Thank You!!!

Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom

I’ve managed to reach 700 follows today!

Thank you for standing by me and for your encouragement!

I would like to acknowledge all my followers.

Thank you for taking time out to visit my blog.

Your interactions make my blog every bit as lively as can beΒ Β  πŸ™‚

I value your feedback & participation. I feel so motivated! πŸ™‚

‘Desert Bloom’ was one of my first few creations in the Digital Art series.

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

– ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPΓ‰RY, The Little Prince

Quote Challenge 3 – The Fire

The Fire Camera Model - Nikon D90 F-stop - f/6.3 Exposure Time - 1/40 sec ISO Speed - ISO-200 Focal LEngth - 46mm Max Aperture - 4.8 Falsh Mode - No Flash

The Fire
Camera Model – Nikon D90
F-stop – f/6.3
Exposure Time – 1/40 sec
ISO Speed – ISO-200
Focal LEngth – 46mm
Max Aperture – 4.8
Falsh Mode – No Flash

This quote is very apt for my sister, Veena Hemachandran and my husband, Ramakrishnan.

Both have been instrumental in re-kindling my creative streak.

Thnak you both! πŸ˜€

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another
human being. We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
β€”Albert Schweitzer

Thank you!

I’ve managed to reach 600 follows today!Β  Thank you for your rock solid support and encouragement!

I would like to acknowledge all my followers.

Thank you for taking time out toΒ visit my blog. Β Your interactions make my blog every bit as lively as can be Β  πŸ™‚

I valueΒ your participation. Your positive feedback keeps me motivated πŸ™‚

Below is a capture of my daughter, Ananya.Β She is 4 years old πŸ˜€

My budding artist πŸ™‚ I’m so glad to have lent her my artistic streak.

Thank you !!!

Art Corner

Art Corner

Nominated for – The Creative Blogger Award

The Creative Blogger Award

The Creative Blogger Award

I feel extremely honoured to be nominated for the Creative Blogger Award & would like to thank La Audacia de Aquiles for this nomination :D. You have made my day! This sure is a pleasant surprise!

La Audacia de Aquiles brings to life mythology with such ease. This blog is a must visit for the sheer attention to detail and research that has gone in for every post.

I started blogging in April this year and it was probably the best thing I have done! In the process of blogging I was able to re-kindle my love for art, poetry & writing. I’m inspired & happy to meet gorgeous people from across the globe. I did have a writer’s block in the beginning. It was hard to get started but, you know what…I just kept at it and what you see in my blog is a result of my persistence. πŸ™‚

I’ve decided to share a few things about me, with you; what I like; what I’m passionate about; what I’m good at… !

Thank you La Audacia de Aquiles for nominating me for The Creative Blogger Award!

Please accept my nomination for The Creative Blogger Award. Write about yourself if you prefer or ignore me completely πŸ™‚ But, I would like you to know that I admire your work and what you share with our WordPress community.

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The Rules:

  • Display the Creative Blogger Award logo on your blog
  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 random facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

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5 Facts About Me:

  • I’m currently in the process of developing my own e-commerce website that will help me display my work and enable purchase.
  • Although I enjoy traveling I have not traveled extensively. I am yet to visit China. That is where my husband is. I hope to fulfill this wish in time.
  • Another hobby that I have, is photography. I will display my photographs soon!
  • I’m a big time Pixar fan, and my favourite movie is WALL-E. My take away form the movie is – Love transcends all.
  • I have not had formal fine art schooling. What you see here come to me naturally πŸ˜€ I was rejected a job as a visual artist for lack of skills πŸ˜€ c’est la vie!

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Nominees for the Creative Blogger Award: (in no particular order)

  1. https://theartofsallyannrowland.wordpress.com/page/2/
  2. https://grandmalin.wordpress.com/
  3. https://stitchscribbleandsmile.wordpress.com/
  4. https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/page/4/
  5. https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/
  6. https://lemanshots.wordpress.com/
  7. https://sundwallart.wordpress.com/
  8. https://rarelypainted.wordpress.com/
  9. http://gigglegoddessart.com/
  10. https://farsitea.wordpress.com/
  11. http://sweetbabyveg.com/
  12. https://foxandfinchantiques.wordpress.com/
  13. https://abozdar.wordpress.com/
  14. https://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/
  15. https://fergusonart.wordpress.com/
  16. https://stopthinkandreflect.wordpress.com/
  17. https://empowerandbalance.wordpress.com/
  18. http://realitysandwiches.net/
  19. http://bhukkadyatri.com/
  20. https://onceuponahotflash.wordpress.com/
  21. http://robertmgoldstein.com/

Thank You! – 500 & Counting!

Ananya's Doodle

Ananya’s Doodle – The Zoo

I’ve reached 500 follows today!Β  Thank you for your rock solid support and encouragement!

