We hosted a series of creativity challenges in January in honour of International Creativity Month, and were absolutely delighted by the participation. We were especially charmed by the haikus that were written and have chosen 10 to showcase here.
The creative challenges we posted were as follows:
- Week 1: Write a haiku about anything. Three lines, 5-7-5 syllables.
- Week 2: Do a blind contour drawing of a person or animal. The rules are: don’t lift your pencil off the page, and don’t take your eyes off the subject!
- Week 3: Create a graphic with a quote that resonates. Try using the app Canva.
- Week 4: Photograph a flat lay of must-have items (for any reason or occasion). We did daily winter essentials as a mompreneur working at home.
We asked participants to complete the tasks and post them on Instagram, tagging @dogoodpaperco and using hashtag #creativejanuary. But we encourage you to be creative every day, so if you’d like to try any or all of the above tasks, please do so and tag us so we can see your creations.
Without further delay, let us share with you 10 haikus that were written by you.
Let these amazing poems inspire you to try writing a haiku. New to poetry?... no worries. We have tips from a poet that you can check out, and lots of beautiful journals that you can use for your writings.
A huge thank-you to everyone who joined and for those of you who participated in 3 out of 4 challenges, a small gift will be on its way next week.