Monday, March 19, 2007

One Deep Breath - "Breath/Breathing" Haiga




I thought I'd try and do a Haiga using a plasticized lung as art. I've been doing a lot of haiku lately so I thought I'd try a different twist ;)
You always find three elements in haiga: an ink-brush or watercolor painting, a poem or poems, and calligraphy. The form is characterized by a fresh and spontaneous rendering of ordinary, everyday life--very much in the haiku spirit--as well as by simple subjects, loose and fluid brushstrokes, and plenty of white space. It is usually very sketch-like with spare images expressed with just a few lines, little detail, and one or two colors for added visual interest.
I fudged on the art but I've covered the rest, I think.


To see other haiku visit here

Photo from StockXpert and Picture It by Microsoft.

19 comments:

Star said...

You're always pushing yourself to be more creative; I think it's wonderful! I'm going to try to do my haiku for the week on my lunch hour today.

TravelingMermaid said...

I just learned something new! I love the combination of art and poetry. I really have to figure out how to do stuff like this. Seems I never have time to teach myself....I've been wanting to learn photoshop for the longest.
I just love your blog, baby!

Brian said...

I like how you have chosen something with deep meaning. I understand, I think, why the lung is in a box.

Thanks for the explanation about the Haigu. :)

I hope you are doing well.

paris parfait said...

Very interesting haigu and cool art!

ckays1967 said...

stopping by to say I have missed you and what a poet you have become...


awesome.

Becca said...

Very clever - these photo tools just amaze me! I love the way you always show me something new :)

emmapeelDallas said...

Me too I love all the things I learn each time I come by your place here...

Judi

TJ said...

smiling...loose and fluid brushstrokes
I love it!
TJ

Regina Clare Jane said...

I really liked this combination of art and words and symbols- it all flows so gracefully...
Wonderful!
xo

Pam said...

Never heard of this, very interesting. I love your poetry.

Kamsin said...

That's cool, very original, or at least it's new to me!

getzapped said...

I think we all can agree that the Jennifer and Susan at One Deep Breath fill us up and let us release, that is how I took it. And I really like that you shared about Haiga. I've been wanting to play with it. You're so inspiring, thanks ;)

Ron said...

I have not done much with the 'artsy' side of me for years other than writing. I will explore this medium and see what arises. Thanks for this, and thanks for you visit and kind words.

Mandy said...

This is a really good example of haiga -- I can usually find the words but always need someone to provide the art -- the best haiga are always the result of collaboration.

Sandy said...

As usual, this is good, Tammy.
These lines have a double meaning, I see.

Remiman said...

Tammy,
I like how you are always willing to spread your wings and expand your endeavors. Your haiga is very appropriate and affirming.

Thanks for checking in on me. I need a battery recharge and Have taken appropriate action to do just that, ;-)

megan said...

Tammy...thanks for the education about haiga...I had never heard of it before & now I'm going to give myself a try at it...I love learning something new...a good example of how you've added to someone's life by being so fresh in your expression of yourself. Now that's art.

Tabor said...

I learn so much about different types of asian prose and poetry from you. It is nice and I don't have to pick up some long book when I can get the gist and the motivation from your blog site.

chiefbiscuit said...

I just love this so much - the way the word life-giving force is split to give it that extra push to a new meaning - fantastic!