Friday, 24 March 2017

Wall of fame in Lucknow!

Hi all,
Recently I have started freelance consulting work. This week was full of those activities. By this pace, I think I am going to work on weekdays for my brain and on weekends for my soul (smileys~~~). Yes, you guys guessed it correct, I am going to continue my soul art job on weekends.
This post is about, my past hand-painted Madhubani art and my past post. One of my besties who stays in Lucknow has sent me this pic some days back, when she came to know about restart of my blog n art work :).

So I feel for any artist, happiness is nothing but getting to know their  artwork becoming wall of fame in someones home. The same feeling I had when I got the pretty pic from her.

Linking it to Paint Party FridayThanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Warli Buddha on Tea Coaster.....

Hi Friends,
I am going to start this post with the good news (smiley~~~). One of the art lover and an entrepreneur liked my Warli Buddha in last weeks post. He has given me order for hand painted tea coasters for his art studio cum coffee shop. So soon my Warli Buddha is going to rock on his front desk (smiley~~) and my spiritual knowledge is going to get broaden while working on this art.

Yesterday night after finishing my routine core, I started working on this assignment and finished with the first tea coaster. Please have a look at  the outcome of it.

This is Nirvana Buddha posture. Before starting the explanation of Nirvana Buddha, I would like to explain, what these postures are all about. Buddhism has different traditional (around 100) poses of Buddha, called as asana or an Attitude. Each pose has a significance related to an important event in the the life of Buddha. Each posture will have a specific hand gesture, called as Mudra, associated with the posture.
So let us have a spiritual senses awaken, before reading the concept of Nirvana. Nirvana is a transcendent state in which neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self exist, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism. So Nirvana Buddha depicts the last moments of life of Buddha on earth, prior to the Buddha dying one last time before entering Nirvana. As Buddha has gained enlightenment in his lifetime, so that he was able to escape the endless cycle of birth - death - rebirth and entered Nirvana. In this pose, the Buddha is always depicted lying on the right hand side on top of a resting table. One of the most well-known examples of this statue is enshrined at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. This is my dear hubby in below pic of Wat Pho. 

Experience on working with wooden tea coaster was quite new and challenging. It required many coats of paint and gives little patchy look of colors, which I found natural and unique. But I have enjoyed it altogether.

So do write me about your opinion on my modern Warli Buddha in Nirvana posture. Now some more are going to be done by me in next posts.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Warli Buddha: A spiritual come-forward

Hello Friends,
After a gap of long four years, I am Back to my creative world :)....rather I should say I am going Forward with creative world....

What did I do during those years?....I prepared for arrival of my younger son Rudransh....who is now four years old. His arrival made my mind, home n family complete. However life is not all about goodies. He was born with certain health issue. This challenge made me strong physically (for taking the best possible care, sleepless nights) n emotionally. However, by God's grace, support of our parents, friends and doctors, he has come out of those danger n alarming signs (such as scary ICU stays in hospital) and now doing good. I must say, God has the best offerings n plans for everyone :) n he never neglects anyone when it comes to blessings......

Today, I am here to share my new creation 'Warli Buddha'. This was long due four years old idea getting executed now.

                             Medium: Acrylics on handmade paper

The Buddha is in meditation posture in above picture. The Buddha is depicted with both hands in the lap and legs are crossed. I have used bright yellow color for background which denotes energy, excitement. I enjoyed making curls of Buddha in this painting the most.

In further post, I would love to explore more with Buddha incorporated in different warli trends.
So how was it? Please put your comments to this post.

Linking it to Paint party Friday.