Book title haiku and more…
When you saw my former post, you could have seen and read why my desk was filled with mail art from all over the world. My desk does not look like that today though – the surface is clean and ready for me to paint, draw, collage and journal again – and that is the plan for today and the weekend!
But there’s no start until I publish my weekly haiku – I just cannot start a Friday without it.
Haiku My Heart Friday
|Mijn zomer met George
Klein verhaal over liefde
|My Summer With George
Little Story About Love
This haiku was found/written for Haiku my Heart Friday, and if you want to see more photos and read more haiku, I recommend you hop on over to Rebecca’s blog Recuerda Mi Corazon to find the list of participants.
By the way: you are very welcome to join the ‘Haiku my Heart’ group if you like. We’re all very encouraging and friendly and we will welcome you as a friend, promise!
Oh, and if you don’t know what haiku is exactly you might want to read this post in which I explain about the ‘rules’ of writing haiku. It’s easy and once you start with it you might find yourself counting syllables all the time
While flipping through magazines searching for images to collage last week, my eyes were drawn to all kinds of words and sentences and so I created an art journal page with a found poem. I guess I was in the ‘poetry-mood’…
This spread is made in my ‘Weird Art Journal’ – with a title like that it fits, doesn’t it?
This spread has a lot of layers as it lay on my desk for days and I kept on adding paint and ink… You can see for instance (hardly visible) a chevron image, made with a template, in the lower part of the spread. The green circles/balls were stamped with bubble wrap (big bubbles indeed!) I used parts of an image of “ocean flowers” (how are those named? Flowers that grow under water?) and stamped with a hand carved spiral stamp. I doodled for a finishing touch.
Last but not least, I want to point out the ‘public gallery‘ on my website. “Mixed Emotions”, the online art journal workshop that Michelle LaPoint-Rydell and I taught in the last six weeks, has come to an end and I published art work from the participants (with their permission of course) in the gallery. It was such an enthusiastic and talented group and everyone had a blast! Thank you ladies for all the fun, encouraging each other, the inspiration you brought and your sweet comments!
.. and now my clean desk is waiting for me – it won’t be clean for long ’cause I have all kinds of ideas and projects going on which I am enthusiastic about and eager to start working on.
Do you have fun plans for the weekend?
Whatever you’re going to do: enjoy!