I am working through a book "Artist's Rule" by Christine Paintner Valtner. She talks about a Buddhist concept of "Wabi-sabi" which means beauty as humility, seeing an aesthetic of poverty, loneliness and imperfection. I like how that fits with Zentangle, We create our art for ourselves. And they are never perfect. They are simply beautiful.
So too is much of nature. Perfection in imperfection. Here is a beautiful picture from the summer of the uneven water edge.
p.s. Thank you for your comments. It is wonderful to hear from people from all over the world.
Nice angel :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely angel, no wonder your friend was so happy to receive her!ReplyDelete
I'm glad I did mine before I started looking at the others. Mine was an angel too but his one is so graceful and pretty, she is ehereal and very light. Excellent challenge.ReplyDelete
Lovely angel and the recipient of the card was very fortunate indeed. Like your thoughts on perfection/imperfection.ReplyDelete
Pretty angel! I love the concept of Wabi-sabi too! (and I enjoy seeing the ditto in the wing!)ReplyDelete
A lovely little angle, Deb. Indeed a great concept for a Christmas card.ReplyDelete
I agree...yet often I apologize for something on my zentangle work, afraid that others might not think I am following the rules etc. But I keep reminding myself that i do this for me and if that is the case I shouldn't worry about whether it is authentic etc. I just need to please my need for creating. Thanks for the reminder. LOVE your angel/dollie!ReplyDelete
Lovely angel :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful angel and beautiful gesture on your part to give your talent to a friend! I am sure she was thrilled to receive this angel. Your thoughts about our work in Zentangle is something that we all need to remember. There is definitely perfection to be found in imperfection!ReplyDelete
What a great angel! You used some great tangles in there to a great effect. Thank you for playing with my challenge this week. :-)ReplyDelete