Being Cat and Frameless Sky Submission Call

©2015 Cat at the Door 1 sml 6x

waiting patiently
how can I possibly paint
the cat at the door

  • Digital Photograph
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • 6.5 x 4.5 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • 6 x 4 Postcard size
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • iPad 2
  • Glaze App
  • My Sketch App
  • ArtStudio App
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Chrissi Villa’s collaborative Frameless Sky video project is now open for submissions—particularly in the area of (original) haiku and tanka although there is a place for an image submission as well. You are invited to look over the Submission page and other areas. One of the features in this issue will be 36 photographs (click the Artwork tab in the top navigation bar) that I have created specifically for Frameless Sky. Click any image to see the full image and from there you can move forward or backward through the images. Each image is identified only by number. You can write for any image or all of them. Take a look at the information, keep the deadline in mind and have fun.

©2015 ender 2

NaHaiWriMo Part 2. Feb. 8 to 28 2015

©2015 Novel Spring 1 sml 6x

Prompts and My Responses:

8- NATIVE – 2-8-2015 A week of adjectives.

rhapsody
these native rainbow colors
that drip into spring

**

9- NUCLEAR – 2-9-2015

the thick sound
of pond peepers gone nuclear
my twisted night

**

10- NOVEL – 2-10-2015 (as an adjective not a noun)

novel spring
these frozen red maple leaves
in tart berry jam

**

11- NORTHWEST

mapping the sunset
near the northwest cornerstone
I place an X

**

12- NUMERIC

the numeric value
of St. Valentine’s Day
his hand in hers

**

13- NEWFANGLED

exercise
this newfangled fitbit blinking
with each pot I scrub

**

14- NEUTER

winter clouds
the light on my paintbrush
this neuter sky

**

15- NEST (A week of nouns)

fallen nest
after the windstorm
eggs over easy

**

16-  NICKEL

nickel plated sky
I learn to paint midday
winter sunlight

**

17- NOSEBLEED

grandmother’s spaghettini
we stop horsing around at dinner
nosebleed

**

18- NEON

all the new neon acrylic colors
I become a night painter

**

19- NUANCE

nuance
the space between blue sky
and the universe

**

20- NOTEBOOK

notebook pages
the snow between fence posts
a new entry

**

21- NEWLYWED

newlywed
all these solar panels
and the new roof

**

22- NUDGE  This starts the week of verbs.

a little nudge
with each powder snow step
the sunrise

**

23- NAME or NICKNAME

the sound of a chickadee
each time in the spoken name
winter

**

24- NAG

this constant nag nag
over the black black cat
the Japanese white eye

**

25- NAVIGATE

this morning
to navigate the cold star field
green tea and ginger

**

26- NARROW

my narrow walk
the width of a snow shovel
to the mailbox today

**

27- NOMINATE

no-snow day
again this year I nominate
the end of February

**

28- NEGLECT

I neglect the fire
tempting spring to arrive
early

©2015 The Thought of Spring sml 150x

NaHaiWriMo Feb. 1 to 7, 2015

©2015 Quietly Nonstop 1 sml 6x

 

Prompts and (my) Responses:

A week of adverbs.

1- NOW – 2-1-2015

daylight
on the edge of the bed
I listen to rain

2- NOISILY – 2-2-2015

can string secure
quickly driving down the road
the wedding couple

3- NERVOUSLY – 2-3-2015

nervously the mother
between fledgling and cat
I hold my breath

4- NAKEDLY – 2-4-2015

nakedly into the pond
the reflected light of the sun
the moon

5- NONSTOP – 2-5-2015

quietly
the nonstop winter moon
between houses

6- NONCHALANTLY – 2-6-2015

nonchalantly
in the stillness of the night
a great golden moon

great golden moon
nonchalantly I watch the cat
sit beside me

7- NEAREST – 2-7-2015

the nearest moon
still too far for me to walk
this morning

See more NaHaiWriMo responses on the Facebook response page.

 

©2015 Ender 1

NaHaiWriMo Feb. 2 to 4, 2015

©2015 Can String 2 sml 6x

Prompts and (my) Responses:

1- NOW – 2-1-2015

daylight
on the edge of the bed
I listen to rain

2- NOISILY – 2-2-2015

can string secure
quickly driving down the road
the wedding couple

3- NERVOUSLY – 2-3-2015

nervously the mother
between fledgling and cat
I hold my breath

4- NAKEDLY – 2-4-2015

nakedly into the pond
the reflected light of the sun
the moon

5- NONSTOP – 2-5-2015

See more NaHaiWriMo responses on the Facebook response page.

NaHaiWriMo and Updates 2-1-2015

©2015 Daylight Rain 1 sml 6x

 

February is NaHaiWriMo.

Michael Dylan Welch began NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month)—which is world wide—five years ago. A Daily Writing Prompt is given for the month of February.

You are encouraged to write one (or more) haiku a day for the month of February (or all year long as there are also daily prompts for the entire year) and share them on Facebook.

And, if you’d like the February prompts delivered in comic form, look into the haiku-driven Old Pond Comics by Jessica Tremblay.

Prompts:

1- NOW – 2-1-2015

daylight
on the edge of the bed
I listen to rain

2- NOISILY – 2-2-2015

3- NERVOUSLY – 2-3-2015

4- NAKEDLY – 2-4-2015

Among ongoing and upcoming projects:

Currently I am working with Chrissi Villa on images which are expected to become visible on the Frameless Sky site sometime around or shortly after the end of February for your written submissions in haiku and tanka.

Soon I hope to be working with pace on a book of my postcards for publication through Sunscribe Publishers.

On the wish list: a desire to paint on canvas (again). Good luck on this one Rick.

Haiku ~ Weathergrams

Moving Forward

A little over a year ago (Nov. 2013) Jessica Tremblay posted 8 clever ways to display your haiku on her Old Pond Comics blog. I liked the weathergram idea. It took me a while to figure out how and where I could attempt some weathergrams.

Last October (2014) Jessica again posted more Weathergrams from Seabeck Haiku Gateway 2014, refreshing my weathergram interest.

Now I’ve followed up with my own weathergrams. Earlier this month (the first week of January 2015) I was able to do this on Goose Pond (near Chatham on Cape Cod).

My resources were mostly what I had on hand and carried from Hawai’i; strips I cut from a 25 year old roll of white “butcher” paper and garden twine. Today this Goose Pond area is under snow (the January blizzard of 2015). The photos are of course pre-blizzard. All counted eventually there were twelve weathergrams on this small oak tree above Goose Pond.

©2015 Ten Oak Tree Weathergrams 1 sml 6x

Ten weathergrams on a small oak tree.

This is the area where Henry David Thoreau spent time writing.

©2015 Weathergrams in a Breeze 1 sml 6x

Some days were quite breezy.

All the days were chilly—mostly just above and below freezing.

©2015 New Year Weathergram 1 sml 6x

At that time I was hoping for a little snow.

Not even a snowflake fell while I was there.

©2015 Weathergrams above the Pond 1 sml 6x

Still, every day was spectacular.

Fun.

Thank you Jessica.

Photo Haibun: Huntress Waiting

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