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Negative Spaces, Positive Thoughts

November 16, 2016

This is an interesting way to look at it. I hadn’t thought about it like this before. ~ Connie

The rePurposed Life


An essential concept in design theory is the use of negative space: the area around and in between the subject matter. Basically, the idea is that what you leave out is as important as what you put in. For example, if I decided to paint a landscape, thespaces of sky and the deep shadows help support the shape of the trees. Even though the object (the positive space) is what people tend to notice, the negative space is what keeps the eye moving through and around the painting. The cooperation between the positive and negative spaces make the painting continually engaging.

The same can be said of the mind.

This past month, I found myself on an unexpected journey of fascinating concepts about the fundamentals of mybeliefs. As I struggled to examine my mindset about God, love, humility, relationships and suffering, I become acutely aware that Ineeded to challenge my…

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