Blossoms and Blessings 😊

If one could hear
In the words
Of flowers
The story
Of their blooming
We would have
More faith
In what’s
Planned
For us… ❣️

#Watercolor #wordsandvisuals #art #asketchaday #sketchbook #paintingandpoetry #poem

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Careless Breeze…

A world of floating forms
in a Lotus pond…
Fallen leaves,
Flowers blown in
by the careless breeze
Blooms dragged
Now snagged
Amidst glowing
Koi
In murky water…
.
.
#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #lotuslove #lifeinapond #myworld #Watercolours

Golden Mountains and White Lotus 🌿

The Lotus invade my psyche… I dream about them in silent ponds, going about their business of blooming. I see the colour of water change around them in my minds eye… It completes my joy in the process of art making.

I ease out each leaf from the background and make them cluster around like friends. From their midst I make a Lotus rise, like a queen, regal and brilliant.

Art becomes more than just an act of applying colours… For a short period of time I play the role of a creator, in the limited universe of my canvas… 💕

The Lost Lotus Pond… 

We were driving from Dehradun to Delhi. On the way, behind some trees lay a stagnant pool of water with the most stunning Lotus in it!

I wanted the car to be stopped, but the traffic was horrendous. It was a narrow highway and suddenly applying the brakes would be foolhardy. “On our way back…” the driver promised.

I made mental notes on landmarks closest to the pond. Which village was before it, which one after. What was the formation of the trees behind which it lay…

After some days in Delhi, we headed back. I had only one agenda… To find the pond well in time for the driver to give his indicator and for us to get off the road safely.

It’s been years since then. We never found my pond… In my minds eye, it never disappeared. It keeps coming back every once in a while. The color of the Lotus change, according to my preference, but the pond?

It’s always there.

😊