Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hope and Mango showers in Summer

 I completed another page in my journal. 

At the moment,  
my mind is full of 

hope and a sense of thankfulness for all the blessings

  I have in life.
A reaction, dear reader, of  having just begun reading Robin Sharma, 
the popular author of 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari'  

Needless to say, it got reflected in what I painted!
So, let me show you

my 'Blessed Hope' page...

Paint smudges became two yellow birds.

Another paint smudge seemed to look like a tiny fairy hovering nearby...

Blessed Hope

Let me share with you something from what I read,

“it is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. 

it's only when you have opened your own heart 

 that you can touch the hearts of others." Robin Sharma


that remained after Pandora opened her box of woes, 
still gives us the will to live on.

As I am typing these words in,
summer rains are cooling the city.
They are called 'mango showers' it seems
because they hasten the ripening of these fruits! 
When the sky looks like this, 
we can expect good mangoes, I guess!

A basket of green mangoes waits me. 
Wondering whether to pickle, curry or keep them for ripening.... 

Write in , please, my dear readers.
And, a BIG thank you for your great response to my last post. :-) 
I have linked to Paint Party Friday, here .


  1. very inspired art today, lovely! And who doesn't love mangoes? Nice quotes.

  2. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog and introducing me to your lovely blog.
    You are a fabulous artist!

  3. Lovely paintings and love your art style ~ and your quote ~ very life giving ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  4. such a lovely post, from your art, words, thoughts, and photo of your day, thank you.

  5. Love the expression in her eyes, and your creative use paint smudges. Thank you for sharing, gratitude IS the road to happiness.

    Mango Showers...the words conjure up memories of sitting on my grandmother's lap as a little girl in Cuba enjoying the taste of ripe mangoes that seemed to rain from the trees.

  6. Lovely painted pages!!!
    I love the idea of "Mango Showers"...there is one ripe on my kitchen counter awaiting a knife and me!

  7. Mango showers - lovely description. Not something we are anywhere close to having (No mango growing in the great white north!)

    These are gorgeous pages! Welcome to Paint Party Friday! Great to have you join us.

    P.S. Did you know you have your word verification still on? It makes commenting very difficult.

  8. Welcome to PPF.
    Love your art work and inspiring words by Sharma you shared with us today. A very lovely post

  9. Intriguing eyes. Awesome background.

  10. Thank you, everyone of you for visiting, commenting and all your support.

  11. Ummm green mangoes they re my fav ,you can prepare dal,curry or pickle nd ya rice too,:) thts one of my fav quote by robin sharma

  12. your art journal page is worthy of being hung in a museum. i adore it so! you are quite the poet too. :)

  13. Beautiful pages, I love the style of the woman's face.

  14. Absolutely beautiful..mystical and spiritual...gorgeous work..very peaceful and meditative too!

  15. I liked the way you turned the smudges into 2 yellow birds. A slight hint of Piccasso do you think!


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