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How often have you caught yourself wishing you could rewind or freeze time? You aren't alone, Kenzie Pearce is on the search as well and her featured photograph today is about as close as one can get without Doc's DeLorean. Without a doubt, the longing to capture and savor the simple moments intertwined within the important ones, can be the most important driving force in our creativity. We capture what we can't bear to lose the memory of and we can't thank Kenzie enough for reminding us

Similar to planning out a theme and sticking with it, the color scheme of your flat lay is equally as important to plan for. Will your flat lay be neutral and earthy or bright and punchy? Honing in your colors and ensuring there are not too many contrasting hues will guarantee an eye pleasing image that accentuates your theme and story, getting right to your point! "The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." -Hans Hofmann

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As far back as we can go in art history books, we would be hard pressed to find a more celebrated subject matter than the bond of a mother and her child. It is not hard to understand why- it is pure, unselfish and full of grace and full of compassion. The connection is never forced and so it calls our name and draws us in. This self portrait by Jessica Kelley exemplifies exactly what we mean. This may have been a "fly by the seat" kind

To remain true to your vision and keep on subject of your flat lay story, keep your background simple and uncomplicated. This doesn't have to mean plain white or black necessarily but while deciding on the background of your display, keep in mind that you want to definitely keep a decent contrast against the items on display. Creating this contrast will help keep the focus on the items you have selected and by default, punctuate the story you intend to tell. "Balancing hopes, desires and an appreciating of