Friday, June 28, 2013

Seeking, striving!


The Summer of Color journey is proving to be more interesting with every color prompt. Not only is it fun, it is also proving to be a journey of discovery, finding colors..how they work in conjunction with each other, being inspired by the variety of art that we get to feast on every week...
This week, the colors are  'lime green' and 'purple', two colors that I really love and using them together was quite an experience. Looking for the right shade of purple or green, or, even mixing up both to make muddy color...
Well, as they say, "No mud, no lotus", so, even the muddy results of color catastrophes resulted in beautiful blooms!

I shall start with this sketch I did of the Indian girl in Salwar Kameez,


 




The sketch was at the beginning of the week, but as days went by, my mad, art-crazy heart was not satisfied and I wanted to make something more for the sheer joy of it. An old, empty matchbox  soon enough became transformed by me into  a tiny, lime green and purple shrine to Buddha.














I should show the rather 'wild' wild flowers I created...although it turned out to be not what I really wanted!



I learned this week  that , however my work turns out,
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”  as Vincent van Gogh said.

With lots of wishes for a happy, creative week to all of you!

Links:  SOC
SS




23 comments:

  1. Oh I'm thinking you love green and purple as much as I do...because these are beautiful pieces!! Gorgeous garb on your lady!! Happy ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. I can see the love of the colours in your painting and the love of art too. Doesn't the mud give our art just the contrast and interest that it needs to express what we want and like? I think so. Your Buddha shrine is magical! And I love the wild flowers! Great quote also!

    Ilona xxx

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  3. that shrine - just amazing! Love love love!! Happy PPF!

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  4. I love your lovely lady, looking good in lime green and purple. Wonderful colors.

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  5. beautiful work on this SOC theme!

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  6. Loving your beautiful work for SOC. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  7. wonderful art projects-and I have to say I'd LOVE to wear that lime and purple outfit (sorry,mind's drawing a blank at what it's actually called)!!

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  8. Love your creations, so beautiful, honest and thoughtful! <3

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  9. Wow, what amazing pieces of art this week! The Indian girl is my favorite and is so gorgeous.

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  10. Wonderful projects, that shrine is wonderful.

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  11. Great post and wonderful art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  12. What a gorgeous bounty of art!

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  13. Beautiful work with this week's colors & that shrine is divine! :)

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  14. Beautiful artwork!!. I love the tiny shrine!. Maybe, I'll make little box of gratitude next :). Inspiring!

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  15. I love the way you have used the colour combination for this weeks SoC. Your lady looks very elegant in her Salwar Kameez and I love the matchbox shrine, such a good idea:)

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  16. Nice work, very subtle use of the colors in your first piece. I like your second shrine like piece very much, and the third, sweet. Happy PPF xox

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  17. How wonderful your artwork turned out with this colorcombination! I love the Indian girl!

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  18. What a gorgeous idea, turning a matchbox into a shrine. Great work and use of the colours. :)

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  19. Such amazing art! I love your shrine, too! Thank you for sharing a little bit of you with us!

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  20. Buddha being my all time favorite...absolutely loving yours !! Your creative idea is simply superb !...the wild wild flowers are beautiful too :)

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  21. You are as wise and brave as Buddha with your quest into the mud, though your openness to it, I believe, in this one person's opinion, led to the beauty of the lotus with your green and purple. It is sensational. I love the balloon pants; so authentic. It is beyond my wildest imagination Zafaran how you did such a miniscule pic in the matchbox and it come out so incredibly lovely. What a beautiful dedication piece, with a beautiful charm and stones. The flowers - I admire your statement of embracing and acceptance, though I find it quite exquisite. We are our own first critique - which is how it is and maybe should be. We are our artist and from what I see, you are your wonderful artist Zafaran! Lovies, Samara

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