Knowing Myself In Three Sentences

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Today I had a mixed day full of emotions and I wanted to reflect on my smiles, tears, laughter’s and people around me. 

The journey of life appears to be taking a turn, thinking about my existence and my relation to the world I exist in. My situations relate to my karma and my actions. Abstract roads lead to a battle of journey that is cloudy, while a journey of love leads to paradise. 

                                                 More for next time 🙂




A Lesson from nature!

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          Sketch of the aged pole and the green vines I met

Hi !  🙂

Before I go to to bed I want to share this experience with you from last year in the month of July. We all know nature is beautiful. But do we think what makes it so beautiful ?. 

Last year on my visit to Saskatoon, I had few hours before I would hit the road with my family to drive back to Calgary where I live. Within those few hours I wanted to enjoy the outdoors of Saskatoon near the Downtown where we had our stay and I chose to be close to the South Saskatchewan river to enjoy the river and the trail that runs near the Saskatchewan Crescent East lined by the huge beautiful bungalows and the trees.

As I strolled by the Meewasin Trail I stumbled on this aged pole, telling me it had been there standing alone facing the changing weather under the sky. The pole was surrounded by the green vines, the wild tall growing grass and the smiling purple fragile flowers. I stood there to admire. Though it looked withered it said to me —

“Sun or rain, stay strong. Focus on the positives around you. I am fresh inside, admire the joys and beauty around me.” Majority of plants show rejuvenation, they get back after they have encountered with stress.

                                  Yes I had to sketch the pole I met and me think and learn.

Everyday nature teaches us numerous lessons that we can incorporate in our daily lives. By being mindful and thoughtful we need to have an open heart to get inspired and motivated from nature.

Love Nature !!!

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Reviving Memories Through Expression

Reviving Memories Through Expression

As I get older, my memories of childhood, growing up learning amazing things get refreshed !! How many of you remember collecting feathers as a child :-). As a child I would get hold of feathers in parks, gardens, yards that the beautiful birds left while migrating or left them while visiting on their routine food pickup and singing the songs of joy. Many of you may have collected them or your teacher gave you the summer homework to make a scrap book- I was given! The flora, fauna,birds have changed where I live but I don’t lose a moment to admire nature. This sketch of wet feathers was done, those I saw on my visit to a lake. The white feathers appeared to be of the gulls that had left their signatures !!


Expressing With Creativity

Here is a little note highlighting importance of expression by being creative. Expressing through art and creativity is always part of my life and a journey : like even when I am outdoors managing growth of art and not in the studio physically :). It directs to channelize energy into being positive, getting inspired and regenerating a continuous flow of expression.  Perspective of rightful thoughts and instill of emotions is an exploration through creativity. My freedom of expression cradles my original impulse by creating through inspirations and positive thoughts. I don’t allow any barriers to form a wall for my thoughts to get real through colours/ sketch. The beauty in expression forms a bigger picture when you become consistent  in showing this pattern and challenizing your energies that are transparent. The positive thoughts over weigh the negative ones if any and makes me happy to take any challenges with a stride.

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Raman 🙂


What is really means doing an instant sketch!!


While coming back from work at night 9.20 pm, I was just taken aback by the weather. Though Calgarians are aware of the contrasting weather changes in a day, but there is always a reaction when something drastic happens. The day was sunny and beautiful and I had no idea the night will be turning into a wet stage. The flurries from the opposite direction crashed on the wind screen of my car as I drove. As soon as I reached home I wanted to do a quick sketch in my journal, reminding me of the unexpected changing weathers in Calgary. Writing a date on the journal will remind  me next year what a weather it was  while I drove back home making it difficult for some drivers to drive, as it was pitch dark and visibility reduced with flurries.