Thursday, April 23, 2015

Final Poetry Friday In April - Sad To Say - But Welcome May!

          
           Renée M. LaTulippe at No Water River is our host today, sure to be a fabulous final Friday of April Poetry Month. Thanks, Renée!

           For April, Poetry month, still writing haiku and haiku-related poems. It's been a good challenge to write fewer words, trying to "say" something. Some of us are supporting each other using the hashtag #digipoetry. Join us.
          Find the many Poetry Month offerings rounded up by Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  Irene Latham's Progressive Poem is becoming quite exciting. Be sure to check on Tricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect to read the latest line, and then the entire poem!

           I haven't written about my year's One Little Word since I chose it. I haven't forgotten it, but also have paid little attention to it. I have been doing a few things with it, but not daily as I wrote was my goal. Life and work seems to have gotten in the way. My OLW is PAINT, and doing something besides writing and work is a lovely way to relax and think. So, I have been doing a little bit, and thought I'd share one with my haiku today. 

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dandelion spring seeds
prepped for travel -
just need a child
 Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved

35 comments:

  1. Both your painting and your haiku are outstanding, Linda. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I feel like the month has been filled with learning, fun too.

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  2. Linda, this image and haiku are perfect for a spring day reflection. Can I use these for the new spring gallery: Spring's Symphony? If so, please sign your name to the artwork and then let's think how to pair them. Maybe a word doc with the poem under the artwork and then a screenshot to bring both into PicMonkey.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I'll work on it this weekend.

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  3. Also, I have been admiring what you did with the Poetry Friday image. It is so filled with the joy of spring.

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  4. This is really a fun post and brought me back to the days when my best friend and I would pick dandelions to blow into the wind. I love both the painting and the poem - a perfect pair.

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    1. Thanks Alex, I guess many (all?) of us have memories of this, happy ones!

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  5. Lovely painting and poem to go with it. I still love blowing dandelions.

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  6. So happy you decided to share one of your paintings today with your poem, Linda :). Just lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Jama. They are fun to do, sometimes better than pictures.

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  7. Oh, I love the poem and the painting! What fun to pair them!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn. It was good to find one I wanted to write about.

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  8. Lovely! Both the poem and the painting. What would dandelions do without children?

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  9. So true - dandelions invite children, don't they? Love the way the painting reflects the spirit of the poem, Linda.

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    1. Thank you, Tara. I hope children always want to blow those dandelions.

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  10. Linda,
    Great haiku and the painting is lovely. I wish we were closer so we could paint together.

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    1. I wish so too, Joy. Wouldn't it be delightful to paint together? Maybe someday?

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  11. Oh, Linda, it's so hard for me to walk by a dandelion without indulging my inner child. Lovely painting and I love your words,"prepped for travel." I tried my hand at watercolor last week. It was fun...I may have to buy my own soon. I'm glad that painting allows you to relax. For me, it's challenging!

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    1. You should just go for it, Ramona, & just paint. No matter what don't let it intimidate you.

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  12. Yes, yes! The last line is perfect. Love your artwork too. Such talent all in one lovely person!

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    1. Thanks, Keri. I appreciate your words.

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  13. I love your watercolor and pen. I've just started getting back into pencil drawings again. Used to do horses mainly, but drew portraits of my kids when they were young. The poem was perfect - "just need a child"!

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    1. After seeing your tutu drawing the other day, I think you need to start drawing again. It was beautiful, Donna. Thank you.

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  14. I love "prepped for travel!" And so fun that you accompanied it with your own painting. You make me want to get some art supplies!

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    1. It's actually so restful to do something different, just seeing what can happen. Thanks Carol.

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  15. Charming, Linda! The painting and poem both. Did you use a live model or do it from memory?

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    1. No, no live models yet. I looked at a photo, then added the small ones flying away. Thank you.

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  16. Your painting and haiku are delightful, Linda! I love "prepped for travel" and thinking about those hopeful and patient dandelions waiting for a child.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, fun to do this a little differently.

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  17. LOVE both painting and poem! One of my dreams for retirement is a watercolor class (and time to paint)!

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    1. I really have to sneak it in, Mary Lee, but it's worth it. Sometimes there is a need for a break! Best to you finding that class! Thanks.

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  18. This little child in Singapore is waving her hands wildly for some dandelion love. The art is absolutely beautiful, Linda. Iphigene, one of our ladies in GatheringBooks, paints too! I would share your post with her. :)

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