Sunday, March 25, 2012

New pages from my art journal and SriLankan pictures.

I have some new work from my art journal this week.
I used gouache, acrylic, oil pastels and gold paint.

Hope and light

Light over there...

There are times when life seems so dark and hopeless, but always, there is some light that brings a glimmer of hope to give us meaning to live on. 
There is light over there somewhere for all of us.

Now, a bit of fun from me, a plate of raisins.
With my raisins that needed sun drying,
I made this raisin face, and, looking at his naughty face, 
I decided to call him, 
Kismis Keshav. :-)
Hi to you all from me, Kismis Keshav!!

I love basking in the sun, lookin up at the clouds!
Ok, now I gotta tell you, my dear readers,
 about an old camera that was gifted to me by an uncle of mine.
Surprise, surprise! 
It had antique pictures of these lovely Sri Lankan ladies of a bygone era.
I loved their graceful poses and their LOVELY jewellery! 

The rickshaw was pulled by the man.

Snake charmers conference, I suppose!

She's the prettiest, isn't she?

Before I end this post, 
let me give you a quick look 
at the painting I am  working on.
Have to add the words to it.
So, here's cheerios from me for the moment!
Hope you enjoyed the post.
Don't forget to let me know your thoughts and impressions because
it keeps me going!


  1. Wow, was it difficult to work with that many various types of mediums? :)

  2. Excellent post ~ wonderful creations all of them ~ and love the older photos ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  3. Your 'hope and light' piece is very encouraging. Love the raisin art too. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  4. What a fascinating post. I loved the snake charmer picture, but the raison man wins my heart!!

  5. Wow, love the old picture, and yours are great too. As for the raisins! They made me giggle!

    I've popped over from the Just Journals link, but can't post a comment on blogger using my Nuvofelt persona tonight. Not sure why.

  6. You should put a patent on that raisin face! So darn cute.

  7. there is light over there, sometimes its hard to see but sometimes we are ignoring it.. thanks for the beautiful photo show..

  8. a wonderful post,, congratulations that there was film with photos in your camera! I enjoyed seeing your art.

  9. The pages are great and those old photos are amazing aren't they... as for the raisin face ...glad to see you are raisin the level of blogs with that one...xx..

  10. this is so coool - love the raisin face and your beautiful journal pages

  11. Super beautiful art..very peaceful and inspiring! And gorgeous photos..lovely!

  12. Love your artwork. Those pictures are amazing, what a find... :)

  13. Za faran, I so enjoyed my visit here to your blog...
    Your painting in your journal book is FABULOUS! I love that she seems to be looking over at the candles (or the window). Great work! And those old photographs... there is nothing i love more than looking at old photographs, even when i don't know anyone in the photos. The rickshaw taxi is amazing and yes, the women with the jewelry too! Thank you so much for sharing and KEEP POSTING! i'm happy i finally had the time to visit again. I'll be back. xoxo

  14. ps: your raisin face made me laugh... :-) VERY creative.

  15. The first piece is Gorgeous!!! Loved the light and warmth:)
    Kismis Keshav is a hit!!! It would surely bring a smile on anyone's face. The Srilankan snaps...they are the most amazing ones I have seen for a long time! It emanates charm :)
    Nice work Za Faran:)

  16. Very Nice..Interesting Post,...keep sharing :)

  17. Thank you so much to EVERYONE of you for making blogging worthwhile for me! When I see comments, it makes my li'l heart so very joyous to know there are people out there who care enough to encourage others.
    I am overjoyed by all the support you have given.
    Thank you so much, to each and every one of you.

  18. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog! I'm glad you did, because now i can follow yours! Wonderful work you've done, and I enjoy looking at the photos of your culture/people too!

  19. I love your first art journal page. "There are times when life seems so dark and hopeless, but always, there is some light that brings a glimmer of hope to give us meaning to live on." That has touched my heart, because I'm fighting against the dark at the moment.
    Thank you for your encouraging words and for sharing your wonderful page!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your new painting - it looks great!

  20. Beautiful artwork!!
    I love old photos, too!!

  21. hilarious raisin face. Nice works! I am just now getting around to visiting all of the challenge participants. Good luck!

  22. Lovely photos!
    Thank you for linking up this week :)

  23. What great old pictures to have.

  24. Howdy!

    Nice work! So much dimension I thought your work was embossing on metal!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!



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