Artists, Poets and Photographers friday and sat.

Falling Flowers ~ for Paint Party Friday and Creative Everyday




Welcome to A Creative Harbor's Friday and Saturday post. Per usual it is composed of art work, poetry and photography. Those three areas of creativity seem to keep my 'mojo' going. Didn't realize the pitcher of flowers looked like it was falling off the table until I took the photo. Could have fixed it but felt it was rather whimsical for a grey, snowy and rainy day. Also, I had completely forgotten about this local art class that I was interested in back in October 2012. When, just last week I got a call that there was an opening and would I like to join. Of course, I said yes and this is the result. I did another but will post it later. What is unique to this painting is the teacher introduced me to painting with a tree twig with India ink. I have always struggled with getting my darks in a painting so this technique seems to work for me. The ink was put in after the initial painting for emphasis and helped the painting to 'pop.'  Love learning new 'tricks' . Who says old dogs can not learn new tricks? Hmmmm? Don't believe any of it. ^_^



For Carpe Diem and Orange You Glad Its  Friday






For Weekend Reflections






For Haiku My Heart and Haiku Friday




For Black and White Weekend




We are linking today and the Saturday with the following creative bloggers:

carpe diem haiku
creative everyday
haiku my heart
haiku friday
orange you glad its friday
paint party friday


black and white weekend
weekend reflections


We wish you the best in each day.



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: 'The guns and the bombs, the rockets and warships, are all symbols of human failure.'
~ Lyndon B. Johnson























Comments

  1. such a beautiful technique! I love this, the haiku and the photos are also amazing!!

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  2. That pretty flower bouquet is falling, waiting to be caught :) Loving your black and white photos lately, what a dramatic mood emanating from that image :)

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  3. Very nice black and white images! Really lovely work.

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  4. I love visiting your site. Beautiful words, images and art!!

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  5. The circus does seem to be a symbol of running away! Lovely haiku! Great final line in the second haiku! A personal challenge/reprimand! And love the atmosphere in the last photo!

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  6. There's a special way of getting beautiful pics across here. Great pics and a wonderful haiku set to accompany! Nicely Carol!

    Hank

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  7. Hi Carol. You such a creative soul.I like your painting and photograph. Inspiring.Thank you for sharing

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  8. Happy Friday!! Love the new painting and what a cool technique! Something new to try someday...Ah, someday, eh? Haha! Your photos are beautiful...that second one just makes me want to sit there and absorb the air, the sea, the rocks...pulls you in and doesn't want to let go--love it! ART MUSE DOG--happy weekend!! =0)

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  9. wow inking with a twig, have never heard of that, sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your painting and photos and am also loving the haiku. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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    1. such a cheery, albeit wobbly, bouquet....and the photos are superb - that reflection and the wan sun - great job....

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    2. I love the bouquet. Love the reflection photo. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  10. And you ended the post with human failures.

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  11. Wonderful Haiku. And I LOVE the Art - I need to get back into class to refresh technique - and I need to get back to my Watercolor Mentor so I can develop more confidence in my ability to work in the medium. Thank you for sharing - and thank you for being part of Haiku Friday.

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  12. Your flowers are so relaxed and free- love the soft colors too! Happy PPF!

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  13. Great haiku. Ah, to run off to the circus. Great idea.

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  14. I sometimes think we have forgotten that we have joined the circus and we need to run away and get back to real life...
    Thanks for all your sweet sharing today !
    Happy Friday !

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  15. well done Carol... I love "ego on notice"

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  16. Your circus haiku reminds me of my dreamscape at night!

    Ego on notice....I have to do that with mine when she's staging a hissy fit about something or other!

    Love the photos - I am partial to B&W.

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  17. your flowers are free flowing and beautiful today Carol! Love your reflections photo.

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  18. Oh yes Carol, some days make one feel like running away to join the circus!

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  19. Beautiful work.... I love the idea of using a twig to paint!

    Karen x

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  20. We can always learn new tricks!! I've never tried painting with a twig but it sounds like a lot of fun. Would definately open new and creative avenues in the brain by taking away any thoughts of controling things. have fun in your class. Can't wait to see more goodness that results from it. Lovely painting this week. happy PPF

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  21. Your painting is sweet - reminds me of a Picasso.

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  22. Carol, you are so willing to try new techniques. This is gorgeous. I have a book by an artist who does pen and ink and watercolors. Most of her works have some pen work in them. Sometimes after I have done watercolors, especially of flowers, I feel that they need the black pen. (Never have tried a piece of a tree twig, though!) Thanks for the get well wishes. I finally went to the real doctor to get his opinion and it is a very tight ligament. It is a minor injury gotten by moving heavy furniture around.

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  23. Your Haiku's are always so spot on! Well done and I do love your flowers in vase. Great job. Thanks Carol. Regards to the little one, tee hee.:)

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  24. Being in Las Vegas for the winter it is hard to feel the different seasons.
    Great photos!

