Kiss from a Rose

I wanted to do something other than write tonight. My mind is tired, and I wasn’t feeling the word challenges at all. So… I thought I’d use my new illustration for a haiku instead.

A world divided,

Souls adrift between two spheres,

Hate falls, love will rise.

It’s hard to say a lot in seventeen syllables, but I think I was going for a call to peace. The word divided is such an accurate description of the world, so it was hard not to. It was either that or a love poem of some kind, and I’m definitely not in the mood for romance. Ha!

I wanted to do a “simple” illustration because I’ve decided that when I add them to my future stories I need to keep them basic so they’re not such time killers. Then I got carried away with this one, and added a real rose and some other fancy effects, so it wasn’t as effortless as I’d intended. In the future, any story I write will have a simple line drawing… just forewarning you.

That’s about all tonight.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you found something enjoyable here!

Until later,

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Divide and Rise

A Bit of Blues

I’ve been playing around now that my story is over. I start feeling so rebellious when I give myself an agenda like that. When I’m finished I like to do something that just feels good, or that helps me feel free again. Usually it’s some kind of wild, psychedelic abstract, which reminds me of scribbling as a child when you’re really, really mad.

I found some inspiration and wanted to try this one. It’s not psychedelic, but I think the woman expresses freedom, and the shedding of inhibitions. Not in a bad way, mind you, but in a way that helps me rid my feelings of uncomfortableness (or is it discomfort?).

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about the war a lot (like everyone else), so maybe it’s my form of protest for tonight. I think I should have put a helmet on her, bearing a peace symbol on it. Another edit for another day.

That’s about all. Just shaking the blues and getting ready for bed.

Until next time…

Peace & Love!