haiku lends itself to reflection, contemplation and obviously creative expression. For several years I had this idea that I had to ‘paint’ the ‘Spirit’ in order for people to see the spiritual in art or any creative expression. I stopped trying to do that; I let go and it was amazing what happened. My artistic expression became freer and I began to paint in a way that I had learned about several years ago. It was an Asian type brush painting and in its simplicity to me is very beautiful. I wonder or reflect (LOL) sometimes how that will fit in on ‘Cape Ann’ , land the ‘realist painter’ ~ ocean painter ~ boat painter ~ fishermen and on and on. I let go of that also and now am just working on expressing my spirit within and time will tell.  haiku is another Asian way of expressing brief poetry. I have decided I better listen to myself ~ I love simplicity! How about you?

Hugs and namaste,

An Artist Reflects

13 thoughts on “MORE REFLECTIONS

  1. This is lovely! Did you paint it with the oriental brush? How ever you did it it came out great and the words work perfectly. Definitely let your art be free. Don’t paint for the fishermen – paint for youself! 🙂


  2. This is quite beautiful. I wish I had this kind of artistic talent. And I’m glad you look at what you’ve done as artistic expression. The more it becomes trying to meet others’ artistic expectation, you lose the important part that was the inner you trying to shine through.


  3. Carol,
    Beautiful haiku and painting! I agree. Simplicity is wonderful! That’s what I enjoy about haiku. 🙂
    – Claudia


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