Writers Group Celebrates Autumn With Haiku

The Studios630 Writers Group took a leaf-raking break to capture the beauty of the natural world in fall haiku. Each month, in addition to reading and critiquing each others’ work, our writers have an optional “homework” assignment. In October/November, the homework was a haiku challenge. Writing haiku gave us an opportunity to focus on the present moment, play with words, and unleash our creativity within a set structure. (Traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 in the third line. Contemporary haiku does not necessarily adhere to these guidelines.) Here are a few sample haiku from our session. Our next meeting will be January 10; we are focusing on personal essay. If you’re a wordsmith, please join us. Stay abreast of our events on the Studios630 Facebook page. Thanks to ArtLife Gallery and Studio for hosting us! Late fall zinnias Colorfully riotous In dark morning gloom -Dawn Bertuca Bright red Maple leaf Caught dancing on the breezes Pirouette landing -Deb Dynako Fall color stains me The hue of God’s living room The place he abides -Bruce Schuurmann Leaves that linger low Soon to fall below, and next Fertile ground, awash -Kristin Aasmundstad Walsh We would love to hear from you. Add your own haiku in the comments! Photos by Dawn...
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Gallery Number 2 Is UP

In case you haven’t seen it our second showing of local artists is up at The Corner House! This showing has 14 local artists and around 36 pieces of art. Some of it for sale. You’ll find photography, illustration and paintings. While you’re at The Corner House picking up your favorite beverage. You can pick up business cards and information about the artist presenting their work.  If you’re interested in purchasing their works you can contact them with their cards or click on their links below. Artists Showing Art: Bruce Schuurmann  email Carolyn Dunn email Christine Murphy  630-715-0621 Call or Text Chris Pestel    email  website Debbie Heemstra Novak email Don Meyer email Kate Iwinski email Karoline Heggaton email  website Keith Heggaton  email Kyle Macary email Matt Puchalski  email Sean McMenemy  , website Sharon Tinker  emailwebsite Susan Dowty  email...
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The Corner Gallery

We did it! Our first local gallery!   Okay this is just the beginning and we have more on the way! Let’s welcome our first artists that submitted work. Debbie Heemstra Novak – Photography – Mixed Media EMAIL Katharine Teesdale – Pottery EMAIL WEBSITE Sharon Tinker – Photography EMAIL WEBSITE Molly O’Brien-Prusa  Pottery EMAIL Sean McMenemy – Photography – Watercolor EMAIL WEBSITE Please stop pick up your favorite drink, sit back and enjoy some art. On Aug 28th we’ll be hosting a Meet the Artist Night!  So you can come by and talk art with all the creators on display at The Corner House right now.  Find out more at our MeetUp Page or go to our EVENTS page to see what we have going on. Would you like to purchase the art you see try out our Online Store.    If you’re an artist and would like to submit work go here. If you’re a merchant in Lombard and would like to host a gallery go here.  ...
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Show Your Work

Just read this book, it’s a really fast read I mean really fast.  Read it on a plain flight.  If you’re looking for ways to get your work out there but you’re not quite sure where to start.  Start HERE with this book.  At the very least it will give you ideas on how to become more of a digital social butterfly.  You’ll also learn some techniques for developing a strategy for regularly showing off your work and not becoming one of those dreadful spammers. You can buy the book at Amazon or you can borrow it from...
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