Monday, December 15, 2014

Design Rule for Cute

One is not in control of which pictures will grasp the heart.
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Did owner of the apartment or building decide life could go no further without a bee skep at its corner?
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Totally sexist, was it a man or woman who originated this idea?
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What inspired, specifically, the bee skep and its placement?
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How was the artist chosen to create the bee skep?
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What is the bee skep made of?
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How was the scale of the bee skep chosen?
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4 bees, is there significance with '4' bees?
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How is the bee skep attached?
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How many people did it take to attach the bee skep?
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How much did the bee skep cost, how much was the labor to attach the bee skep?
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What era & country of origin is this particular bee skep based upon?
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What type of bees were chosen for the bee skep, what are they made of?

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Cute?
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Hardly.
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Whimsical. 
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Totally.
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Beyond whimsical, a statement.
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What statement does the owner intend?  Literal, metaphor, reality, spiritual, a mix...
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Remember, the more you go inward, the more you outwardly connect.
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Garden design rule for cute,  
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Cute Kills.
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Garden & Be Well,     XO Tara
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Have enjoyed the shrinking of the aisles of cute garden resin products at Wal-Mart as the economy readjusts.  
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NOTE to my gardening friends... look for changes to come. 
Knew before computers/cell phones, sitting in Atlanta traffic on way to a client, 'I must reach a larger audience with the same amount of effort.'   Soon after that epiphany I signed my CBS-TV, and, books contracts on the same day.
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Then I read an article in the NYTimes about something called 'blogging'.  Saved the article for a year before reading it.  Studied all the blogs they mentioned, hired a computer expert they quoted, and attended a blogging seminar.
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Blogging 2.0 has arrived, my knowledge is 1.0.  A believer in copying the best historic gardens across the globe it flows into every arena of life.  Watching Maria Killam grow her career/blog/life over the past 3 years made its impact.  Signed up  for a year's course with her blogging expert, Jon Morrow
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Changes will be slow, plodding is my adored method.  Pulling triggers here/there is spice in the mix.
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What do YOU want?
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Nothing is too small, too big, or too ego crushing to mention.
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Passion lies in sharing what has filled me to the depths of grace, joy & atonement, the best landscapes created over the last 2,000+ years.

Just so you know... 

 I  welcome your input.

6 comments:

Lori Buff said...

Whimsical is much better than cute in a garden. Of course art should make you feel something and this piece accomplished that.

LPC said...

Cute, particularly in adult women, can kill.

Amy L. said...

I love that!

Living Spaces Redesign said...

Cute kills- well said!
In two words, you captured the essence of this silly skep.

Anonymous said...

Whimsical is my favorite! This is the coolest thing I have seen!!

Fantastic!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I really, really like that bee skep; it's AAAdorable!