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Wabi Sabi - a Japanese Cultural Aesthetic

Wabi Sabi - a Japanese Cultural Aesthetic
BLU Collage, 2003 Wabi Sabi, an aesthetic concept intimately related to Japan and Zen Buddhism, is a way of perceiving things. "...the Japanese cultural source of this law of continual, cyclical evolution and decay parallels the British cultural mood of determination, stubbornness and pride which mandates a belief in improvement during times of hardship." (1) Wabi Sabi is a aesthetic concept intimately related to Japan and Zen Buddhism. Wabi Sabi invites the viewer to appreciate of the minor details of everyday life and gain insight into the beauty of the inconspicuous and overlooked aspects of nature. Historically: In the sixteenth-century the Japanese tea master and Zen monk, Sen no Rikyu introduced the concept of Wabi Sabi. "Sen no Rikyu desired to learn The Way of Tea. Personally: Now the question might arise "how exactly I incorporate Wabi-Sabi into my work"? Maybe in a way Wabi-Sabi aesthetics are my roots. Book on Wabi Sabi Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers Related:  interesting thingslittérature, écritureArt

50 Best Blogs for Zen-Like Living | MRI Technician Schools: 350+ Online MRI Tech Programs Whether you are a Zen Buddhist or just want to lead a Zen life, these 50 spiritual and simplifying blogs and community web sites will point you down the path of enlightenment. Explore the first sub-section to learn how to have a happy, fulfilled life through Zen-inspired lessons and mantras. The second sub-section is dedicated to those who are seeking a more spiritual side of Zen like Zen Buddhism. Many of these blogs feature meditations and insight on the path to Enlightenment. Learn to Live Peacefully Blogs 1. zenhabits – This no-frills site focuses on ways of slowing down and enjoying life to its fullest. 2. Ahh. Search our database of 350+ colleges and universities to find the right program for you.

THE ALHAMBRA in Granad, Spain LAST ISLAMIC KINGDOM in SPAIN After the downfall of the Spanish Umayyad Dynasty in the 11th century, Islamic strength in the Iberian Peninsula gradually declined and Christian Reconquest proceeded. The last Islamic kingdom was the Nasrid Dynasty, which is also referred to as the Kingdom of Granada taking the name of its capital. The Citadel looking down the city of Granada On Albaycin hill in Granada a large citadel had been constructed around the 10th century, which was referred to as eQalfat al-Hamraf (the Red Fort) , which got its name from the color of the red soil of the hill and bricks burnt of that soil. Plan of the Palace quarter of the Alhambra ( from Henri Stierlin, "Architecture de l'Islam," 1979) A ecitadelf is a town surrounded with defense walls. There is no such palace architecture in the world as the Alhambra; that is far from authoritarianism and grandiosity, devoting itself to the world of beauty based on the small-scaled sensible experiences.

50 raccourcis clavier ALT pour insérer un caractère spécial Sur ce point, l’Académie Française est formelle : en français, l’accent a pleine valeur orthographique. Contrairement à ce que certains ont appris à l’école, les majuscules doivent donc être accentuées. Et je peux vous l’assurer : cela facilite la vie de ceux dont le nom de famille comporte une lettre accentuée. Il suffit de maintenir la touche ALT puis de saisir le code correspondant au caractère spécial grâce au pavé numérique. Insérer une majuscule accentuée ALT+128 : Ç (ç cédille majuscule)ALT+143 : Å (å majuscule diacrité d’un rond en chef)ALT+144 : É (é accent aigu majuscule)ALT+146 : Æ (ae collés majuscule)ALT+165 : Ñ (eñe, le n espagnol en majuscule)ALT+212 : È (è accent grave majuscule)ALT+0140 : Œ (oe collés) Insérer un caractère spécial ou accentué Insérer un symbole mathématique Insérer une flèche Insérer un symbole Recevez nos meilleurs articles

