Friday, February 20, 2015

Follow Your Heart

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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness 
and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

I received this quote in my mail from Robin Sharma and it meant so much to me. It's true to the core... some times, rarely though, we do come across such beautiful souls. Wyanne who was a Meet An Artist in Hues n Shades is one such amazing soul. She gifted me an online class, You and Me 2015, and these are my attempts after going through her videos.

This is definitely different what I had been doing and I have always enjoyed her videos more than anything. Love her style and techniques and now I am learning it too :)

I have tried Wyanne's(FB page) techniques on handmade paper and I think it's fun, cheery, bright and relaxing :) 
'Follow Your Heart' is for my daughter. She loves puppies, dogs and so this one is specially for her. It's  a sign for everyone too...just make your own path by following your heart :)

 Make Your Own Path

Follow Your Heart

I am really thankful to the internet for getting to know many lovely friends (artists-bloggers), with some of whom we really get along so well that we could become 'Besties'...they are extreme inspirations and one of them could even turn out to be a confidante', unexpectedly :)

Has that ever happened to you???

It could also be because they are perfect strangers who don't have a pre-conceived notion about you. They are not going to judge you and they don't expect you to behave in a certain way. There is also the 'X Factor' as we don't make everyone our confidantes, right? Have you ever had somebody to whom you could say anything and everything with out them raising an eyebrow or the brows knitted or eyes droopy at some point or the other?! Lucky, if you have!

Linking it to PPF.

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Valerie-Jael said...

Great post! Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE both your projects Deepa although I am partial to the one with the boat and dog:) And yes, I feel like I have friends I've never met and how nice it is to not be so judged and have nothing but kind words and support. I consider you one of my friends.

Faye said...

I love the Follow your Heart piece, the colors and the idea behind it.

GlorV1 said...

Very nice work. Yes we should all make our own path.

Joy Murray said...

I'm grateful to all the friends, artists and writers I've been blessed to meet through the internet. I always love the generosity and creativity of your blog. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us. I love the follow your heart painting. The blues and golds are so vivid -- it makes me want to go on an adventure.

Giggles said...

Beautiful artwork. Such a wonderful post and art. I have read Elizabeths book and that is such a good quote. We meet so many like minded souls blogging, it's no wonder we click with some more than others! Despite what some think you can really get a feel for a persons nature and authenticity even in a a nick name they choose. We are lucky to be able to share and have the support we need here!! I feel so blessed too!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Love both of your pieces, that texture is beautiful. And yes: hurray for online friends and connections. They make the world a whole lot smaller :-)

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful! The colors and the spirit in them are absolutely wonderful. And the messages -- yes, yes, yes! I love the curls in the waves, too. I know just what you mean about meeting special people through the blogs. My best friend was made through Illustration Friday, even before we actually met. :)

Indrani said...

Lovely color sense in these.
I am glad you found many good blogger friends!

Maniparna said...

Vibrant colours...the 'Follow Your Heart" picture is so sweet.... I liked it very much... :-)

Ravish Mani said...

Loved the artworks & the message conveyed by those. Could relate with the feeling of having someone to whom you could say anything and everything with out them raising an eyebrow or the brows knitted or eyes droopy at some point or the other.

Great post :)

indu chhibber said...

Follow your heart is brilliant Deepa.

Rajesh said...

Simply beautiful.

Sue (this n that) said...

Sweet paintings in a meaningful post and, yes, I've been lucky enough to have made some wonderful blogfriends too I know what you mean :D)