haigaonline
issue 10-1
summer 2009

 

 

 

 

Our haiga challenge for this issue was the theme of 'play'. Play is so basic to our nature that we know it when we see it, though in the English language, the word is loaded with many different meanings:

. . a quality of mind in engaging with one's worldview. . . a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities that are normally associated with pleasure and enjoyment. . . may consist of amusing, pretend or imaginary interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions or interplay. . .

(excerpted from Wikipedia)

The instructions for our challenge left artists free to work out their own responses to the theme, though we did search the World Kigo Database and other online sources for season words to jump start everyone's creativity: Boy's Day, the Doll Festival, April Fool's Day, May Day, blowing soap bubbles and coloring/hiding Easter eggs for Spring; vacation, going barefoot, swimming in a pool or at the beach for Summer, and for our friends in the Southern hemisphere, skiing, ice skating, sleigh riding, snowmen and snowball fights for Winter. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you'll enjoy the haiga.

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Ida Mahulja
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Pris Campbell
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Martina Heinisch
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Linda Papanicolaou
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Judi Hall
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Billie Dee
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Emily Romano
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Judi Hall
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Billie Dee
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Linda Papanicolaou
11
Carol Raisfeld
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Pris Campbell
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Linda Pilarski
14
Ed Baker
15
Geoff Sanderson
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Emily Romano
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Susan Constable
and Don Baird
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Larry Kammer
19
Jacek Margolak
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Dorota Pyra
workshop