Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Frantic season passed

earth breathes deeply with a sigh

beginning anew

In keeping with my desire to simplify this year (she say's tongue in cheek as she tries to keep up with the THREE new challenge groups this year, LOL), My interpretation is very simply a black silouette cut from glossy paper then collaged onto my hand dyed fabric and a few crystals added.
My thoughts were of the the feeling of deep relief that I get after the crazy frenzied Holiday season is over. I was thinking that the weather kind of followed the same path...crazy storms, intense cold and winds, then Jan- new year, and with a sigh all seemed to settle.
Contemplating the "word" yesterday as I was stitching my FFFC piece, my Haiku Mode went on overload and I had to keep stopping to jot down yet another 'beginning'. A total of twelve :-)
I am already sketching ideas for some of them for small quilts and will post if I get them done.


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful Haiku and really fits and is so joyful!

Kathy Lichtendahl said...

Both words and image are like taking a deep, relaxing breath! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Simple yet effective! The way we need to lead our lives.

Anonymous said...

The simplicity here is dramatic Cherie... the Haiku and the artwork are superb!

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Thanks if I can only keep this peaceful feeling throughout the year...........

Lynn K. said...

I like the feeling I get when I read your haiku and see your artwork - calming. I also like the uplifting of the arms, ready for a fresh beginning, but also thankful for all that has been. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I think we can all relate to the feelings of relief after the Holiday season. Your Journal piece also enlightens me as to HOW I can journal my haiku attempts.
Well done.