Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time and Thoughts.


Do not dwell in the past; 
do not dream of the future, 
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
So says The Buddha.

Well, I am sure we have all  come across wise quotes like this one, 
but, I always feel like asking, 

Dear Buddha, what to do when the mind goes on a dance, 

tripping to times past and times ahead? 

I find myself constantly reminiscing 
about happy days in the past 
and not infrequently dream 
whether such days are going to come again.

One of the best memories 
that come up is 

of standing by the beach on a moonlit night, 

watching the lacy silvery waves 
creating a frothy fringe 
on the glowing sands.

Time stood still for me at that point.

 

I know thinking of the past denies the present,

 but I linked the two 


through my painting.

The birds in flight to me seem like Time.

 

Past, Present, Future.

 

 

   

 

 I went on a walk by the water 

the other day and  

walked alongside chinese fishing nets . 

The fishermen 

lower the nets and lift them up 

to catch fish.

It's an ancent Chinese method 

hardly seen anymore

even in China. 

 And, I came across 

this lonely deserted 

bit of land and water

with stumps of trees standing

like some abstract painting. 

 

 I want to share

 two sketches of birds that I did.

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a lil one

in thought


So, here's Wishing everyone 

a happy creative week ahead! 

Sharing with some great blogging artists on 
Artists in Blogland, 
Balzar designs, 
Paint Party Friday 
and Just Journals. 
Creative Every Day.


35 comments:

  1. Surprising! Yes, we did think alike tonight:)
    This is just beautiful!
    Loved the bird sketches:)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Deepa, for visiting.

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  2. Linking the past and present through your painting..... beautiful thought and art. Terah From CED

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    1. Terah, appreciate your comments and your visit. Thank you!

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  3. Oh Za Faran, this was fabulous!! I loved your painting & the words on linking past and present... so wise. And your photos with the nets and those wonderful tree stumps poking out of the water. Just gorgeous. Yes, you're right, it DOES look abstract. Thank you for sharing Za faran - wishing you a great week! xoxo

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    1. :-) wish I was as wise in life too! Oh yeah, that lnscape did look abstract. My photo doesn't actually do it justice.
      Pauline, I thank you for your visits, comments. Means a lot to me.

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  4. Great sketches...lovely painting...it is an interesting thought to contemplate and a garden one to stick to...fleeting moments are do able...but not always...thanks for sharing...xxx

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    1. Yes, Mandy. The special moments are always alive, I guess in our minds.
      Than you for visiting me and commenting.

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  5. So true,l,even I do the same,..and when it's get too much I try to shut everything off by keepin myself busy

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    1. I can understand your feelings. Channelling our feelings creatively works for me. Glad you came by.

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    1. Thank you Bindu. Just quick, rough sketches.

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  7. This is such a beautiful and thoughtful post, lovely sketches too!

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    1. Thank you Christine for your encouragement always. I really appreciate your comments.

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  8. Wonderful post! Love the way you did the water (and the rest of the art). I must have water on my mind I am being drawn to water and oceans. You have such great layers of color in it!

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    1. Carolyn,the painting has layers that I wiped on the page from left over paint. :-) Great to have you here!

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  9. Lovely works of art! Nice colors..and great sketches too!

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. Lovely post and great sketches. See you at My Dream Canvas :-)

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  11. a beautiful post! I love your sketches, too....and the perspective of the boat and birds!

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    1. Love to read your comments. Keeps me inspired.

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  12. Thank you for leaving your thoughtful and considered comment on my blog today - I agree completely: quality over quantity every time! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on linking the past and the present today - it's a subject I'm very interested in too.

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    1. Sian, I value your comments and did enjoy reading and commenting on your blog. Thank you.

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  13. Excellent painting ~ love it and sketches are wonderful as are the photos ~ so unique ~ lovely post ~ thanks ^_^

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    1. Glad that you liked it. Very thankful for your constant support.

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  14. Wow..the birds of the past present and future are deeply beautiful and poetic on so many levels..truly gorgeous and soul-touching!
    Wonderful photos too!
    Victoria

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  15. Wow..the birds of the past, present and future are deeply beautiful and poetic on so many levels..truly gorgeous and inspiring!
    Wonderful photos too
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you Victoria for visiting and liking!

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  16. gosh I am so glad I checked back to PPF so I didn't miss this post... I love that journal page with the canoe... just gorgeous... and the bird sketches are lovely as well... a great week's work...xx

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    1. Water is always associated with Life, canoe seemed like our journey through it and birds were Time for me. I really feel so good that you came here! Thank you.

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  17. Your painting speaks beautifully of your thoughts! lovely!

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