Friday, August 31, 2007

It's a Sad Day in Blogland...and a Haiku contest!

Threadbared is closing up shop.

Well okay, the blog will still be there for people to read but they won't be posting anymore. You can still buy their book, though. The book doesn't have a haiku about a crocheted skirt like the blog does, however.

Speaking of Haiku...

I decided to have a Haiku contest! I would love see some Haiku about altered art.

If you google Haiku you will find much discussion about the rules and whether you should use them. I say let's just start with the basics and if you break them a little...well, we call that artistic license in this house!

The pattern for Haiku is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

If you would like some examples, check out this site full of Haikus about lint - yes, as in dryer. My favorite might be the one that ends in "Lint, you complete me."

I did one really quickly:

Altered art passion.
New beauty made from old things.
It makes my heart sing.

I would love to see some Haiku from you guys! Also, wouldn't it be great to make some art to go with it? However! This is, first and foremost, a project about Haiku - so no pressure on the art front. Popping out a little Haiku seems like a quick, easy, and fun thing to do and having to link it to art might make it become a big project all of a sudden.

If you are too shy to post your Haiku on the comment section you can email me your poem if you want to share it less publicly or if you would like me to post it for you anonymously.

Have some fun!


Anonymous said...

I've never tried writing Haiku before, so this could be fun (and very addicting). is my first attempt:

Creating each day
The mind and hands join as one
A new piece is born

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / said...

I've sat here for 10 minutes trying to do this haiku thing and i just can't do it! Aughhhh!
So here's mine though I broke all of the rules:

Everyone that knows me
will tell you the truth.
I talk entirely too much
to use just five syllables on anything.

The End

Chelise said...

What fun!

I posted my entry on my writing blog:

And, I plugged this fun contest on The ZNE Scene. : D

xoxo - Chel

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

I can't stop Haiku-ing- thanks a lot!! Gina

Friends think my art's nuts.
I say it's "altered," you putz.
Who needs friends? Got ZNE!

A-T-C for me.
A-C-E-O for me, too.
Can't think of a better gift!

Just want to make art.
There's no time to sleep at all.
Who needs sleep? Just art.

Lorraine said...

Hi everyone - I'm new to ZNE but not to altered art, or altered everything. I just didn't know what I was doing all these years! Here's my take on the haiku:

something unwanted
nothing left for me to do
but change that somehow

Best regards to all!

completelycollaged said...

Carefully chosen
Nesting essentials gathered
Findings from the heart

I have an altered 4x6 that goes with my haiku on my ning site and blog

completelycollaged said...

Carefully chosen
Nesting materials gathered
Findings from the heart.

I have a 4x6 altered card that goes with this.You can view it on my blog