A Flaw Exercise
Find an object or image in your environment which you could easily
describe as being flawed or ugly or that you could say has a defect.
Carefully study whatever it is about the object that makes you
describe it as "flawed."
Now rename the flaws. Call them idiosyncrasies.
If this is confusing, read Flaws Defined. Realize that the "flaws" are in fact what makes the object unique.
What do they tell you about the object, how it was made and what
has happened to it since it was made? What do they tell you about
Next come up with ways to visually celebrate what you used to
see as the "flaws" in the object. Refer to the list of Flaw Announcing Techniques for some ideas and suggestions.
After you have visually celebrated the flaws, look at the object
If you were successful in:
- truly embracing the ugliness,
then when you look at the object you will experience the thrill
of "flawspace" and know what it is like to begin to be "free from
- truly loving the flaw,
- not hiding or denying the existence of
- announcing the flaws without overwhelming
or destroying the unique nature of
the flawed object
How to Announce Flaws
Flaws and Flaws Theory Resources