Photoku at Blog it or Lose it! – Just a Note – January 6, 2015

You’ve seen me do a collage like this:

photoku jan 4_monkey


I used to post them at Ronovan Writes, who is the inventor of this great form of art … you create a haiku without words by creating a collage.  This one was dedicated to Smile and Clouds.  Well now for my announcement … for health reasons Ronovan is discontinuing the challenge on his blog, but he passed the baton to Jen (in art Paloma) who is a great haijin and photographer too.  She’s been writing with Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie with me for BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond as well as sitting in for the Tale Weaver’s prompt.

I reblogged her announcement to Through the Eye of Bastet for photographers and now I’ll give it a whirl here for those writers who also play around with photography like we do!  Here is Jen’s post link : Photoku Announcement – New Home:

Weekly Photoku Challenge Badge

“Hello everyone! It’s with mixed feelings that I make an important announcement. You may have followed my previous “Photoku” entries at the Ronovan Writes Weekly Photoku Challenge. It’s a fun challenge – taking a haiku and expressing it visually – and trying to connect the dots between seemingly disconnected words and images.”

Follow the link for the rest of her post!

Shashin no uta- Autumn Reflections – Septembr 21, 2014

For today’s wordless haiku … my theme is autumn reflections (I couldn’t figure out how to use passion and bored o.O) …

wordless Haiga_resizedautumn’s new harvest
his warm dreamy reflections
turned to winter snow

(c) G.s.k. ’14

Today I tried using the collage option offered by Picasa 3 to create this wordless haiku.  I probably should have used a different background (I used the new apples) or a solid color.  Actually though, I kind of it like this …

So, here’s to Ronovan Writes with many thanks for this great idea and Jen from Blog it or Lose it who got me to try it in the first place 😉 !

A Wordless Haiku – September 15, 2014

I’ve seen my friends posting wordless haiku recently inspired by Ronovan Writes … so I thought I’d try to come up with something, but I goofed it as it’s supposed to be more specific than my little collage … still I put the work into it and liked the collage, so here it is until I can come up with something a little more in theme.

The Stink Bug

photo haikunear autumn vineyards
among wild passiflora
a stink bug visits

(c) G.s.k. ’14

I was trying out the PicMonkeyusing their collage app and had a few problems … as you can see I signed it G.d.k. and only noticed it later (sigh).  Ciao Bastet!