|"Create Some Love" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
In a complex, disposable, highly stressed world, why not create something that reminds you of the value of what is precious, simple, old, revered, and imperfect. Create a little wabi-sabi art that will soothe the stressed mind, because it will celebrate the things that we have loved, things imperfect, and things well worn!
My favorite author on things wabi-sabi is Leonard Koren. In "Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers" Koren describes wabi-sabi as a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, a beauty of things modest and humble, and a beauty of things unconventional. He also says wabi-sabi is deep, multi-dimensional, elusive, and because of this wabi-sabi is the perfect antidote to the stress and pressures of modern life.
Wabi-sabi art could take an intuitive world-view in which things are relative, soft edged, ambiguous, contradictory, flexible, and idiosyncratic. One-of-a-kind, personally meaningful objects are valueable. Materials might be gleaned from nature, since wabi-sabi celebrates the fundamental impermanence of all things natural.
Have fun creating something precious, simple, old-looking, revered, and/or imperfect. As always, feel free to share your work or play on Instagram by adding #14SecretsChallenge to your description, or by adding your photo to our Flickr pool.