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07 July 2013

Blueberries in a Wabi Sabi Bowl with Mint (+ Tree of Life)

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As part of my Paintings of Handmade Pottery project, the handmade bowl in this painting is from an amazing place - Patagonia, Arizona. The bowl is actually called a "wabi sabi bowl" and it's now one of my favorite pieces of pottery. I visited the Tree of Life in Patagonia in May, and am visiting there again this summer because it's so incredible and beautiful. I'll write more about the Tree of Life soon.

In the meantime, I want to re-post what I shared about "wabi sabi" back in April. I'm still reading Leonard Koren's book -- have you read it or heard of it? I'd love to hear your thoughts, so consider leaving me a comment here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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I am thrilled to soon be announcing an upcoming workshop for fall 2013 at the John F. Peto Museum in Island Heights, NJ. Look for more details about that in the next week or so.

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Judy P. said...

Of course this painting is lovely, and I noted the asymmetrical dent in the pottery. I would avoid painting this, out of fear in portraying this unconvincingly, where viewers would think my hand slipped, or simply be confused by it. This shows me that I am not looking at the subject the right way, that I am still thinking of the 'shorthand' of the way a bowl is supposed to look. Thanks for the enlightenment!

susie morrell said...

This is beautiful Abbey, I so love your posts on your journeys... they take me to places I dream of going. I was able to fine an online pdf of Wabi-Sabi and have been enjoying it's message that nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. A message that can be used on so many levels.