Artist – Mixed Media


Pigment and brushes
Graceful balance in motion
Tai chi on paper

in color
Swish and swirl
Slow meditation in action


Our host, Chèvrefeuille of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai introduces a new feature this month — Ghost Writer. The Ghost Writer features segments introduced by some of the amazing talent of regular participants and contributors to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.   The first is JulesPage of julesgemsandstuff.

JulesPage, a lovely renegade poet, challenges herself daily with mixes of various short-form poetic media.   She first introduced me to the Dutch form of Elfje —- consisting of 11 words spread over 5 lines.   My contribution of mixed media for today: — a Haiku/Senryu (5-7-5) finished with an Elfje (11 words in 5 lines).


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014



Mixed Media Poetry


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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13 Responses to Artist – Mixed Media

  1. Tai chi on paper… I like it a lot


  2. julespaige says:

    I had to chuckle at ‘renegade’… Thank you for your mixed media!

    I am transported to the artist swish and swirling, welcome the ‘peace’ as I evolve into the drying ink of the art.


  3. Libby says:

    ‘Tai chi on paper’ – inspired! I love the Elfje section too.


  4. What a joy to read this haiku-elfje set Becca … very nicely composed verses and I am glad that you like this mixing of forms … thank you for sharing


  5. Tai chi on paper is a perfect way to describe the deliberate strokes the Chinese calligrapher uses when he paints each meaningful word. I love this haiku Becca


  6. Kitties Blue says:

    Excellent and completely visual without one photo needed. Thanks, I truly enjoyed this. Janet


    • becca givens says:

      Thank you, Janet … considering I use to pair photos with my work for a good part of my writing … I decided a year or so ago to try to decrease that aspect. So I am working on increasing the number of micro-poetry without photos. I appreciate the feedback.


  7. Mike says:

    A delightful coupling that animates the act for the reader. Great work indeed.


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