A taste of haiku

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Comics from the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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The Clam Show

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Razor clams are the buried treasures of Hood Canal.

During his talk at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017, David Berger explained clam digging is a family activity.

At low tide, everybody goes on the beach to dig for clams with shovels and buckets.

If you see bubbles on the surface of the water, it means there’s a clam buried in the sand. This is  called…. the Clam Show.

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Sharks in the lagoon

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When I read this post on the Seabeck Haiku Getaway Facebook page dated February 3 2017, I thought it was a joke.

 

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Sharks… in the lagoon?!

When I arrived at Seabeck Conference Centre, someone confirmed they were, indeed, mud sharks in the lagoon.

One morning, I headed for the lagoon. And guess what I saw….

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A V shape… and a fin sticking out of the water!!!

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I walked on the dock and the shark circled back because it was low tide and there was nowhere else to go.

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Mud shark at Seabeck Conference Centre (photo: Jessica Tremblay)

Turns out there were two sharks, swimming side by side.

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Mud shark at Seabeck Conference Centre (photo: Jessica Tremblay)

I took multiple photos (and a video) before they swam away.

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Mud shark at Seabeck Conference Centre (photo: Jessica Tremblay)

The mud sharks are about 1 meter long, but they do look like real shark. It was very impressive.

 

 

Etegami workshop

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At Seabeck Haiku Getaway, instructor Darlene Dihel introduced us to etegami (e= image; tegami= letter).

The technique consists of holding the brush at the very top, so your lines are squiggly and the sketch a little rough, but that’s the look you’re looking for. The clumsier it looks, the better.

The workshop was really fun. Even though we started with the same templates – pumpkins, grapes, wine glasses — each artwork was different.

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Etegami intructor Darlene Dihel at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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Etegami workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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Etegami workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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Etegami created by a participant of the workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

 

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the gift

or imperfection

  • Jessica Tremblay

Kite making workshop

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The Seabeck Haiku Getaway included a kite-making workshop with James Rodriguez during which we built an indoor kite.

 

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Kite-making instructor James Rodriguez

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Kite-making workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

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Kite-making workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

the kite builder

makes

the wind

  • Jessica Tremblay (inspired by a quote from James Rodriguez)