|Another Asian Style Brush Painting|
Welcome to our blog where we view life from the eyes of an artist soul and explore how creativity enhances the inner spirit.
Friday, Friday, Friday Yea! Not for the reasons you might think.
This is our favorite post day as we share our creativity with two of our favorite blogs. They are Paint Party Friday and Haiku My Heart. With PPF we share our paintings. With HMH we get to share our haiku. Both blogs are linked with talented artists and poets. Joining these sites has, indeed, enhanced my inner spirit along with improving my painting skills and my haiku skills. ArtMuse Dog is happy because she always knows I am happy when I am creating. (most of the time)
The above Asian style painting is a fish called chaetodon and is frequently seen in home aquariums. This style is done with a brush pen or an asian brush with minimal strokes and then enhanced with watercolors or colored ink.
My haiku are below:
swim little fish home
coming to self always been
long journey round, flow.
river flows its way
natural direction clear
can you be river?
fleeting mind no kind
peaceful, centered, focus
be gentle with divine.
This week has been a bit busy and strange. So TGIF, as they say. Wishing you the best in the day. Enjoy the artists and poets.
Hugs and namaste,
We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day, especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^
She also thinks Google + is pretty neat.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'First I write down all I know about the story, at length and in detail. Then I sink the iceberg and let some of it float up just a little.' (Ingmar Bergman)
Nice thoughts after a busy week.ReplyDelete
Pretty fish! :)ReplyDelete
Odd quote. I'll have to think on that one. ;)
Ahhh, i love your fish! Also the one below.ReplyDelete
Your painting and haiku are again beautiful. I feel especially moved by the second haiku... it encourages me. I will try to go with the flow today and quit my resistance to all kinds of things that absorb my energy these days. I will try and feel 'river'. Thanks - I needed to hear this! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Awesome painting! I really love this fish. :)ReplyDelete
Such a cute little fishie! Being gentle... hmm nice reminder. Have a great weekend. :)ReplyDelete
beautiful, zen fish today Carol!ReplyDelete
Loving your cute fish and the words you were inspired from. Happy PPF, Annette xReplyDelete
each time I read your writings, makes me want to try it! hummmmmmmm, very soulful.ReplyDelete
Can I be a river? Why, yes, I think I can!ReplyDelete
Too Early for Crows
Just keep swimming!!! I love how elegant your line work always is and it goes so beautifully with your wonderful poetry!ReplyDelete
I love how loose your painting is- so free and relaxed! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Your painting and haiku mesh so wonderfully together. I especially relate to the first part. I do feel like that little fish. thank you for sharing your art:)ReplyDelete
welcome carol! thank you for your return to haiku my heart each friday. there seems to be a common tread among many offerings today regarding inner and out travel. may everyone move through this gift of a day in peace and wonder. thank you for sharing yours!ReplyDelete
Lovely little fish! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fishy. The Haikus this week are really lovely. Your second one is thought provoking. Lovely. Happy PPFReplyDelete
Great depth to the haiku.ReplyDelete
Hi Carol and ArtMuseDog! This little fish has SO much personality! I love his round face and eyes!!ReplyDelete
Always wonderful to visit you each Friday! :)ReplyDelete
Love your river haiku especially!!
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Darling painting - he looks a bit lost......My ever-fleeting mind is not kind....You reminded me to strive for peace and focus..great workReplyDelete
Beautiful work! ValerieReplyDelete
You have great ease with drawing and watercolor, well., SaludosReplyDelete
I think we could try and emulate the river in our life, the way its direction is known and how it moves smoothly over obstacles.. It's difficult, but not impossible :)ReplyDelete
I agree ~ it is possible ~ takes my conscious attention at 'letting go' and not being a slave to my ego ~ takes work ^_^Delete
Such a darling little fish and beautiful words! Happy PPF and have a wonderful weekend. :)ReplyDelete
Love your haikus this week. They're so calming and refreshing.ReplyDelete
I actually breathed a long sigh when I landed on your page. I love how peaceful your place makes me feel. Do you believe I can feel that through bthe screen? I love the Asian style paintings, yours are always simple yet beautiful, colorful too. I just like them. Thanks for dropping in over at my place. I'll be back to "normal working hours" soon and visit here more often.ReplyDelete
I like your painting of fishy. Nice work Carol. Give a big hello to Muse.:) You said the week has been strange and you know, for me it has been strange too. I can't figure out what the reason is for the "strangeness." Carol, have a great weekend and glad you already got your 2013 journal ready to go. I have 3 or 4 blank ones in the garage and this year, I've almost completed 2. Take care and thx for stopping by my PPF! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
I love it! Great work with the Haiku...you're super talented! I'm afraid if I tried that I would embarrass myself. :) Great work! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
I always find peace here both in image and haiku, your words are comforting and your little fish is fab :~)ReplyDelete
Adorable little fishie! Well done!ReplyDelete
i felt myself take a deep sigh when i came to visit. the fish, the river, the words, all comforting to me. thank you, carolReplyDelete
So beautiful Carol..such a gentle blissful soul..love the color harmonies too..stunning...beautiful poetry!ReplyDelete
Happy wkd kindred !!
Love the fish!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful haiku Carol and I love your whimsical fish.ReplyDelete
Such sweetness for PPF! We ate fish for dinner but yours is much cuter!; ;-)ReplyDelete
I looked deep into Art Muse Dog's eyes, the windows to his soul. What would we do without our doggies? Loved your brush painting. I went to an art show tonight called Water, mostly mono prints and monotypes. It was exquisite. Your fish would have displayed beautifully.ReplyDelete
What a great drawing, and love you haikuReplyDelete
Great fish! I am a sucker for aquariums, can stare at them for hours. You painted the water beautifully too.ReplyDelete
Can I be river? Perhaps.ReplyDelete
I like your fish painting and your haiku reminder to go with the flow.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love your brush painting - and the tiny little watercolor above too - such peace here! Thank you, xoxoReplyDelete
Carol, I really enjoy your work. I usually come on Saturday to visit so I can take my time and really enjoy your art and your words. Thank you for sharing so much each week.ReplyDelete
Calm and elegant. WOnderful water.ReplyDelete
i love your emerging style, Carol. The painting brings peace and joy. love the colors!ReplyDelete
you may have had a busy week, but you have done some beautiful week... I am so late getting to catch up with posts and I get the bonus of three of your wonderful paintings... made my Sunday afternoon to be so spoilt...xxReplyDelete
I agree it has been a strange week!! One only has to watch the News to see how true that statement is!! Very pretty fish despite it all!! Have a creative week ahead!!ReplyDelete
I can actually see the little fish swimming. I enjoy your art. Blessings, Janet PPFReplyDelete
Your fish looks so innocent and so cute... seeing her lost and sad makes me feel like cheering her up :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful mood you created here, so peaceful.ReplyDelete