Posted in Nature, tagged art, beauty, essay, flowers, gardens, nature, nature photography, poetry, Prose, trees on October 11, 2015|
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Dear friends, writers and fellow bloggers,
Regretfully this will be my final blog post to Nature as Art and Inspiration. I began writing this blog in 2012 and to date I have published weekly. As my 81st birthday has recently come and gone and the constraints of time are upon me, I have decided that the day has arrived to hang up my blogger’s hat. Nature as Art and Inspiration will remain online but no new material will be added. While its creation has been a labour of love and brought me great joy, the time has come to pursue other activities.
I have enjoyed meeting so many of you through your inspiring blog posts. May your endeavours continue to attract new followers. I’d like to express my thanks to WordPress for providing an internet platform for us to meet and share our creative work. It has all been great fun!
Thank you for supporting this blog.
My best wishes to each and all for your continued success.
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Posted in Nature, tagged art, beauty, haiga, haiku, Japanese verse forms, nature photos, photo/poetry, poetry, spring on October 6, 2015|
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Beautiful spring lends itself perfectly to the medium of haiga, (photo/poetry). Today we have an opportunity to take digital photos and to add a text directly to this image. The art of haiga lies in the subtle relationship of the two elements. The photo, drawing or painting should not be an illustration of the text, nor is the text or short poem a caption for the picture. Each element should stand alone, yet the two must resonate to add a deeper and more complex meaning to the total work.
Following are four more examples. Hopefully one or more of these will fulfil the goal of a well-composed haiga. Your comments regarding these are always appreciated.
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