Monthly Archives: April 2012

Window to the soul

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Eyes are the windows to the soul. People learn to control their emotions as they grow older and mature. Different experiences of their lives teach them to keep their feelings, language, behavior and facial expressions in check yet one look at the eyes and the beans are spilled. How difficult it is, to camouflage the laughter that does not reach the eyes, the pain that reflects in the eyes, the joy which spills from the eyes, the desire which burns in the eyes and the maturity and knowledge obvious in the eyes that demands respect. Hate someone and no degree of politeness can mask the hatred in the eyes, love someone and nothing in the world can mask the way you look at “The One”.

 

Journey-3

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We all have some skills, some people realize the gifts they have and try to harness them into powerful tools of survival. Some use their skills to become rich, some to become famous, some to achieve great heights with respect to being known as an unforgettable person,even if it is by his or her own family and friends. Some use their skills to attain peace of mind and fulfillment in life through integrity. Every ordinary person has the power and ability to achieve greatness only if they are willing to do so or inclined to do so. People forget while living their lives what they liked as kids but these liking are what a grownup’s hobbies are. I stumbled upon two people who enjoy photography and requested them to be  guest artists on the blog. The result was the “illumination” series and “Vibrant India” series.

The illumination series features photographs of candles and Sunrise

Vibrant India series featured the photographs of  some of the art forms and crafts of India.The colorful photographs attracted a lot of  positive attention.

                  

Looking forward to featuring more guest artists with their photographs, sketches,paintings,writings or whatever they consider close to their hearts and an expression  and source of unbridled joy.

Journey-2

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The first thing I learnt from veteran bloggers was “never give up” and “maintain a steady posting  rate”.I tried to maintain it and the traffic started increasing.It was very encouraging to see people from many countries checking the blog.Being a color lover my sketches started becoming more colorful and some of them attracted the attention of friends who wanted to adorn their walls with the artwork.Hence the selling process started which hasn’t yet become official .The first artwork sold was “Vibrance”.

Made a few more artworks with colors being the main focus,

Vibrance 2

In free hand sketching the flow that comes most naturally is the shape of leaf and many similar artworks got made without my noticing them.

Leaf 1

Thanks to my  biggest critic,my mom, I was asked to stop making leaves and I made a few abstracts.

The thing about a diverse audience is that people of all tastes express their ideas and no two beings being same, the opinions are poles apart.Some people loved the abstracts while others wanted to see compositions.So I decided to sit down patiently and give the artwork some time.The result was one of my  personal favorites.

The love for the  form of roses took lead and I ended up posting many sketches of roses depicting my higher love for colors.
It was impossible to neglect some very important days celebrated worldwide and when those days approached,it was but natural to sketch something related to them; some of the sketches which depicted some important days were Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day,St. Patrick’s Day and World Water Day.
Of all the posts, Woman has been the Queen of posts since the day I posted it. It definitely shows how the thinking of people is changing and today’s generation is not revolting against competition from women.