Creativity, Poem

Shine – (Haiku)

Girl Shine Haiku

The light of the world

Who gave all for those He loved

Shines brightly in me

This is my first whimsy girl mixed media piece. In all honesty, I loved it before I added the words and started playing with it more. The hair kind of makes her head look wide now, and before it didn’t. Just goes to show that the expression “Keep it simple, stupid” has credit.


39 thoughts on “Shine – (Haiku)”

  1. I think she’s beautiful, Staci! She has a very innocent quality about her. Did you use reflective paint or glitter in it? I like the idea of using reflective material to emphasize the point about The Light of the World. Nicely done!!!!

    1. Awwww, thanks Rob. I’m a little down about it because yesterday it was so much nicer. Then I went and played a bit more at night and her head became wide and all. I used glitter.
      Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. 🙂 Thanks Audrey. You know, you’re right. I just need to enjoy the journey. I’m such a strong feeler, and somewhat (ok, very much) of a perfectionist, that I want it to be just perfect. And then I get down if it isn’t. If I do something I really like, I get a real high, and super excited. Hmmmm, the ups and downs of being a strong feeler.
      Thanksgiving is tomorrow right? My bday is tomorrow. So then, I have a ton to be thankful for 🙂
      Can I come over for some Thanksgiving dinner please?
      Thanks Audrey.
      🙂 ❤

      1. I am also, as you know, a feeler. I understand where you are creatively and just know it is where I often find myself. You’re not alone. We both are tough critics of ourselves. I think we just have to let it flow. I bet your husband loves this creative side of you. I see your picture as perfection, so the pressure is off. 😉

        Yes! Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Please, I’d love to have you guys!! One day, for sure.
        Happy Birthday a day early, my friend! Do you have plans? I hope so… Ahh. Birthdays are so fun. I pray it is the best of days!! 🙂

      2. Awwwwww, you’re great Audrey. ‘Perfection?’ Wow. Thank you so much. Yes, my husband does appreciate my creative side. He longs for me to sing more and especially live. I’m my definitely my worst critic when it comes to my voice and songs. He thinks I’m nuts. Just recently he told me that he doesn’t ever expect anymore that I’ll get over myself and believe that I can do it (with my voice and music, that is). He’s also very creative. Especially with ideas, developing characters for a script and all. He’s a real heady and reason type of guy. Teaches on world view and sociology type of stuff. I love that about him. And learn soooooo much.
        Who knows, maybe we’ll be in Texas some day. Even if we’re not in Huston (is it?), I’d definitely make the trek there to meet you.
        Well, bday plans… to eat yummy cake, that’s a for sure. Friday night we’re getting together with another couple (friends of ours). We always make something special to eat and drink some red wine and laugh and talk loud (they’re Brazilians and I’m – well – I’m just loud old me). Hopefully my kids will stay asleep.
        Thanks Audrey. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope you have a blast.

    1. Oh Lorrie, you’re so sweet. Thank you so much. I liked her more before I went and played with it again last night. But, you live and learn, right.
      🙂 ❤

    1. Ohhh, thank you so much. I’m encouraged with all the wonderful feedback I’m getting. As I said to Audrey, I’m a perfectionist and a strong feeler. If it’s not perfect, according to my standards, I get down. So I really appreciate the kind words.
      Thanks again.

  2. yeah sometimes simple is good- but it is fun to experiment and learn as you go – and I think booth are beautiful – words and art!! 🙂

    1. Ohhhhh, thanks Benjamin. Hehe, yes, it ‘shines’.
      Have a great sleep tonight. Make up for the other nights of the lack of sleep.

  3. Love the art and the haiku. You are really moving right along with the mixed media stuff, huh?! And every time you do it makes me want to try it more. After I get my knee fixed I may have to give it a try. Love and hugs, N ❤

    1. Hehe, thanks Natalie. It helps when my husband is traveling, because then I can spend all the time I want in the evenings trying it.
      Oh yes, you’ll definitely have to try it out. I’m sure you would love it.
      Love and hugs to you.
      🙂 ❤

  4. Wonderful artwork and haiku, Staci! I love simple art-forms, it’s beautiful and always stays unique. Have you used those sparkly pastel colours (hehe, not sure if there is an artsy name for it)? I LOVE the background composition, gives the picture a mystical presence! And, I am proud of you pursuing your interests, my friend! You’re off to a great start. I wait for more! ❤ 🙂

    1. Awwww, thanks. Yea, it’s simple but I’m just starting out right? I used water color pencils, white acrylic paint, a textured brayer, stencils with a meshy sponge and pearl glitter. It was fun. It was better before I put the words, I ended up playing with the girl a bit more and made her head too wide by touching up the hair. Oops. Anyhow, today’s my birthday. YEAH! It’s sunny and warm and I feel good. I like my body and my hair today so it’s all going well so far. Hehehehehe.
      Much love sweetie.
      🙂 ❤

      1. I knew there were tech-art terms too! 😀
        The girl is pretty, Staci, wider forehead is a sign of intelligence! ^_^

      2. WooHoo! Grape jam sounds great. How about some tea and biscuits too. We’ll have a little party.
        Thanks so much sweetie. Having a great day so far.
        🙂 ❤

  5. Love your picture/poem. I, too, am new to mixed media just started about two months ago. Art was one of the reasons for the new blog. It really didn’t fit into to other projects. Hope you had a great birthday.

  6. Oh my gosh Staci, I’m gone for a little bit and you become this amazing mixed media artist!!! I love this, both the artwork and the poem! I’m sooo glad you posted your artwork in here. I knew you’d be fabulous at it! Xoxo

    1. Hahahaha. Awwww, thanks Kirsten. You’re too kind to me.
      I’ve been bit by the bug, and don’t ever want to stop now.

  7. Oops, I was so excited about your artwork I hit post comment too soon. Happy Belated Birthday. My daughter’s birthday is the 27th too…she turned 27 this year.

    1. WHAT! You have a daughter? I had no idea. Do you have any other children? That’s great, we share a birthday together. Congratulations to her.
      🙂 ❤

    1. Awwwww, thanks so much M.T. I’ve just started trying my hand at mixed media art. This one is my first girl. I love the whole Whimsy look.
      🙂 ❤

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