Friday, January 7, 2011

January Haiku Art

Treacherous frost lurks
Tender shoots defy the chill
Hardy rosebuds thrive.

We received our "prompt" word for January at midnight  Wednesday.  Earlier in the day I was in the garden checking the rosebushes. We had a little frost the night before and I was concerned.  All the bushes looked healthy- even hints of new growth were evident.
When we got our word I thought of our rose garden immediately and scribbled down my thoughts. Today I took some photos of the new buds.  I incorporated one of the buds into a winter scene that I shot 2 weeks ago in Minneapolis. I wanted to portray the idea that not only can Nature survive some pretty harsh conditions but that she indeed can begin anew and thrive.
My next step is to portray this image as an art quilt.


Anonymous said...

Guila, this is an awesome combination of photos! These would make some beautiful cards... have you thought of that?
Perfect for the Haiku!

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Wow, I can't wait to see this portrayed in fabric. Lovely!

Lynn K. said...

I really like the underlying meaning of your haiku, and the pictures represent your words perfectly. Please do this in fabric. I'd love to see it.