I learned a new term last week on Kim Klassen’s blog- wabi-sabi. As I understand it, wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic embracing the imperfect, the incomplete- the natural, the simple and unaffected- the moment just as it is. The perfectly imperfect. The now. A philosophy for art, living, relationships- I could go on. I love it!
I used that new (to me) term in completing Day 52 of Beyond Beyond. This lesson gave us a new template for Lightroom and Photoshop and challenged us to print a photo- and use that photo in another photo. A picture in a picture- which reminds me of the opening of each episode of Modern Family, a show I’ve only discovered in the last few months. Kim’s example was a picture in a picture in a picture, so I did this too. I’d like to use this technique again with people- perhaps my favorite models, Miles and Henry.
I chose a Mason jar to photograph, this time with flowers, because of its wabi-sabi-ness! It is imperfect, utilitarian, and simple, and I love it.
You might have noticed that my blog has a new look. It’s been well over a year since I’ve made any changes, so it seems like time for an update. I went back to my original layout with a new header, and made some corrections on my “about” page (it still said it was 2013 and that I live in the San Francisco Bay Area- oooops!). The slideshow is gone, and I have my sidebar back. There are other little changes I want to make as well- after I figure out how to do them. So what do you think?