Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crescents in a crescent!

This week Diva's challenge required us to use the tangle 'crescent' in our work. Now I thought what better way than to use it in a crescent itself :) So here I am !
 My crescent with its twinkling star shines bright against the blue and silvery night.

“The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore

Love the quote !

Monday, May 28, 2012

I am not perfect and its okay with me!

So many times we tend to overlook all that we have been blessed with...the things we are capable of doing...the tunes we are able to sing...the unique stuff we are made of.
We strive for something what is nought and in the process ignore the magical moments that God sprinkles on our way in our everyday life.

Having flaws just means that you are human.You can't always get perfect moments in your life...sometimes you have to carve the very best out of the situation and love the way it is!

It is far better to live a life with hints of imperfections here and there rather than imitating a life which you think is perfect. 
Well ! I would prefer to actually live a real life here so that I could show my God up there that I actually lived !

(Linking this post to Artist's Play Room)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Nature soothes!

In nature's retreat we are sure to find more solitude than anywhere else. Nature has its own way of soothing us and making us stand stern against all odds.It teaches us to be 'original'...to create...to endure...to overcome...to shower love around (generously) and to give...just give!

Lets keep our hearts open...and learn from nature...its bounty...its magnanimity...and spread the fragrance of beauty... touching some lives on our way! :)

(Linking to Zendala Dare #6 )

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Birdie again!

Another year...another month...another spring...another summer...another day...another challenge...another joy...another tear...but we have only one 'life'...and if we live it right enough, one is just fine!
So just stop..breathe in deep...breathe out slow...listen to the rhythm of your own heart...smell the flowers around...appreciate...listen to the little birdie...hum a song...and the day is going to be worth it!


(Linking this post to Diva's challenge # 71 )

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

No fear of depths...

Its time to plunge in...to dive in the pool of life and explore the depth, the various colors, the moments of pain and...well, gain too! Unless you sink in...submerge yourself in the dark ,you cannot enjoy the beauty of light!

If you really want to explore the depth of the ocean, you can't just keep standing at the shallow shore!

Choose to live your life fully...the length as well as the width....the height and the depth too... rather than dragging a shallow existence!

(I am linking this post to ' Inspiration Avenue'  for their weekly challenge as the theme this week is 'Mermaids' and also to ' Paint Party Friday')

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I will paint my own rainbows...

No one can take the sky from me...
No one can take the shine from me...
I will fly...up ,up and high...
I will sparkle till I die

Carrying my tender heart...
Holding my smile...
With  magic under my wings
I will dance all the while...

Breathing deep...
With clouds in my hair
I will paint my own rainbows...
Will spread my radiant flare...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What we think...we become !

I was working on this recycled sheet of brown paper with beautiful texture when (yesterday) I saw that  Diva's challenge also called for a similar use of colors ! So ,am linking it up !

"It is only when we decide that 'ordinary' is an insult, that we become the exquisite miracles we were born to be !! "

You have been granted a life which is not at all ordinary... and neither are you. The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that EXTRA bit there.Try not to stay in the company of people who constantly put you down and prevent you from bringing that EXTRA in your life and force you to be that ordinary being which they expect you to be.Don't ever let them dull your sparkle!

What we think, we become...so think of being extra ordinary...walk your path...work on that EXTRA every single day of your life... and you are sure to create miracles in your life!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stunning art...

Now isn't this an awesome work of art!! Leaf carving is an art where an artist works on the leaf's mesophyll (the upper layer). He cuts and removes it to create an image on the leaf without damaging its veins. The fell leaves are gathered and then they undergo various processes like shaving,pressing,curing,dying and so on...and finally the canvas is ready for the artist to create ...ahh such an inspiration!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Inner peace...

 When I finished this art of mine, I felt as if I was bidding a good goodbye to Spring and giving a cool welcome to summer.Now summer here is really really hot but then don't we need to open our hearts and welcome all those moments that await us! Without the dark we would not be able to admire the beauty of the twinkling stars ! :)
Accepting the ways of God and remaining calm in all 'weathers' is the key to inner peace and profound happiness! Now that is difficult you would say and I say it is not impossible...you just need to practice...

