yay..this will be wonderful!
Victoria~

Lorraine said...

here is my simple little angel card http://loveofcollage.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-little-angel-inspiration-ave.html

Shelinwa said...

LOVE it Love it
Think think think
I got it!!!

artangel said...

Great theme, looking forward to seeing the results already!

Robin Norgren said...

I think elegant, classic...yet I LOVE how the diversity of the participants will take this in many directions.

Shelinwa said...

Here's mine
Shocker of shocks I got this in on Monday... never done that before! Must be the HOLIDAY :)
Shel

http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity-to-this-weeks-theme-at.html

luthien said...

wow!! what a beautiful theme!! and equally beautiful prose to go with it :)

Judy Goddard said...

♫ Tis a gift to be simple. Tis a gift to be free.
Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in the place that's right,
Twil be in the valley of love and delight.♪♪

How about a simple story?

www.JudyAGoddardArtisan.blogspot.com

Bitzi said...

Ahh yes, I do love this challenge. I keep telling myself to simplify, simplify, simplify as my art gets more and more complex!
Bitzi
http://bitzidoodles.blogspot.com/

Hazel said...

my card is here x

Magpie said...

A deceptively simple theme! It's never simple to simplify :)

Can't wait to see the different takes on this!

danit said...

Here is mine:

http://dishvish.blogspot.com/2010/09/literally.html

Hazel said...

another two cards from me here x

Yvonne said...

You folks have some of the best challenges.

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-simplicity.html

Hazel said...

2 more cards here x

The Accessory Lady said...
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The Accessory Lady said...

Here's my White Truffle silk necklace. I think neutrals, beiges and whites epitomize simplicity. :-). Can't wait to see the final picks!

http://www.smashingdarling.com/item/white-truffle-crochet-silk-ribbon-bib-necklace

Amanda said...

Such beautiful art.. I love to see everyone's ideas. Here is my mine

http://scrappanda.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity-inspiration-avenue.html

Hazel said...

another one here x

Hazel said...

an another here x

IM GIRL said...

Simplicity...such a simple word, but soooo hard to do when our daily living is so complex!

I am so working toward that word!

Maybe this word alone will help me make the challenge on time this week!
:)

Magpie said...

Here is mine!

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge_09.html

peggy gatto said...

I love the idea of simplicity!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avesimplicity.html

artyventure said...

Here's my take: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/shells/
Thanks for looking!

Robin Norgren said...

here's my link...

http://wellofcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge_10.html

hope you all are having a good week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This one was hard for me. Took me out of my comfort zone. Here is my post:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity-is-perfection.html

Thanks for this challenge. I can't wait to see all the other entries, too.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2010/09/weekly-challenge-simplicity.html
and may I applaud you for coming up with such a challenging (for me anyways :)) theme!
Stephanie

WrightStuff said...

Simples...
http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/09/simples.html

Jeanette said...

My card for the Simplicity challenge is here

http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2010/09/having-blast.html

Jacqueline said...

This is such a beautiful challenge theme and i would love to participate. :) Here is my Keeping it simple onesie design.

http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/qs_so_cute_it_hurts/2010/09/keeping-it-simple.html

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Felicia Kramer said...

Here's mine - my favorite roses

http://feliciakramer.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity-is-single-rose.html

priti.lisa said...

I got a nice full belly on this one, Cyndi!

http://pritistudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity.html

Have a great Sunday, girlfriend :)

IM GIRL said...

I managed to make it. Here is my entry:

http://enterimgirl.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplify.html

I can't wait to see what everyone has done!

EVA said...

Simplicity can definitely be a challenge!!

Here is my simple entry!

http://ejl-tbd.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-simplicity.html

gemma said...

Hi here is my simple post:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity.html

LKay said...

Here's my entry for this weeks challenge "SIMPLICITY"

http://lkaynana.blogspot.com/2010/09/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge.html

Evil Edna said...

here is my entry.EE

http://evilednasworlddominationplans.blogspot.com/2010/09/simplicity-inspiration-avenue.html

Star Seed - Ana said...

Here I am. Hope on time!

http://faeryrealmcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/touched-by-wind.html

artangel said...

Yay I made it in time!
http://artangeloriginalart.blogspot.com

Scrappy said...

What a wonderful poem and great challenge concept! Thanks!

Here is one from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-challenge-at-osaat.html

Scrappy said...

What a beautiful Theme! :) Here is an another entry from me:

http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-challenges-up-at-pio-and-crafty-hos.html

Thanks!

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