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Realize Vs Identify

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

My human experience since the past 6 month has been quite grueling, maybe the universe was trying to teach me a lot in a short span of time. I was pushed to the limits – mentally and physically. Finally I decided to fall of the edge and quit that job to make time for people and things I love.

This painting is inspired by the contents of the book – Aghora – II Kundalini by Robert E. Svobodha  which talks about self-realization and self-identification among other things. This got me into thinking – while the universe was trying to teach me something (the hard way), was it because of my self-identification /”Ahamkara”/ “ego” that “I” thought “I” can make things better for me. In my next job I think I will try to go with the flow, if I am meant to learn things the hard way let it be so.



“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Recently I was reading this book, “The One Thing” by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan; and got into thinking about priorities and choices. As adults when we have a choice and everything is at our discretion, is there a clear formula for making decisions so that we can make the best decisions for us and not trade them for just any decision?

I found my answer in PRIORITY, as long as we pause and think what really matters to us and let that drive our day/decisions we will have a sense of progress and can avoid getting trapped in busyness.

This painting was inspired by two thoughts –

  1. How important our environment is – we should make all effort to keep the earth beautiful as it should be so that we can enjoy living in it.
  2. How important our environment is – we should surround ourselves with people who add value to our life’s so that we can stay positive, productive and happy.

Random Thoughts!!!


“No amount of anxiety can change the future, No amount of regret can change the past” – Karen Salmansohn

Peacocks 12″X12″ board

It’s been a while I have painted something, one because of a relocation AGAIN… but more than that I have been overthinking a lot about what to paint and planning for a complicated project, but when I couldn’t come up with anything I just took the board and paint and did a simple art piece – which makes me happy 🙂


Wall mural – Indian dance forms 4

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance” – George Orwell

This is a North Indian dance form – Kathak





Wall mural – Indian dance forms 3

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half”  – Bum Phillips

This West Indian dance form is known as Garba.





Wall mural – Indian dance forms 2

“Life’s a dance, you learn as you go” – J Montgomery

This is a East Indian dance form called Manipuri. I have brightened up the first image to showcase the glittery veil 🙂





Wall mural universe – completed

Yeyy… I am back !!! …. after yet another relocation and a whole episode of searching for an apartment – shifting and settling in …

It feels good to back on the web …. and on wordpress… never thought I would miss wordpress so much… 🙂

So, I started this ambitious wall mural project back when I was home and getting bored ….


I was supposed to fill up only the vertical walls …. but I got too ambitious and crawled onto the ceiling too … 🙂


Maybe next time we will find a different place for the refrigerator and fill up that void too … 🙂

In today’s post I will share the mysterious universe I tried creating inside my home…. I am obsessed with the universe paintings these day  🙂 🙂

wall mural universe 1

The ceiling view

wall mural universe 2

The side view

wall mural sun

The burning sun – it looks far better in real

wall mural trees

The earth’s representative – the tree 🙂

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand” – Neil Armstrong


Indian dance forms- In progress

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche



wall art

wall art


Second wall art in Progress -started on 22-Aug-2015, let’s see how much time this thing takes 🙂



Stay Cosmic

” The earth is what we all have in common” – Wendell Berry


After two crazy months I finally got my painting time. I just started somewhere and this is what evolved. This painting inspires me to buy a telescope and see the real cosmos and planets out there.

Original Art for sale on



“You can’t start the change unless you dare to be different.”  – Toba Beta


“Shivi” is my figment of imagination, I wanted to write my own comic series and make her my superwomen. So until I do that, here I just want to dedicate this to all the woman in my life who inspire and motivate me to chase my dreams 🙂



Divine beauty

“Beauty is power, a smile is its sword” – John Ray

Divine beauty

Divine beauty



“What we think, we become” – Buddha



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“To be happy–one must find one’s bliss”  – Gloria Vanderbilt

Acrylics on A3 Paper

Acrylics on A3 Paper

I am not able to capture the true colors and life in the painting. I am going to try some photoshop techniques that I am learning. But in the meantime just wanted to share the painting as I am done with it.




“The earth has music for those who listen” – George Santayana




“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself” – Andre Gide

Acrylic on 8' X8' board

Acrylic on 8′ X8′ board

Started out to make a real life image, but true to form ended up making an abstract or whatever you call this art 🙂


The divine art of music

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

I have been waiting to share this since 2 weeks… as we were on a family vacation with limited resources.

It took me 11 days to finish it and came out really well. I am happy 🙂 🙂



Acrylics on 8X16 canvas boards

Acrylics on 8X16 canvas boards

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J R R Tolkien



Acrylic on 12 X 12 canvas board

Acrylic on 12 X 12 canvas board


The Earth song “What about us” by Michael Jackson inspires this painting.

Print available on sale


The cosmic dancer

The cosmic dancer on 20X24 canvas

The cosmic dancer on 20X24 canvas


Flowers Abstract


Flowers Abstract on 14X16 canvas


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