DIY: Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs By Renee Long and Tiffany Stout As a wellness warrior, you’re probably making an effort to incorporate natural products into all areas of your daily life—including fun holiday traditions like dying Easter eggs for decoration or your family’s big Sunday Easter egg hunt. We were really psyched when we read this article from the BigSisLilSis blog on using natural coloring, flowers, and leaves to create beautiful designs on Easter eggs. If you’re looking for an alternative to the synthetic food dyes often used to color eggs, give these natural dyes a try. Make sure you have all the supplies you’ll need before you get started—this will save you time and prevent any unnecessary trips to the corner store in the middle of your DIY project. Some odds and ends you’ll want on hand… Since we’re going all natural here, we recommend buying certified organic products to make your dyes. Top row from left to right: beet, red wine, grape juice, red cabbage Red cabbage Color of Easter egg: Deep blue Beet | For Creative and Curious Minds 40 Inventive Fantasy Art Tutorials Using Photoshop Photo Montage technique always need to share with others, so we are sharing some beautiful imaginations about fantasy art using Adobe Photoshop, As designers, of course, we are exceptional with large amounts of imagination that helps us create cool and exclusive images. We tend to formulate a meaningful image that expresses cognizant and sub-conscious desires. Whatever the ingredients of the fantasy scene are, the results are always the same, beautiful, mysterious and thought provoking. The real beauty is that it could be anything that your imagination can gather. Read through these cool fantasy art tutorials and learn new techniques of photo manipulations, creating awesome effects and many others with Adobe Photoshop, hope you will like all of these listed tutorials and also can share in your comments you own fantasy inspirations for others. Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration Fantasy Landscape Photo Manipulation Making of a Forest Magical Scene Fantasy Style Castle Scene

Argot - Expressions familières Ces pages ne sont pas définitives mais s’enrichissent peu à peu des expressions rencontrées dans les différents billets de ce blog, avec des exemples supplémentaires pour vous aider à mieux les utiliser. Les expressions les plus récemment ajoutées sont au début. A consulter régulièrement donc ! Vous pouvez écouter tout ça: j’enregistre ces exemples au fur et à mesure. J’essaie aussi de préciser le degré de familiarité, si c’est nécessaire. Petite tentative d’organisation: – Expressions diverses et variées – Expressions « culinaires »: basées sur la nourriture et l’alimentation. – Expressions « corporelles »: on y trouve mentionnées des parties du corps. – Expressions en couleur : toutes nos expressions qui contiennent des couleurs. – Expressions « animales » : celles qui contiennent des noms d’animaux. – Insultes et « gros mots » : à utiliser avec précaution ! J'aime : J'aime chargement…

Gesso Stenciling: 2 Ways To Create Texture Most of you are probably familiar with Gesso. For those who are not, it is a primer for paper and canvas. It provides stiffness and “tooth,” so paints adhere better. In some instances Gesso also provides a barrier for the paint or ink and stops it from being “sucked” right up by the paper or canvas. Gesso is most commonly white, even though it is also available in transparent, black and a whole array of colors now. I often use Gesso in my Art Journaling as well as in my mixed media canvases. Lately however, I have been getting into using Gesso for texture! So, today I will share with you two ways to use Gesso for texture and embellishment on your art journaling pages or mixed media canvases. You will need: Stencil of choice (I’m using a Dylusions Stencil in this example) Old gift card or credit card Art Journaling page or canvas Heat Gun 1.) Carefully lift off the stencil. Let it dry and you have a nice little texture on your page. See how it’s raised as high as the stencil was thick.

Forgotten Books :: Free Books :: Classics, Philosophy, Myth HANDMADE PAPER ARTS Posted by: otilrotcod on Sep 16, 2011 Tagged in: Untagged STEP 1 (SOAKING OF PAPER) Soak paper in a DEEP CONTAINER. STEP 2 (PULPING OF PAPER) There are 2 ways to PULP paper- By OSTERIZER or By HAND(Manually) Once you achieved its claylike pulpiness make sure that any traces of its original form(paper) is gone and that pulped paper was formed. STEP 3 PREPARE A PLYWOOD AS BASE FOR YOUR CREATION. STEP 4 (DRYING AND SMOOTHING) Just let your pulped creation dry under the sun. STEP 5 (BASE PAINTING) After your design has been smoothen. STEP 6 (PAINTING AND EMBELLISHING) Paint your design. STEP 7 (FRAMING) This would depend whether you wish to frame your work of art.