Watercolour of Pegs – a Haiku – Haiga: the Beauty of Everyday Things

Watercolour of pegs
This is from my handmade book called “Poems from Home: a collection of Illustrated Haiku”. A collection I wrote and drew, a few years ago.

I often find the look of everyday things: pegs, dishes on the kitchen sink, a pile of washing – their colours and shapes; are very appealing. As a mum of four boys (young men now) that’s just as well, as over the years , I’ve seen a lot of these things – everyday!

Whatever the subject matter, it’s the way you compose the visual information and present it in your picture space, that makes it interesting and attractive. And sometimes a swish of words – a title, a haiku; can add the final polish.

In a photo by Ompong, in a recent post on his blog Photo ni Ompong (the link takes you to this particular post) he has also focused on pegs, as well as clothes hangers, for the subject matter. He manages to make them look quite lovely.

Ompong often creates amazing photo compositions from what he sees in his everyday life. As well as, beautiful well composed photos of the natural world, especially sunsets. He shows great skill in the way he crops and arranges the visual elements of his photos; and I love how he uses post titles to cleverly compliment them. These usually have a touch of humour, which is also often evident in his posts.

Since I started blogging a few months ago, I’ve come across many amazing artists and writers. I intend to share links, sometimes, in my posts – Β to their lovely blogs. There are also lots of blog links on my sidebar, with some more I need to add on there soon.

Perhaps, next time you spy a pile of washing or a stack of dishes, you may well see a touch of beauty, that asks to star, in your next drawing, painting or poem. πŸ™‚

22 thoughts on “Watercolour of Pegs – a Haiku – Haiga: the Beauty of Everyday Things

  1. I love the watercolour and the charming haiku. A marriage made in Heaven!

    I, too, follow Ompomg (Jojo) and love his wonderful abstract macros. He’s a really nice man in a world that has far too few of them! πŸ™‚

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  2. After browsing around and taking in your art and words, I notice that I’m more equipped, perhaps more attuned, to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. There’s some momentary midwifery going on here. It’s more than seeing behind the scenes; maybe there’s a small role for us to play when witnessing the background give birth to the very foreground in which we’re enveloped. Thank you.

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    1. Such flattering words, Ompong! Thank you! But really, we are all in that same boat, of sharing our art, learning from and encouraging each other. I look forward to seeing your clever and inspiring future posts. πŸ™‚ Cheerio, Janette.

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  3. Reblogged this on Photo ni Ompong and commented:

    A wonderful insight from Janette of “Arts and Words”… Please do visit her blog and you will find how wonderful she combines art and words together.

    Janette: “I often find the look of everyday things: pegs, dishes on the kitchen sink, a pile of washing – their colours and shapes; are very appealing. As a mum of four boys (young men now) that’s just as well, as over the years , I’ve seen a lot of these things – everyday!”

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