Tag Archives: haiku

Lily Of The Valley

A haiku for you…

Lily white as snow,

Adoring leaves surround you –

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Making you the show!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday to enjoy nature’s beauty around you!

Cheers! 🙂

Lake Time

My hubby and I opened up our lake place (trailer) over the weekend.  We weren’t sure of the weather but decided to chance it and left home in rainy weather but arrived at the lake in sunshine!

The weather turned out to be wonderfully warm and the sky was the brilliant blue of summer… although the mountains were still covered with snow!

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We took our first boat ride of the season… Lake time for us is May through September.    I have been going to Priest Lake, Idaho since I was a baby so it always feels like coming home when I arrive!

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy with a haiku:

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Snow on rocky peaks,

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Sunshine sparkles on waves blue-green…

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Ah, fresh mountain air!

Cheers!

Flowering Plum Tree

We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest!  The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:

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I wrote a haiku to celebrate:

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Showy pink petals

Purple plum ornamental

A Springtime delight!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!

Cheers!  🙂

Ribbons Of Paint

Sometimes I just like to swirl my paintbrush around with watercolor in my art journal. No thinking involved… just playing with color:

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Yesterday, I didn’t have much time but I still wanted to DO something! So I created this haiku over my ribbons of paint:

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I remember using scissors to create ribbons for wrapped gifts before store bought bows became popular.  “Zip!!” And curls appeared like magic!

Wishing you a day with happy memories!

Cheers!  🙂

Nature’s Canvas

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Apple tree budding,

One brilliant blue canvas sky

Nature brings new hope.

May you find peace in your heart today!

Happy Easter! 🙂

A Pink Cloud World

I was going to take a little blogging break… but I had so much fun creating art yesterday that I had to share it with you!!  🙂

I started making pink clouds for Carla Sonheim’s new year-long class that I told you about here.

It was snowing yesterday which inspired me to create this haiku for my hand-stenciled pink clouds:

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And then one idea snowballed into another… hehe…

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The above one was created with a variety of mixed mediums such as fluid acrylics and watercolors.  I then started layering patterns with my small 3 x 5 inch Gelli-Plate, using it like a stamp.

I couldn’t stop with just one!  So I created another sheet and added a few other colors with my handmade stamps:

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I was getting tired but didn’t want to waste paint on my brayer.. so it led me to create this piece:

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And then try a collage using paper I made for my clouds:

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It says, “In a pink cloud world – everyone has rosy pink cheeks – And no one gets sick with disease like cancer or dementia.”

I know it is wishful thinking but we can all dream BIG in a Pink Cloud World!

Happy New Year!!  Cheers!  🙂

A Christmas Bouquet

My husband wanted me to make a card for his sister whose Birthday is on Christmas Day!

So I created this Christmas bouquet:

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Funny, I don’t feel like my art is very good today…maybe because I don’t feel like his family understands my art or my need to create it.

So thank you my blogging friends for your support in my art!  It means so much to me!

And as the inside of my card says, “May God bless you today and every day!”

Cheers!  🙂

Carousel Of Lights

Carousel of lights,

Forgetting winter’s cold bite,

Brings our eyes delight!

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My hubby and I were at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho yesterday.  I took these photos outside at the marina.  The resort puts on a Christmas light show every year.

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I enjoyed looking at the mountains too and how peaceful the lake is in winter.  We did see one boat on the lake in 12 degrees!  Brrr!  Too cold for us!

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Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy the beauty around you… wherever you live!

Peace Friends!  🙂

Autumn’s Memory Fades

I was inspired by Jodi at The Creative Life In Between to create this haiku for today.

Bare branches reaching,

Outstretched arms towards the sun,

Autumn’s memory fades…

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Days become shorter,

Frosty fingers leave their mark,

Freezing seed heads droop.

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Colors change from gold,

Paperlike flowers pressed,

Winter’s icy breath.

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Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, friends! 

Cheers!  🙂

The Pumpkin Patch

It has been several years since I have carved a pumpkin.  I decided this was the year!  🙂

So my hubby and I took a trip to Green Bluff that has over 56 local farms and orchards.  I was amazed by all the activities for children and how many people were out on a cool, cloudy Fall day to enjoy the Harvest Festival.

I enjoyed taking a few photos and creating this haiku to share with you.

Pumpkins…

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Gourds…

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And squash:

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Autumn’s bountiful display:

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One pumpkin to carve.

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Tomorrow I will carve my pumpkin!  YAY!

Cheers Friends!  🙂