Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday/Series





I was inspired by this 17th century Haiku

not to think of yourself
as someone who did not count--
Festival of the Souls!
Basho
(1644-94)

16 comments:

Ulla said...

Ohhh this is wonderful - 'festival of souls', I have always loved the symbology of butterflies... You have captured the poem perfectly! Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I have not found a place to teach in S. Ca yet, If you have a recommendation, I am happy to listen... But if you ever come up here, I 'd love to have you in class... Send me your snail mail and I will send you our class flyer...

Teri C said...

Beautiful oriental feeling to the wonderful piece. Love the thought of painting haiku!

firstborn said...

love this!

Erika Tysse said...

Wow, thanks for posting a comment on my blog so I discovered you! Fantastic work! I will be back!

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, this is breathtaking, a beautiful haiku too. I think you really captured its meaning.

the heartful blogger said...

Hi Deborah, me again. Just wondering who the author of the haiku was, would like to look up more of their work.

Thanks.

Whimspiration said...

Beautiful series. I really like how you did the work on long canvasas instead of squares. It really adds to the eastern feel of the peice.

Sharon Wisely said...

Your Festival of Souls is lovely-Love the flutterbys!

Judy Scott said...

so beautiful and delicate, Judy x

jblack designs said...

Very lovely. This is a fabulous interpretation of the haiku.

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful - and i LOVE the haiku!

TXArtcGal said...

Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the poem as well! GREAT job!

melanie komisarski said...

Beautiful! I love this series!

Thanks for participating at Inspire Me Thursday!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

beautiful! Very Beautiful!

carla said...

What an exquisite combination of images and words!

Robyn said...

What a lovely peaceful series! Clever to draw your inspirartion from this lovely poem.

Cheers,
Robyn
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