Friday, November 28, 2008

Dare #59

Hello fellow darers!!
Well the weather is gradually warming up and we are able to get out and enjoy the outdoors more at last!

For this dare lets be inspired by Mother Nature....create a layout using a photo with a nature theme....the photo must have no people in it....your layout must also include a Haiku poem which can be composed by you or somebody else

Here is a little background info on Haiku poetry...

Haiku is a Japanese verse form that relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its message. It is usually three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, and frequently includes natural images or themes. It is believed to have been first written in the seventeenth century and is based on a Zen Buddhist philosophy of simplicity and the idea of perfection that excludes the extraneous.

This simple form of poetry goes really well with beautiful images of nature so I am looking forward to what you put together! Just pop haiku into google and you will find plenty of inspiration or visit your the poetry section at the library.

We have great prize for this dare...perfect for this time of the year when we feel a little snowed under by the clutter and chaos around us lol!
Our Sponsor for dare #59 is Aby Garvey from Simplify101. Be sure to check out the website here Simplify 101 is all about helping you create real and lasting change in your life by getting more organized! There is a great range of workshops to suit your needs and an awesome ezine newsletter that you can subscribe to here
Aby is very generously giving the lucky winner of Dare #59 a free Organizing 101 workshop which kicks off on January 13th...just in time to help you with your New Years resolution of being more organized!
Our Guest Designer for this dare is Donna Brisbois...love this Donna, that picture makes me wish I was right there! thanks so much for taking up the dare!




My layout...the haiku reads....


Birds and bees flying

soft blades of grass on my feet

new flowers blooming.




Lianne's layout...the haiku reads...

Alone on his perch
The seagull rests tired wings
Living in freedom



Sharon's layout


Donna's haiku reads:

There's a special place

Where the mountain meets the sea

The place I was born

Lara's Layout

Happy daring everybody...there will be more layouts added by the NZ dare team during the week so do check back...

Deadline for this dare is Wednesday December 10th.

Leave a link in the comments to your LO's on your blog, gallery, or you may use the Flickr group if you like. If necessary you can email your LO to Lianne at RANDLGRAY@xtra.co.nz (no bigger than 100kb).

Meek.



4 Comments:

Blogger Sonya said...

Thank you for another great challenge. Love all of your pages, they were such an inspiration that I thought I would try one myself, and I have had this frog photo sitting in my 'To do' pile for ever now, this challenge was the excuse I have been waiting on to scrap it!
http://www.nzdares.blogspot.com/

3:53 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Whoops sorry- wrong link! http://www.picklespatch-sonya.blogspot.com/

3:55 PM  
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Anonymous Corinne said...

I was intrigued by the verses and so got stuck in.
http://corinnelister.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/mother-nature/

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