Art, Poetry and Photography Friday


Watercolor and pen for Paint Party Friday ~ always more to do ~ yet wanted to post for PPF 



A 'froggy day' on Cape Ann MA ~ for Friday Sky Watch ~
Amazing sky with sun glistening on the harbor and creating a rather mystical feel and look.



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haiku for Carpe Diem Haiku, Haiku My Heart and Haiku Friday



The muse can be a lively sprite but mostly it is my 'monkey mind' and my little 'ego' that like to elicit chaos. Since everyday is a new day, I keep that in mind and practice a mantra, 'let go' and that usually helps me be grateful for 'what is' each day. Do you have a mantra?

Today we are sharing with these creative bloggers:

paint party friday
sky watch friday
carpe diem haiku
haiku my heart
haiku friday

Wishing you the best in each day. xxooo

Your comments delight us in every way.





QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
'Hope is a walking dream.'
~ Aristotle


Comments

  1. This painting is so sweet. Now that I have started looking at your work, I have started sketching again. You have inspired me to get back to it. Love your posts so much. You live in a heavenly part of the world My hubby will be up your way in July hiking in the mts of NH and Maine. genie

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  2. I love your haiku today Carol. Thank you for sharing with us :)

    The Chariot

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  3. Carol, your watercolor is pretty. And your harbor shot is gorgeous, love the misty look. Wishing you a happy weekend with beautiful skies.

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  4. I like your art so much. Also a lovely photograph and haiku.

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  5. your mantra is one I used while lying in bed. (especially when I taught and couldn't relax and go to sleep)
    I chanted in my brain, "Let go, let God."
    divine b&w of foggy day!

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  6. Very nice, everything in the post. That foggy morning is exquisite.

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  7. The last haiku is sad. I'm sorry for your loss. The sky is mysterious ...

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  8. Nice images and haiku. Haiku amazes me. Such simple rules and amazing results.

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  9. You've captured the foggy day perfectly Carol!

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  10. great pictures
    and
    your haiku moved me

    i don't have a mantra

    yours is a good one

    peace,
    JzB

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  11. Some things are just so much more 'moody in B&W.
    Your little painting reminds me of the magic portal I have, just like that between two trees on one of my paddocks.

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  12. Wonderful post Carol. That Water painting is really a beauty and the haiku are awesome so well cosen in their words and so in balance with the prompts.

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  13. I really love your charming painting and the misty sun photo has a lovely atmospheric quality to it.
    Xxx
    Sue

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  14. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  15. love the haiku....never could compose one myself!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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  16. The shot of that foggy day is wonderful, I think. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Carol you have captured the world around you.
    Just love "Froggy Day" , makes me wish I was there! Your pen and water-colour is precious and it too encompasses the surrounding landscape , tranquil, dreamy and grateful in having the moments to enjoy.
    I don't have a mantra, I suppose I should.
    All your haikus are beautiful. Thanks for sharing : )

    p.s. I wrote a Haiku for today's PPF post, let me know what you think.

    Annabelle O,O

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  18. I can't help but wonder who the chariot driver is...

    Charioteer

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  19. loving your work in progress Carol and thank you for sharing the photos.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Lovely meditative sketch Carol!

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  21. Brilliant mantra !
    I wish you a sweet spring day of gentle letting go...

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  22. There is such a sweet, yet melancholy tone in your haikus today...so beautiful, so bittersweet. We have to appreciate our time with everyone we love while we can, then let go, as your mantra says...

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  23. An excellent haiku trilogy there.

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  24. thinking of you and hoping your beloved is filling your heart from a treasure-trove of memories. so sorry for your loss.

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  25. A little saddness in you haiku, but yet a sense of hope.

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  26. Your haiku leaves me with a sadness for the loss of a great love. Peace to you!Trembling

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  27. The combination of your painting, photography and writing is so good to see together. Love the fog....Happy PPF

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  28. Your haikus are always wonderful. And Happy PPF.

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  29. You and I have a few things in common, Carol,
    like the same mantra
    and
    'froggy' days.
    And an air of
    wistful melancholy.
    ♥♥♥

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  30. I love the foggy day and you have captured it well. It's a lot of fun walking in the backyard when it's foggy. Nice job. Thanks.

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  31. Something in me wants to say: Yearning hearts are always satisfied (although not necessarily on a recognizable timetable).

    Wilderness Now

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  32. Very sweet painting!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  33. Great painting photography and haiku. The harbour looks so calm and dream like:) HPPF

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  34. That water painting is such a sweet reminder of spring, happy gardening. Your haiku are always a joy to read

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  35. I was especially touched by your striking b&w photograph and your haiku poems this week. Blessings!

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  36. Love how the the three haiku seem to connect and tell a beautiful story!! A Cinderella type but sorry it had to end sadly!!

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  37. I like how the person in your watercolor appears to be kneeling. Really gives it a more serene feel.

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  38. lovely painting - and beautiful post. HPPF

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  39. your work in progress looks beautiful and the quote is so true...love youe haikus too :)

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  40. Lovely...yes my Mantra appears similar.. I would often find myself saying.. "It's OK..move on.."..

    http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2013/05/and-stories-all-spillhaiku.html#comment-form

    RS

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  41. Oh, I love that little person standing so thoughtfully under the trees. I need to take time to stop and ponder just like that!

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