Wednesday Vignette – ebb and flow

The past few weeks have been intense, to say the least. I feel the need to disconnect, withdraw, shut down… well yes – sit awhile, undisturbed by life’s chatter and noise, rest my eyes on something as quiet as my aspirations, and just breathe.


Rock and water, one hard and unforgiving, the other fluid and malleable to any form, sometimes completely engulfing the other. As with all opposites, each enhances and distinguishes the other, with the sweet spot in the balance, of life’s ebb and flow.

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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18 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – ebb and flow

  1. Mark and Gaz says:

    Such a peaceful looking photo Anna!

  2. mattb325 says:

    So beautiful – I really love this scene!

  3. Alison says:

    I know that feeling, the need to disconnect, and just sit somewhere tranquil with no demands.

  4. Peter/Outlaw says:

    I feel more peaceful just looking at this image.

  5. Kris P says:

    The image is perfect in capturing your feelings, Anna. I’ve got a vignette to offer this week too:

  6. hoov says:

    Beautiful! Water…love looking at water.

  7. Evan says:

    I love the low clouds/fog shrouding the hills beyond the lake. Those are some of my favorite scenes. They feel quiet and private, perfect for taking a breath and just letting it all soak in. Here’s my offering this week:

  8. Jenni says:

    Calm. Just what I needed to see right now. I hope the busy pace slows down soon for you. I’ve got a little vignette to offer this week:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Jenni! I think I’ll be playing catch-up for another week or two, but after that I hope things even out a little. It should help that we just hired three new people – phew! Finally!

  9. I’m familiar with feeling that need to shut down. Very well expressed, and I like the picture too, very evocative of calm.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Jason! I finally had a day off today, and spent most of it outdoors, in the garden. It was restorative – as always – even if I didn’t get half of what I wanted done. But, I’m very happy with what I DID get done. 🙂

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