Artists, Poets, Photographers Friday and Saturday



An art exercise in Automatic Drawing ~ titled ~ Yin and Yang
For Paint Party Friday




Welcome to our artists, poets and photographers display. The  photo above is an art exercise in 'automatic drawing'. This is normally done on a much larger scale and with a paint brush. I chose to use my pen and then paint it with watercolors. The idea came from a book the art class teach shared with us in exploring abstract painting. The book is excellent for many reasons and is entitled EXPRESSIVE DRAWING by Steven Aimone with subtitle, A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within. Loaded with step by step exercises to motivate you to just 'let go' and explore from within on paper using your medium of choice.

For Cape Diem Haiku ~ prompt ~ 'silk'




Sunsetting over Cape Ann MA  ~ 
~ for Orange You Glad Its Friday


When I looked out the window, I thought this sky was ominous. We have had some incredible skies this winter season. Grateful.



For Haiku My Heart and Haiku Friday




Fishing Boat on Cape Ann MA Harbor with single digits for weather temps.
For Black and White Weekend









Deck light reflecting on beginning of Snow ~ 
for Weekend Reflections




Tis winter in New England in case you can't tell. The temperatures have dipped into the single digits. Gratefully, the wind chill is not too bad at the moment. Hope you are cozy and warm or cool if you live in a warmer climate and enjoying our post. Today we are linked 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




Wishing you the best each day.



Hugs and namaste,


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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: ' You only live once ---but if you work it right, once is enough.  ~ Joe E. Lewis










Comments

  1. What a beautiful post Carol. I like the way you've used 'silk' in your haiku. Nicely composed.

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  2. You create beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. your blog is inspiration, soft and delicate. I am so honored you liked my Haiku. I will be visiting often.

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  4. The wonders of the silk road have lured many, and most would relate to your haiku - thank you :)

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  5. both of your haiku are lovely and i like how you thought of silk in a different way :)

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  6. Great post with lots of eye candy! Love your Haiku too!

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  7. nice abstract interpretation today Carol!

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  8. Will you invite me to your studio of creativity and joy? I would love to pay a visit...

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  9. I am so impressed how creative you are and how many people you make happy. Thank you so much for it.

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  10. Love all of these images Carol! I'm thinking of doing a weekly art journal post. Your entries will be an inspiration to me. xo

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  11. What a sweet portrait, Carol!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Lovely use of silk and beautiful pictures

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  13. Love your Yin and Yang work. Nice job. Great photos and Haiku's. Soft and charming.

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  14. I always enjoy reading your beautifully composed haikus and the equally beautiful photos. Love your yin yang exercise-I'm going to check out that book you mentioned.Thanks.Happy PPF!

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful work! You've inspired me to make some changes on my own blog. Thank you!!

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  16. Carol, you live in a beautiful place! I always enjoy seeing your photos of the areas around Cape Ann. Lovely art and haiku.

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  17. Warm reflections in that picture (and I clicked right at this moment because you're next door to me over at James's reflection meme) ...but I'm so glad to read and see the rest of your post too. Loved the drawing and always your joyful haikus.

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  18. Great haiku. Yes, heart always belongs at home, I find.

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  19. Hello Carol, thank you so for these Friday offerings. Your first piece reminded me of doing scribbles and then finding the images in the lines... I love both your haiku, but the first so resonated deep in me... "traveling silk road to everywhere finding home here"... lovely! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  20. I love, love your Ying and Yang, so beautifully painted and your haiku is so poetic.
    Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

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  21. I LOVE your expressive drawing/painting- so FULL of JOY, it makes me smile. And your silk road haiku was wonderful too.
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  22. Wonderful, magical lighting on the deck in that last photo! Travelling a silk road, even in my imagination, is an exotic adventure!

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  23. forgot to mention, your dog looks like my dog...so sweet!!!

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  24. Lovely as always. A frosty tour of your beautiful village. Thank you For sharing your haiku and your heart's delights!

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  25. What an awesome Harbor , and puppy. I always wished that I could 'haiku' - maybe one day I will take the time to learn. Ying and Yang look so happy exercising on the beach. HPPF !

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  26. I like your post and your photos but I love your dog, what a cute dog.

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  27. A bottle really is a kind of shelter, isn't it ? It contains, surrounds, keeps together -- maybe that's why mariners build ships in bottles, a sort of contained bit of ocean roughness, carved out by glass walls.

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  28. A bottle really is a kind of shelter, isn't it ? It contains, surrounds, keeps together -- maybe that's why mariners build ships in bottles, a sort of contained bit of ocean roughness, carved out by glass walls.

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  29. It sounds like a great book, Carol (I've added it to my "read" list).
    Winter is in full swing here too :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  30. Your photos this week are especially lovely and I am going to hunt down that book it sounds like it would be a great one... and lovely haiku as well... a great creative week all round...xx

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  31. cool, and I do mean cool, photos..Yeah, I bet traveling the silk road was quite a long adventure.

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  32. ww, the friendly embodiment of yin and yang.... awesome and lovely! also like how the haiku looks on the wrinkled paper. What great photos too! the deck one is particularly fetching

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  33. heart aching, charming life. . . . do i love these words.

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  34. Nice photos, and I love that drawing! I wish I had some artistic ability, but that's just not something I have.

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  35. I love the haiku's and your drawing is so sweet. Enjoy the snow!

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  36. That is a great shot with just the right texture...one lonely boat. And I like your other color shots as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. Oh I love your drawing. I will have to look up the book by Steven Aimone. A agree with Alicia...the first haiku looks really great on that folded paper. As always you work is just wonderful. I especially enjoyed your poetry this week.

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  38. Great reflection photo, Carol:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/01/paradise-regained.html

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  39. A greeting from cold Norway.
    Like your post.
    Mormor

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  40. Nice pictures. Wish you a good weekend :)

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  41. Very creative post ! The pictures are greats, and the haïku is magical ! Nice sharing indeed...

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  42. Wonderful, beautiful, creative post! "Automatic drawing" sounds intriguing, have to look up your book! :)

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  43. Love your creativity, Carol! Beautiful images and haiku! Have a happy weekend!

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  44. Loved that ominous sky..
    your haiku..
    and you ♥

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  45. Nice reflection in the snow. Have heard about the cold wave up north, and I always wonder how y'all stay warm!

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  46. That sounds like a very interesting book! love your drawing!

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  47. Gosto do barco...meu tema para o the weekend in black and white também foi esse. Lindas imagens, beijos!

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  48. I love your Haikus because they always make me ponder...which is a beautiful thing!

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  49. I like the haiku, illustration and photographs very much.

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  50. Lovely poems...yes, warm and sunny in California where I am! HPPF!

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  51. Hi Carol, only just found a comment you made on my blog from a couple of weeks ago on my CC post, and I wanted to stop by and thank you for your visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, wonderful post! Have a great weekend!

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  52. We got a bit of snow last night, it was light and fluffy! I like the monochrome tugboat.

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  53. I love your drawing, your photos and your haikus. I really love the idea of expressing deep feelings in few words. Happy PPF

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  54. Loved your haikus esp the second one and the illo is lovely too :)
    HPPF Carol :)
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  55. Fishing is a cold, hard job! nice composition.

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  56. lovely haiku duo... and yes brrrr. I'm wearing a fleece jacket to bed... some nights with a hoodie:-)

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  57. Oooo, that Steven Aimone book sounds like one I would benefit from. Will check it out - Thanks for sharing! Love your photography in this post!

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  58. Beautiful images. Visiting late for OYGIF. Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

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  59. I like the warm colour on the deck reflection on the snow. - Margy

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


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