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Inspired by Elaine’s paintings. I am enjoying the dots art. Running out of colors to fill the sheet 🙂 Hope you can make out what I tried to make here… hahahaha

Stay Home and Stay Safe !!!

Lockdown-day 8

“That which does not kills us makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Boxed up at home, looks like I am running out of ideas and inspiration. I need to use more colors other than blue and black to keep my spirits up. Wishing everyone a healthy and positive day!!!

Happy Painting… Happy Blogging!!!

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Lockdown Day 2

“Nobody wants to get locked up, although ‘locked up’ is a matter of perspective” – Wesley Snipes

True to my form – I went overboard with this one. Just can’t draw small !!!

Anyways there are too many flaws in this one hence the Photoshop effects.

Happy Painting … Happy Drawing … Happy Blogging …!!!

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Lockdown Day 1

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield

India is going on a lockdown for 21 days starting 25-Mar-2020 due to Corona 😦

So I just thought let me try to make the most of it and make it fun. Planning to do a drawing\painting\something and post daily for these 21 days.

Happy Painting … Happy Drawing … Happy Blogging …!!!

Stay Safe … Stay Home !!!

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 !!!

Durga

“..If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napolean Hill

Drawing in sketchbooks has never been my thing, when I start drawing or coloring, things just get out of proportion. But these days with my busy office schedule I don’t get the conviction enough to finish huge projects hence trying to teach myself to draw small. A drawing book which I can probably carry with myself as well. Wouldn’t that be nice !!!

Peek

“No object is mysterious, the mystery is your eye” – Elizabeth Bowen

Pic credit: Naresh Saginala

You can find yogi’s any where in India, some new bee’s, some in the process, some who might have attained higher consciousness and some just pretending to be one. Looking at this one I wondered – is he a genuine one or a fake!!!  Is he meditating, contemplating or he is just tired and relaxing? What made him give up worldly pleasures and adorn saffron robes and roam the streets without shoes on his feet, a roof on his head? What could his life have been before he decided to take this path? Is he repenting his decision or is he in bliss already? Was it his true calling or just an influence?

I would never know ….!!!

DP Photo Challenge: Peek

Glow

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” – Aristotle

Picture of the Golden Temple: Sri Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar. It is a treat for the eyes and peace to the mind.

DP Photo Challenge: Glow

Scale

“Little Steps – Big Impact”

My Bachi, little creature who had\has a huge impact in our lives. It been a year since he is gone but we still miss him the same. I still wonder how he might have returned back to this world – again as a dog, a cow which stared at me, the lizard which refuses to leave my room,  a human whom I might meet after some years; or is his karmic debt cleared and he is gone for good.

DP Photo Challenge: Scale

Order

“Chaos was the law of nature, Order was the dream of man” – Henry Adams

DP challenge: Order

Wish

“A world full of love, light and laughter – its time has come. Let’s make it happen” Sadhguru

The evening aarti at the Harsiddhi Mata Mandir, Ujjain where hundreds of people gather daily to witness the 736 lamps that are lit and to pray. Harsiddhi means “Attainment of Shiva”. Some come here to pray for spiritual gains and some come for materialistic gains and some come to take selfies. The aura that is created here every evening takes you to a transcendental state and I was happy to witness it.

DP Photo Challenge: Wish

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!!!

Resilient

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“Puli Vesham” – predominantly famous in coastal Andhra where folk artistes done  the role of a tiger  and dance to the drum beats (dappu) of percussion artistes. The original folk dance was a demonstration of strength and fierce fight between the hunter and the tiger.

The best part of the ‘puli vesham’, many say, was the head gear depicting the various moods of the tiger. Usually the head gears depicted the ferociousness of the animal.

Though it has lost patronage we can still find it in small towns and villages where artistes are trying to keep the culture alive.

DP Photography Challenge – Resilient

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 🙂

Rajasthani Woman

“Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion” – Ved Vyasa                 (The Bhagavat Gita)

Acrylics on 16" X 24" canvas board

Acrylics on 16″ X 24″ canvas board

Festive

“Be as you wish to be seem” – Socrates

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Dance of nature

“Life is a dance of nature.” ― Toba BetaNature-dance

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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“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 – Indian dance forms 1

“Do all things with love, passion and dedication!” – Patrick Driessen

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This is a South Indian dance form named Bharatnatyam. 

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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 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

Ganesha

Vakratunda Manakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha 

Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada

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Ganesha

Oh god with curved trunk, large body whose aura is likes light of crores of sun

Please make my entire work obstacle free, forever.

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