Photography – Geometry!

Len’s Artists Photo Challenge # 141: Geometry

A journey of lines

embrace and meld into shapes

artistic marvels

An eye catching structure in Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Another marvel in Autostadt, Germany
Seemingly boring railway tracks, yet train journeys create some beautiful memories!
Dizzying heights, cable car, looking over the Himalayas, Auli, India
Fastest finger first, my son’s favorite pastime!
Architectural brilliance, Shiekh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Mosaic Beauty@Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Inky Tales!

Reena’s exploration challenge #166.

“inkblots mutate

to form pictures,

alphabets,

stories I did not create”

You are required to find a picture from your Media library, sites for free pictures, or your phone camera and post it on your blog. Copyright if any will remain with you.”

My interpretation to this very unusual prompt.

Creative marvels

colors of ink weave stories

myriad artists

Photography – A for…

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126, we’re going back to basics–namely, the ABC’s. We’re starting at the very beginning with the letter A.  What images can you find that feature a subject that begins with the letter A?

The azure sky and aqua waters paint a beautiful picture!
Mana is the last Indian village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakand at an altitude of 3200m
This ancient fort today sadly lies in ruins!
Awe inspiring aesthetic beauty – Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Amazing architecture – Grand Palace, Bangkok
A mouth watering assortment of desserts!
A mud house in an agrarian set up in India
A beautiful piece of art!

The Kali Project!

I am delighted to announce that 3 of my poems, The Dark S(k)in, Becoming Me and I am a Curse have been selected from about a 1000 poems to be featured in The Kali Project Anthology. A brain child of Candice Lousia and Megha Sood, it brings together Indian women writers and artists sharing their feelings and penning their voices on issues and challenges Indian women face today, ranging from gender inequality, sexual harassment, abuse, rape, dowry, honor killing and in some cases even survival. It is my privilege to be featured along with many talented Indian women writers. Thanks to Candice and Megha for this opportunity and believing in my work. This is published by Indie Blue Publishing, slated for a winter release. Do stay tuned for further announcement on the release date.

Hidden Emotions!

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Abstract figures, contours,

appear to ramble

incoherent thoughts.

 

The jagged emotions

deftly concealed

behind the colors bright.

 

Only the discerning eye

reads between the lines

to decipher the depth of pain.

 

Reena’s exploration challenge #146, Cubism.

To be judged or not?

My daughter is a creative girl blessed with a flair for sketching, painting, doodling and now trying her hand at digital painting too. I always felt her work was decent enough and would goad her to take part in art competitions. She would always answer in negative.

One day I questioned her as to why she didn’t want to participate in any competition. To which she replied, “Art is a very subjective personification and a creative extension of oneself. If the competition is to replicate an object or still life, then yes there is scope to judge the piece. But for example, if the topic for the painting is “Peace”, how can you judge the entries? A tranquil scenery depicts peace, a person meditating amidst a raging storm outside maybe at peace, a young baby’s innocent smile may bring peace, a person enjoying a soulful melody may feel at peace or it could be universal brotherhood which is the essence of peace. Each person has his/her own perspective to an idea which he gives shape to. In the same way the person judging the art piece also may have his/her own interpretation to the topic, which may not be in sync with the artist’s work. All of them have put their feelings and emotions to paper. While one can give their opinion on the piece, it need not translate into comparison with other pieces.”

Well, I felt she had a valid point here. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

The blank canvas awaits its destiny

as a melange of ideas brew

in the ingenious niche of

the artist ‘s mind,

working in tandem with

dexterous fingers

as they get on with their creation.

Hours of labor brings forth

 the insipid white to life,

with a potpourri of hues

satiating the creative indulgence!

 

Photography – Man Made!

Structural marvels,

birthed by the ingenious minds

landscape redefined

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Fun times!

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Venice

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Gateway of India, Mumbai

 

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Spotted at a roadside in Mumbai

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Artistic Work!

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Spiral Beauty, Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Cee’s fun foto challenge : Anything Man Made!

Strokes of Courage!

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Wavering fragile lines

alter to being resolute,

illegible scribbles and scrawls

transformed into stylized writings,

wings of fear clipped

to soar into the open skies,

meek submission develops

to an emphatic No,

the societal molds shed

to being You,

standing steadfast

against swaying temptations,

to own up responsibility

for a wrong doing,

leaving behind the comfort zone

to swim against the tide.

Filled with these strokes of courage

the canvas of life paints picture

evolving into an

aesthetic masterpiece

with a metamorphosed soul!

 

V.J’s weekly challenge #92 : Behind

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Courage

Creative Strokes!

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Ideas conceived in the creative mind

envisages a vision

gestates

experimenting contours flirt

endless sketches

crumpled sheets

spectrum of color fills the palette

caresses the canvas with strokes

bold and beautiful,

delicate and sublime

a creative blend unfolds

prolonged labor

finally

births an artistic masterpiece!

Art!

In response to IScriblr.com’s Freedom of Expression challenge week 23, ” ART “!

Between,

laughter and tears, heaven and hell

black and white, love and hatred

beauty and the beast, simple and complex

abstract and real, faith and doubt

There is a seamless blend of

thoughts and words , paper and colors

lyrics and melody, grist and hands

threads and the loom , ingredients and dishes

to weave a creative masterpiece of Art!

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