Haiku,Favorite Things, This and That Thursday Laundry



One of Favorite Things that I use to Create This and That



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Today, Thursday is a good combination of blogs to explore. ~ My Favorite Things and This and That and Should Be Doing Laundry. MFT is focused on people, places and things that some how bring joy and creativity to your life. TAT  SBDL is presenting all of that but with the focus on photography.




'Movement'
As a child I was pushed to achieve in school. Yet, I also had much  play time and had my box camera, my books, my bike, dancing lessons, swimming at the beach and my paint box. You guessed it. The message was photography and painting was 'play'. So I spent most of my adulthood in academia and 'pleasing others.' In my thirties, my right brain started to rebel and my creativity began to take a different turn other than being decorative with my house, my clothesand creative in my world of work. I began to find ways to paint and sketch. Yet, it really didn't begin to take off until I became a 'renegade' from the traditional world of work. I am still learning and playing; only this time I am in 'my element', painting, writing haiku and taking photographs. Grateful that I become focused more and more each day. Getting used to the 'solitude' it takes to really develop these artistic skills is another story.





haiku

searching through moments
gazing at the ocean, sky
reflections shine self.
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self is playing now
walking, seeing beauty there
grateful I am here.

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Hugs and namaste,


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Comments

  1. Reading you is a pleasure, your paintings have a style of their own...you are indeed in our elements! Beautiful!

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  2. Those Koi sets are such nice little palettes! Bright colors, too. It is wonderful that you have followed your passions. :)

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  3. Oh, I really do love that picture! Well used and well-loved, I'm sure>

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  4. Wish my parents HAD pushed me! Where is the balance? You do make pretty things.

    Happy Thursday, anyway!

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    1. You are wonderful just the way you are ~ You are YOU! ~ thanks, ^_^

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Love the haiku - I was never very good at those, but I enjoyed them in school. I should try again. :) Thank you for sharing these with us!

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    1. Yep ~ give it a try ~ it is wonderfully creative once you get the hang of it and there are so many different types of haiku ~ start with the 5-7-5 ~ 3lines ~ 17 syllables ~ enjoy ^_^

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  6. Your haiku is wonderful. I'm not much of a writer myself. You asked what photo editing software I use. I use Photoshop Elements 10 for my Mac. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that ~ I got it as a gift ~ 'another learning curve' ~ LOL ~ ^_^

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  7. You are an inspiration, and I mean that in every sense of the word....

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    1. Thanks, Joanne ~ I try my best ~ you are doing wonderfully ~ hugs and namaste, ^_^

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  8. Love your opening photo of the paintbox.
    You are helping me to stay inspired.
    Thank you.

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  9. Beautiful post Carol. You are very talented and inspiring.

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  10. beautiful, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. xo

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  11. That is a wonderful shot of the ocean! It's perfect for movement. I love your haiku as well.

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  12. I love your little paint box. Also the Fish painting. Sometimes I have found that kids are freely into Art up to about age 12 then they seem to put it away for awhile only FIND Art again when life settles down in their later years. Glad you found yours again.

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Thanks for your wonderful comments and support ~ Will always comment back ~ Namaste, Carol


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