Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kintsugi

Now that winter is in full swing, I'm trying to appreciate the beauty and make the best of it.  I'm really happy with how this painting turned out today.  I think it's all about the sunlight.  

The trees catching the gold sunshine, finding the beauty in winter - is it kind of kintsugi?


"...kintsugi can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.... 
Kintsugi can relate to the Japanese philosophy of "no mind"(無心 mushin?) which encompasses the concepts of non-attachment, acceptance of change and fate as aspects of human life. " (Wikipedia)

Winter seems like a dead, broken time of year to me.  But even on the snowiest days, if there's some sunshine, I can deal.


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