Wednesday, October 31, 2012

At zen with my shadow




Me and my shadow
often talk to each other
It tells me to walk tall
to climb every high wall




never hesitate to fly
and to hold my head high
to stay calm
and carry on



my shadow tells me
to be firm in my steps
 to face the sunshine
so it can fall behind and follow me 




I count on this closest friend 
no matter what and where
it will be there
throughout the years 




it will be there when the need be
the reflection of my shadow is me!

Sharing this post with  Inspiration Avenue  and  APR 
where the theme was 'mandala'and 'shadow' respectively.

 My heart told me to club the two 
and here I am with a shadow at zen 
with her colorful mandala ...
what do you think? 
The shadows too can have color :)



26 comments:

  1. oh my this is lovely. I really love your unfolding and the words and the "whole picture" coming into view. so gentle and so true.

    ReplyDelete
  2. VERy beautiful. I completely love the way you always set the story with multiple pictures :D Thank you for kind words on my flckr :0)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your shadow is a very good friend indeed...lovely artwork too:)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Colors do indeed have shadows. I really like how you combined the two challenges into one beautiful piece.

    Darla

    ReplyDelete
  5. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing and for doing close-ups of the various areas of your mandala! Glad you participated and hope to see more of your art soon!
    Hugs,
    Beth P IA Team Member

    ReplyDelete
  6. So beautiful. I love the story as well as the art!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful!! Love the shadow aspects and what you wrote. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. your shadows are simply lovely... nice to combine the two with your fabulous writing...xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. this is a lovely piece, the added zendala is exquisite. the shadow in the body works beautifully Ritu.

    ReplyDelete
  10. beautiful and thoughtful, love the way you combined these two ideas together.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this, it's so beautiful. Perfect shadow and perfect words.
    Von

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your mandala and how it becomes the heart of the entire image.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your art is lovely!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful!! And I love your poem on the shadow. Thank you for sharing that!

    ReplyDelete
  15. enjoyed; have a nice Friday

    much love...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

    ReplyDelete
  17. fabulous Rita! Please don't forget about the "Light & Dark" theme at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY!
    meet you there!
    xxx
    Happy PPF!

    Susi

    ReplyDelete
  18. How lovely! I love the use of gray for the figure. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful, and so much details, Happy PPF!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

    ReplyDelete