I recall coming across a word in an article that just spoke to me and described my approach to creativity.
The context it was written in referred to a creative piece devoid of unnecessary embellishment, frills, etc. It might have had its roots in a reference to clothing (no excessive lace, ruffles, etc.).
Does anyone know the word? Two kids in two years, and my brain just cannot come up with it! Of course, I should also mention I was a math major, so my word knowledge is lacking.