Fun Monday #18 Watercolor Blues


Nikki is hosting today's Fun Monday. The Rules: Write a Poem, Illustrate it, and then post it. Click over to visit all the other participants listed at Tales of a First Time Mom.

Simple you say?
Not.

My poem and my illustration was to be the beautiful Rhododendron. Not only are several blooming on the north side of our house, but the native shrub is the Washington State Flower. In some areas of the state they bloom naturally and profusely in the wild.

I picked a huge bloom and floated it in a bowl. They did not bloom naturally and profusely on my paper. My eyes and my hands would not cooperate. Thus, my HAIKU.


Watercolor Blues

The artist’s rendition

Of Rhododendrons stays

In the bowl







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Comments

willowtree said…
My comprehension
Of this Monday's post
Is sadly lacking.

I just don't understand Haiku. But then I don't understand American Idol either.
Joy T. said…
Beauty is in the eye of the Haiku. Or something like that. And I say the picture is beautiful and the Haiku is great.
Beccy said…
I find this poetry lark very hard!!!

Love the Haiku and the painting is brilliant.
ChrisB said…
I knew I would struggle so was a coward and didn't enter but still tried and failed so far to come up with a completed verse. Your painting looks lovely, we have a red Rhonodendrom in bloom at the moment they don't last very long bit give a beautiful splash of colour to the garden.
mjd said…
Lovely Pamela, I stayed away from this challenge, but you rose to the occasion
Amy W said…
The painting is amazing!
C said…
That is a great watercolor. I don't know what you are talking about your hands were not cooperating. That is nice. Mail it to me if you don't like it!
Robin said…
I'll fight C for it ;)...it looked pretty from here, Pamela. You know your readers are much more forgiving than you are of yourself!

I love Haiku...BECAUSE it makes no sense, lol. I've yet to draw a picture...not sure if I'll get to that today or not.

Love your posies IRL, too ;).

p.s. I keep forgetting to tell you how much I LURVE your new header!!! I'm sure you've heard it ad nauseam, but it's PERFECT!
nikki said…
Love it! Great job! I'm so impressed what people have come up with!
Tiggerlane said…
I really like it - especially the artwork!

And I LOVE the new masthead. Totally cool!
Shelby said…
oh I love it!
Elizabeth Joy said…
I simply say "Try again." I think your rhodie won't have to stay in the bowl forever. Your attempt is already lovely to my eyes. And if your eyes see something even grander, I'm sure it will be perfection on paper.
Stephanie said…
Yeah!! What Elizabeth Joy said!!

I think your work is beautiful!!

Oh, and I personally love haiku!!

As soon as I have some time to blog from home, I'm totally going over to Willowtree's to give him one of my dad's. I'd post it here, but it's profane, and this is a family blog...

Love ya, Pamela!
Karmyn R said…
Too sad that the rhodie couldn't be recreated - but it worked for a sad haiku.
Beckie said…
Now that poem required talent. Mine was gibberish. Your painting is beautiful. Very nice job.
Biker Betty said…
From what I can see of your painting, it's beautiful. Love your Haiku.
lisa's chaos said…
Love the Haiku and your painting. Love the photo and your new header!

I don't rhyme and wasn't trying to.
:)
BarnGoddess said…
The painting is great (from what I can see of it) beautiful colors.

Mondays make everything harder, why is that?

Have a great week!
marnie said…
Love it! Love your photo too.
Sabrina said…
That's really deep. I'll be contemplating rhododendrons for the rest of the day. . .
Heather said…
Lovely. Too bad I don't know what rhododendrons look like. I'll wait for the painting to come out.
Little Miss Moi said…
dear pamela. Who painted the picture on the table? You? it's pretty.
angel said…
how cool is that- turning a "problem" into a work of art!
Susan in va said…
BEAUTIFUL Pamela - the art AND the Haiku.
Matt said…
Some day I aspire to follow in the footsteps of many in my family and learn to paint.

I'm good with finger painting and I figure I can build on that.
theotherbear said…
Oh Pamela that painting is just gorgeous! Can I have it for my wall? No? I also liked your poem :) I feel like mine was done in a rush because I forgot about it and quickly just typed something. Maybe because I did.
Carol said…
You are very talented!!
Masago said…
ach, you're too modest!
The Pear Lady said…
It appears you live in haiku, and do a wonderful job at it.
Though right now I'm a bit distracted, as I'm loving that new top graphic there. :)
wolfbaby said…
Ok I'll fight for that painting. Seriously I wish my work turned out half as well. Amazing. Seriously. And the poem was wonderful as well!!
Karmyn R said…
The new template looks very nice - I like the color scheme and how you made the title match.
ablondeblogger said…
Your work never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful!

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