Lady in the moon...

Lady in the moon
rises above the treeline
like a loose, round pearl.

View up close in the gallery.

A lot of my paintings carry my haiku poems on them.

I like the economy and revelation of them. About ten years ago I challenged myself to write a haiku a day at the start of the new year. After a year of doing it, I found it hard to stop. I've kept it up pretty consistently since then and now have hundreds of them.

I'll pull from old ones for a new painting, or sometimes a new painting requires a new haiku. In this case, it was a haiku written last year that got a new life as part of this painting. As the painting got going, I could see that moon from the haiku hanging up there and the idea was complete.