If you ask a thousand different people how they would define a “Zen environment,” chances are good you’ll end up with a thousand different scenarios. A day or so ago, I would have said, “Natural elements. Spa-like. River rocks. Combed sand. The sound of water trickling somewhere. Calming, relaxing.” I would have imagined an austere environment…something very minimal and orderly. A low-contrast palette in earthy greens, browns, and beiges.
And then my friend Amy (a graphic designer and painter) shared snapshots of her new place, which features a colorful, lively palette. A combination of multiple fabric patterns tossed together haphazardly. Wonderfully jumbled and eclectic elements. Yet, when I saw the photos, I immediately felt a sense of calm and the first word that came to mind was, “Zen.”
Amy’s “little cabin in the middle of nowhere,” as she refers to it, is located in San Angelo, Texas. It whispers, “Come here and paint. Relax and be creative. Slow down–don’t move too fast.”
It looks like a little piece of heaven.
Hopefully, I can talk her into telling us how she made that lamp out of drinking straws–that is too cool! Stay tuned.
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