Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Haiku Humpday!

I have been following my friend Teri's weekly homage to poetry, Poetry Party Wednesday. At first, I was {{{{YAWN}}}}. But, for her, I tried liking it. And now, I've gradually warmed up to it.

I'm still a schmuck for the rhyming line over the non-rhyming one. But, I decided to have some fun this week and try my hand at writing a haiku to put on a postcard I wanted to make using a cool collage sheet image from Terri Kahrs and Crowabout.
Poem and collage by Aimeslee Winans; bird image by Terri Kahrs and Crowabout
"Death by DoDo" ~ poem and collage by Aimeslee Winans; bird image courtesty of Terri Kahrs and Crowabout.
*Entered in Sunday Postcard Art - Green challenge*
As you may know, a haiku ideally should be a 3-line poem with the following criteria: a 5-syllable first line, a 7-syllable second line and a 5-syllable third line. Other than that, anything goes. I love the image of this dodo bird and researched a little about them online. That is when the haiku came to me, as well as the little scenario background for my art piece.

For the background, I used a family text scrapbook paper scrap glued on a piece of thin used packaging cardboard, scribbled on some Inktense color in blues and greens and purples, set it with a baby wipe, stamped some tropical shapes with Ancient Page dye ink, distressed the edges, stamped a compass "sun", added more Inktense in yellows and oranges, set that, added some watered-down white acrylic here and there, then ran a black Triart marker all around the outside edge.

And, of course, I had to create my own title, so Haiku Humpday it is! Don't know if I'll do this every Wednesday, but I'm feeling good about doing just that! Now, what to do next time??? Would you like to join me????
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