#WorldWatercolorMonth Day Twentyone

I couldn’t think of anything to paint today, so I reached for my paintbrushes, watercolour pads, and paints, sat myself down and decided to go for the first thing that came into my head.

Luckily, it was a butterfly!

As I was painting, I realised that I also need to get back to doing a little more writing, so I thought I’d come up with a little 5-7-5 piece to go with it.

Silently she drinks
Always wary and watching
And ready for flight

I have no idea what type of butterfly this is… I found the image online, and liked the way it was looking toward the camera. Well, that’s how I saw it, anyway. I always tend to see things just a little differently… and one quick doodle later, followed by a splosh of this colour and a splish of that one, a sprinklin’ of a few words hither and thither, and the addition of my name for good measure, today’s post is complete.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Butterflies are so lovely and friendly… and they sure do lift the spirits. 🙂 You got the varied details on this lovely lady…

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    1. Thanks, CM. Yes, they do brighten the days a little, don’t they?

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  2. lovely Tom! Painting and words!

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  3. Good piece Tom! 🙂

    And good Haiku! 🙂

    God Bless!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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  4. Such a regal lady she is as she sits upon her throne of sweetness….Looks a bit like a Monarch butterfly or flutterby as many call them….Well done and it was nice hearing words again as well 🙂 Have a great weekend my friend…VK

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    1. I’ve started adding a few more words once again, VK… as well as making the time to paint, I have to make time also to write. My imagination is demanding it! 😀
      Hope you’re having a great weekend also!

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  5. Love this butterfly, Tom! Nice work! (Also love the 5-7-5!)

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    1. Thanks, Charlie… I need to find that right balance between painting and writing now. I’ll get there!

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  6. Cute, cute butterfly … the eyes are looking back at us. I like it very much, Tom. Perhaps, it’s best to just sit and draw rather than have a preconceived image in mind. The colorful flower a perfect. 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora… that was certainly the case with the flower… well, how it ended up anyway! 😀

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