After a two-week break from haiga making (due to my health, and my inner critic!) I've returned this week refreshed: writing a handful of new haiku and tanka about my leukaemia journey and beginning to create my collage-style haiga with new materials, bought and found.
I delight so much in this process that the hours often go by unnoticed. Creating these art works is a full body experience, engaging all the senses, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I dream of extending my art space, so one day I might have a room all of my own just for making and enjoying art, in whichever form that may present itself.
Right now it's collage-style haiga, with a bit of photography creeping back in (after not touching my camera for several months). I'd like to learn how to use a photo editing software so I can add text to my photos. But presently my haiga is all consuming, and any other art projects I've had in mind will have to stay in the ideas vault.