Purple Clematis Tanka

Purple Clematis Tanka and watercolor artwork by Wendy L. Macdonald for thesketchypoet.wordpress.com

purple clematis
climbing over the arbor
a resolution
to reach as high as I can
with my creative passions

~ wlm

I’ve begun writing tanka poetry on my Facebook page and decided to try one here too.

Although I’ve enjoyed writing haiku, I love the two extra lines the tanka allows.

This watercolor pencil painting was inspired by a photograph I took in my garden.

Are you aspiring to reach higher with your artwork?

Blessings for 2018 ~ Wendy


Oxalis Haiku

watercolor oxalis haiku by The Sketchy Poet Wendy L. Macdonald

in remembering

Who dressed flowers with splendor

solace filled my soul


Oxalis grow abundantly in my garden. My favorites are the large pink ones.

Blessings ~ Wendy ❤

Trumpeter Swan Haiku


wintering swans

enduring all seasons



This Trumpeter swan haiga (watercolor pencil painting)

was inspired by a photograph I took of a pair of swans I saw at a local park.

My husband and I have walked through many seasons together since 1983;

we hope to see many more winters, springs, summers, and autumns

side by side.


All Seasons Blessings ~ Wendy

Thanksgiving Feast



berries for the birds

providence for everyone

Thanksgiving feast




I’m trying to be more adventurous with my art.

In this picture I’ve included the backdrop that was in the photograph I took.

Sometimes a camera shot looks like a painting too.

Blessings on your weekend ~ Wendy