We're delighted to have an'ya back again with these seven compositions on our issue's theme of "Life Cycles." An'ya writes
As an artist, I consider myself only a dabbler since tanka comes much easier to me. Sometimes the art comes first and sometimes the tanka, but I love to combine the two art forms. I use a combo of painting and digital manipulation in my art program. I try not to directly match the tanka with the art, rather just to enhance the collaboration in a subtle way. I like using free white space and usually make art without any borders or frames. In a sense, whatever happens, happens...and I just hope someone will enjoy my efforts.