It is NOT raining today – but I chose this title because of a
fun art journal page I made inspired by one of my favorite songs…
It started with Tammy, who asked me to contribute and write
a prompt for her daily prompts series on Daisy Yellow.
You can find my guest-post-prompt HERE
As an extra to my contribution on Daisy Yellow, I stretched
my ‘theme’ and today on my blog all is related to the page
I created, which has everything to do with rain…
… while the sun is shining today! YAY
So, for a haiku in style I searched the Internet and came across a nice photo,
the scene coming from the film ‘Summer rain’ (El camino de los Ingleses) –
directed by Antonio Banderas. I haven’t seen this movie, in fact I had not
even heard of it, but I love this image and the feel it evokes!
wast al het sjacherijn weg
we worden drijfnat!
sudden Summer rain
washes away all nuisance
let’s get soaking wet!
‘Haiku my Heart Friday’ is hosted by the wonderful Rebecca.
Visit her blog to find a list of the other participants: Recuerda Mi Corazon
If you visited Daisy Yellow to see my guest post, you have read about the
inspiration for my art journal page. And maybe, just maybe you got all curious
to hear the song I talk about. Ha, I will serve you promptly!
Here”s the song that got me jump up and hit the dance floor back in the days!
(It still does, but the dancing takes place in the living room now.
I haven’t seen the inside of a discotheque in ages… do they still have those
mirror balls hanging on the ceiling and milk-glass dancefloor with flickering
The title “It’s Raining Men” to me always urges this piece
by the surrealist artist René Magritte
And here is the page I made inspired by the song.
Size: 29,7 x 21 cm – 16.9 x 8.3 inch Materials: photo from thunderstorm/monsoon season, dictionary paper, gesso, hand cut silhouette, spray ink, water drops, sharpies
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Go outside and greet the sun.
Wave to the wind.
Dance in the rain.
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
Love your haiku today!!! And love love love the song and journal page!!!! That song is an anthem over here in the US for some! 😉
i woke before dawn to a rousing band of thunder and
a generous down pour of late summer rain!
let’s all get soaked!!!
your journal page is a splash of pure JOY!
i love starting my day with your jubilant self.
all the bad is washed away…
i am getting soaking wet
in the sea
it is Almost the same thing!
Anthony North says
Ah, to be caught in the rain like that can be exhilarating.
Dawn Elliott says
It IS raining here in northern Arizona, and has been on and off for weeks – which we love!
I have some incredible memories of getting caught in summer rains and getting drenched!
The video is so funny…thanks for the blast from the past!
Love your raining page! Just makes me want to go outside and dance in the rain that is yet to come! I think I’ll hum that song, raining men, all day long today… love to you and your beloved! XO
Petra Coolen says
LOVE that song!
Makes me longing back for the good old days with discotheques and mirror balls 😉
Fleur Smith says
Beautiful poem , great art page too 🙂
Poet Laundry says
Made me smile…fun read!
A day of rain would be such fun here in Texas but alas no such luck! Thank you for creating a fun prompt today, Marit, and for your expressiveness and excitement about life.
Love the rain dance you have created here!! We FINALLY got a bit of rain last night…and may get more today
thanks for the help!!
we’re in for a lot of rain this weekend so your post made me smile!
I so love a summer rain, just haven’t had the chance to dance in any lately, absolutely wonderful journal page!
Hallo Marit, wat weer een geweldig mooie post voor Haiku My Heart.
I love this one very well. This week I have posted a haibun for this week’s Haiku My Heart.
Enjoy the read.
We had rain today….so welcome….lovely post.
Magical Mystical Teacher says
There is great joy in your words!
Haiku for Your Heart
Hier geen regen vandaag… het zonnetje schijnt en het belooft een prachtige nazomerse dag te worden!
Tja, die mega discohit heeft me (heeeeel lang geleden…. zucht….) idd heel wat keertjes de dansvloer op gekregen.
Fijn weekend meis!!
I enjoyed your post – the images you selected are interesting and i love your resulting image- very alive and expressive. Great textures too.
Wow! great photos and artwork and excellent haiku ~ rain washing away ~ (A Creative Harbor)
Linda K says
Do they even have dicotheques out there any more?? What FUN,FUN nights discos were-and this was one of my fave songs ever!! Love the photo you found and especially the journal page you created! I happen to love splashing in a summer rain. Thanks for sharing!
Jessica Sporn says
I LOVE your journal page. Once upon a time, I did a page with the saying: You can dance in the rain, you can sing in it, or you can just get wet. I love your girl’s exuberance here. “It’s Raining Men” used to be one of my favorite aerobics tunes. Nice to hear it again. Happy Show and Tell Saturday!
~*~ Patty says
You have me jumping and bumpin in my chair Lady 😉
Love your dance in the rain inspiration and artwork!
Being the only woman in a house of “men” I can relate to that song very much…altho now with an empty nest it is just my main man and me ;;)
Happy rest of the weekend to you dear one
Carolyn Dube says
Fabulous journal page! You’ve captured such movement in this- and the fun of dancing in the rain!
Hey Marit — Hope you had a happy summer. Looks like you did. How’s Featuring doing — I know your hard work is paying off. We need more silliness in our lives sometimes don’t we — like dancing in the rain or just jumping up and down and acting silly; makes us smile. I’ve been vamping up my blog and now have a FB page, finally joined Pinterest and Twitter. So I”ll follow you on Twitter too! I liked the Featuring FB page from my FB page, LOL — Please help connect if you want and do the same on Twitter and FB pages. Thanks so much
jane w. says
what an inspiring page..makes me smile 🙂 I love your work!
thanks for commenting and visiting my art page 🙂
LOVE your dancer in the rain
Ritu Dua says
Oh this your lady makes me feel like dancing too …I love the beauty a rain shower spreads and so have loved your post too !
Grote grijns op mijn gezicht na deze post! 😉
It’s raining men…hallelujah! And your awesome, happy lady just makes me smile.
Terrie: Creative Extplorer says
I love these pieces and the whole rain themed post – living in Seattle, that’s usually our mantra but we’re actually quite close to a record breaking stretch withOUT rain…..visiting from AIB#23
It is raining where I am at today so this was the perfect haiku and image for the day. “Washing away all nuisance” I really like that!
Grappig dat jij aan hetzelfde schilderij moet denken! Dat heb ik al jaren en veel mensen kennen het niet, dus kan ik niet uitleggen, waarom ik bij dit lied altijd zo moet lachen… Groetjes, Gerrina
WOW, die pagina met de silhouette vind ik helemaal geweldig
I love rain, and would appreciate if it rained men! Hallelujah!
love the details in this journal page! makes me wish for stormy side rainy days!
Wat een super mooie pagina….het woeste weer spat er vanaf en je druppen in de vorm van poppetjes vind ik ook helemaal te gek!!