today’s doodle – tulips

thoughts of spring...
thoughts of spring…

A very quick doodle today… it has been much too long since I posted! … and I want to celebrate my five year blogiversary!!! Also, I am just getting used to a new computer – it will be fun to figure out what I can do with all it can do!

UPDATE: New poem from Tom for this doodle capturing exactly the feeling of the image!

Imaginary tulips rising high
above the snows whose depth is all too real.
Still they stand, a flag that proudly flies
expressing all that everyone must feel:
BEGONE ye winter snows! Your time is done!
Enough already! Damnit! GO AWAY!
Will will not yield to ice and cold that stuns,
however loudly you must have your say.
In this slog toward springtime we will win,
time and chance are fully on our side.
So though we greet new storms with some chagrin
the only thing that’s wounded is our pride.
Steadfast we stand, the True North strong and free!
O Winter never will we yield to thee.

image (cc) 2014 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2014 TJ Radcliffe

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today’s doodle… girl and shadow

watery shadow
watery shadow

A glimpse of someone sitting in the sun with subtle shadows moving across her face inspired  this doodle. This is not a portrait but an attempt to capture a feeling.

UPDATE: New poem from Tom! very ssssexy – thanks!

Sultry sadness, sliding slowly
Sunlit shadows, softer sighs
Sombre sexy siren sizzles
Seducing sober singles, shy.

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2013 Tom Radcliffe

today’s doodle… dancers

dancers
dancers

I didn’t start with a particular dance in mind – it just seemed full of movement. Maybe there are tam-tams playing – that seems about right 🙂  a park, and tam-tams… summer’s end…

UPDATE: New summers-end poem from Tom – thanks!!

For we who dance at summer’s end
will sway to beats that pulse and bend
along the geodesic line
toward the equinocal time
where darkness balances the light:
this long day wanes, encroaching night
extends its fingers up the sky
but still we dance, though winter’s nigh!

poem (c) 2013 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

today’s doodle – stretching cat

stretching...
stretching… or pouncing?

It’s been too long! I’ve been working longer hours recently and haven’t wanted to look at a computer too much after work but here is a quick doodle. Hoping to get back into the zone!

Hoping a haiku will be in order… Tom??

UPDATE: Thanks Tom!

beneath rainbow skies
stretching cat prepares for work
then goes back to sleep

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

haiku (c) 2013 Tom Radcliffe

Baie Saint-Paul inspired doodle…

Bay doodle
Bay doodle

reflected mountain
green dragon ripples over
cloud-flecked blue water

This doodle is not a portrait of the Bay… more just a feeling… an impression , one could say 🙂 I visited this beautiful place in Quebec last weekend with friends.

Today I am experimenting with blogging directly from my iPad mini… hence the short text.

UPDATE: Haiku from Tom. See above!
Haiku (c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

(cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer