Trying to keep it simple is harder than you think.
Each time I straighten out my life, fate adds another kink.

Today’s prompt was “Simple“.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

14 thoughts on “Simple

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Actually, to be truthful, I think simple bores me. I usually find a way to create little complications or flourishes which is what for me creates the art. I know, I know. There are wonderful artists whose art is beautifully simple. I’m just not one of them. I am into details. Often, too many of them! Drives me crazy at times but it is who I am.


  1. carol1945

    Actually, I am trying to simplify my life; it has always been complex because I, too, love the excitement of new things. However, with age, I cannot do it anymore. But it is boring.


      1. Gabe Burkhardt

        I’m so glad you enjoy! What began as a hobby/ art therapy more than a year ago has developed into something more.

        I (usually) start with several of my photos, selecting interesting elements, then edit. Once I’ve created this collage, its easier for me to visualize a finished product.

        I use my iPad Pro and Apple pencil and an app called ProCreate to paint this collage (a lot of tracing required), then run it through several filters until I transform it into something that looks more palatable.

        For some images, I run through a second painting post edit after filtering because I can magnify to the level of the pixel and fix some of my earlier errors (clearly, I’m not always successful).

        This has become a long-winded explanation, but I wanted to make sure its clear that I need A LOT of help from apps, that it’s more complicated (but rewarding) than plugging a photo into one of the many art rendering apps (pretty, but not as much fun), and that this is a hobby that anybody could pursue, and enjoy.

        Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope to see you back soon!


        1. lifelessons Post author

          I didn’t mean to skip over your excellent writing.. I was just curious about the illustrations and guessed your process was much as you explained it. I have played around with just what I can do with iPhoto editing but fear getting into it more as I’m afraid I’d vanish into the experience and never write again.

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