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HaikuWriMo Winter 2009 stamp by RetroZombie HaikuWriMo Winter 2009 stamp by RetroZombie
Here it is, in the nick of time, the stamp for the Winter 2009 HaikuWriMo! The event will be hosted, as usual, by the inimitable `MSJames.

This piece is my first collaboration on a stamp - the concept for this work came entirely from the ever fertile mind of our own Master (Mistress?) haijin `jade-pandora. I just twiddled some pixels to bring her vision to life, and this is the result!

I loved the idea of using the moon phases for a February WriMo, given that February is the month closest to the duration of the moon cycle. I also loved the simplicity of her vision - very much in the spirit of haiku.

I hope this stamp will help inspire a month of fabulous haiku from all of you great haijin who will be participating!

RZ[jp]
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Writer
8-) It's gorgeous, as always. Certainly makes me wish that the creativity bug had bitten me a little sooner, and a lot harder, this year.
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RetroZombie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thanks! 8-) It wouldn't even exist (in this form, anyway) if it weren't for Jade's awesome concept! :aww:
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Writer
:teamwork: Huzzah for collaboration, then!
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:iconhaikukitty:
HaikuKitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
*Sneaks in, and sneaks off with another stamp!* :sprint:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
My stamp! It's gone!!

Oh, wait, she only took a copy of it. :phew:

:giggle:
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:iconsolarts:
SOLARTS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thanks for designing such a great stamp for the Wrimo-

:)
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
It was our pleasure! (...I know I can speak for Jade, as well.)

:)
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:iconsolarts:
SOLARTS Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Oh - I didn't know that she had designed it too - great stuff!!!

:)
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Yeah, she came up with the whole concept...
I hadn't thought of anything yet and I loved her idea! :nod:

Thanks again! :XD:
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:iconsolarts:
SOLARTS Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Pleasure!

:)
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:iconmackwrites:
mackwrites Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Wicked! :)
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:iconfirestorm-the-poet:
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:D Beautiful stamp!
I love Haiku, can't wait to get started. :w00t:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Thank you! :XD:

(yes, I'm way behind with my inbox! :blushes:)
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:iconfirestorm-the-poet:
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:D You're welcome.

(so am I, I've come to the conclusion that it is a never ending uphill battle :lol: )
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:iconbogbrush:
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Superb :)
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thanks, Phil! :XD:
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:iconsayfarewell:
SayFarewell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Looks fantastic! :D
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you! :XD:
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:iconsayfarewell:
SayFarewell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
XD <3
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:iconamy--louise:
Amy--Louise Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
nice :heart:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconamy--louise:
Amy--Louise Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
This will be fun! :heart:
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
What a great collab! Thanks you two! :clap:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks, Mike! I think we make a great team. :aww:
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
No problem man, but thanks to you two for all you've done! Oh and you do make a great team! :D
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:iconjade-pandora:
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you, Mike -- I'm so glad you like it for such an esteemed event. :thanks:
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Oh it is great, the moon is a favorite subject of mine, so it's just great! Thanks again!
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
oh a new stamp! :heart:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Yes! :w00t:
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:iconkeraness:
Keraness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous.

I can't wait to participate! :excited:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you, Kera! I can't wait either! :#1:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconphoneix-faerie:
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconjade-pandora:
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Perfection -- my vision became yours! :hug:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I saw it so clearly when you described it! I'm just glad to do your vision justice. :hug:

:heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Writer
I predict a lot of moon haiku now!
It is a lovely stamp.
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
That could be a good thing. :lol: Hey, you have a moon in your avatar! :wow:
(:giggle: ;))

Thank you, Cat, I'm so glad you like it! :aww:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Writer
So I do - courtesy of you!
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:iconamimone:
Amimone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:excited:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:dance:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Im in. x
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Yay!!! :w00t: :dance: :excited:
That's awesome news!

(be sure to note `MSJames!)
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I told him in chat, XD
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:XD:
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:iconiscariot-priest:
Iscariot-Priest Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Woo hoo, the new stamp, just in time.
However, it's so damn hot where I live, I doubt I can get my head into a winter mood. :/
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
well, I suppose some hot weather haiku would be good to mix things up! :D

:highfive:
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Writer
:excited:
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:iconretrozombie:
RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:w00t:
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Arhain Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
February? Hmmm...
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