SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





7/30/09

Perfection in Love

Perfection in Love

"Hate restricts; love releases.
Hate strangles; love frees.

Hate brings remorse; love brings peace.

Hate agitates; love quietens, stills, calms.
Hate divides; love unites.
Hate hardens; love softens.

Hate hinders; love helps."


Gurulugomi


"Just as water cools both good and bad,
and washes away all impurity and dust,

In the same way you should develop
thoughts of love
to friend and foe alike.
And having reached perfection in love,

You will attain enlightenment"


Jataka Nidanata
Love kris

7/26/09

Law of the Garbage Truck

Law of the Garbage Truck

‘One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so.... Love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!’

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?

7/24/09

Holly Stewart is artStew

Holly Stewart is artStew


i just love the work and thinking of this woman! watch the video and you'll understand what i mean! enjoy and get inspired!
http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-artstew-3491/
i, personally, hope to see some of her amazing scarves again.
please, holly, do me the favour, love.

warmest greetings to Kansas City
kris

7/21/09

amazing hand bags and satchels - LOOK!


CONGRATULATION to Mandinka Designs!


.... design of the FINEST!


i think, those hand bags are soooo cool + unique, that i thought, i want to let you know about it!
Mandinka Designs
, the brainchild of Mandy Curl, has become a thriving business that's run by both Mandy and her magnificent mumsy, Liz Curl. Chase (the bratwurst dog) and Nancy (the fastidious and fancy little cat) help out with the business where they can -- usually with security detail, office work and clean-up.


Sir Franklin satchel sans handles- No. 1109


Our process begins with the Hunt. We love to go hunting in thrift shops for gorgeous suit coats with fabulous linings and labels. The labels are like little works of art in and of themselves. We "ooh" and aah" loudly while people look at the two strange women flipping through the men's suit rack. Once we get the coats home we "fillet" them into the various parts- sleeves, collars, pockets, etc. Then the real fun begins as we collage them into the varying styles of handbags, totes and accessories. Of course, no part of the coat should be wasted, so we make our adorable bugs out of the leftover sleeves.











If you happen to be in the Springfield, IL area and want to see our bags up close and personal, head on over to Studio On 6th. Located downtown Springfield at 215 S. 6th St. between Monroe and Adams, right next door to Del's Popcorn.



if
you should want so see more of these gorgeous bags ...> http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5232234

have a wonderful day! yours kris

7/17/09

thanx god - it's ART! Ross RACINE Digital Drawing

Emerging Artists: 
Ross Racine and Peter Feigenbaum






















Ross Racine, Subdivision: Greenfield Lakes, 2008
Digital drawing (inkjet print on archival paper)20.5"X15.5"


Ross RACINE Digital Drawing
Artist's Statement
Drawn freehand directly on the computer and printed with an inkjet printer, my drawings do not
contain any photographs nor scanned material.
As an inherently hybrid process combining the languages of drawing and computer imaging, my
practice brings together the opposite notions of handmade and technological, of organic and mechanical,
of physical and virtual. Combining technology with subjectivity, the work draws the viewer to an
awareness of the devices of image construction and to the complexities of fiction. In addition to dealing
with familiar concepts such as drawing and photography, we are now affected by the recontextualizing
effect of the new field of imaging.
Several related concerns run throughout the work: an investigation of image making, the
hybridization of the languages of drawing and computer imaging, and most importantly, a focus on the
constructed landscape.
The subjects of my work may be interpreted equally as models for planned communities or as
aerial views of fictional suburbs, reflecting the dual role of the computer as a tool for urban planning as
well as image capture. Encouraging a reflective attitude by its perpendicular and distant viewpoint, the
aerial view is used here to comment on society's occupation and transformation of the natural landscape.
In addition, the obviously invented nature of these suburbs exaggerates existing situations and drives the
subject matter into the investigative domain of science fiction. Examining the relation between design and
actual lived experience, the works subvert the apparent rationality of urban design, exposing conflicts that
lurk beneath the surface. These digital drawings are a comment on the fears as well as the dreams
expressed in suburban culture.

