I missed last week’s ‘Haiku my heart’ because I was in Zeeland –
but I will make it up to you with three* haiku’s.
All of them inspired by the item I bought last Friday…
(*plus one bonus haiku just for today!)
You will also find art journal pages in this post.
See – there’s something for everyone! Enjoy!
(Click on the images to enlarge for a better view)
een gele woestijnzon met
circles speak of desert sun
with green oases
op de plank in mijn kleerkast
de dag begint blij
bij elke stap die ik neem
lopen is een feest
|Bright, sunny colours
On the shelf in my closet
I can’t help but smile
I smile with each step I take
it’s a feast to walk
While typing this blogpost, the following happened…
So here’s a bonus haiku for you…
|Donder en bliksem
ruzieën boven mijn hoofd
de computer uit
|Thunder and lightning
break the sky above my head
computers shut down
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My new pants reminded me
of a photo I had in my stash
for quite some time.
I cut the image out months ago,
because it made me happy
just looking at it.
Now the time had come to use it!
But first, my son took
a photo of me in the same pose.
(Not the same body shape
but who cares…)
Miscellaneous Art Journal: 21 x 17 cm - 8.7 x 13.4 inch
I think I went a little bit over the top with this page…
I just couldn’t stop doodling and adding colours.
This page does have the right feeling to it though, don’t you think?
“Far out man! Funkyyyy!”
Here’s a more serene page in the same ‘Miscellaneous’ art journal.
What I might be
Used materials: water colour paint, water-soluble oil crayons, distress ink, stamps: text & labyrinth, handcut silhouette, glimmer mist, old Chinese (?) calendar, sharpies.
‘When I let go of what I am I become what I might be’ ~ Lao Tzu ~
The silhouette arose because I flipped over the mask that I used for
the ‘Hadewijch’ page and stamped it onto this page.
I finish this post with some exciting news.
I received an e-mail from Seth – The Altered Page – the other day.
Here’s what it said:
If you are reading this email, you are one of the artists who submitted
written responses to the Q & A section of my open call and, as you know,
were selected by me to be included in the book.
I am happy to be able to tell you that all of the content that I initially
submitted to my editor remains in the book. In other words…congratulations!
Some of your written responses are now officially included in the book.
The title of the book is now officially The Pulse of Mixed Media and it is
being released by North Light Books on 3/2/12, although it will be available
for pre-sale on Amazon long before that.
And here’s how the cover is going to look like:
Can you believe my words and opinions will be in it?! Woooowheeeee!
I still have to wait approximately 6 month before I can flip
through the pages to see which collaborators are in there with me,
but I’m excited already!
To Seth, this image of the cover must be like seeing an ultrasound photo
of his first baby… not born yet but a glimpse of how it will look like…
Congrats Seth, with your ‘pregnancy’ and good luck with the waiting!
It’s early in the afternoon now.
More thunderstorms are expected later today… I cleared out the
basement (again * sigh *) and I placed thick towels to catch the first water
that will come in… keep your fingers crossed that it won’t be as bad
as last Tuesday…
Enjoy your weekend dear ones!