This week I would like to place on record the pale winter sun. A promise of rebirth for all life forms in the northern hemisphere.
About two weeks ago, I was witness to a formation of three geese. What caught my attention was their loud squawking communication and the fact that they were flying north east in winter, a little too early for them to return from their summer dwellings in the south.
I then read up about them, how geese are such intelligent and caring creatures. A formation of three meant that two able bodied geese were escorting an old, or a sick, or a hurt companion to resting grounds, till it either recovered or died, protecting it from harm, and from other creatures of prey.
How many of us take the time and energy to do this in our present day fast paced life? A question that still bothers me: How disconnected from our true purpose have we become?
Kudos to those who render this great service. God bless you.
Today's sketch is a reinterpretation of the geese formation I saw, from the art of quilt making.
...as Pongal. We have many festivals in India that celebrate the cyclic passage of time. They remind us of our forgotten bond to nature. As the sun returns to the Northern Hemisphere dispelling the months of cold and darkness, let us look forward to the abundance, growth and nourishment that the sun brings with it.
Pongalo Pongal! Much love and light!
This persimmon was my inspiration for this week. I love this fruit for its sweet zapota like (chikoo) flesh. Unlike our brown zapota, this fruit has a bright orange colour and I am always drawn to it whenever I see it.
Intrigued by this quality of the fruit I looked up the meanings for the colour orange and its importance in the art and design world: The colour orange makes for high visibility without the more aggressive, in-the-face qualities of the red. A peaceful eye catcher so to speak.
So the next time you want to make yourself visible, be sure to include some subtle orange and its almost complementary shades of green in your attire.
Here is to making yourself visible. Much light.
I spend a few quiet moments with myself every morning in an attempt to connect to my self and my source, with varying degrees of success.
This helps me to take each step at a time with complete awareness of what I am doing at that moment. To my knowledge at this moment of time, that is the purpose of my life. To experience every moment and then let it go.
Multi-tasking is not for me.
On that note, wishing each one of you a great start to 2016 and may you have the necessary resources to get to wherever you are going. Have fun with your fellow pilgrims along the way. Happy New Year! Let your light shine!
I am an abstract artist living and working in Berlin.