Sunday Sketches and Post Cards from Paradise

'Haiga' ~ haiku with painting

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Today, we are exploring artist's sketches of various mediums and photography of wonderful places. This is Sunday's post  which  means Sunday Sketches and Post Cards from Paradise. (click on the pink link to go there.) My sketch above is termed a 'haiga' when a haiku and painting are created together. My photo below for Post Cards from Paradise was photographed at the top of my driveway. It is of a climbing clematis that thrills me every time I see it. To me it is recognizing the 'sacred in the ordinary' and seeing paradise right before my eyes. What a treasure! Did you find a treasure today?

Do enjoy the two very creative blogs and the artists and photographers today. Also wishing you a wonderful Sunday and a glorious magical week filled with all that brings happiness.

Hugs and namaste,


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  1. Love the flower with the haiku.
    The flowers are very pretty, too.
    Happy Sunday! :)

  2. Beautiful dog, picture and sketch. I would love to read the haiku

  3. Lovely painting with the blossoms falling!

  4. Your sketches are always so neat and lovely!!

  5. such a lovely painting.

    my sister has a little dog like yours~ so cute.

  6. I love that quote - so true!! I shall dance to my own music all day today thanks to you sharing that one!

    Lovely painting and photograph you're sharing too :)

  7. I didn't know the term, haiga. Thank you for teaching me. I enjoyed your haiga and your photo. And you have such a lovely handwriting!

  8. Wonderful work and that little doggie is just the cutest!

  9. Wonderful how you've incorporated your writing right alongside your painting. and your clematis is looking gorgeous too!

  10. i just came in from a morning in the garden....paradise truly is a willingness to be present and drink in the nuances around us. thank you carol for your loyal arrival every friday for haiku my heart and sundays for postcards from paradise.
    you are a welcome beauty to come home to.

  11. I haven't seen a haiga before... what a great process... I hope you do some more for us over the coming weeks... and that paradise pic is gorgeous... looks like summer on the page to me...xx

  12. Your Haiga is precious.
    Magnolia blossoms falling.

  13. Beautiful image, with a graphich design feel in its simplicity. Interesting process, creating both image and haiku at the same time.
    Funny, I took a similar photograph today but all in golden fall colours.

  14. Beautiful sketch and haiku. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. Hugs and wishes for a week filled with happy!

  16. i'm enjoying your wonderful art lately! great job!

  17. I love clematis. They have a mind of their own and make beauty everywhere.


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