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June 21, 2013

reading the book,  ENSO  Zen Circles of Enlightenment  I am reminded of how often the circle appears in art

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in Zen belief the circle represents the totality of our being

Robert Frost wrote

“We dance round in a ring and suppose,

But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”

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I’m back to stitching buttons, inspired by Shibori Girl here

shown in Aimee Lee’s hanji basket

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working on a piece for the bojagi

the resist patterns drawn with  rice paste and dyed in woad

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spindle whorls – another circle

spinning tussah silk

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a tiny present left at the back door

8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2013 1:06 pm

    oh, lovely, lovely. circles and circles and circles.


    • June 21, 2013 1:30 pm

      Velma – it is believed, when drawing enso (with brush and ink, of course) that the state of the artist can be clearly read in the manner of their circle.


  2. June 21, 2013 7:05 pm

    Beautifully said, Jean.


  3. June 21, 2013 7:16 pm

    that makes so much sense, reading the state of the artist! love that tiny gift, the egg. hugs from the twin cities!


    • June 21, 2013 10:59 pm

      Aimee – hugs, back. have fun and take care of yourself.
      Myra – the book is lovely, very, very zen


  4. June 22, 2013 5:15 am

    So easy to live with circles and curves.


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