What You Get Is What You See

In the last section of Raw Art Journaling, I use photographs as a starting point. I find something in the photograph that wants out, and let it out with pencils, markers, paint. You can do the same thing with words. Look at the photos below and use them as the starting point for writing. A photographic journal prompt. In this case, I wrote haiku, although you can use it as a journal prompt for a nature journal as well.

Water

Water: smooth. Danger?
Frozen, biting, hot and cold.
Holding time in check.

Earth

Earth waits for water
Water waits for freshing wind
Wind waits for no one.

Fire

Light years cool fire’s heat
Less in the burning desert
Even the moon is hot

Air

Dust hangs in the air
Reflecting heat and cactus
Glass is dust, is air

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–Quinn McDonald is the author of Raw Art Journaling.

9 thoughts on “What You Get Is What You See

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  2. OMG… not only are the photos great, but the accompanying haikus, well! You are a very inspiring woman and I am so glad Barbara pointed me in your direction! Thank you Quinn. =)

  3. I love these haikus and I certainly love your book!

    If we could only sum up our day in a haiku each night, it might be a good way to end a day and begin a night. But then there are moments in time worth a haiku already.

  4. I am reading your GREAT book. as I must be the only artist that does not journal, maybe this will inspire me to do so!

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