Noticed how cracked the ground was and followed the urge to draw it. Noticed the drawing looked like a map and what if I used the drawing as a map instead of yesterday’s version. First attempt I found the distortion between distance tricky, it worked best by following the turns and not worrying too much if it didn’t match the map. Quickly discovered it was a good tool to get lost with. Came across fallen oaks, a dead nuthatch and included all in the drawings and prose.
I re-used the map, this time locating a different start position on the drawing which took me the furthest from the car. There is greater ease with which text and ideas come with the drawings. The expressions bring a mixture of feelings of excitement and presence. The only fear I felt was when sat next to badger sets.
At home I research the haiku and haiga, i’d been using Japanese ink painting methods to describe the figurative nature of trees in the field I walk the dogs daily. The haiku are about the beauty in nature, what I seem to be expressing is more rustic, less polished, more truthful. Senryu have that quality and are about relationships, so I’m looking into those.