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.

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 β€” years ago, before the paint peeled and the roof rusted and the weeds took over β€” 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