Thursday, June 28, 2012


The Diva's challenge gave all of us an opportunity to create a tile related to our home/ state/ country !

Now sitting here far ...thousands of miles away...from my beloved country India, this was something which I could instantly connect to...and what better way to depict India than to talk of  'AUM' !

'AUM' or 'OM'  in Sanskrit means ‘One who protects, sustains’. So that which sustains everything is AUM'.

It is the name of the Lord, who pervades your being,who pervades everything in the world.

So , 'AUM' was my tiny little effort in remembrance of my home...

Oh yes my friend Patricia from Colours dekor recently surprised me with this award

Patricia I am really touched ! Thanks !

If you have not been to Colours Dekor ,please do pay a visit and I am sure you will leave all smiling and refreshed and very inspired :)
'Liebster' in German means 'dearest' and the blogs I am passing this award to are all my very very favorite ones :
Funky Junk Interior
An Indian Summer
Illustrated Blog
Geninne's Art Blog
The Dreaming Palette

So all you lovely people, if you choose to accept this award, please:
1. Copy and paste the award logo to your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3. Choose five of your favorite blogs that deserve to be noticed
4. Leave a message to the chosen five, informing them about the award

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Raspberry Vanilla Penguins !

After my Rainbow sherbet peacock and Icy mint green flying kite with chocolate hearts its time for My Raspberry Vanilla Penguins  :)
I am really loving these prompts by Kristin at  Summer of Color 2012 not only because I love ice creams but also because it is a lot of fun :)

Recently read a quote :

"Everybody has a dark side and a light side...and this is why human soul so closely resembles a penguin ".

Now I painted them raspberry and vanilla...hmmm... I think I had ONLY the SWEETER side of human soul in my heart while doing so :)

A few days back I had painted a cushion cover for my cozy little sofa ...and the colors so blissfully match with the prompt :) 

The colors do match,don't they ?

I am all set to have a look at what others have created this week :) Its amazing how people can create art which is absolutely unique, although the set of colors to be used remains the same for everybody :)

Also linking to Paint Party Friday

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Challenge accepted!

The Diva's challenge asked us to use "Cadent" in our work. I am not well versed with the official names of tangles and so went to the link she has provided to take the help.
Here is what I came up with.I enjoyed this tangle. Once you get the grip,it just kind of flows on...loved it as always !

Monday, June 18, 2012

Embrace the sky !

Oh! I want to take a flight...
with all my might
Yes...I want to soar...
and do much...much more!

The fairy in me whispers..."you are free '
I fill my lungs ready to fly
I smell the sweet air...with butterflies in my hair
I spread my arms to embrace the sky...

I have grown wings 
to take me high...
I don't need to crawl 
when I can!

With the feel of mist
and a smile on my face 
I float effortlessly
I is NOT a race!

 Ah yes ! I want to fly ! meet my dreams,fly,fly away

This week the flavor at The Summer of color is  'Icy Mint Chocolate Chip'.
Now this is quite a refreshing and real cool flavor and I tried to make it cool enough by taking my kite to delicious heights :)

I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all the lovely people who visited my blog last week and liked my Rainbow sherbet peacock...thank you so much :) 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chase it ?

Artists' Play Room called for sketches and here is a sketch from my sketch book which I am going to color soon!

Happiness,they say, is like a butterfly...the more you chase it the more it flies beyond your grasp but if you stop going after it ...sit may come down and flutter around your shoulder ...whispering sweet notes:) 

All you need is a little air to breathe in... ... some flowers...and happiness will surround you, invariably!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'Eccentric'' is the challenge

The Diva's challenge called for the use of 'eccentric'' circles in our work.
So, I tried and tried and finally came up with this ...

Linking it to  Inspiration Avenue...  ;0

Monday, June 11, 2012

My rainbow sherbet peacock !

The Summer of Color is an 'icy' cool challenge as it has taken its inspiration from 'Ice creams' :)

Now the theme for the first week is the flavour 'Rainbow sherbet' . I love using bright colors in my art especially when the theme here reminds of my very own country India :)

I chose to draw and paint a peacock using the theme colors fuschia, orange, yellow and white.

His rainbow plumage vibrant and beautiful...
His majestic walk elegant and cheerful...
A carnival of glowing colors...feathers of unique fashion
A beauty with a difference ...God's magical creation...

A peacock to me is a constant source pf inspiration.

Thoroughly enjoyed creating a rainbow sherbet peacock :)

Friday, June 8, 2012


                    "Beneath the make up and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world."
                                                                                            ....     Marilyn Monroe


Love ...friends ... laughter...sweet talks
rain...rainbows...sand ...beach walks

butterflies ...colors... sweet roses
birds...songs...smiles in doses



wishes...wishes...wishes !

Yes ...I wish to seize every moment and make a sweet memory out of it  :)

(Linking this post to Inspiration Avenue)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Abundant love...bridged in !

The  Diva's challenge demanded the use of tangle 'Bridgen'.

Here I have bridged in abundant love :)

I found this tangle quite fun. Once you are at it, it just flows...smoothly ...effortlessly.
Loved it abundantly!

I don't know why I am reminded of this quote...

"All you need is love.But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"

...may be I should have a piece right now :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Surprises keep me going!

It was a big and a very very pleasant surprise to see that the theme this week on Artist's Play Room
is "Let's Zentangle' :) This is what I just love to do and can keep doing hours together...relentlessly :)

After all it is yoga for mind !

I have done a number of posts on my zentangled pieces and am linking only a few here!

Please feel free to go through the blog for the other posts inspired by this art :)

Now this delightful surprise was a mere excuse for me to indulge myself in creating and dedicating a work of art purely to this week's theme :) and so here I am...

Yes I am a dreamer
with soft but sparkling dreams...
I hold the power 
to dream my dream ...
 I fly against the winds
for I have grown my own wings...
I soar high among the lacy clouds
and feel the whispering breeze
I see a rainbow...paint another
I float...and I breathe...
my lungs full with that sweet scent
and my heart ...all content
I feel His magic
 the sweet notes tinkling in the air
I am blessed ...I am free...I smile 
and to dream again... I dare!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Not an empty page...

I said I will paint my own rainbows
and find my own song...
and the twinkle in my eyes grows
making me smile all along...

The wind beneath my hair
gives me a soft lift
and my heart wants to share
and make memories...a little gift

Cheering each moment that comes by
whispering... 'it will be happier'
...and my dreamy eyes
tell me that I am alive...even better

and I smile again... promising
to be true to the best in me
Yes I long for nothing
but to remain the very me...

Instead of  an empty page
I want to be a splash of colors,
spreading joy and love
forever...even longer!

Linking this post to Paint Party Friday and Artists in Blogland