September: 30 Days of Haiga
The 3rd Annual 30 Days of Haiga
Haiga ~ Image with Haiku as One Work
This September of 2013 I will again attempt to create and post at least one haiga per day for the entire month. I may or may not achieve this goal, however the fun is in trying.
Please join in as often as you are able to do so—and invite your friends; especially those who enjoy and create haiga.
Each day I will post prompts for the next three days (so you’ll have some lead-in time to think). You do not have to use the prompts to join in of course.
Doodle, draw, paint or photograph on paper, canvas, in the sand or with digital technology—and play (or in any other way you wish to create) to create a visual image that includes haiku within the image as one work.
No sign-up is required.
Post your own original haiga that you create for that day on your blog: the idea being to create at least one new haiga each day and post it.
Click and add your post link (which is different than your blog link) to the Mr Linky button for that day on the 19 Planets blog. There will be a new link box for each day.
In the comments for that day let me know you have added your haiga post link to the Mr Linky button and I will try to visit your blog to see your haiga (this may take a few days).
Take a look at what others do and comment—about what you see or like in their haiga, or what the work makes you think about in your own experience, or a memory the work brings up for you. You can of course even story if it comes to you via the haiga.
I suspect we each have our own ideas about haiga. Currently this is how I see haiga:
Both the image and the haiku of haiga should be able to stand alone, independent of each other, each remaining a solid work. Together as haiga, along with a visual balance, they should each offer something new or different to the other—a greater understanding or an alternative perspective possibly. In haiga the image should be more than a simple illustration of the haiku and the haiku should do more than simply describe the visual that is apparent in the image. There should however be a connection between the two that is enhanced by their relationship together in the work. This is the ideal I attempt in my haiga. Sometimes I succeed in these things. Sometimes I do not. For me, it is way fun to try.
The bottom line is of course to have fun creating haiga and to learn about the ways others create too. Aloha—Rick
About September 2012: 30 Days of Haiga
Yes, I’m going for it and you are welcome to join in the fun.
September 2012: The 2nd Annual 30 Days of Haiga is on.
Haiga ~ Image with Haiku as One Work
Doodle, draw, paint or photograph on paper, canvas, in the sand or with digital technology (or in any other way you wish to create a visual image with haiku) and play in the September 30 Days of Haiga.
For those who would like to join in please do so each day you are able to create a new haiga and of course please invite your friends; especially those who create and enjoy haiga.
This is the second September I will attempt to create and post at least one haiga per day for the entire month. I may or may not succeed, however as I see it the fun is in trying. Please join me as often as you are able to do so.
For those who like to work to a prompt I will attempt to post a prompt or direction a day or two ahead of the day the prompt is intended to be used – starting on Thursday August 30, 2012 for September 1, 2012 (if you’d like the prompt more than two days ahead of time please let me know). I may or may not use the prompt in my own work.
No sign-up is required. Simply post your own original haiga in your blog or other space that you create for that day: the idea being to create at least one new haiga and post it each day (or as often as possible).
Would you like another way for others to be able to find your haiga? Post a comment on my blog the day you create and post your haiga then add the link URL for your haiga to your comment.
Take a look at what others do and comment – about what you see or like in their haiga – or what the work makes you think about or brings to mind in your own experience or a memory the work brings up for you. You can of course even story if it comes to you via the haiga.
The bottom line is of course to have fun creating haiga in your own way and learning how others create too.
Aloha – Rick.