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Birds

“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious” – Oscar Wilde

The little birdie brought me back to my colorful life. I tend to keep my promise if 2 paintings per month moving forward.

Happy Painting !

The Kiss of Corona

“The first kiss can be as terrifying as the last.” ― Daina Chaviano

So last month I met this naughty guy, Corona and without my permission he just kissed me and from there the two week romance started. Sleepless nights, loss of appetite, weakness in the body. Oh boy, I was head over heels in loathe with him. One moment of negligence and I lost 9lbs and my sanity. I realized what a fool I have been and didn’t let this love get to my lungs. So lucky me, here I am writing yet another post.

Thank God, family and friends who helped me get out of this mess!!!

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!!!

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“We do not want to possess a faith, we require a faith that will possess us” – Swami Chinmayananda

This one I did on the exterior wall, lets see if the colors survive the summer heat. My peacock obsession continues 🙂 . I need a pot for my jade plant.

Happy painting!!!

Lockdown-day 40

“Let the world change you and you can change the world” – Che Guevara

Zodiac Sign – Pisces

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 37

“We are like parallel lines: always close – never together” – Unknown

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 34

“To be prepared is the half the victory” – Miguel De Cervantes

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 22

“Things end but memories last forever” – Kumar Milan

It’s the Lychee season but I might miss it this time as it is not an essential commodity. Guess I will be eating a lot of mangoes this summer to compensate for this.

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 19

“Music is a safe kind of high” – Jimi Hendrix

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 14

“All good things are wild and free” – Henry David Thoreau

Looks like I will be doing some painting a lot longer than I intended to. My company is asking me to take leave and go on a loss of pay till things get better… whenever that will be !!!

Happy Painting… Happy Blogging!!!

Stay Safe … Stay Home !!!

Lockdown-day 10

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” – Cassandra Clare

Happy painting… Happy blogging !!!

Stay Safe… Stay Home and Remember it’s weekend … so Happy Weekend !!!

Lockdown-day 9

“If you really want to examine your strength, see how many times a day you are disturbed” – Rama Swami

Happy Rama Navami to everyone celebrating it !!!

Happy Painting… Happy Blogging!!!

Stay Safe… Stay Home !!!

Lockdown-day 7

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Happy Painting … Happy Blogging!!!

StaySafe…StayHome!!!

Cheating

“Cheating isn’t a mistake, it’s a choice”  – Unknown

I had once read a quote “You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice”. So why am I talking about it here. Hmmm … I started this painting some 4-5 months back when I was looking for a job. Then I got one and got busy … very busy. Finally when I got time to complete it I had lost interest but true to my nature I can’t abandon it and move to the next one so I finish doing the entire outline using a pen instead of paint. I had done the same with my other painting – Self-torture , instead of painting I used the pen to finish the detail. On one side I am glad I am through with this one and can move onto the other but I am not proud of myself. the artist in me screamed “cheater” the whole time but in my defense I had lost patience, interest and wanted to just finish this one and move on.

This got me into thinking – are we trying to pass on our bad choices as mistakes? My bad choice got the job done faster and easier but if I get used to it, it will prove fatal in the long run. It will always leave me feeling bad at the end and I will regret the road I have taken.

So this time I am going to challenge myself – to be true to myself no matter what. If I love painting so much I will have to make the time and effort to complete it so that I am not left feeling guilty at the end of it. My next ones going to be all detail oriented. So wish me luck !!!

Madness

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness” – Friedrich Nietzsche

The fight with my inner sloth was finally worth it. I have never painted such huge projects so fast. This was completed in just 4 days and looks like the long gap I had has its own positives. I had some new ideas but true to myself – went crazy with colors 🙂

Happy painting !!!

Self-torture

“Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is unattainable in this life” – Joseph B Wirthlin

The only word that kept ringing in my head while I was doing this piece was “Self-torture – Why Am I doing this to myself” . I started painting in small drawing books so that I can do small projects and finish them quickly. And then I started this one, way back in May. Looks like a simple abstract one but the amount of detail that has gone into it, tested my patience to the core. I am still not fully happy with this but cannot go any longer. I guess Shiva cannot be attained that easily in life or on paper.

Just playing around with Photoshop

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.

Priority

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

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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!!!

Simplicity

“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

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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.

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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 🙂

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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 ….

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

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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

 

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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

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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 onhttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/stay-cosmic-prasna-velcheru.html

Shivi

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

Shivi

“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 🙂

 

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