Friday, April 05, 2013

Joy is a gift we give ourselves.




Like a bud, unfurling its petals,







A happy river, on its meandering path,


  




Rippling over pebbles,


  





A tiny bird, flapping its wings,







My dupatta, flutters in the wind

 






Oh!  It does fly, unstoppable

 




Like my heart

 

 


Soaked in joy!






I quite enjoyed painting this. 

It was a gift for a very dear aunt on her sixtieth birthday. 

 

 

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31 comments:

  1. Lucky her!!! This is wonderful...wonderful movement, color and composition. Thanks for posting! Happy PPF

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  2. Lovely painting and lovely words. I am sure your Aunt will cherish it. Happy PPF. xox

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  3. Wonderful paintings and thoughts. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy PPF and hugs
    Erika

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  4. Very stunning painting! I love the rhythm you created with the flowing Dupatta and the colors are amazing! I'm sure your aunt is going to love it!

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  5. this is gorgeous!! I love the soft swirling movement in this piece-your aunt will love it too!

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  6. Lucky aunt and am sure she loved the wonderful vibrancy and movement of this painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Very beatiful and a wonderful gift. HPPF!

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  8. Your work has a lot of movement, a combination of red is very good. Saludos

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  9. Wow..so magical ...and such inspiring work and words....your art is so radiant and gorgeous ..I also love the sense of flow and movement! What a wonderful gift for her..
    Victoria

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  10. wonderful colors and I love the poem that goes with the painting.

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  11. Wonderful colours and delightful gift.

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  12. I'm sure she'll be pleased....beautiful colors!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Lovely work...the colors are indeed here to spread joy and cheer around...simply beautiful !!

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  14. Beautiful! Fine feeling of movement! <3

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  15. what a wonderful gift for you aunt, Zafaran. I'm sure she'll love it. i know i loved seeing the progression with each photo. thank you for sharing... and for being you. xox

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  17. Love the colors and like your paintings as well. my heart does fly, unstoppable, too! :)
    warmest - Rashmi V.

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  18. lovely piece, your friend is sure to treasure it!

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  19. Lucky Aunt. Love the words that go with your gorgeous painting :)

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  20. what a wonderful painting! I love how you reveal her to us little by little!

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  21. Such bold and beautiful colors. I know your Aunt will love it, how sweet!

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  22. I love the bold coloring and the movement in this piece. Happy Birthday to your aunt. Blessings!

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  23. I LOVE the bright red in this piece. Really makes everything pop! :)

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  24. I love that idea of seeing Joy as buds we give or open for ourselves, wonderful painting!
    ManonX

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  25. Love how the duppatta unfolds and great message about giving.

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  26. Really exquisite painting and a sweet poem!

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  27. this is fabulous!
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    would be great to welcome you aboard!

    xxx Susi
    from Austria

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  28. Beeeeautiful...............
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  29. So much movement, lovely. Kim

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  30. Love the rhythmic movement and vibrant colours of your art. I like the close up 2nd image best too:)
    Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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