Do you want
to know who what when
where how why?
Or would you
gather shape space color wings
stargazed and flying?
The art is another Rorschach–what do you see?
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!
hand touching hand
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!
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).
The Magnetic Oracle once again reflects my mood. As does the artwork. Definitely still unfinished, and I don’t know which way is up.
stop the blood
I want to rewind
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.
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.
Does air envy wings?–
joyful dance of filtered light–
song of whispered wish
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.
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 thesaurus.com and came up with envy and joy as synonyms.
I’ve got another haiku starting with a similar question for tomorrow (plus another Rorschach painting).