You have been graciously visiting, revisiting, interacting & making my blog every bit as lively as can be Β  πŸ™‚

Thank you for your appreciation. It keeps me motivated πŸ™‚

The Zoo – is a doodle made by my daughter. She is 4 years old πŸ˜€

I never knew I’ve been inspiring her all along!

As always, I pray that I am able to translate all that is in my head visually & that my art evolves with time.

Thank you so much !

Ananya & I

Ananya & I

Thank You!

The Flutter

The Flutter

I’ve reached 400 follows today!Β  Thank you for your support and encouragement!

You have been graciously visiting, revisiting, interacting & making my blog every bit as lively as can be Β  πŸ™‚

Thank you for your appreciation. It keeps me motivated πŸ™‚

The Flutter was one of my first in my series of digital art. I’ve come a long way since.

As always, I pray that I am able to translate all that is in my head visually & that my art evolves with time.

Thank you so much !

I’m truly inspired.

Nominated for – The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

This afternoon, I had a surprise waiting in my notifications.

I was nominated by thehutownerblogΒ (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) for The Sunshine Award.

The Sunshine Award is essentially a virtual β€˜pat on the back’ for a positive or creative blog that inspires others or brings β€˜sunshine’ to their world. Typically it appears to originate from one post that really β€˜shines’ on that person’s day.

thehutownerblogΒ (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) is as diverse as it can get! It contains wonderfully & thoughtfully created posts ranging from poetry to art to travel to philosophy.He really made my day. I could not contain my excitement. Being my first ever award nomination, I could feel my nervousness clawing on me, but, in a good way.

Do visit his blog and engage yourself inside his hut.

THANK YOU thehutownerblogΒ (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) for this nomination!!!


Rules For the Nomination:

  • Thank the person who nominated you & Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. (You will find it on his/her blog)
  • Nominate a few other bloggers. (10 – 12) * You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Notify the bloggers on their blog.

My answer to the questions from thehutownerblog

  1. Will Sunshine Award be of help for the bloggers if they are nominated? Β Explain.

It sure does help as it keeps you motivated. The sense of achievement is profound, especially, for new entrants like me. Boy, what a feeling it is to know that what you write, what you create, is appreciated and loved by many. For some it is an inspiration, probably a cue o a new start, for a few others a jingle of memories. To realize that you were the centre of it all, the feeling is priceless, simply priceless.

  1. Cite your reason or reasons why Sunshine Award should be given some RESPECT and ATTENTION by the nominees just like the other awards.

An award is a gesture of recognition. Only if we embrace it for what it is, give it the respect and attention it deserves, will we feel & find its true value. It is a great way to bring the blogging fraternity together.

  1. Should the others feel bad if they were not nominated by their blogger-friend? Explain.

Nope. I do not think there should be any room for feelings while judging a blog for a nomination. It needs to be fair & square. The feelings will only dilute the cause of the award. My appeal to the fellow bloggers is not to take this to heart. Keep up with your awesome work. You are heard. Believe in your content. You will get your due in time.

  1. If you were not nominated, what should you do to get some attention for future nomination?

Do what you do best. Believe in your content. Keep up the awesomeness. Also, on the technical front, remember to tag & categorize the posts so that it is easy to look you up. You will be heard & given your due when the universe decides you are ready.

  1. Are you happy with your posts? Why or Why not?

My posts are a window to my soul, my thoughts and my feelings. I took to blogging as an escape into the virtual world. Art has always had a very special place in my heart. It is the address I look up to find my calm. In this journey I revived my love for poetry. I am happy with my posts as these have helped me in my journey of self-discovery


My questions to my nominees:

  1. Do you believe that there is someone watching over you, someone you can just feel & not see?
  2. What is the purpose of life?
  3. What is the one thing that you would go to or do to relieve your heartaches?
  4. What makes you happy?
  5. What do dreams mean to you?
  6. What about Nature do you adore?
  7. What is the one element, off the 5, that you would associate yourself with and why?
  8. What is your take on birth & death?
  9. What have you learnt from Nature?
  10. What part of the tree would you associate yourself with?

NOMINEES: (in no particular order)

sheldonk2014sheldonkleemanartworks.wordpress.com

Annahttps://fargaregardsanna.wordpress.com/

365dniwobiektywielg365dniwobiektywielg.wordpress.com

Derrickjknighthttp://derrickjknight.wordpress.com

Bob Bushellbobbushell.wordpress.com

SalvaVeniasalvaveniaxxl.wordpress.com

mycreativeresolution2014http://mycreativeresolution.wordpress.com

Tracy Bezeskyhttp://www.dailyWIP.com

Hada Creativahttp://hadacreativa.wordpress.com

Aquileanahttp://aquileana.wordpress.com/

Lucyhttp://allrightchoices.com

Randsteinhttp://hyperionsturm.wordpress.com

colorpencil2014http://colorpencil2014.wordpress.com

Thank you!

The Happy Dragon

The Happy Dragon

I’ve reached 300 follows today and that was possible just because of YOU!

Appreciate your revisits, interactions & feedbackