Tag Archives: haiku

Welcome the Twenties

I’m really not one for New Year’s resolutions but given that this year is a bit of a big deal (and I love the sound of living in the Twenties), I have written down a few New Year’s intentions ~ the sorts of things I want to focus on and how I want to fill my days, encouraging me to find and create “more faith, more health, more art, more music, more… ” 🏡

The image above is an old one that I’ve edited slightly ~ originally created in Bryce almost 20 years ago (2002). It suits my current mood.

A new year drifts in,
Bright with possibilities;
Welcome the Twenties.

Sheep dots

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Sheep – acrylic on canvas, 200 x 255 mm, 2017. SOLD

Tree lines and sheep dots,
Light falling on them like snow
Even in summer.

Better days

Tin roof rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015

Tin roof rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

Better days, hot meals,
laughter and tears ― I wonder
who used to live here.

We discovered this wonderful old building in Christchurch a few years ago. The house has been around for a hundred years and has, no doubt, seen better days. It made me think about the family that grew up here and saw this house as their home — years ago, before the paint peeled and the roof rusted and the weeds took over — and that’s what inspired the haiku.

Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012

Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012

Tin roof rusted – roof detail

Tin roof rusted – roof detail

Tin roof rusted – door detail

Tin roof rusted – door detail

Tin roof rusted – roses detail

Tin roof rusted – roses detail

Blue planet

Blue Planet – acrylic painting with haiku title, 150 x 150 mm, 2015

Blue Planet – acrylic painting with haiku title, 150 x 150 mm, 2015

Blue planet, at home
in the inky blackness ― day
always follows night.

Blue Planet – detail

Blue Planet – detail

Blue Planet – detail

Blue Planet – detail

Black rose?

Black Rose – acrylic painting with haiku title, 102 x 102 mm, 2015

Black Rose – acrylic painting with haiku title, 102 x 102 mm, 2015

The faint impression
of a black rose at midnight:
real or imagined?

Underneath several layers of black paint (and quite a few layers of varnish) is a painting of a gold rose I didn’t like. Now that it’s almost completely black, I’ve decided I quite like the texture and the way the light catches the flecks of gold… I’m just not sure if it’s still a rose.