Friday, February 15, 2013

Pod of Love !

Hey all my friends of the big blogging world
I love you all

                                                              your visit makes my day
                                                       your lovely notes and comments 
make my heart smile

your words boost my spirits up
with you I can be what I am
and say what I want to say

                                                       So my dear dear friends thanks...
                                                  thanks for being an inseparable part of my life !

Recently I read a quote by Buddha which said 

"You yourself as much as
anybody in the entire universe,deserve your love and affection. "

So do remember to Love Yourself ...   
embrace yourself for what you are
and shine on :)

You are meant to make an impact !

Are you wondering what this is?
Well this was a seed pod 
which I picked while on my morning walk
I brought it home and opened it to have a look inside...
the seeds fell down.

While my fingers were engaged in playing with the pod
I just happened to put it down in a shape which resembled
a valentine :)
and so thrilled was I that I called it my "Pod of Love"

I am painting it red and gold and my creative juices
are giving me ideas...

Do you have any?

For this "Pod of Love I am loving myself "

Sharing my "Pod of Love" with PPF,APR,IA and MOM


  1. Wow! Fantastic creations and post that are filled with love and inspiration!

  2. The pod looks awesome and the painting looks serene and, I should say, reminds me a bit of you.
    Ritu, you may really like Gitanjali Rao's short film I have on my latest post. I have a link on there. Matchbox covers I find on your background too. Would love to know your reactions.

  3. You have such a beautiful way of using colours on your paintings, like no-one else I have seen before. So very talented, and such a peaceful, serene face.
    The serendipity of the pod heart has created an unusual valentine for the APR challenge, natural and organic.
    I enjoyed the post and the quotes from Buddha that you have used. A very peaceful post to read - with relaxing music too!

  4. What a stunning painting!!

    <3 what you did w the seed pods!

  5. Gorgeous portrait, Ritu!
    Wow! It is stunning!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  6. Bellissimo disegno pieno di spiritualità e di amore!

  7. Your art work is lovely - and the idea of just being to pick seed pods like that is an exotic one to me here in the UK! :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  8. Beautiful quote and an equally beautiful the permeating serenity. Nice idea with the pod!
    HPPF Ritu:)

  9. Beautiful work ... great post.

    The pod of love is amazing!!!!

    Karen x

  10. This is such amazingly COOL artwork, and I am SO grateful to have you share with us at Word Art Wednesday. We love to see all the ways God inspires people to create, and this is just lovely. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your time and talents with us, and please come back soon.
    God's blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. such a lovely sentiment and your art is soft and sweet. Thank you for participating and I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day

  12. What an inspiring post! I love the woman's thougthtful and serene expression in your painting.

  13. Such beauty made even more beautiful by your spirit. *smiles* Norma, x

  14. I so love your beautiful artwork and loving the seed pods.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  15. The colors are so rich and gently layered! I love this!

  16. we have those trees in our street and Phantom used to collect and paint the pods and make all sorts of weird and wonderful things with them... and I love your drawing this week... such a perfect sense of colour...xx

  17. i so love that portrait! The colors and that wonderful expression of love and peace. Your quote from Buddha is a beautiful message that we all need to remember - daily. Beautiful and inspiring work.

  18. I believe you captured the feeling of self acceptance in Buddah's teaching, with the gentle smile in the portrait and the soft color palette. I love what you did with the pod too. Blessings!

  19. I like the personal style, has ideas and performed. Saludos

  20. Very nice work. Beautifully done. Thank you.

  21. What a beautiful post! Thank you. And, I LOVE the face you made in the second photo. LoVE. Kathy

  22. The painting is so beautiful, your really have a God given talent.
    We love that you have taken time to share your wonderful work with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

    Do you know about another month long challenge that is always Anything Goes. The Pin and Tack?

  23. Love your painting full of light and love. Great work! and that pod of love is so cute ....

  24. Amazing painting full of love. You are a great artist.
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  25. Thank you, dear friend for watching the film! :-)

  26. Lovely painting with a wonderful feeling! <3

  27. Wow..what an exquisite painting..pure spirit and pure beauty shining through..gorgeous colors, tones and shading...such energy radiance and so much love vibing away! Beautifully done!! a new favorite for me! and I love your pods..magical indeed..
    shine on..happy creating...and thanks for your wisdom of love..

  28. Thank you Ritu!

    This is beautiful! Can I borrow it? Or link to it from my blog? Then I can be lifted in spirit whenever I feel down.

    Love your golden red seed pods!!!

    Thank you for kind words on my blog! I actually have little time and possibility to work with clay, I just took the opportunity.

    Love from Ilona :-)

  29. Amazing painting, love the peaceful mood.

  30. Such a beautiful, colorful painting. Those wise words are music to our ears! Unless we love ourselves, we cannot possibly love others. And without love for others, the world would be a very sad place.

  31. this is glorious!! that is one of my favourite quotes so it was extra nice to see it here!!

  32. Your painted piece is lovely as are your words. I got a big smile from the Pod Heart. I love to pick up things while I am on my morning walk.


  33. such beautiful art and post too. Love the pod heart!!

  34. Pod of love! Perfect!!! And your painting is so beautiful! I love all the color and depth you've created - the splotches of color, the facial features with pops of color - all so cool. Very inspiring, thank you, xoxo

  35. Such a beautiful and loving post, Ritu! The artwork is gorgeous and I love how your found seed pods were turned into a heart of love too. Inspiring! xx

  36. Your portrait is beautiful! I also really love the quote. It's so important for each of us to remember those wise words. Thank you!

  37. I feel the exact same way as you do about the blog world. There are people here who really care about our intimate thoughts! I feel honored that people take time to visit me too!! You art is so beautiful today....much like your heart! Much love to you too!!!

    Hugs Giggles

  38. A beautiful picture and a beautiful post to go with it. Love the pod heart.

  39. Beautiful watercolor! I love the pure pastel colors. And what an incredible seed pod! Beautiful, the way you painted it. We get pods like that on our trumpet vine...

  40. She's fabulous! It's something about her face that just draws me in. :)

  41. Fabulous face, so beautiful...and I love your pod also! HPPF!

  42. So inspiring Ritu.. your heart is definitely in the right place. :-) Beautiful watercolor too. xox

  43. Dear Ritu,
    I love your art and your wonderful paintings!
    Greetings from Germany
    Hugs and love