In the studio, all pretence drops. One faces oneself squarely. Amongst colour and creativity, ones true self emerges, slowly but surely.
My studio gives me so much more than I give it… A potted plant here, a painting for it there, but it welcomes me with unflinching joy and security, everytime.
No matter with what mood I visit, it has the power to calm me down, divert and distract, encourage and attract, the best that is in me.
I think a space has a soul of it own. It forms a unique relationship with whosoever enters it.
In that respect, my studio and I are Soul mates… That bring out the best in each other.. 😊
Over and over again, in many different ways, I realise the joy of consistency.
At one point, habits one wanted to inculcate, never really developed, excuses came in the way. All believable, justifiable…
Then, one day, things fell in place. My desire to paint a sketch a day, became a habit that intrenched itself seamlessly into my routine. I would get up early or work late, or draw in waiting rooms or lounges, but I never made any excuse.
I realise the many levels of bliss that open up when the eyes start seeing things in New ways and the hands understand the minds subtle orders of seamless coordination.
There is no time for procrastination, one is too busy doing things that one deeply enjoys and has made time for… 😊
Look at the brighter side
At the orange and mauves
Instead of only the Blues 😊
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Of late, the only reason I scan the papers is for inspiration. The reading material leaves me sad, invairably. But, it is in photographs from around the world that I find some connect with humanity and beauty.
After the initial, visual input, the imagination takes over and results in some new, often soothing artworks 😊.
One seldom looks up while walking under flowering Bogunville…this is what I saw when I strolled under them..A veritable stain glass ceiling, glowing with an amazing mixture of colours 🙂
In one of the most inhospitable seasons of Delhi, they bloom their brightest as if giving hope to humanity wilting under the relentless Sun 🙂
Amidst a beautiful silence, the drama of a mint fresh day unfolds…it is no doubt one of the Greatest Shows on Earth, the sheer scale, the fireworks and drama! Nature at her ostentatious best.
The ones who enjoy it the most seem to be the birds, squirrels and sundry other animals who are up at the crack of dawn to flex their wings and muscles to take the maiden outing of the day in absolute oneness with their environment!