Red ~ #002 May 2014 – Haiga/Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Word Bank Prompt

©14 Pushing Pigment Red 3 sml 6x


Pushing Pigment


Red—alizarine crimson permanent. cadmium red light. winsor red. vermilion. my studio. I push pigment and tears. laughter. and sanity. the edge of creation. my being to explore.

Mint—in my garden. the orchid closet. my fathers’s yard. beside the alley garage. growing free. mint green. spearmint. peppermint. stripe candy. my mouth waters.

Gravel—in my voice. along the river. under my hand. jewels. each piece. marble. slate. metamorphic. sharp and hard. I rake in the meditation garden. of my skull.

Sing—I am silent. the world sings around me. the stones. the trees. the mountains. the streams. birds and bears. feathers and fur. the voices. I listen to the waterfall. of my heart center.

Unlucky—lucky. to be pure. me. without chance. all that I am. my choices. unlucky pure. I’m lucky to be me unlucky. a silver dollar. four leaf clover. my spirit spun. in the wind. lucky unlucky. lucky me.

the silence of bees
at work on the daisy bush
my paintbrush in spring



Scanner Photography

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Epson Scanner
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Photoshop Elements 12


This is my response to the #FWF Free Write Friday May 2, 2014 Word Bank prompt, found on Kellie Elmore’s Blog.
My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haibun is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.

Haiga is image which includes haiku as a part of the image—image and haiku as one work.



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