Created using the Scraps of Darkness April kit - wowowowow wee is this a stunning kit. Maybe my favorite thus far? But I probably say that each month as I open my box of goodies and gaze upon the contents. That simply means Melinda, the owner, out does herself each month. Please consider SOD.
This was created with CSI-Colors, Stories and Inspiration case file #14 in mind. I am having the best time following CSI. It adds such a fun twist to my work and really presents a challenge sometimes to make me think. This case file was a perfect example of stretching my mind with poetry - one of my least favorite forms of expression. I tend not to understand poetry unless it starts with, "roses are red, violets are blue..." Poets operate with a whole different thought process than I do. I tend to think it is more evolved and more sophisticated than how I write. I write about a cat. What does that tell you? Not much sophistication going on - however Escape Kitty may disagree as she truly believes she defines sophistication and evolution.
Enough of Kitty -back to the poetry element of this challenge. One of the elements of the CSI case file this week was to write a Haiku. Well now, since this kit has an Eastern flair to it and the kit is called Sakurabana, I already had the whole Japanese theme going so what the heck. Haiku it is.
A Haiku is a Japanese poem with some distinct characteristics. It usually references nature and is characterized by 17 syllables in total. Those syllables are configured into 3 lines of poetry which must be as follows - 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.
Here is mine:
Spring comes with warm sun
and promises renewal.
A fresh start for all.
This is a photo of the daffodils in my garden....MY garden. Yes, it's the only thing I actually can grow.
I used the Dusty Attic Baroque Frame Set -Circle DA0542 here and painted it with Adirondack paint in Sandal, then inked the edges with some olive colored chalk.
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