Honoring the Artist Within


She Was Chicken, but She Crossed the Road Anyway (detail) Copyright 2009 Janet Hovde

She Was Chicken, but She Crossed the Road Anyway (detail)
Copyright 2009 Janet Hovde

For those of you who live near Minneapolis-St. Paul, you are invited to Honoring the Inner Artist, a talk I am doing for Minnesota Contemporary Quilters on Monday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Textile Center. I will talk about my spiritual practices, healing, and artmaking, with LOTS of show and tell of my work. I believe the guest fee for coming to one meeting is $5. The Textile Center is at 3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, with map and directions here. Haiku of the week regarding my experience recovering from breast cancer:

You’ve told me what can

Go wrong. Now please tell me the

Best case scenario.

As always, I invite you to comment and/or to write your own haiku (3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) about the topic of your choice. See Healer Becomes Heal-ee for more description about my process of using this form of poetry to process my breast cancer recovery. If you like, use the buttons below to share this post with your friends.



  1. Why can’t I live near
    Your chicken is amazing
    I want to see her
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  2. Can I just ditto Kelly’s haiku and comment? Would love to live closer and be a part…
    Hope it goes well!

  3. Love your chicken chi!
    Love best case scenarios.
    Love your art quilts too.
    Harmony Harrison recently posted..Tucker, My Five-Minute Old Cat: Celebrating the oddities of my old orange kitty (who smacks me in the face)My Profile

  4. Wish I could make it to your talk – sounds wonderful!

    Beautiful chicken
    The artist brings such spirit
    Brightness shines forever.
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  5. My inner artist
    soaks in the glow of beauty
    shining from your self.
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  6. Loving all these Haikus.
    Now here I go

    Having a go and,
    Loving the creativity,
    That Haiku can bring
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  7. I’m so proud to know you! Getting out there to share your thoughts is so courageous!

  8. Saucy red chicken
    With her gold ankle bracelet
    Inspired they will be

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