Bamboo and Haiku

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Artist Friends, Haiku My Heart, Journaling | 3 comments

Yesterday I went to the Denver Botanic Gardens with my friend Liz Kettle. There is an exhibit there in the gardens, of sculptural bamboo. It was hot, really hot, so we found a shady place to draw these sinuous, flowing and tremendously exciting pieces. This one is at the entrance.

Liz has wonderful pictures of what we drew on her blog.

Here is my sketchbook page.

The bamboo moves through the gardens with amazing grace and beauty. Some of the sculptures were floating on the ponds. They looked architectural, nautical, lyrical.

Floating Sculptures

The rest of the gardens were bursting with color, which quite surprised me after the heat we have had this summer.

It was a lovely day with an interesting friend, wandering. Ahhhh.


Grateful for the Artists

Two artists weaving
Glorious shapes in gardens
Joyful wandering.

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  1. Awesome pictures, love the way you’ve melted your haiku and the pictures together. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I can’t even begin to say how much I’m enjoying the wanderings of you two artists! Those bamboo sculptures are amazing, the floating ones… evoke such feelings! Thank you for taking us along on your adventure!

  3. my dear friend,
    so much beauty and joy here in your friendship, creativity and inspiration. i love each capture of kindred spirits reflected in the light, water and summer air. you are as beautiful as the first night i met you! thanks for a giant taste of your happiness.

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