"If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness." Tadao Ando, architect
Here's what Wikipedia says about Ando's style: "Ando's architectural style is said to create a 'haiku' effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity." How have I lived my life not knowing about Tadao Ando?
Oh, yeah. I had my nose buried in English literature. I never studied architecture. Clearly, I missed out on a lot.
Today's card is a single panel, size 3.5" x 7.25". The size was determined by a standard #7.5 business envelope I bought at Marco's paper. Remember, I don't like fussy stuff (like making my own envelopes), and with the variety of ready-made sizes out there, it's fun to play around occasionally.
Besides, the book 1,000 Greetings totally inspired me to mess around with sizes. You WILL be seeing more of this sort of aberration in the weeks to come.
My original plan for this panel was a strip of decorative paper down the left side. I had the paper cut but hadn't glued it down in case the stamping went awry. As I reached for the glue, my sleeve caught the strip and pushed it aside, and the simple beauty of all that white space struck me forcibly. I had to leave it alone.
I didn't have a choice.
Ponder what can be achieved from the nothingness.
|Panel photographed on green background|
Here is the panel with the envelope, and a little flower added because I liked the idea. Is it too much? Does it interfere with the nothingness? It feels like too much!!!!
May your day be full of the best sort of nothingness there is. And lots of kindness, too.
stamps: Hero Arts Konnichiwa Lanterns
paper: 110# white card
accessories: #7.5 business envelope