thin Red maple leaves falling
kissing earth softly.
hojas finas de arce rojas caen
besando la tierra suavemente.
By now you know we take a time out to draw and posted on every Thursday (you can try it too), I had started one with mountains, waterfall and trees with a lot of detail, but water fell over it and it mess up. Yes, but instead of getting frustrated I started this one, I was going to do a lion with a lot of detail I do not know why but then I went to my reader and saw a post Haiku by The great Zambini’s she talked about Haikus and embracing the art of Japanese Poetry, her way. She said to try a Haiku, so I did and my drawing choice change but then it mess up, it was a sign to really think about my subject.
For me the Orient has been part of my life (someday I will explain), Haikus and Asian paintings have thought me three things…to simplify, to observe-be still , and to use all your senses. It was hard specially trying to imitate simple brush strokes and this is my first haiku so simple so hard I kept counting syllables lol and had to use red ink too.
Lisa: Timeout for Art: Concentration
Debbie: Timeout for Art: Happy Trails
Mary and John: Mary’s Time Out For Art : Frigates and Shells, Mixed Media
Mary: Thursday Drawing, Gentle Compassion #3