a description and view of wabi sabi art.

Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers


Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

i received my copy of wabi-sabi art workshop a few weeks ago and immediately i did what i always do: i flipped through each of the pages, one by one, to absorb all of the gorgeous imagery. then, unlike usual, i went through and looked at all of the art and imagery a second and third time. this book is gorgeous and definitely among my top small handful of favorites! on my fourth pass, i read it through from cover to cover. i definitely highly recommend this book and highly suggest you pick up a copy for yourself. i know you will love it too!

i am thrilled to share that i am part of serena barton’s blog hop for her new FANTASTIC book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfections and Celebrating Happy Accidents. first, here is a list to the other participants in the blog hop with links to their blogs where you can read additional reviews and interviews (since i’m towards the end of the hop, you get to do yourself a bit of time-traveling to read the other posts, if you haven’t done so already):

a description and view of wabi sabi art

Book: Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop - Serena Barton

each section of wabi-sabi art workshop is laid out beautifully and eloquently, some of them being: looking for wabi-sabi, creating effects, creating layers of texture, working with the unexpected (this is one of my favorite chapters), and additional sections on wax and 3d objects. i will admit that i am not the type of person to read an art book and try an exercise in it (i’ve actually never done that previously) but right now i feel extremely inspired to try some of the wonderful techniques laid out in this book. today, i’m doing a wabi-sabi style piece because it feels like something i would immensely enjoy. i also love that most of the products used in this book are things i already have on-hand, so it will make for such a fun day to use these familiar art ingredients in a new way.

another one of my favorite things about this book is that serena shares many mediums and techniques for creating wab-sabi style art (such as using acrylics, encaustics, cold wax, 3d objects, collage, ink, etc.) rather than just a single technique to achieve the effects.