Summer in the Netherlands.
Grey skies and 63 degrees outside.
Sweatshirt and thick socks.
Endless reruns on television.
I go with the flow so today I show you my own ‘rerun’
of a little book I made for my mum in 2008
(yes, I’ve been writing haiku’s for years…)
Back then, I didn’t bind my own books yet.
I altered a small, chipboard children’s book and transformed it
into this little album.
op de tafel in mijn tuin
Zen in Oktober
|boulders found in France
lay on the garden table
Zen in October
|Het mos mag blijven
want ‘s nachts, als ik boven slaap
dansen daar elfjes
|I won’t remove moss
’cause at night when I’m asleep
fairies dance here
en rood hangen aan de lijn
Een Bhagwan wasje
|Pink, orange and red
hang side by side to dry, looks
like Bhagwan laundry
|Mijn vogel van hout
als ik aan het touwtje trek
vliegt hij naar Zeeland
|My bird made of wood
when I pull his string, I fly
right back to Zeeland
(Re-reading these old haiku’s, I have the feeling that my writing has improved.
What do you think?)
Go to Haiku my Heart to read more Haiku from all over the world.
Did you notice the ‘Art Journal gids‘ logo in the side menu?
Ilse Hobbelen started an online ‘guide for art journalers’
The website is in Dutch, and is meant to be a guide for Dutch people
who want to start art journaling. The website is worth a visit.
You’ll find information about basic materials, tools, techniques
and links to inspiring other artists (Me! 😉 )
You can also leave a link to your own blog if you want.
Better weather is predicted.
Tour de France has almost reached it’s climax – finish in Paris.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!