February 2020 - Haiga - Visual Poetry

Hello friends,

Today we are here with February inspiration. Sometimes leaving your comfort zone can bring new, valuable experiences and new, interesting techniques can enrich your creative style. This month theme may sound unfamiliar at first, but when you read whole today post, we hope things will be much simple :)

Our February theme is Haiga - Visual Poetry
In Japanese tradition, Haiga are typically painted by haiku poets, and often accompanied by a haiku poem. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment often involving nature.

Examples of Haiku:

Little spider,
will you outlive

— Cor van den Heuvel, Haiku Anthology 3rd ed., 1999
meteor shower...
a gentle wave
wets our sandals

— Michael Dylan Welch, HSA Newsletter XV:4, Autumn 2000

Like the poetic form it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Our moodboard is a perfect visual example, of what we mean.

February colour is  Deep Red

Technique: use the cutout texts from the books, magazines or newspapers, quotes or sentiments to create a poem - Haiku or a similar short poetic form. Illustrate your poem with your art.

And here is our moodboard.

If you feel inspired by this topic, if you'd like to join us with your acts of Daily Art - we are waiting!
You can drop your link with project here, on the blog - using the In Links tool or tag us on Facebook and Instagram - we'd love to see your projects!
Check our on Instagram and Facebook for. more of inspirational ideas... give yourself permission to play and join us!

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