Nature’s pace

I wake up early these days to catch a few uninterrrupted minutes. So much happens in these moments as I examine the swirls rising from my tea, the sun bursting forth through the clouds and the light permeating every crevice on earth, dew drops glistening off the blades of grass, a blue jay fluffing itself and the sound of quiet…

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time long long ago in a far away land lived a pair of dragon flies….

Growing up I loved reading Enid Blyton’s magical books. They whisked me away into a land of fairies, elves, and gnomes who lived in toadstool homes in enchanted forests. I remember relishing every book and daydreaming about the stories wondering and almost believing that such a land existed!

Dragonflies have an innate charm. They signify joy, courage, and transformation in different cultures. To me they are simply magical creatures in brilliant shades, adding a sparkle to everything in nature.

These days I seek out these beauties to remind myself of the light and joy that still exists on this planet.

Morning visions

As soon as I woke up this morning, I had a choice – pick up my phone and check my Whatsapp or step outside for some time. The sun was just rising and I was basking in that sheer gold just standing in the kitchen. The world outside was beckoning to me!

So donning a warm shrug I stepped outside holding a cup of hot steaming coffee. With every sip the colors and sounds around me started coming to life – the bluest blue sky, blades of grass, the color of fresh limes, and even the sounds of Blue Jays, Cardinals and Sparrows!

Everything that the rays touched began to take a life of its own. Or was it just me? Energized by the morning’s ambience! Connecting to that unknown unseen energy that is bigger than our lives…..

Painting every day

Here are some newer entries from my daily paint – a – picture! I am happy to report that I have been keeping up with this ritual I began in November of last year and like I mentioned in my last post, there are days I skip or even decide to paint two instead of one but that depends upon my mood.

Has anyone of you been painting every single day? If so please share your thoughts about the process. I will love to hear about it!

Watercolor ritual

I know we are right in the middle of January, still….I want to wish everyone a very happy new year as this is my first blog post of this year!

I try to paint a small entry for each day. I grab my paints and without overthinking, allow my brush to create something…mostly flowers. Sometimes I miss a day or two but that’s ok and some days my picture doesn’t turn out to be the way I want but that’s ok too…..right? What’s more important is to create a small daily ritual like this for ourselves – to care for and love ourselves – only then can we love others better.