After taking nearly a year off of blogging, I decided I missed it and wanted to come back. I won’t be back on a daily basis as I was before but I will pop in here and there and share some of my favorite pictures or some of the digital art I am working on. I am also jumping into a new photo challenge called The Imperfect Project. This project is based off of the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi. Wikipedia says:
“Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), suffering (苦 ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū?). Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.”
So, in other words, I will be looking for beauty in imperfections. This week the weather has made a complete turn around and it feels like Spring again. I went for a long walk and noticed all of the new growth. I especially noticed a lot of fungi. Once I looked at it up close I noticed the beautiful markings…so that will be my first posting to The Imperfect Project: Fungi.