One of my genius friends is an active artist, educator, etc. The above photograph highlights twin Temari balls placed so one may imagine the angles that creates the colorful pattern. Her most recent book cover showcases the thread art of her creations combined with the love of math.
The remnants of silk kimonos often found their way to entertain children. By using the ‘good silk’ from the damaged clothing, mothers created new year gifts with the remnants of silk unsullied. Often, a wish for the intended child would be written on a slip of paper, folded up and wrapped in the core of the Temari ball.
Traditionally, Temari is given as a New Year’s gift/wish.The picture above shows the detail and thoughtfulness in her work with the photo focused with a hint the visual depth and texture in each piece of art.
The above photo is a melding of our colorful, creative expressions of art designed by planting the seed of wonder.