Host of Heavenly Angels

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Wabi Sabi

Host of Heavenly Angels

When I mentioned in Wabi-Sabi Love that I collect tin cans, I was only partially joking.  In fact, I have a heavenly host of angels fashioned from tin cans. “You can become what you want. You have an army of angels behind you.” Sue Fitzmaurice Now, seven decades after their creation, most are beginning to resemble their origins as containers for soup, green beans, and the like.  Originally fashioned from a simple pattern taken from a 1945 newspaper, they consist of two simple pieces – body and wings. (Interestingly, some things never change.  The copy on the reverse includes daily...

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Wabi Sabi Love

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi Love

I’ve endured more than one sidelong glance when someone learns I collect old handkerchiefs. It was almost as though I said I collect tin cans. (Hmmm.  Come to think of it, I do have a couple of tin cans, but more on that later.) I guess you could say my love of handkerchiefs is Wabi-sabi love.  Wabi-sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent or incomplete.  The two separate words have related but different meanings. “Wabi” represents the kind of beauty found in imperfection, for example, the asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the touch...

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