New Directions-Temari-The Learning Balls

Learning a new medium. Temari is a traditional art form from Japan. It uses thread  wound into a sphere and then marked with a geometric grid. Using the under-structure of these lines, a design is embroidered over the surface. These balls are 3” to 4” diameter, so small and brilliant is their world. It seems that diving even deeper into the realm of detail and calculation and relationship of elements is the heart of this new direction. The challenge so far is centered around acceptance of errors in the process of learning, and spending more time and focus on setting up the under structure so that what comes after and covers this structure becomes more balanced. The avenue of searching for perfection is alive and well. It is the search that stirs the juices.

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