Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Haiku Tuesday-Trees Seeking Sky

Tall trees seek sky
Gentle rains kiss and caress their branches
The forest exhales life

Wow, days running into night, gloomy, raining, still raining, where in the heck is spring? It is Haiku Tuesday and as I am getting into the habit of thinking of it ahead of time, I find myself pulling things out during the week and it also guarantees that in a busy week I will at least write one Haiku. As I tend to over do things, Haiku makes me pare down and keep it simple. I unearthed my very favorite stencil last week as I was working on a commission, if I could have only one stencil this would be it. I used it this week as a mask, I first airbrushed a tan over white card stock and then laid the stencil and sprayed with different colors, leaving the trees almost bare as they still are here. I used two background blocks (Bazzill), I embossed the top lavendar block with the Cuttlebug branches folder and because they were similar in color and because the right side was heavy I chose to use rounded photo corners on just the left side of each block. This gives it some balance and also gives it a bit of an Art Deco feel. My Haiku was computer generated onto 90lb. cold pressed watercolor paper and then airbrushed. All colors are Copic markers and the Copic Airbrush System. Happy Tuesday, Hugs

8 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW Sandi! That stencil is just GORGEOUS and I LOVE the colors you used with your airbrush. This is truly beautiful and I love the Haiku as well. xxD

Crayola58 said...

Sandi, this is truly beautiful. Serene.
Hugs.
Carole

Sharon Caudle said...

Sandi, this is stunning!!! The verse is beautiful and gives me a sense of peace and calmness. I can see why that stencil would be your favorite! Gorgeous card!! hugs!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Sandi, you are so very talented. I love the Haiku poem and the card is beautiful

Helen said...

This is beautiful. I will whisper it quietly, but I have this stencil and ... I don't think I've used it... thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Sandi, this is outstanding. Love your art AND your writing!! gj

Whippet said...

Love the stencil and the Haiku. Hope you get some rain free weather soon:-)

1CardCreator said...

Wow Sandi, your Haiku is so refreshing, it makes me long for spring. Your card is drop dead gorgeous! The trees are lovely, what a stencil! Take care, ~Diane