e30doh 2016-001 The First Bird Sound [the first e30doh prompt and information too]


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welcome to the first e30doh prompt, which is the first bird sound. . . .

my thinking is that Extended 30 Days of Haiga (e30doh) will be slightly different than the usual 30 Days of Haiga (30doh) in September of each year because we will have a week or two to create rather than the usual 24 hours of 30doh.

so the prompts may be a little different. like this one:

2016-001-e30doh [for Nov. 2016]   
Northern Hemisphere: the next bird sound you hear
Southern Hemisphere:  the next bird sound you hear

because this is time extended as well as Extended 30doh, for creating, i hope you will consider being more engaged and active in the creation rather than browsing past images and past haiku. in other words, listen, and at the first bird sound you notice, create your haiku and even take photos on the spot or as soon as possible after that point.

remember the image can be something other than a bird. in fact i think often in the best haiga the image does more than illustrate the haiku. and the haiku is more than a description of the image. this is not an absolute. there are many good haiga that partially illustrate or describe. i’m just encouraging you to explore this third way. see if you can connect the two, haiku and image, yet avoid illustrating the haiku, or describing the image.

of course you are still under no obligation to do any of this or even use the prompt. simply do your own work (or if you cannot create an image use a free source image so that you do not infringe on copyrights). then connect your haiga post up in the link box for 2016-001-e30doh:

i will add my haiga to the link box as well for e30doh at some point (hopefully) before the next prompt comes out. i hope to create a prompt every other week at this point. however the pattern will become what ever the pattern will be.

as always ask if something is not clear. watch and respond to what others do. and have fun.

i do not have a Twitter or Instagram account. you are welcome to link up here appropriately, however i may not be able to visit you. as it is i’m only about half way through the 30doh for 2016 links so far. yeah, i’m that far behind. however i am slowly catching up. fun on. aloha.

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