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Art Blog: The Day God Went Dancing With Me

dancing with God low resLast weekend, I was really feeling low and feverish, and all I wanted to do was stay in my bed, huddled under the covers. But it was a close friend’s birthday … someone who has stuck by me through thick and thin. I literally remember at around 12 pm talking to God and saying, “ok dude up there, we have to get up and go. I am going partying, dancing, drinking because this friend means a lot to me, and you gotta help me through this cuz I ain’t feeling sick or feverish or low through his bday celebrations. You do what You do best!”.

And I got up, showered, got dressed and landed up for the party. And boy did we enjoy, laugh, eat amazing food, dance, laugh a lot more 🙂 Took lots and lots of photographs. Somewhere around the evening, he took this pic of me dancing, with the sun setting in the background and reflections on the sea.

I posted it up, and a friend pointed out that an angel was dancing with me! The setting sun’s rays actually formed an angel on the waves of the sea! At that point I KNEW God had gone dancing with me that day. He had done what He did best … He took care of me and ensured I had an absolutely incredible time.

Now how does it get even more AMAZING than this? 🙂

This artwork was done using Charcoal on Paper.

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Art Blog: Captain of our Soul (SOLD)

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Captains of our Soul

For the last few weeks, I have been stuck on 2 paintings. In my head, something was missing. The last week, as i sat and looked at them, I knew it was time to break out of the way I use the paints.

So I watched loads of videos and started to experiment. This small painting is the result. I have done this using a kitchen spatula, water and sponge. No brushes, no knives, no drawings. Only 5 colors were used – turquoise green, pthalo blue, white, black and a touch of violet.

As I kept doing this painting, one of my favorite poems kept coming to mind – ‘Invictus’. The poem talks about how through everything we go through – the good and the bad – we are the Captains of our Soul.

Only we have the power to steer the ship of our life in a direction we want. Only we have the vulnerability to understand the emotions we go through. Only we have the power to let our thoughts flow through or to sabotage our lives. Only we have the power to stand up for ourselves in the face of pain and anguish. To expect anyone else to do it for us is foolishness. We are truly the Captains of our Soul. And only we have the power to change our destiny. And the little anchor drawn on the bottom right hand corner is a reminder of that.

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Here is the poem. Hope it inspires you as much as it does me.

Invictus

BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

Out of the night that covers me,

      Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

      I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

      Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

      How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

      I am the captain of my soul.

Details: abstract acrylics, approx 50 cms x 50 cms. For sale. Please msg me if interested.

Inspirational Video: The Most Beautiful Way to stop Bullies

I love this video! Brilliant! I came across this on TEDx, and this guy is inspirational. Let the teenagers watch this, and see how Shane Koyczan dealt with being a bully and being bullied. He describes what it’s like to be young, different, to grow up under peer pressure and how other kids pick on you for being different. Simply Brilliant!