002-30doh-2015 Thirty Days of September Day 2: Fire and the Beach

©2015 companionship 1 sml 6x

 

companionship
long into the summer night
the scent of driftwood

Haiga is the image with the haiku placed within the image as a balanced component of the composition.

Today’s Link Box is for September 2 haiga:

The Prompt for [for Sept. 2]: 

Northern Hemisphere: Fire and the beach
Southern Hemisphere: Fire and a fireplace

The next three days of prompts:

  • 3. [for Sept. 3]   
    Northern Hemisphere: Afternoon tea
    Southern Hemisphere: Skyscrapers
  • 4. [for Sept. 4]  
    Northern Hemisphere: Macadamia nuts
    Southern Hemisphere: Wildlife
  • 5. [for Sept. 5] 
    Northern Hemisphere: Hummingbird(s)
    Southern Hemisphere: Travel

You are invited to play as often as you are comfortable with playing. The introduction and more information has been posted on the first day of September in a previous post.

Thank you for your patience—aloha, rick

001-30doh-2015 Thirty Days of September Day 1: Three Storms

©2015 three storms 1 sml 6x

three storms
approach on my iPad calendar
these dog days of summer

As a side note: I write my haiku beneath the haiga as well only because I know on some devices the image itself may be small, making the haiku difficult to read.

Haiga is the image with the haiku placed within the image as a balanced component of the composition.

Today’s Link Box is for September 1 haiga:

 

 

The Prompt for [for Sept. 1]:

Northern Hemisphere: The calendar and late summer
Southern Hemisphere: The calendar and late winter

The next three days of prompts:

  • 2. [for Sept. 2]   
    Northern Hemisphere: Fire and the beach
    Southern Hemisphere:  Fire and a fireplace
  • 3. [for Sept. 3]   
    Northern Hemisphere: Afternoon tea
    Southern Hemisphere: Skyscrapers
  • 4. [for Sept. 4]  
    Northern Hemisphere: Macadamia nuts
    Southern Hemisphere: Wildlife

You are invited to play as often as you are comfortable with playing. The introduction and more information has been posted on the first day of September in a previous post.

Thank you for your patience—aloha, rick

September 2015 ~ The 5th Annual 30 Days of Haiga (30doh) Introduction

©2015 thirty days of haiga 1 sml 6x

Welcome to 30doh (the 30 days of September attempting at least one haiga each day—30 Days of Haiga—or as often as you are comfortable with doing).

Place your haiga post link (which is different than your blog link) in the Link Box which will be provided specifically for each day.

The first prompts (which you do not have to follow):

  • 1. [for Sept. 1]
    Northern Hemisphere: The calendar and late summer
    Southern Hemisphere: The calendar and late winter
  • 2. [for Sept. 2]
    Northern Hemisphere: Fire and the beach
    Southern Hemisphere:  Fire and a fireplace
  • 3. [for Sept. 3]
    Northern Hemisphere: Afternoon tea
    Southern Hemisphere: Skyscrapers
  • 4. [for Sept. 4]
    Northern Hemisphere: Macadamia nuts
    Southern Hemisphere: Wildlife

Haiga ~ Image with Haiku as One Work

This September (2015) 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.

You are welcome to join in as often as you are able to do so—and invite your friends; especially those who enjoy reading and/or creating haiga.

Each day I hope to post prompts for the next three days so you’ll have some lead-in time to create your haiga (beginning August 28/29, 2015—or slightly later as I’m late this year). You do not have to use these prompts to join in of course.

Doodle, draw, paint or photograph on paper, canvas, in the sand or with digital technology (or in any other way you wish)—and play to create a visual image that includes haiku within the image as an element of the image—and in that way create one work.

No sign-up is required.

Post your own original haiga that you create for that day on your blog (or elsewhere): the idea being to create at least one new haiga each day (or as often as possible) and post it.

Click and add your post link (which is different than your blog link) to the Link Box provided for that day on the 19 Planets blog. There will be a new Link Box for each day.

Look at what others do by clicking on the Link Box as well. Comment in positive, appropriate ways about what you see or like in the haiga of others, 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 may or may not be able to visit work this year.

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 an illustration of the haiku and the haiku should do more than 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.

The bottom line is of course to have fun creating haiga and to interact with others and learn about the ways others create haiga too.  Aloha—Rick

This Burst Of Lightning August 2015

A couple of weeks ago I posted news of my grandson’s birth on June 19, 2015. I do not often post about things in this blog other than my art. However as news of my grandson went beyond that point I need to now let you know that my grandson died on August 15, 2015. I am grateful for the time I had with my grandson and what he has brought into my life.

There are those who have encouraged me to create even now. I have struggled with this. However I know from past experience that creating is part of my healing process. With this in mind I would like to go forward with 30 Days of Haiga this year.

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Entering A Memory—And Some Update News Including 30 Days of Haiga 2015

This Walk Tonight

this walk tonight
between the sound of a wolf
and my own choices

LIFE NEWS:

Yes I’m still here and I am creating. However I am also attempting a number of things that seem to be ongoing at an unknown pace for completion.

One of the known events is a first grandchild. Although not a surprise he is still, wow, yeah—a wow surprise and delight. Is anyone ever ready for this?

One of the unknown surprises has been a stone wall I am helping to place behind the property. The house has always tilted slightly and continues to shift. The cinder block wall that was there has always been toppling slowly down toward a water right of way. This stone wall is a massive undertaking. And to be clear I like rocks a lot. So yeah, it is fun. However it is not complete—yet. I will have another go on it tomorrow.

Stone Wall Building

THE BOOK NEWS:

One of the exciting projects for me continues to be a book on small works I’ve created—that is, postcards. From paper and paint to digital and variations of mixed media. Sunscribe has been very patient with my process and I hope to bring this book into being by the end of the year or mid 2016 for my part.

30 DAYS OF HAIGA NEWS:

The next big event which I have been doing for 5 years now is 30 Days of Haiga (30doh). I have not been sure I can do 30doh this year and the time to commit is now or not at all—and it is hard to let go. So I will attempt it.

The plan is to pull together the prompts and at the least post those as I have done in the past with a 3 day lead.

In the past I’ve managed to post something of my own daily. This year. . . . we will see. Last year I had difficulty getting around to all those who participated to see your work. This year I suspect will be even more difficult, however I will try.

So gear up if you’d like to play in 30doh (you are not required to sign up and you can post as often or as little as works well for you). I will add more info as the days count down (I hope) to September 1, 2015.

To see prompts from previous years click in the top navigation bar on “30 DAYS OF HAIGA”.

Usually I have given prompts that are somewhat related to the season of Summer/Autumn and September (for the Norther Hemisphere). This year I may switch it up as I know there is half of the planet (the Southern Hemisphere) that will be in the opposite season or Winter/Spring and more like the Norther Hemisphere of March. As 30doh has always been a planet wide endeavor I’d like to pay tribute to those in the Southern Hemisphere who often have to think in opposite seasons when participating in events like this.

So now really gear up for a wild 30 days of prompts (which of course you are not required to use if you’d like to do your own haiga subject your own way of course). Yes, I am very informal about this. Although I am dedicated too.

Thank you all for your encouragement and patience this year.

Aloha and Haiga on. rick.

The Sound of a Blossom Falling

image

the silence
of this summer evening
falling with the sunset

002 – July 5, 2015. Haiga: Cousins

©2015 Fourth of July Cousins 1 sml 6x

skipping stones
across the summer water
Fourth of July cousins

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