Sometimes a concept hits you like a ton of bricks, sometimes it creeps in slowly, like the fog. I have read about the concept of wabi sabi for some years, but embracing it is a liberating experience for an artist.
Pared down to its barest essence, wabi- sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature. It celebrates the cracks and crevices and the marks of time. In our art, in our bodies, in the world that surrounds us.
It helps us revere authenticity and helps us embrace the kind of quiet beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. How lovely to embrace the same principles to your art as well as your daily life.
I am working towards that. I hope you will join me in a more reflective holiday season.