Just a click away
All the colors of nature
Flow into beauty


Waiting to create
Set free by inspiration
Trusty Number 2


Looseleaf or tablet
White canvas blank before me
Beckoning my art


Vivid sticks of wax
Crayola preffered by me
Smell them to relax


4 Haiku about my tools.


  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago


  • Thanks, always great to hear from you!

    – 8upchef

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    I’m loving this so much…big smiles upon my face while reading it several times like a big kid…this is sheer genuis and beauty served with lots of fun. Cheers, Lisa =)XO

  • Wow! Your words are too kind. I really enjoy writing these as an escape. Knowing people enjoy them makes it even better.

    – 8upchef

  • mss3
    mss3almost 4 years ago

    This made me smile:) Love the references to each genre (art/wpods)….:) xo – E

  • So glad I could make you smile! Makes the writing very satisfying.

    – 8upchef

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    genre: writing/paint,pencil, pen ~ April 6, 2011

  • This really makes my day!!! Thank you so much.

    – 8upchef

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreameralmost 4 years ago

  • A most unexpected thrill! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

    – 8upchef

  • Andy  Hall
    Andy Hallalmost 4 years ago

    Thats great! It has such a relaxed and (AND PLEASE TAKE THIS AS THE COMPLIMENT THAT I MEAN IT AS) childlike feel to it. It’s just pure thought in words..

    My favourite part: “Smell them to relax” … Just genius!

    Seriously, Well done!

  • Childlike is definitely a compliment. Can’t take all the credit for the genius though…Read a study that placed the scent of crayons in the top ten memory sparking smells. And yes at 40+ I still stop and smell the Crayons. You should try it!

    – 8upchef

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful sense of letting things simply happen. Too many think art needs be always painful labor, forgetting instinctive beauty that occurs seemingly almost all of its own with just the least prompting by us. Instead of manipulating or contriving it is more like equal participation. Great work!

  • I think you have narrowed down why I enjoy Haiku so much. It is simply transcribing what nature tells you. I find it to be one of my easiest escapes! Thank you for spending some precious time with me today! Hope all is well. Much Love and inspiration to you! Larry

    – 8upchef

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 4 years ago

    love the minimalist approach in this work… pretense…..everything has its purpose.

  • Isn’t it wonderful that such seemingly simple items like pens and pencils can give us such pleasure!

    – 8upchef

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsalmost 4 years ago

    LOVE THESE! My favorite line Trusty Number 2 LOL. My second favorite line, Smell them to relax. I know exactly what you mean. xxoo

  • I really get a thrill when someone finds so much to like in my work! Thank you for taking the time!

    – 8upchef

  • byzantinehalo
    byzantinehaloalmost 4 years ago

    Congrat’s on the Feature for these Haiku’s…they’re fun and describe to me someone who appreciates the tools of his art. :))

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