I don’t care for art which snooty people can point to and say something along the lines of “This represents the zeitgeist for transcendentalism among bohemian basket weavers during the Westward Expansion era.” I much prefer art depicting pheasants, horses or German Shepherds, as I can point to it and identify it and be correct every time.
Chad Blessum has always loved snowmobiling. He spent much of his free time as a young man tearing around on a sled, often during races held throughout North Dakota. To this day he believes the only downside to snowmobiling is that he cannot do it year-round. “I always used to say that if I had the means, I’d make my own snow for sledding,” said Chad.
Any place can be improved by the addition of dogs. Your house? Arguably not a home until something enthusiastic and barking lives there. A ski resort? No one who has been buried under an avalanche ever crossed their fingers in hope that a cat would show up. Even hospitals, which are generally pretty concerned about sanitation, will let grinning Labs and goldens inside where they can raise spirits.
Are you familiar with the style of maximalism? The opposite of minimalism, maximalism is the aesthetic that teaches us that less is never more. Actually, more is more. In a world of HGTV gray on gray, maximalism embraces color, pattern, shine, and decadence. What some would dare call “tacky” or “over the top,” maximalism declares “just right.”
“I like flowers.”
– Elton John (when asked by the British High Court why he recently spent $400,000 on flowers)
Flowers are the original gift. Long before we became clever enough to cut diamonds or bake cookies or write love songs, people recognized the perfect beauty of delicate little flowers and gave them to whomever they held dearest.