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evidence rorschach s

Do you want
to know who what when
where how why?
Or would you
gather shape space color wings
stargazed and flying?

I missed my timing on the dVerse prompt for a poem of questions  So I’m linking this to the “Open Link Night”.  It’s still subject to revision, however…

evidence rorschach clsoe up s

The art is another Rorschach–what do you see?



Dad relaxing

I found a trove of photographs possibly my sister’s. Like many families we have many photos and sometimes I find some that please me. My Dad used to relax in the den in a rattan cushioned seat. We still have a table from the set. He was the picture of relaxation in this photo. I found some other good ones too.

The photo. His right hand behind his head is cut off so I fudged that hand a bit.

My Dad was a cool guy. I think he’d like being the subject of my blog entry today. Love you Dad!

The Suchness of Things

tree rorschach s

hand touching hand
feet following
the same path

For the “On the Road” prompt, A Heart as Clear as Water.
Flowers are flowers, mountains are mountains, I sit here, you stand there, and the world goes on from eternity to eternity, this is the suchness of things. – D.T. Suzuki

A wonderful prompt post including many haiku from the poet Chiyo Ni.

I have also linked to dVerse OpenLinkNight.  Explore and enjoy!


More swimmers

Only a few more days of swimming weather. I’m about to go swimming now.

Inspired by Claudia McGill although it sort of looks cadaverous. It’s a swimmer on birch paper (gift from Kerfe).

Black Noise

shadows and light compt

Does the shadow know?
like wind projecting time–
shifted dark and light

For Colleen’s poetry challenge this week, another question involving shadow and light.

shadows and light blk s

Does the fool rush in?
black noise dissolves the punch line–
laughter sailing tears

And because I can’t leave well enough alone, answering with the words of the Secret Keeper’s challenge as well.

shadows and light wht s

The art also contains layers–a monoprint which was then painted and collaged with tissue paper, with a piece cut from an earlier collage laid over it, photographed on top of both black and white grounds.

Then some shadows and light from Joni and the Persuasions to finish.


clouds 2

Who can hold a cloud?
The sky dances with stray dreams—
a gift of nothing

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  Continuing my haikus that start with a question.

clouds large s

Sometimes the best gifts are those we can’t quite grasp.

Lost Time

pt lost time s

lost time magnetic

The Magnetic Oracle once again reflects my mood.  As does the artwork.  Definitely still unfinished, and I don’t know which way is up.

pt lost time s copy

stop the blood
I want to rewind
screams into
a thousand
tongues of sweet music singing
moon sky garden sea

the shadows whisper

light swims through lost time

Made from paper towels I used when I was painting and printing, stitched together.  I have a pile of them, perhaps I’ll just keep adding to it like a crazy quilt.  That’s life these days.

Still (more questions)

still s

Does age bring wisdom?
I climb stairs I cannot see–
dark and light are still.

This haiku is a response to On the Road’s “Step by Step” prompt, and also includes this week’s words from The Secret Keeper.  Provoking another question, and another Rorschach (wings is the theme for the week).


Fooling around

I forgot how much I like Pelikan watercolors. They are very immediate in that you don’t need to put water on all of them first to “warm them up”, so to speak. They go on very easily and the colors are great. 
I did a brushstroke of each color and it reminded me of a bunch of heads. The drips were accidentally on purpose. 

My new Pelikan set. Highly recommend these if you’re looking for a set of pan watercolors. 


fragile comp

Does air envy wings?–
joyful dance of filtered light–
song of whispered wish

fragile s

My Rorschach paintings often remind me of winged creatures.  Here I’ve taken one I did in greys and manipulated it in Photoshop to create (I hope) and effect of filtered light through wings.

fragile yellow light s

The inspiration is from two sources:  Jilly’s “28 Days of Unreason” prompt “such fragile wings”, and Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week.  Her words were hate and pride; I scoured and came up with envy and joy as synonyms.

fragile pink2 yellow light s

I’ve got another haiku starting with a similar question for tomorrow (plus another Rorschach painting).

fragile purple light s