So friends, spread your wings up and let the fairies in you fly and the peacocks in you dance and the birds in you sing and the flowers in your heart bloom and this definitely shall bring that unfathomable smile on your lips and a twinkle in your eyes.This way your presence will make others too feel uplifted and assured :)

...and the spring shall whisper in your ears all year through ! :)

Linking this post to PPF

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another challenge!

This week Diva's challenge #69 (http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/weekly-challenge-69.html)

asked to use a tangle called 'Groovy'.by Eden from Cut'n it Up.So I tried and it came out something like this!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Find your song!

So,it is just a matter of your 'want'. Your attitude towards life counts a ton .If you want something real desperately you will surely get it someday, somehow.Its a matter of having faith..A pencil is several inches long with an eraser only may be half inch or so ! Similarly life is made up of several magnificently beautiful moments than otherwise.Its only how you see it. When the going gets tough and you find hundreds of reasons to cry ...shake yourself ... forget your woes...stand tough and strong ...and count those thousands of reasons to smile!

I simply adore Winnie the Pooh and the little messages he gives :)

"What day is it ?"
"It's today"'squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day."said Pooh.

Now isn't that cute :)

Yeah make every 'today' your favorite and with a song in your heart and a smile on your lips and a sparkle in your eyes ...carry on!!

(Linking this post to PPF)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wake up and LIVE!

"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic."
                                                                       -Rosalind Russel
So very true!
Realize that you are ALIVE!
There is a lot of difference between living and just existing.We must live each and every teeny weeny moment of life because tomorrow when we grow old we might find that all those moments actually carried a whole lot of meaning.Open your heart...breathe...smile...laugh....sing....dance...give..touch....be yourself (don't try to be someone else)...love...dream...reach out...and it will be really worth it!

Your smile may be a bit rusty for lack of use but I am sure with practice you can shine it up and then the beauty of your face would be matchless! Yeah...no need of cosmetics!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Stay creative !

Create create create !
Don't  underestimate the power of the magic that's you!

Be yourself and just begin!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A bond...unbreakable!

I recently attended a short course on sculpturing.I always so desperately wanted to try my hands on this and feel that wet and sticky clay with my fingers and try to create...just create :)

It surely was quite a fun and I simply loved doing it.But then while browsing through the net I came across Saper galleries and found some awesomely mesmerizing work of art.I was so inspired that I thought of creating a tile of my own...and so this piece which in no way matches what I had seen but it still is very dear to me for every time I have a look at it a flash of smile adorns my face.I sort of relive those beautiful moments when my sons were born!! ...Aaahh it gives me such delight and a sense of pride that is matchless :)

And yes Mother's day is just round the corner.Sitting here so far...away from my mom ...I miss her truly...
I thank my mom for the millions of things she must have done for me till today! Thank you mom!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quite a challenge !

Recently I found the site http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/. Here Diva gives a challenge every Monday and this week she challenged to create a Duotangle using only two tangles Hibrid and Strircles( I am hearing all these names for the first time :) ).Now this was quite challenging but then I decided to give a try. Its not that I have not used these two before but it is that I have not disciplined myself while creating an art.For me it all comes naturally and spontaneously so it was kind of difficult but then I love to take up challenges :)

So here I am Diva!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Two for joy!

One for sorrow
two for joy,
Three for a girl
Four for a boy,Five for silver,Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,never to be told,
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird you must not miss.

Remember this poem we used to sing as a child  :)

Being together really really counts.It is not a BIG thing but a million of little things put 'together'.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."...Winnie-the-Pooh ....Oh I love these lines so much...

Just the thought of being together with your loved ones can bring a joy that has no match!
So just be together...stay together...and enjoy each moment of life together...

Feel blessed!