7/16/09

a symbol of individualism

Everyone mourns differently. Some will keep a loved one’s ashes in an urn. Some will use a loved one’s ashes to make a diamond. Some will even turn a loved one’s ashes into an artificial coral reef.




 



















Everyone mourns differently. Some will keep a loved one’s ashes in an urn. Some will use a loved one’s ashes to make a diamond. Some will even turn a loved one’s ashes into an artificial coral reef.
 Thanks to design student Anna Schwamborn, some will now have the option to wear a loved one’s ashes as jewelry.
Not your typical accessory, Schwamborn’s “Mourning Objects” allows a person to wear the hair and cremated ashes of the deceased in different forms of necklaces and bracelets, Deezen reports.
Schwaborn, who is currently studying at Central St. Martins in London and previously worked with Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, combines real human hair and cremated ashes mixed with black bone china to create wearable memorials.
“The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death,” Schwamborn told Deezen.
 While the prices of these unique trinkets have not yet been specified, Schwamborn has announced that her “Mourning Objects” come in several different designs, including a necklace, a watch chain tear catcher and a rosary.





























here is what i think:

one finds always what one wants to find,
one sees always what one wants to see,
one understands always what one think one understands,
one believes always in what we want to believe in.

life is there for us to learn to think beyond our imagination,
beyond the physical manifestation of our body,
beyond our own existence.

kris


7/15/09

"4 women in ONE boat to AFRICA"


"4 women in ONE boat

to AFRICA"











kim with one girl from the NAMBRIZI SCHOOL, kim became friends with.

may i introduce you to a project, my dearest friend, here in the UNITED STATES, KIM, has initiated several years ago.


because i think, she and her team are doing a great job, i offered her to help her the way i can.


putting it ouT, here on my blog, i hope i can help her giving this project a much better publicitY - to a bigger crowd.


;) love kris


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"Dear,

On August August 13th – August 27th I am going to Uganda.

Uganda is a third world country in East Africa.

I am going with a team of people. The purpose of our trip is to help show teachers a different way to discipline their students. The schools we will be working with allow caning and humiliation as a way of disciplining children. We want to model to teachers an alternative that is respectful and honors the dignity of the individual child.

We are putting on a day camp for 2 weeks. The first week will include 100 children and their teachers from the Masaka School












kim with some kids, in the class room of the MASAKA SCHOOL


(1 hour drive from Kampala, the capital of Uganda) and the second week will include 100 children and their teachers from the Nambrizi School (1/2 hour drive from the Masaka School). We will be paying for all of the materials to be used at the day camp, our food and our transportation while we are there, so there will be no cost to the schools who will be hosting the day camp. The total cost has been estimated to be $3000 per person. I am asking family and friends if they would like to partner with me financially in this endeavor. Would you like to contribute financially towards my trip?



If you would like to contribute, please send your tax deductible contribution to Broken and Mending Ministries at 35295 Farnham, Newark, CA 94560.

You will receive a receipt for your contribution for tax purposes.















4 WOMEN = 2 MOTHERS + 2 DAUGHTERS

Sincerely,

Kim Coenen"




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+++ YOU can make THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD - with your help - little or big+++


it would be so wonderful to see this project grow!


with metta

yours kris














the roof that "BROKEN AND MENDING MINISTERIES" was able to finance with the help of family members and friends!

7/9/09

moscow nights or greetings from greece ...


i found this wonderful video attache to a photo of my fotocommunity friends!



KAITH > http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/account/myprofile/1302521




MINE > http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/account/myprofile/460080

i hope you enjoy, as i did.
kris

i am kris .... let the sun shine in your heart!

... who am i?

i am ...

... an artist, designer,
COLOUR LOVER, dog lover, nature lover, photographer, creator of infinite ideas, buddhist, explorer, thinker, sea kayaker, philanthropist, .....
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i am new to the blogging community!
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if you think, my english sometimes sounds funny, sorry, it is not my mother language ....
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you are more than welcome to help me to improve it by telling me the right way!
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my usage of small and big letters is JUST my freedom as an artist! ;)


that's for today...
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i hope you will find many interesting infos here in the future.


cheers and have a very creative, fulfilling day!
URS kris

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