crazed muse moves the pen
scrimbling with excitement
creates peaceful mind
Joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: MUSE and PEN
The two sentences work like this:
crazed muse moves the pen, scrimbling with excitement
scrimbling with excitement, creates peaceful mind
Did I manage to have opposite meanings in the two sentences do you think? I think I did – that, to me, is very exciting! (but not the main reason I’m excited this week)
Maybe it also conveys a little message – not a traditional moral tale or words of great wisdom perhaps, but that scribbling and scrimbling can be like a meditation and a stress-buster.
Have you heard of ‘scrimbling’ it is a kind of two-handed scribbling that Miss E did at school to help with learning to write and well as to calm the mind and help with concentration. Perhaps that was what Jackson Pollock was trying to do – to calm his troubled mind
I found scribbling and scrimbling on a large (A1 or larger) piece of card to be very freeing and wonderful to do.
EXCITEMENT is a very timely photo prompt this week! I’m VERY excited as I am preparing to go away to the land of the Haiku!!!
I am going on an organised textile tour and will be visiting artisans in their workshops. We have been told that the Japanese like to swap business cards, so I made some to take with me.
First I collaged one side of the large piece of card
So relaxing to do – just tear up old magazines and place randomly til the whole area is covered – I did this whilst sitting in my sweet little caravan in the garden, called Pippin.
When the card is covered and the glue has dried doodle all over it with a silver pen
It is great to know that it will all be cut up anyway so you can just do loads of random doodles.
Then came the delight of scribbling all over the back of it – gosh it’s good to do this – taps into the inner child and feels SO relaxing and silly and fun all at the same time.
I cut the card up into business card sized pieces and printed out my details to stick on the back with the scribbling as a background.
To do this I used this wonderful little gadget – ooh I do love a crafty gadget
A Xyron sticker maker. I also have a 5″ wide one as well for making bigger stickers, called a Xyron Creative Station. The grandchildren LOVE them.
You push in your artwork or printed paper one side and pull it out the other and hey presto! it is sticky on the back – magic!
We have been told that the Japanese also like to give little presents so I’m making some little crochet offerings to take with me
Have you been to Japan? Any timely tips?
Joining in with Bluedaisyz Photo Challenge: EXCITEMENT
Next week’s photo prompt: SHARP
Pop on over to bask in Cathy’s ‘excitement’.
And for a beautiful, romantic Haiku see Liz’s, here.