& Mixed Emotions
It’s Friday, it’s time for another haiku!
Rebecca, who usually hosts the ‘Haiku my Heart Friday’ circle,
wasn’t there to post last week and I don’t know if she will come up
with a haiku-post and list of participants this week either.
But even if she don’t; I make it into MY haiku-Friday anyhow.
Remember the book-title haiku from last week?
Remember I stated that there was more haiku on the shelves?
Here’s the second one I found.
(I found a lot more, so the ‘book-title-haiku’ is turning into a series
and will go on for quite a while. I’ll post the photos/haiku every Friday
on my blog and facebook)
Brieven uit Nergenshuizen
Opgeraapt aan zee
Letters from Nowherecity
Gathered at the shore
OK, the English version is sort of a free translation to make it a haiku.
- The original English title of the first book, by Naomi Wolf,
- The second title is translated more or less correct, because
the name of the town in the title is non-existing (the translator
programme gave ‘Anycity’ but I made ‘Nowherecity’ out of it.
That’s about the same isn’t it?)
- The third title should be picked up at the seaside but that doesn’t
sound as poetic as the Dutch sentence.. and by translating it more
freely I got it fitting!
If Rebecca is back this week, she will post the list of participants here
My Muse returned.
I don’t know where she’s been and what she did,
but she does need a lot of sleep since she returned.
What do you make of that?
Did she go on a survival trip?
Did she run the marathon?
Anyway, she woke up to help me create the next art journal spread.
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 43
(click on the image to enlarge)
And – last but not least – I have an exciting announcement to make.
Mixed Emotions Art Journaling Workshop is coming!
A Six-Week online Art Journaling Workshop
taught by Marit Barentsen and Michelle Rydell
Feb. 4 – March 14, 2013
Mixed Emotions is a class that I developed together with Michelle LaPoint
Rydell. We taught it in 2010 and were really happy with the reviews we got
that first time around. Participants in my last weeks’ workshops asked about
it because they were dying to take this online workshop too, so I contacted
Michelle and she was excited to teach this workshop for a second time.
We’ve decided to run it live again in February. I hope you will join us!
You can find all the info on the website here but I’ll tell you some basics
to start the (your) drooling
Art journaling focuses on putting your personal thoughts and emotions
on paper - and you don’t always have to use words to do that! Even if
you’re not a writer you can create meaningful art journal pages; because
an emotion can be expressed through a photograph, a color, a material
or a particular technique.
In this workshop we will explore one specific emotion each lesson;
and take that emotion as the basis to create a personal art journal page.
(…) You are encouraged to explore your inner world, your perception
of your emotions, and turn them into art journal pages.
Each lesson also explains a different technique, step-by-step, through
photos or an instructional video.
“Mixed Emotions” includes:
- 12 lessons with assignments in pdf format. Techniques will be
clearly shown through photos or demonstrated on video.
Both beginners and advanced art journalers will find pleasure
in working with the lessons.
- Access to inspirational videos to inspire you and help your
creative juices flow.
- Extra printable collage sheets with photos, illustrations and
quotes to use in your work.
- Access to a private group discussion forum where you may
share, ask questions and interact with the teacher and other
- Access to group albums for posting your completed assignments
and seeing what others have done.
Price is: € 35.00 (translates to approx $45.28 US)
For more info or to register click here.
Last week, I bought some new material to play with and I hope to be
able to wake up The Muse and get her excited… I’ll be back on Tuesday
to report… enjoy your weekend dear ones!