Monday, October 25, 2010

Wabi Sabi and My Little Cook

Last week I visited Susan at and she had the most wonderful article on Wabi ..don't.. know.. what.. that is...well neither did I. But after I read the article I fell in love with the concept of it.

"Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature,of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not glass. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent." Tadao Ando

"You won't find Wabi Sabi in Botox, glass-and-steel skyscrapers, smart phones, or the drive for relentless self-improvement. It's a beauty hidden right in front of our eyes, an aesthetic of simplicity that reveals itself only when animated through the daily work of living."

"Beauty in what's natural, flaws and all."

Isn't it Wonderful!!!

Read more at Wabi Sabi Your Life: 6 Strategies for Embracing Imperfection

Now on Friday morning  I entered the kitchen to encounter the most interesting find on the table. A letter addressed to me,with a pen beside it.A contract,A menu? Mmmm..

"Dear Mom,under tomorrow's date,I own the kitchen with clear service and under any circumstances about this contract,you will say it to my lawyer,hand cross.With contract problems,talk to Joshua Ryan Kerr about any means necessary .In the process,you will be paid one penny and a rare car from my collection.The dinner will include grilled cheese,your choice of drink,pretzels,and dessert.If you accept sign name on dotted lines.To yours truly.Joshua K."

"It amazes me how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments.Most of them are over before they start,although they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable" -Anna and the King

                                                           Momma's Little Man and I love you.

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Letting the Cool Air In

The sweetness in the air today is oh so lovely.I am full of Gratitude,for these past days the weather has remained glorious and refreshing and its comforting arms have stretched far and wide embracing every corner of my home.

The doors remain wide and the soothing sights and sounds are truly remarkable.

And we took advantage of the wind and played alongside it..

..and as always, the wind inspires in so many ways..helping me to focus
on some
ideas swirling in my head..Some new yummies for the shop..filled with my
 favorite line from
 my favorite quote,"The Journey" by Mary Oliver

 Plus a new ring- a - ma-gig..using a glass marble,microbeads,paper
                and a ring base by the amazing Susan Lenart Kazmer..
     and another pendant using a great quote by Thomas Edison.

 Yes,I get it..I used the Q instead of a O in some first I made the mistake and thought I should start over...but later decided NAHHHHHHH...Kinda Like it!!

As always,
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Monday, October 11, 2010

5 to 10 Minutes..I'll Take it!!

                    Where has the time gone...This time of year is the beginning of Crazy!! The beginning of school party planning,emailing parents,book fair,fall festival,Holiday Hooplah !!Blah..Blah..blah..

It is also during this time of year that I am especially grateful that my little art is not very time consuming.I can squeeze in 5 to 10 minutes at a between laundry loads and after school activities..while dinner is cooking..after school relax time..before story time...Come on...You Moms know what I'm talking about!!

Thankfully I carry around a mini notebook for ideas and that helps me when I have my few precious moments to create.

Here are some of  last weeks 10 a.. time..Wonders.

                                                          "Nest" Mini Fan Style Tag Book


                                                      "T is for Time" Altered File Folder

..And some new ACEO'S going up tonight on EBAY
(a favorite 10 Minute fix)

                       ..and just this morning..with notebook in hand..I created this new necklace.

Wouldn't it be lovely to carry around some "Happy Day" Memories in a bottle?
What would you carry around in a bottle?

                                                                          As always,
                                                     thank you so much for stopping by