Sandy toes, bare feet,

Hearts full of wonder and dreams,

Find your rest in me.

In keeping with my thoughts on “balance,” I thought it would be good to get away from the A to Z series and do something different. The old photograph is from a day at the beach with some of my dear friends, and I’ve given it a dash of double exposure and a dreamy glow. I thought it was perfect for this seaside haiku because when your feet are in the sand… your worries seem to melt away.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Bare & Full

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Seaside Haiku

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I had one last image that I wanted to try before I take a break from illustrator. I’ll resume after Christmas with some new ideas. Hopefully.

I got interested in this stained glass window look because I made a piece for my best friend, who is also a hairdresser. The image I made for her is of Rapunzel, and her braided hair is flowing down from the balcony wrapped in flowers—and two butterflies are fluttering near her shoulder.

My friend’s sister died over ten years ago—when she was about to turn 40—and now whenever my friend sees butterflies she’s reminded of her. Hopefully this poster will make her salon feel magical. I just sent it off to the printer today, so fingers crossed it’s done before Christmas.

I would share it, but it’s a really large poster and I’m afraid the lines would be lost by the time the shrunken image reached a cellphone screen. Some things only work in person. I think tonight’s image works great for the Ronovan’s Haiku challenge. As soon as I saw the word MAD I knew where to go with it.

That’s about all for now. Have a wonderful day or evening everyone…

Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Mad & Sane


Restless travelers,

Summer winds whistle and whip,

Westward journey ends.

I may be going a little crazy with the ocean scenes and birds lately, but the gulls in this image were screaming the word “whip” to me. Can you here them?

Anyway, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here, so anything that resembles “a breeze,” or “a cooler location than where I’m standing right now” looks like paradise to me. The haiku is for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Trip & Whip, and I have to say that I truly appreciate the prompts that he (and others) put out there all of the time. They give me something to look forward to!

That’s about all for now. I hope to be back later with some new thoughts…

Until then,
Peace & Love!

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