Saturday, June 7, 2014

Macro vs. Micro Design: Fail at Micro & Macro is Gone

Freshman year, 1st semester, a professor continually referenced margarine.  
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Stubborn, (skipped my senior year of high school) weeks passed before asking a classmate what was going on in class.
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Professor's fast/thick accent was saying, 'Margin'.  Economics 101, truly.  This one incident taught me, 'Wake up baby girl it's sink or swim.'
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This delightful man also used, macro/micro teaching methods.  Blessedly, got that immediately!
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Micro design, below.  Susanne Hudson's new porch.
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Seemingly insignificant, every detail, above, screams, "Pay attention to me-me-me !"
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The porch, perfect too, is macro.
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How important is macro vs. micro?
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  Without macro/micro, design (art) is incomplete.
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Landscape design is all about trees, hedges, paths first.  Then flowers.
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Human DNA loves flowers.  But, of course.  It's all about pollination.  Providence is divinely serious, with an obvious sense of beauty & humor.
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Driving in the car, too much, to appointments I cannot abide talking on the phone.  Not for safety reasons, my mind is lost in music & gardens & happy.
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Last week, Bonnie Raitt has been blasting her hedges in my car!  Repeat button on Thing Called Love.
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Once the epiphany about macro/micro arrived in Garden Design it arrived in Art Understanding.
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After listening dozens of time to, Thing Called Love, I still can't decide if it's the band or voice attracting me.
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Then I realize it's a good garden, her macro & micro are out of the ballpark with both.
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(Thinking in metaphor is the norm, you too?)

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Some weeks it's Cole Porter or Sinatra or Patsy Cline or Willie or Norah Jones or Mozart or AC/DC or Foghat or Bob Seger or John Williams or Elaine Stritch or......
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They get their macro/macro.
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Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara 
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Pic taken yesterday at Susanne Hudson's.  Bonnie Raitt's pic from NPR.
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Treat yourself to Elaine if you don't know her, chose Ladies Who Lunch !  Remember, it's Broadway when it was truly Broadway.    
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Don't believe in spoon feeding anyone.  Label 3 elements of macro garden design.  Label at least 1 element of micro garden design.  Answers, above.
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4 comments:

Joni Webb said...

Bonnie's hair always kills me. It might be the prettiest head of red hair ever.

Hartwood Roses said...

So much wisdom so early on a foggy-head Monday morning. Woke me up a bit.

Saw a quote the other day ... never underestimate the therapeutic qualities of listening to loud music while driving. My most recent tunes are from Maroon 5 and Rathkeltair (http://www.rathkeltair.com/), sometimes Eminem and Lady Gaga added for spice.

must . meet . Susanne !

Lori Buff said...

As an artist I get this. I can't tell you how often a small, little detail is what really gets someone's attention when they are looking at one of my pottery pieces. It's the part that makes them fall in love.

nanne said...

i don't love country music but, for some reason, patsy cline is my go-to gardening music :)!