I love texting haiku. It forces me to be creative even if all I have to say is, "I miss you."
"It is not easy,
To think about you always.
I am left bereft."
That one's my favorite. Not dirty at all but it's a good example of a haiku text. So I went to cheer a friend by sending him dirty haiku. It was super fun! I wrote ten in the first day alone. Soon I started writing them in a tiny red leather book, showed them to others and watched the blood rise to their cheeks. I listed to them being read aloud and felt myself turn bright red to match the book's cover. It was too much fun to not share.
Within a few days I asked Rob Liliedahl of Liliedahl Images if he'd be interested of taking pictures of my friends in their underwear. Now that I say that, I realize how odd of a question that is. But after explaining about the haiku I then explained that I was looking to take the poetry a step further and write them on skin framed by underthings. Rob is a great photographer and I knew he could capture what was in my head a thousand times better than me guessing with a camera for hours on end.
We did tests on a couple of very dear friends. We thought, hmmm... maybe we can shoot around 20 shots and then have a nice little art show. We thought maybe one shoot. We looked for about 10 volunteers and, so far, we have over 40. We are so very thankful to be able to capture all 69 haiku in photographs. We have art shows planned nearly every month for 2012 and we hope to have a coffee table book printed in 2013.
Thank you for looking. We wouldn't be here if you didn't want us to be.
As Always, With Love,
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