February 28, 2011

Haiga 523 Mark Brooks haiku 1


Haiku by Mark Brooks. Artwork by myself.

spring wind
the hobo's smiling cat
erases herself

Concerning this haiku, Mark san informed me about hobo sign. (see here). I did not know about this practice and i was intrigued. I then wanted to draw my version of the sign, smiling cat, and with the same brush I did the calligraphy. In both process, I kept in mind Spring wind. That's how this haiga came about.

Mark san writes of this haiku, "a firend erased the marking from her mailbox; she had given some panhandling youths some lemonade, of all things, the day before".

7 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

the font complements, so well, the drawing; much love...

kuni_san said...

That's a pretty fast comment, Gillena san. Thanks. I enjoyed drawing this haiga.

Mark Brooks said...

Wow, thank you Kuni-san. I'm flattered that you enjoyed this haiku enough to create with it.

Alan Summers said...

Wonderfully fun haiga that brings out so many of the senses.

Alan
Alan’s Area 17 blog
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Yoshiko said...

Thank you for the link for hobo sign. I didn't know.
I like this Mark san's haiku very much; and this haiga added humor for its pathos. Nice combination!

Devika said...

That brought a smile, Kuni-san...all but fun, akin to a kind of Alice's Wonder about the Cheshire cat :)

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

I really like this cat drawing myself so I might use it for another graphic assignment.