PAINT PARTY FRIDAY and HAIKU MY HEART




BRAVE HEART





A CREATIVE HARBOR











Welcome to our blog where we view life through the eyes of an artist's soul and explore what creativity can do to enhance the inner spirit. I have a little assistant and her name is ArtMuse Dog (professional name). If you like dogs, you will love her. See if you can find her. ^_^


Today our post is for Paint Party Friday which is a wonderful online group of artists from all around the world. Kristin and Eva are our hosts and we thank you for hosting this wonderful Friday event. Also, our haiku for Rebecca's haiku my heart. Once again these poets are wonderful and are from all around the world. Thank you, Rebecca.

My painting above is another of my Asian brush paintings and it was modeled after a picture of a wolf on a card I had received in the mail. This is my rendition and I have named it 'Brave Heart.'





My haiku


my mind, illusion
loves dreams of grandeur being
like a butterfly.

stuff and more stuff to 
fill my ego illusions
real self knows it's false.





So glad you came by to visit. Hope you will come again. We also have photography, haiku, collage, mixed media and Magical Monday Blog Meme. Come back now, y'all.



Hugs and namaste,




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We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day. (especially ArtMuse Dog)



QUOTE FOR THE DAY: ' Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror.' (Antonio Porchia)

Comments

  1. I love this series. You've captured the soul of it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  2. Yaw more of your line paintings! I LOVE how expressive you get with these and I know it must be SO much harder than it looks! To me, simple expressive lines are always the hardest things to do...
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  3. Yaw more of your line paintings! I LOVE how expressive you get with these and I know it must be SO much harder than it looks! To me, simple expressive lines are always the hardest things to do...
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  4. I like BRAVE HEART! Your ink work is fun and creative.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

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  5. I like BRAVE HEART! Your ink work is fun and creative.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

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  6. I think you named him perfectly. He does seem to have a Brave Heart.
    Catherine Denton

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  7. I think you named him perfectly. He does seem to have a Brave Heart.
    Catherine Denton

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  8. Loving your Brave Heart. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

    PS. You turn your word verification off in the settings menu of the blog. Hope this helps.

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  9. Loving your Brave Heart. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

    PS. You turn your word verification off in the settings menu of the blog. Hope this helps.

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  10. Love it! Beautiful hiku, Carol. :)

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  11. so sweet, happy ppf and weekend, carol!

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  12. Like your new blog! Your Haiku is great! I tried one the other day, but I'm not very good at it. Brave Heart is fab. Kiss Artmuse Dog on the nose for me. Happy PPF! :-)
    P.S. Have been having tons of trouble trying to read the new word verifications. I will give this comment two attempts, and if I can't read it, no comment. Sorry.

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  13. Like your new blog! Your Haiku is great! I tried one the other day, but I'm not very good at it. Brave Heart is fab. Kiss Artmuse Dog on the nose for me. Happy PPF! :-)
    P.S. Have been having tons of trouble trying to read the new word verifications. I will give this comment two attempts, and if I can't read it, no comment. Sorry.

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  14. Wonderful painting. I like this series.
    Your haiku is fabulous also! :)
    Happy PPF and Haiku my Heart Friday!

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  15. Wonderful painting. I like this series.
    Your haiku is fabulous also! :)
    Happy PPF and Haiku my Heart Friday!

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  16. oh so simple but oh so beautiful, thankyou for sharing this .

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  17. Oh that Haiku...
    perfectly stated.
    Brave Heart is beautiful.
    ♥♥♥

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  18. Oh that Haiku...
    perfectly stated.
    Brave Heart is beautiful.
    ♥♥♥

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  19. self and real self... a wise distinction, not always easy to discern.

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  20. Love your wonderful Brave Heart painting!! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. Love your wonderful Brave Heart painting!! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  22. Beautiful!!! Love your expressive work!!!

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  23. Oh how I like that little watercolor.

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  24. Your brave hearted wolf is lovely, as are the words from the pair of haiku, perfectly matched, like two butterflies dancing...

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  25. I like your Brave Heart,

    Your real self,

    Your dreams,

    Namaste,

    Sue x

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  26. I like your Brave Heart,

    Your real self,

    Your dreams,

    Namaste,

    Sue x

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  27. Enjoyed the haiku & the art you have so beautifully rendered - wonderful :)

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  28. It is hard to achieve simplicity but you are nailing it pic after pic... awesome...xx

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  29. I still struggle with stuff and more stuff...and maybe I always will...


    Waiting for the Women

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  30. I still struggle with stuff and more stuff...and maybe I always will...


    Waiting for the Women

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  31. Beautiful work Carol. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

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  32. cool new blog! Also love the adorable dog - just the other day saw one looking just like this! animals make us happy

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  33. The ink paintings really go along with the haiku poems. Nice job! :)

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  34. I love your Brave Heart painting and your Haiku!
    Happy PPF!

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  35. I love your Brave Heart painting and your Haiku!
    Happy PPF!

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  36. My first thought was "a wolf" when I saw your brave heart. He's very sweet.

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  37. Braveheart is a beauty. I've looked all over your page for Art Muse Dog but didn't find him. Where will I find a photo?

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  38. He looks like a chow we used to have when I was young! Enjoyed your haiku! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  39. Wise words! Love the brave heart too!

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  40. Brave Heart indeed. And you are a courageous soul with your haiku.

    Peace

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  41. Brave Heart indeed. And you are a courageous soul with your haiku.

    Peace

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  42. Asian brush painting is fascinating. It's amazing how much can be conveyed with such simple lines and one color. This technique really suits you.

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  43. Great brush painting, Carol. I admire your ability to produce the haiku poems. It takes real talent to get the syllables just right like yours.

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  44. Love brave heart!! and your Haiku is wonderful.

    Happy PPF!

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  45. Love brave heart!! and your Haiku is wonderful.

    Happy PPF!

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  46. you have touched so many with your brave heart!
    thank you for being here.

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  47. you have touched so many with your brave heart!
    thank you for being here.

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  48. I am so glad to have found you through PPF - what a great group of artists!! I love both your painting and your haiku! I'll be back here to visit for sure... Hugs, Silke

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  49. You did that from a card!? HOW wonderful! I love it, xo

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    1. Kristin yes, just a photo greeting card ~ used the visual shape to make my own rendition ~ thanks ~ namaste ^_^

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  50. I love Brave Heart!!! I"m extremely late posting and catching up this week.

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  51. Brave Heart is charming! It looks like you are having great fun with those brush pens!

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  52. Brave Heart is so cute reminds me of my mom's dog Lupe who sadly is not well .Just returning home last night from visiting him I saw the most beautiful sunset and was very disappointed that once again I didn't bother to take the camera along and then remembered my cell and took a few pictures but missed most of the pulsating sunset.When I Arrived here I thought you lived in Ottawa.....goes to show we are all fortunate to see God' infinite beauty. Thanks for sharing and adore your new blog and lovely, lovely header.

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