Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Turning Pointe"





Hey my lovely friends
It has been actually long since I wrote a blog Post !
Wondering what I had been upto ?
Well I was busy with my hands in the paint jars
and my eyes glued to my canvas  ...
creating "Turning Pointe"

W2W is a specialized event management company
which promotes and offers platform to various professional organizations,
 companies, Brands, and individuals.
 Over the years, w2w has conceptualized and created various genres of events to cater to this ever growing market.

Every year W@W create an event
Against the Tides 
where artists from various nations 
join together to showcase their talents. 
The 5th edition of the event which had a super opening on this 28th of September
 is still on at Dubai International Art Centre. 

Here are a few pictures to give you the feel...

























It was an absolutely delightful experience. 
The theme this year
 was to celebrate the survivors and fighters of breast cancer. 
An opening night where 
warriors walked in eye catching attires
 celebrating "Pain to Power,"
adorning the walls were beautiful paintings
 representing different perceptions 
of artists
 celebrating "faith, strength and perseverance"
 of breast cancer survivors!  
There were songs on guitar,
and poetry reading also !

My painting "Turning Pointe"
was dedicate to the theme and
inspired from my own poem 



  I sat there that moment
with a spark in my eyes
curious...confused... marveling
where my strength lies...

looking for a miracle
happening now ...happening here
a moment ...that is magical
and I looked and looked everywhere

every shadow... each star
every thorn... each flower
I looked... and ...searched
in the sun ...and in the shower

what made me different
I wondered
and in this quest for illumination
I surrendered

I sat there that moment
my heart ... still...
calm... and listening to each beat
I tried to look within

and then I found I am here
to live this 'now'
to let my radiance shine
 to be me... and to be a WOW :)


It was a night with
beautiful vibrant colours splashed all around ,
cheerful, beautiful people,
creativity in the air,
an unmatchable...lively atmosphere
and all this was just enough to 
lift my spirits high!








Sunday, September 14, 2014

Faith



Oh my little heart
keep shining your light
it may be dark all around
keep beating with all your might

Stay stained 
in the brightest of colour
keep singing 
the songs of love

Your mysterious beats
whisper poetry in my ears
stay untamed
keep following your bliss

The fragrance you emit
blooms in my eyes
Stay unselfed... keep romancing
 and keep painting the skies!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meanderings

I let my thoughts meander through the sea of moments
 I spent with my family in the God's Own Country,
 as it is very aptly called, Kerala.



Kerala is one of the most sought after destinations in the whole of Asia. It is characterised by the unique features like The arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and an amazing network of Forty four rivers.Now this was quite a lot to lead us to this exotic state in India.



As we entered our resort called Niraamaya Retreats in Kovalam
 a big flash of smile spread on our faces.
 An absolute tranquil reception with a soft incense fragrance in the air 
and magical peaceful atmosphere.



 Absolutely green place with small traditionally built cottages
 nestled among the tall and handsome coconut trees.
The best part- it is situated just on the long shoreline with a serene beach,
 clean and accessible only to the guests.
It also is a destination for Ayurvedic health holidays
 and we were blessed to have an in-resort spa with such blissful facilities.



The art-lover in me was completely enchanted
 with the artistically done restaurant.





 Kerala has an exotic cuisine 
and although we are vegetarians we were completely spoilt for choice by the chef.








The super part was that all the vegetables that were cooked, 
were grown in the vegetable garden of the resort itself 
and whenever we showed our desire
 to have  fresh coconut water ...
a man would climb up one of the hundreds of coconut trees in the resort
 chop it ...
bring it down
 and serve us immediately...now could anything in the world be fresher than that ?

Actually there was so much of art and culture to admire wherever we went...
whether they were the museums or the ancient palaces or the local markets.









We took a boat ride in awesome stretches of Poovar backwaters





 a lush hill station called Ponmudi.



 The whole area lends a beautiful sight of sprawling plantations and paddy fields.




At night the waves sang us lullabies and how I loved falling to sleep with that sound
In the morning they wished us good morning with a lot of energy and cheerings
coconut trees swaying and dancing to the tune of the cool breeze






not even an inch of land is untouched with greenery!








It indeed was a vacation superbly spent!!
Hope you enjoyed reading my post :)
So what have been you upto ?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scarred not Scared !



I salute the brave-hearts who have been a victim of acid attacks.
Stop Acid Attacks is a campaign against acid violence in India.
 They work as a bridge between survivors and the society,
 as most of the victims of this brutal crime,
 which is much more grave in its impact than a rape,
 have isolated themselves after losing their face.
 They have lost their faces their eyes and other body parts
 but not their strong hearts and beautiful souls!
They all are facing the repercussions
 of those barbaric acts with confidence unmatchable!
They may be Scarred but not Scared !!



You can scar me
But not scare
I am even stronger
Fearless and I still do dare…
Each scar sings
The melody
Of my triumph
And your defeat…
My quiet scars
Speak a thousand thunders
And I still wear my invisible crown
How? … Everyone wonders!
Because I have accepted
And embraced them all
I am what I am
Unshakable and very tall…
I will dare,
Inspite of all my scars
To paint my own rainbows
And light up my own stars!!
                                                


Friday, August 22, 2014

Memories

I am back !
The August break is always a welcome change
 for me and my family 
and since it is a time we go back 
to our homeland,
it is always... always a lot of fun.



A huge collection of beautiful moments spent with family and friends...
travels to some unseen places....
more than a thousand photographs in my camera...
some delightful gastronomical experiences...
inspiration from the mountains I trekked 
and the clouds that  entered my room through my balcony...
 the beaches I visited 
and the swaying coconut trees lined on those beaches....
the strangers I met and the old friends I laughed with...
the everyday changes in the light ,colour, shadow, brightness
the rain showers...the singing birds
reminding me again and again that I was in my own land
....oh there is so much in my pockets right now
 which I would be sharing with you all here
 through my posts!!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Listen

I surrendered myself
to the moment
and then in a flash
felt it injecting
tons of joy boosters
into my veins


each tiny peck
clinging to the other..
tenderly
caressing each other


once they were all inside me...
began to create a beautiful mosaic
incomparable
magical...musical


and I could listen ...
yes I could listen to
the beats of love.. sprouting
from the tiny tree of life
in my heart...


wowness... bringing
a smile to my eyes
...wider than sky
and bliss was all over me!!



and I embraced it all !!