My new friend Bee at Irish Blessings Tours had a wonderful idea the other day to bring the writing of Haiku poetry into my ‘illuminated diary’ practice. Like small, quick sketches, Haiku poems are a brief but effective way to capture a moment in time, especially when time is of the essence. Or, you are simply feeling lazy, un-motivated, or stuck…..
Brisk, moonlit morning
still warm blankets, call to me -
crickets sing, ‘wake up!’
Try writing a haiku poem in your sketchbook, along with a drawing. The dance between images-in-pictures and images-in-words will enliven even the most seemingly mundane moments.