During my first trip to California a few years ago, I was stunned by its ever-present natural beauty: the Redwood forests, the rugged Pacific coastline, the pre-dusk marine layer rolling over the hills surrounding San Francisco, the Mediterranean-like climate.
At its essence, wabi-sabi is an acceptance that nothing is perfect and all things are in a constant state of flux; in this imperfection and transience is beauty.
In Japanese aesthetic culture, to incorporate wabi-sabi into artistic creations ensures that the work is real, authentic. Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), bonsai and Zen gardens, pottery, and Haiku poetry illustrate wabi-sabi principles.
The next time you write or draw or dance, keep wabi-sabi in mind. Let imperfections and "mistakes" come through. Let your human side shine. Relax, and be real. See what you get.