Gizmo Junk ~ #005 May 2014 – Haiga/Haibun for Sunday Photo Fiction

©14 Bits and Broken Pieces 1 sml 6x


Now from Long Ago


he said he didn’t collect the odds and ends, bits and pieces he liked. he remembered where they were. then he’d retrieve what ever it was when he needed that specific thing for his work. otherwise his studio would end up looking like a junk room. 

he was right. I try to remember that advice. particularly as my studio has begun to look more and more like a junk room. I’m reasonable about it. sometimes I know something won’t be there when I go back. in that case I collect it when I’m attracted to it. 

okay, my studio resembles a junk room. the thing is, I like it this way. I step into it and become excited to work. play. create. my muse is stirred. and stimulated. still. I leave things where they are when possible. 

the thing is, each spring the cast-offs of the world are like no other spring. . . . fun. I pick up a feather. a stone. a piece of fantastically twisted bit of wire. cord. twine. this broken tool and that nut, bolt, washer. gizmo.

and I create. life. the world. my world. around me. and of course. fun.

a universe
of bits and broken pieces
my studio collection



Altered Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Nikon D80 Digital Camera
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Photoshop Elements 12


This is my response—with a disclaimer*—to the Sunday Photo Fiction photo May 4, 2014 prompt.

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.

*Disclaimer: All of my stories are true. Even when I make them up. —Rick Daddario.

Okay, okay. In this case it’s not made up.

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