In design, we like to play with the balance of positive and negative spaces. Toying with lighting, textiles, placements, and color, we can create different looks but just adjusting the positive to negative ratio of elements. It’s a whole world of experimental fun that can leave me geeked up for days! (Don’t judge; this is safe space – a Tree of Trust)
When I use design elements to play with the balance of positive and negative, it’s an exercise in balance. Proportion. Spacial planning. It’s design styling at its finest.
I’ve come to realize that an equal amount of both positive and negative is only beneficial in the design world; it has no place in my day to day reality. Over the past year, I have made some pretty major, conscious changes in my attitude and how I live my life. All for the better, I assure you. And all of these better, major and conscious changes had made me more aware of all of the negativity that I guess, has always been there, just unnoticed…until now.
It’s come to my attention the more I love my husband, my children and my life, the more of an outcast I become. Does that even make sense??? Are we so lost as a society that the only way we can acceptably socialize is to commiserate over how bad we all have it? I have found myself left out of groups, conversations, plans all because I have nothing I want to complain about. The truth is, I love my husband. The truth is, my children are the light of my life. The truth is, my life is wonderful. I can’t be the only one who feels this way so why do I feel alone because own up to my happiness? Where are all my positive people at? I need you!
I will continue to enjoy the play of negative and positive when I am styling for design, love it even. But as for my personal life I chose to only balance positive with positive. I’m sorry if this ends our crabby, bitchfest based friendship but know this: I’m HAPPY to see you go!
And I leave you with an image of something that makes me smile. You’re welcome.