Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

With a smile, A spirit of giving, A sense of humanity, A pledge to spread Peace and Happiness...

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

ps: Dedicated to Amanats, Daminis and Nirbhayas 

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Divided By God

Headline Prompt:  Divided by God:  What does "God" mean to you?  How do you access"God" or the divine or the sacred in your life?
Color Prompt:
Metallics - gold, silver, copper, bronze, or all of them!
Quote Prompt:
"This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."  The Dalai Lama

I believe. I believe in the super power - the omnipotent and the omnipresent! It's our - each person's(believer or non believer) - faith  that helps and guides us to move forward in life. I feel His presence whenever I am in dire need of could be in the form of a friend, a neighbour, an incident or even a statement from someone or somewhere. It could come from anywhere...the right thing at the right time; we just need to be open to it. 

I believe that heaven and hell are right here and whatever we sow we reap before we make our final exit. So be aware of one's Karma. I just love to feel the light...I believe that there is that light in everyone of us; a tiny bit of energy that connects us with the cosmic power and we all are connected with invisible strings attached. Some see through it and some are unaware of it - but it's there all the same! So it is so awfully terrible when people trick, argue, cheat, fight and above all kill people so heartlessly just like some twigs or grass in the name of colour, caste, race, customs, cultures, religion and God.

I hope and pray that all the negative energies, negative forces, negative thoughts is shifted to positive ones and the world just becomes a better and peaceful place to live in harmony.

Acrylics (Only metallics - silver, copper, bronze and silver) and Pen - 7x5 inches

Close up

I have chosen one of the famous temples in South India which is also the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, of the state, Kerala, I hail from. Thiruvananthapuram - Thiru, Anantha, Puram - The sacred abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha, was in the news recently for the riches(would be a tiny its billions of dollars worth making it to be the richest temple in the world perhaps after the final estimate of its inventory) it contained for centuries. It stands as a symbol of the treasures hidden in it for years and I take that metaphorically just as we, humans, fail to understand or neglect the treasures hidden in us...It is said that all the answers lie within, one just has to SEE it. That is where meditation helps according to our scriptures. So delve within, spend time with yourself and you will get to know the answer to the most poignant question of all times - 'Who am I?'

To know more about the temple referred here, click Temple.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Lifelong Fan

Headline Prompt:  Lifelong Fan:  What or who have you consistently valued or looked up to in your life?  What lessons have you learned from people you admire?
Color Prompt:  Your favorite color now or from childhood or both!
Quote Prompt: "Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator; but among those whom I love, I can:  all of them make me laugh."  W.H.Auden

Actually I couldn't make any new one so I am posting a picture I had done before. I have been a life long fan of my mom. Whatever I am today is my mom's love and prayers. I know she had envisioned something more than this but name it on circumstances or something else I haven't reached there yet and I would like to some day! I think almost everything has been said about my feeling for my mom in my last post :)

I also would like to add that Friends have also been an integral part of my life. Its difficult to name one but there have been many who in some way or the other have influenced and inspired me, sometimes even the hard way. I am extremely sincere to them and fond of each one of them. I stand with them in their hour of need and along the way I expect that in return.

Teachers, they are my greatest ideals! Each one of them, their words of wisdom and their classes have all inspired me immensely. I am still in touch even with my Primary school teachers. Their influence has been great!

There are other important matters in life I have been fan babies, kittens, puppies, granmas n granpas...  :) Perhaps my list would just continue....

Linking it to Fall Fearless & Fly Challenge in Artists in Blogland and Paint Party Friday

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