The new issue of Sketchbook has been posted.
Carlos Colón sent this:
As reported in the November 2007 HSA Newsletter, Laura Flett, who attended the March 2007 HSA Quarterly Meeting in Shreveport, had a large article and photo in the Shreveport Times about a haiga project she displayed in her front yard. Thirty-four haiku were burned into tree cookies (thin slices of trunk) and arranged in a spiral. Flett's "Heart Journey" haiga were later exhibited at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on "Artist Sunday."
Laura's "Heart Journey" is now posted on her Facebook page. Follow this link to take the journey:
Caribbean Kigo Kukai #01
Dear haiku friends you are invited to participate in The Caribbean Kigo First Kukai
The is Kigo LENT
Send one haiku which includes the word lent to firstname.lastname@example.org
season of lent —
we choose the lime hot sauce
for our fish
Deadline for sending entries is March 17th 2009
Deadline for sending votes is April 2nd 2009
Voting: Score your votes using a total of 6pts
Send your votes to email@example.com
Faith & Belief, QUAD, Derby, UK
Deadline: 16 March 2009
QUAD invites artists, poets and writers to submit original text-based compositions for exhibition on the non-gallery walls of QUAD during the period 9th May - 26th Jun 2009. We are looking for text-based works in the form of Japanese Haiku poetry that will be shown on the non-gallery walls in QUAD, including corridors, stairwells, and landings throughout the building. The theme we would like you to respond to is Faith & Belief.
Celebrating 2009 International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei (and the 40th of the Moon Walk), we would like to invite artists, poets and writers to submit their work to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe. Whether you want to address the idea of belief in relation to scientific achievement and the technological progress of exploration, or if you want to draw attention to questions such as 'where do we come from?' and 'what are we here for?' this is your chance to share your thoughts and put words on your imagination. We would like you to explore the breadth of aspects of faith, including (but not limited to) science, secularism, religion, prayer, meditation, ritual, myth, self-awareness, transcendentalism, diversity, existentialism, spiritualism, conflict and philosophy.
Download the pdf below for submission guidelines here:
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never created such a position.
Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it along to your friends and colleagues. The petition is located at:
And what a unique way to let someone know that you're thinking about them while they're in the hospital.