Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Still doin' the wabi sabi

Here's a new little piece for the Japanese garden show. It will also be mounted on the same linen as the other one and hung with a little rod. The dark purple fabric that is used on both sides of the central image is antique kimono fabric. It is a wonderful color. This is one of several beautiful old stone lanterns at the Japanese garden. I have used this image before.

This was a larger piece that I showed (and sold) at the Japanese Garden show in 2003. I reuse ideas from time to time, but never in exactly the same way. I keep my sketches for just this purpose. Once I was asked to duplicate exactly, three small pieces that I sold at the Japanese Garden show for someone. I did it, but I found little pleasure in doing that.

Here are my littles using some of today's scraps.


  1. Anonymous8:57 AM

    I'm loving your littles. The other wabi sabi piece is, of course, super.

  2. Love the wabi sabi lantern. My grandmother had one like that in her garden. You brought back some found memories. The littles are fun. By the way, I finally got the ear worm out of my head... I've got a brand new... I still have my skate key too. The things we hold on to! Cheers and have a great weekend.

  3. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Beautiful! And the square format is just perfect for this piece. The Littlies are very sweet!

  4. beautiful small quilts! I love your littles, what a great way to use those small scraps. It will be interesting to watch and see where they end up.

  5. Anonymous7:07 PM

    Your wabi sabi lantern may be my favorite ever. The colors, the imagery, the texture are just so evocative. Love it!

  6. If I were your nearby friend, I would be pestering you for a duplicate of the 2003 piece too. It is quite elegant.

    Using the lantern and those rich dark purple hues creates a visual feng shui. I think I'll go meditate. You've taken me to my happy place.


  7. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Hi Terry,
    have seen you have been to my new blog - was so curious to see who that was, that was shown from the referrer stats - LOL.
    Just wanted to let you know that I like your wabi sabi pieces very much - but especially the piece as you said from 2003 - so much serenity in it - beautiful! Petra

  8. what beautiful little treasures! Your Wabi Sabi pieces are truly wonderful - I love the calming effects, the vibrant colors and compositions.