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Kawaii means cute in Japanese

I’ve finished today’s Daily Art Card and scanned the cards from the last four days into the computer. Before that I was sitting on the stairs outside sewing together a crocheted duckling and listening to podcasts that I’d downloaded to … Continue reading

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I made a (one) pear. He was happy to join the family meeting. My pear can be used to stick needles in, or just as plain decoration. A pear among apples. I’m in love with my pear. I also love … Continue reading

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Words about me

I’m: everything pink, lace, white, romantic, bold colours, roses, vintage, wabi-sabi, stained, cute, cats and kittens, b/w photos, striped tops, red shoes, black fingernails, quilts, granny squares, notebooks, black ink pens, messy collages, gesso, jeans, buttons, wool, rainbow colours, runny … Continue reading

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The Wabi-sabi people

I just read the description of what the Japanese words wabi sabi means, and it sounds like a description of what I call beauty in the world… Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the … Continue reading

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Adulthood | a try at assemblage

ASSEMBLAGE An artistic process in which a three-dimensional artistic composition is made from putting together found objects. Assemblage is the three-dimensional cousin of collage. [quote from here] I’ve been wanting to work with assemblage for a long time, and since … Continue reading

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