|'She sells seashells by the Seashore'|
Welcome to our blog where we view life from the eyes of an artist's soul and explore how creativity enhances the inner spirit.
Note: Blog hop here every Monday, Magical Monday Meme ~ waiting for you.
For our Friday post we are excited for that is the day for Paint Party Friday and Haiku My Heart. I do believe they are my favorites to post. At PPF, you get to see the various styles that artists have as well as the various mediums used to express their creativity. At HMH, you experience delightful poetry originated in Japan and now somewhat popular in the United States. There are excellent poets to read and enjoy. What a great combination art and poetry; don't you think?
My Asian brush style painting is in the photo above and is of sea shells. This type of painting, much like haiku, is based upon simplicity of lines. It suddenly became very clear to me that that is how my mind and heart are happiest. When I complicate my life, which historically I did for various reasons, it makes for lots of anxiety and tension. Who needs that?
My haiku follows below and I wrote them sitting on the deck for the first time in weeks (it has been cool or cool and rainy). Do hope you enjoy them and will visit the other blogs and leave supportive comments.
tap,tap,tap on tree
avian company, chirp
no, woodpecker, yes.
clouds, rain, fog visiting week
spring all around now.
bursting with buds, blooms
sensational gift nature
grateful spring is here.
Well here you are art to be explored and poetry to enjoy.
Hugs and namaste,
We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^
Join us on Monday for Magical Monday Meme for all creative mediums ~ waiting for you to share.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive within the mature man.'
We suddenly have such heat that I am indoors again. 90 degrees and sticky tomorrow, to. But it will cool off again after it rains in a couple days, I guess.
Love the quote. Never be afraid to be silly or foolish and keep your childish wonder alive! :):)
I love it! What fun. You are so talented ;)ReplyDelete
Amazingly beautiful..loved each one of them..ReplyDelete
What lovely seashells.... an instant beach moment! Lovely haiku that invites us out onto your deck to sit with you and ArtMuse Dog for a while.ReplyDelete
I love your painting - with just a few lines you captured the shells beautiful! Great haiku too.. enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE SHELLS :) You always are a wonderful resting place where I can stop, look & hear the beautiful words of your hariku - Happy PPF :)ReplyDelete
oh...your poems are great and i love your painting...neat and perfect...xxxReplyDelete
A very delightful painting Carol. Happy PPF, Annette xReplyDelete
Beautiful seashell painting! Love the colors and brushtrokes!ReplyDelete
Looks like actual sand in the painting!
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The shells are so simplistic just like the poems. I love that last Haiku. lovely work. Happy PPFReplyDelete
Very nicely done.ReplyDelete
I love this page in your sketchbook! Simple but well done!ReplyDelete
Hi Carol. Hope you are doing good and of course Art Muse Dog as well. Carol, love your shells at the seashore piece painting. Your Haiku's are wonderful. I especially like the Tap, Tap, Tap one. Nice going. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
i love imagining you sitting outside surrounded by the sounds and colours of spring.ReplyDelete
thank you for your beauty, generosity in sharing and kind words for haiku my heart.
Wonderful haikus and...you always make me want to paint!ReplyDelete
lovely drawing. the tongue twister reminded me of high school :) i love the feel of nature in your haiku.ReplyDelete
Your shells are really nice. Great use of line and shape!ReplyDelete
Those shells are simply (pun intended) fantastic. I particularly like how you make your signature part of the painting.ReplyDelete
Lovely painting and haiku! I' m so grateful that spring is finallly here,too! :)ReplyDelete
This is so delicate and lovely. Love the birds up above too, perfect touch.ReplyDelete
Very nice work....both the painting and the words.ReplyDelete
lovely images with both your brush and your words.ReplyDelete
I love your post and the simplicity and beauty of your seashells paint!! Great job!!ReplyDelete
Your seashells took me right back to my beach vacation- thank you!ReplyDelete
such pretty seashells Carol!ReplyDelete
So very beautiful Carol..love the seashells..love your poetry..and love woodpeckers and their magic! Gorgeous works!!ReplyDelete
PS: I love your sweet little pup!
Oh, I really like your painting, and lovely haiku as usual!ReplyDelete
Your shells make me wish I was back in Newport, Or. I love the seaside, it's so relaxing! Great work! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Carol I love shells and these are just lovely... for some reason they remind me of shells down in the keys when we were there for a holiday many years ago... I must hunt out the photo I took and see why this is reminding me of that trip so much... lovely memories evoked... thanks for that..xxReplyDelete
Carol, you know what i love about your asian brush paintings? The simplicity of color and brush stroke. Love your choice of color in this one too... very peaceful. Have a great weekend! xoxoReplyDelete
I'm loving your beach scene lately. They have such a nostalgic feeling. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Great shells. You drew the with such a confident line. Nice.ReplyDelete
Such simple elegance. I know the simple part is deceptive! There's a lot to those perfect strokes.ReplyDelete
Avian company of any kind is always a delight to me--even those sometimes annoying woodpeckers!ReplyDelete
Time to Say Good-Bye
I love the shells. I have a small canvas with sand dollars that I hope to have ready by next PPF.ReplyDelete
Rinda (who has a little terrier mix named Gypsy)
Beautiful threesome, Carol. And I know what you mean about simplicity. I was a drama queen earlier in my life. I avoid it all costs these days.ReplyDelete
Carol, your haikus are always so amazing! Loving the simple line work in your illustration. Happy PPF! :-)ReplyDelete
Those shells look wonderful. Very sea breezy feeling. :)ReplyDelete
I love shells and you painted them so well. Love the ink!ReplyDelete
Oh I love you two, you bring sunshine to my haiku Friday!ReplyDelete
Hello Carol, love your simplicity and Haiku!ReplyDelete
I am grateful for all the spring verses you bring this morning ~ReplyDelete
Happy day to you ~
Namaste! I love what you said about simplicity! So true! I just posted a post with 4 sketches in them and thought you'd like to see. Here's the link: http://www.thesilverkickdiaries.com/2012/05/art-conversations-and-visit-to-art.htmlReplyDelete
Tell me what you think Carol! xxxxx
just goes to show how much can be told in art and words with so little explanation as to the inspiration. Happy PPF!, Carol.ReplyDelete
Loose, free, I can see the shells being lifted in the wave!!ReplyDelete
Seashells are exactly right. . . so the memories continue. Blessings, Janet, PPFReplyDelete
I love seashells!ReplyDelete
They always remind me of the family fun we have every September when we make a run for the coast!
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