Sunday, April 29, 2007

April 22, 2007 - Pacific Asia Museum Family Festival

SCHSG at the Pacific Asia Museum Family Festival
Debbie Kolodji and Kath Wilson
April 22, 2007

The Southern California Haiku Study Group had a haiku table at the Family Festival at the Pacific Asia Museum on Sunday, April 22, 2007. The table was manned by Debbie Kolodji and then by Kath Wilson.
We had coloring book style pages of kites with an Issa haiku for the children to color, copies of our April kigo list and notecards for those adults who wanted to try their hands at haiku.

Kath also brought nice cardstock paper, paper, glue, and copies of Pacific Asia Museum brochures so that the children could cut out photos of the museum and glue them on the card. Kath then composed a special haiku for each child with their name in it. It was an afternoon filled with smiling children and the haiku table was a popular one for parents and children alike.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

April 21, 2007 - Workshop and Kukai

Kath Wilson, Tom Bilicke, and Debbie Kolodji
April 21, 2007, Pacific Asia Museum

Today's workshop was small but lively. The koi were back in the courtyard to inspire us:

floating gauze
of a belly dancer
koi wiggle

- Deborah P Kolodji

We discussed the season and had a small kukai with many nice haiku by the three of us.

Here are some sample April kigo:

The Season: spring wind, warmer days
Sky and Heavens: spring sky, pink moon
Mountains, Fields and Ocean: snow run-off, green hills
Flowers and Plants: Easter Lily, wisteria
Birds and Animals: harbor seal pups, woodpecker nests
Human Affairs: baseball season starts, vacation plans

Our next workshop and kukai will be on Saturday, May 19, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Pacific Asia Museum. Bring your haiku and thoughts of the season and join us.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

April 2007 Events

Sunday, April 8 - Haiku Pacific Rim, Matsuyama, Japan

Two SCHSG members attended Haiku Pacific Rim this year in Matsuyama, Japan - Jerry Ball and Linda Galloway. Jerry Ball's opening remarks are in the video archive of the conference:

Saturday, April 21, 2-4 pm - Workshop and Kukai, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena

The April workshop will be held in the Volunteer Room instead of the Blue Room due to a wedding at the museum scheduled from 11-3. Please go through the gallery and use the elevator so not to disturb wedding guests.

Sunday, April 22, 1-4 pm - Family Festival at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena

The Pacific Asia Museum is holding a family festival with hands-on arts and crafts workshops in the courtyard and auditorium. All ages welcome. Activities include origami, calligraphy, sumi-e, collages, mandalas, and haiku. The SCHSG group will be manning a table for this event. If you can help out, please contact Debbie Kolodji at dkolodji "at" aol "dot" com.

If it rains, the courtyard activities will be set up inside the galleries instead.