Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Still doin' the wabi sabi

Here's a new little piece for the Japanese garden show. It will also be mounted on the same linen as the other one and hung with a little rod. The dark purple fabric that is used on both sides of the central image is antique kimono fabric. It is a wonderful color. This is one of several beautiful old stone lanterns at the Japanese garden. I have used this image before.


This was a larger piece that I showed (and sold) at the Japanese Garden show in 2003. I reuse ideas from time to time, but never in exactly the same way. I keep my sketches for just this purpose. Once I was asked to duplicate exactly, three small pieces that I sold at the Japanese Garden show for someone. I did it, but I found little pleasure in doing that.

Here are my littles using some of today's scraps.

8 comments:

  1. I'm loving your littles. The other wabi sabi piece is, of course, super.

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  2. Love the wabi sabi lantern. My grandmother had one like that in her garden. You brought back some found memories. The littles are fun. By the way, I finally got the ear worm out of my head... I've got a brand new... I still have my skate key too. The things we hold on to! Cheers and have a great weekend.

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  3. Beautiful! And the square format is just perfect for this piece. The Littlies are very sweet!

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  4. beautiful small quilts! I love your littles, what a great way to use those small scraps. It will be interesting to watch and see where they end up.

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  5. Your wabi sabi lantern may be my favorite ever. The colors, the imagery, the texture are just so evocative. Love it!

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  6. If I were your nearby friend, I would be pestering you for a duplicate of the 2003 piece too. It is quite elegant.

    Using the lantern and those rich dark purple hues creates a visual feng shui. I think I'll go meditate. You've taken me to my happy place.

    Zazen.

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  7. vyala7:01 AM

    Hi Terry,
    have seen you have been to my new blog - was so curious to see who that was, that was shown from the referrer stats - LOL.
    Just wanted to let you know that I like your wabi sabi pieces very much - but especially the piece as you said from 2003 - so much serenity in it - beautiful! Petra

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  8. what beautiful little treasures! Your Wabi Sabi pieces are truly wonderful - I love the calming effects, the vibrant colors and compositions.

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