Check out my other friends sharing their "wabi-sabi". As artists, we are all so unique and our different approach to making art is what makes sharing our work such a magical experience. Many of my closest friends are artists with styles that are completely the opposite of mine. The beauty of these rich friendships is that we celebrate and share our artwork and talents.
6/1: Sara Naumann
6/3: Jill Berry
6/4 Carol Sloan
6/5 Liz Kettle
6/6 Joanne Sharpe
6/8 Seth Apter
6/9 Alicia Caudle
6/10 Pam Carriker
I love Serena's book and i am "playing in the wabi-sabi sandbox" today, sharing my own interpretation of the concept in how i make my own mixed media art shown in this painted and stitched mini quilt.
Wabi-sabi is creative concept as Serena defines in the book as: "a Japanese term that refers to that which is imperfect, impermanent, aged, humble and authentic.” I especially responded to the ideas of "imperfect and authentic" with my free motion quilt. It is very organic where line and color are guided by the randomness of how the painted dye spread on the white fabric. Stitching enhanced the image to allow the "happy accidents" to pop.
This is my "wabi-sabi"....feeling the brush create the colorful image.... the sewing stitches following the organic movement in each painted puddle... it's authentically handmade celebrating the gorgeous imperfections.
Serena's book is full of techniques and ideas that i can't wait to try! It's the kind of book i know i will read over and over, taking me out of my comfort zone, inspiring new directions for my artwork. I would like to use my vivid bright color palette with some of her really cool mixed media techniques while embracing all the principles of wabi-sabi. These concepts challenge my creativity, bringing me to a to a higher spiritual level with my art, to embrace the world and celebrate imperfection and happy accidents.
If you have taken classes from me, you know that my favorite lesson is...
"my perfection is being perfectly imperfect."