    I'm your 500th follower!

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  25. Lovely art and poems, really love your circus haiku, what a wonderful concept! <3

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  26. Pretty painting and photos! I am looking forward to spring and flowers ... is it really still January?!

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Finds: Real Butterfly Jewelry

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  27. like the silvery colors in the reflections and water!

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  28. Lovely picture, and very creative post : well done !

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  29. There seems to be a theme of restlessness in your haikus...for me, it would be the perfect time for a roadtrip! Good luck getting some variety going...winter can be that way!

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  30. What a sweet falling flowers painting. Very lovely.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  31. Your circus haiku was perfect. There are many days I've wanted to run away with my crazy thoughts.

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  32. Beautiful reflections, lovely words and a great start for my morning, Carol!! Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

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  33. I love the quote. I never thought of LBJ as a pacifist in any thoughtful way. Your painting is great. I have seen that technique before but have never tried it. It is lively and with these grey days the color is most enjoyable. Have a colorful weekend.

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  34. I love the flower painting! So charming and whimsical. Congrats on getting a spot in the class you wanted to take!

    Hope you and ArtMuse Dog have a wonderful weekend :)

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  35. Lovely black and white scene, with great detail and a wonderful sky!

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  36. Your bright and cheerful art, peaceful photos and spot on haiku made my day!!

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  37. That black and white photo is my favorite. I really hope it is framed and hanging on your wall somewhere!

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  38. Your circus haiku took my thoughts in new circles. Thank you. And I love the citation at the end. It needs repeating.

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  39. Your painting of flowers is very attractive. I like the creative haiku and the black and white shots are very beautiful.

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  40. your art , your photos, your words, and your poetry is so inspiring Carol. I don't know WHY I wasn't following you but I have now rectified that :)Happy PPF, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  41. Fun flower piece.. it has movement. :) Always fun learning new things. HPPF

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  42. Ooh..lovely photos and thoughts, enjoyed the whimsical pitcher of florals♫ Have a gr8 week-end♥

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  43. I love visiting your site to see what wonderful creations you've created. You're so prolific! Well done as usual, Carol

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  44. Lovely BW photos ... an realistic direction of circus as compared to busy everyday lives! Thank you for sharing.
    Journey's Road

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  45. So pretty and watery - all of them! LOL!
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  46. Loved the Ego haiku...really good Carol.
    And then everything else too, how exciting to be
    going to an art class!
    And the quote of the day...just so appropriate ♥♥

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  47. today's offerings fill my heart. i particularly love the photo. have a lovely weekend, carol.

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  48. There is such a peaceful feeling to all your art pieces and haiku poems. Blessings!

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  49. Very nice monochrome!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/01/polished.html

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  50. What an inspirational idea to paint with a tree twig and indian ink! I want to try now. There's something very pleasing about using ink, it produces such strong colour. I am very impressed with the painting you did - it is beautiful and has a dreamy quality to it that I love.

    Wishing you a happy & creative weekend! Oh and if you get chance a few of us are having a blog party with giveaway and showing of our art journal swap results. If you start at my blog the links to everyone else are also there. Should be a visual delight :-)

    Kat :-) X

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  51. Fantastic painting, and reflection photo! Have a great weekend!

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  52. Interesting technique and great result. Love the movement in this.

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  53. I'm leaving this comment, hoping that you will be able to read it--or perhaps you have already run away to join the circus!

    Love Story

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  54. Of course... I LOVE the falling flowers! And the haiku as well!

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  55. Love your painting and your photo is fabulous! Happy PPF!

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  56. Hi Carol, You sure have an interesting blog here which I am lucky to have found thanks to your kind comment on John's Island. Your art is really beautiful! The picture at the top of your post is so great ... I wonder where you are? Hope to see you again soon and have a great weekend. John

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  57. This is all simply divine! I love that you are an artist, photographer and poet. I, too, consider myself to be an artist, writer, and photographer. :)

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  58. Great post!
    Lovely painting and tree reflection!
    And very nice monochrome landscape!

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    Have a fabulous weekend****

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  59. Great black and white and reflection photo!

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  60. Hello Carol! Such a rich post this is. I fall into your pictures and paintings, and love your haiku. Yes. I will run away with you and join the circus! Speaking of the circus... have you read the Night Circus? An amazing book that I think you might enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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  61. loving your wonky bouquet! and the use of twigs for painting. really looking forward to all you create in your new class.
    thanks for your beautiful photographs and haiku, so lovely to visit you always!

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  62. The painting is so pretty. Very unique technique, thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  63. I love your painting and your beautiful pictures. I am so glad that you were able to take the painting class. It is always so exciting to learn something new.

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  64. BelĂ­ssima imagem do reflexo...gosto da frase final, embora seja uma triste realidade. Beijos!

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