Happy Wednesday + Happy #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt day! I had to miss last week, as it was just too much to do and not enough time. Something had to get chopped from my list, and well.…However, I am proud of myself, as that is the first time I have missed a week since I started this feature back in August! [Read my first #OWWWA post here!] I have been feeling very spread thin lately, and I don't think I’m alone when I say I am trying to ‘find my balance’ in life. But do know- I am soo thankful for this chaos and all the wonderful opportunities that keep getting sent my way, just constantly seeking more balance [and sleep] !!! hehe
Any-who, this week’s inspiration is artist Piet Mondrian! He was a modern Dutch artist who was one of the founders of the De Stijl art movement. He is most recognized for his bold, black, gridded lines, with blocks of primary colors. Mondrian had a very methodical way of working. He would transform the outside world into pure abstraction by using horizontal + vertical lines to represent his subjects in the most simplified way. Mondrian believed that if he used the most basic/simplified color pallets + forms in his paintings, it would transcend divisions of culture, becoming a universal language.
Just down the street from my loft here in Atlanta, is this beautiful Piet Mondrian inspired mural, painted on the side of a building as apart of Living Walls. Read more about Living Walls here. [I am blessed to live in a city that is sooo rich in the arts!] Also, I'm gonna need you to forgive my ohh so very pale legs! They haven’t seen the sun in a while, and I am afraid that my ‘tan’ from Brazil has faded [7 days till spring break!!! -rooftop sunning here I come!]
Also, if you are a gal who lives in a part of the world that has extremely hot summers, let me introduce you to your new favorite type of dress : a slip dress. I got the one pictured last summer from Forever21, and I LIVED in it. This one too! AND I just got the CUTEST one from Alternative Apparel. It basically feels like your walking around naked and since it isn’t form fitting, it wont stick to you and show all your sweat spots! PUUURRRffect for a hot summers day!
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