Recently I've discovered the serenity and wit of haiga. Haiga is an artform that combines the elements of calligraphy, haiku, and simple watercolor painting. The elements play off one another with simplicity and irony, often creating a humorous effect.
The current issue of Gator Springs Gazette contains some very lovely haiga by Jerry Dreesen. These pieces are tiny slips of serenity and humor, and are well worth contemplating. More of Jerry's art and poetry can be found on his website.
Contemporary haiga can also be found at haiga online, while The Haiga Pages presents both traditional and modern work.
Take a short haiga break today and see if it doesn't lift your spirits.