Thrifted and Wabi-Sabi-ly beautiful(?)

Half-way to deciding "Bohemian" might describe my style of choice, I remembered Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese world view or aesthetic.  Beauty in Wabi-Sabi has been described as that which  is "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete".  Wabi-Sabi's  characteristics include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

A thrifted abstract watercolor hanging in our living room.

Is there such a thing as waBO-sabi?
I really identify with the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete thing!


  1. Hello Rebecca....Your little wabo man is cute. Is he a sculpture or what? Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  2. I've never heard of this before, but I like it!
    Oh imperfect and impermanent I can do!!

  3. Hi Rebecca ~ Your mention of wabi-sabi made me look up info I found online about it a few years ago. You have inspired me to do a posting about it, hope you don't mind. I just checked with google and did not see anything for wabo-sabi except for your post.

    I wish to be more of a wabibito. I do have my Bohemian ways too. I believe most of us are a mixture of things, which make us uniquely us.

    Your character is interesting. What is in his hand and does he have basket of something in front of him?

    I like your watercolor.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

  4. Hi Rebecca, I thought I was familiar with all things Japanese but this is a new one on me. Thanks for the info.

  5. I've never heard of that....but I can totally relate to being imperfect!!! ;-)


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