Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sonic Boom Issue Nine 2017 (Visual Art)

     Another visual art published in Sonic Boom is my first cherita art. 

Sonic Boom Issue Nine (August 2017)

     I don't always remember to submit to Sonic Boom, but whenever I do, I keep my fingers crossed that editor Shloka Shankar would accept at least one of my works. For the most current issue, I have two acceptances, one of which is my very first media art entitled "Wine Moon." I used some cutout pictures, small bottle, shells, net, glitters, distress spray stain, modeling paste, and other media art products. For the finishing touch, I added some digital effects. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

World Haiku Conference in Parma, Italy

     I was happy and honored when I found out that my haiga was being exhibited at the 9th World Haiku Association Conference in Parma, Italy from Sept. 8-10. My haiga
that Kuniharu Shimizu selected was the one that made it to the finals in the 154th World Haiga Contest in June
     Thanks to Maria Laura Mamiya Valente, a poet friend, who was able to take several photos of the event. I snagged these two photos of her and added Kuni-san's list to make this collage.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Prizes for Winning the Annual Tanka Contest 2017

     I feel so blessed! As the 1st prize winner of the Annual Tanka Contest 2017 at Mandy's Pages, I did not only receive $100 cash but also these wonderful gifts. Thank you so much, Amanda Mittra Dcosta, Debbie Strange, and Pamela A. Babusci!

     Two years ago, I won first place. I received $100, a bag, a certificate, and a bunch of poetry books. Amanda always make sure that there are tons of prizes. Why don't you check out the contest next year and consider submitting? Most probably, I will be judging again since I won this year. :-)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Annual Tanka Contest 2017

     July was not only a month of celebrating my birthday, but also a month of celebrating honors received from different contests. It started earning the name as Haiku Master of the Week, making it to the merit list of Sonic Boom's 3rd Annual Senryu Contest, then ending the month with an unexpected surprisegarnering the 1st place in the Annual Tanka Contest 2017 in Mandy's Pages. The latest award was a very wonderful surprise because I had won 1st place in 2015. I am so honored! I was the judge last year and blindly selected Debbie Strange's tanka as the first prize winner. This year as the judge, she picked my tanka. She wrote to me and say that we must be kindred spirits. I agree!

     This year the contest attracted 84 entries. I was not surprised because she had so many prizes in store for the winners.

First Prize : USD 100.00 + Books + Certificate + a tanka bag

Second Prize: USD 50 + Certificate

Third Prize: Certificate

(Cash Prizes sponsored by Mandy's Pages)

Debbie Strange donates copies of the following books:
  • Warp and Weft : Tanka Threads, Debbie Strange
  • More Grows in a Crooked Row - Tanka Conversations of Angela Leuck with 15 Poets
  • Bright Stars 1 Tanka Anthology, edited by M. Kei
Poet Pamela A. Babusci awards the first prize winner a copy of A Solitary Woman.
Blue Butterfly Bags sponsors a  tanka bag for the first prize winner. 

     Since I already have a copy of A Solitary Woman, Pamela A. Babusci gifted me this beautiful bracelet.

     I'm still eagerly waiting for my books from Debbie Strange, certificate from Mandy's Pages, and bag from Blue Butterfly Bags. :-)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sonic Boom's 3rd Annual Senryu Contest

I made it to the merit list of Sonic Boom's 3rd Annual Senryu Contest 2017 which received 120 entries from close to 25 countries. Thank you, Haiku, my furry companion, for being my huge inspiration! Congratulations to Terri Hale French, Dawn Apanius, Tia Haynes, Julie Warther, and all the other awardees.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017