June 2016: in the middle of now

in the middle of now june 2016 grid s

standing in the middle of now here
–Peter Newton

in the middle of now close up s

Peter Newton is a poet and stained glass artist living in Massachusetts.  He is a director of the Haiku Circle and an editor of the online daily haiku journal tinywords.  You can read an interview with him here, and find more of his haiku here.  He is also on twitter:  @ThePeterNewton

The handmade background paper for my collage is from Carriage House Paper in Brooklyn.

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32 responses to “June 2016: in the middle of now”

  1. colorpencil2014 says :

    Visual art and the written words can go so well together but a mosaic and this minded fullness in ‘the here and now’ Haiku go wonderful well together !! A good start of my day, thank you!! Xo Johanna

  2. colorpencil2014 says :

    *of course I meant mindfulness …sigh and boo to autocorrect

  3. Claudia McGill says :

    A labyrinth I can walk with my fingers. Oh, wow! Beautiful and perfect for morning.

  4. Jodi says :

    So soothing and beautiful. Love the colors and pattern!

  5. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    This reminds me of the beach and of a fingerprint. I just love it. Perfect marriage of verse and collage. Thank you, Kerfe.

  6. merrildsmith says :

    Wow–this is a perfect pairing!

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the texture and subtle paper strip additions to the handmade paper, the perfect backdrop for your collage. Thank you for the haiku links,

    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Sharon, I was pleased to be able to contact the poet for once, and provide some substantial links to his wonderful work. And yes, wonderful texture in the paper.

  8. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Stunning, like a Mediterranean mosaic.

  9. rivrvlogr says :

    I love how “nowhere” became “now here”

  10. Peter Newton says :

    Thanks for this collage. It reminds me of a labyrinth–an ancient maze. And also it’s kind of in the shape of a human brain–that other ancient maze.

    Wonderful work and much appreciated. –Peter

    • memadtwo says :

      Thank you, Peter, for letting me share your haiku. The collage was directly inspired by your words, and definitely echoes both labyrinth and brain.

  11. memadtwo says :

    That is stunning! It looks like an actual mosaic made of ceramic or glass tiles. Great job.

  12. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is beautiful! I’ve been rushing all day and this just calmed me… stopped me… made me reflect. Thanks for that, Kerfe! 😍

  13. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Such beautiful colors!

  14. artandmoondreams says :

    Beautiful, a visual meditative pathway. Very soothing, very calming. Thank you for sharing gems of haiku and collage.

  15. Teresa Robeson says :

    I love the ancient Roman mosaic look to that! ❤

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