Wabi sabi – a more sustainable way of life

Wabi-sabi way of life

I’ve noticed, that my enjoyment of crafts have changed my view on life. I previously always wanted everything to be in pristine condition and didn’t hesitate to replace stuff. Now with age, and with the spare time to fix stuff, I’ve learned to enjoy things, that I’ve fixed instead of replaced. This acceptance of transience and imperfections is called Wabi-sabi.

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Traditional Kintsugi – Fixing my neighbours’ tableware

Working surface for Kintsugi

I follow few video sites, and wimp is probably my number one in it. One day I ran into this video about the practice of traditional kintsugi, where broken pottery is fixed and the flaw is made the most valuable part of the piece through application of gold. It instantly sparked my interest and I decided to give it a go.

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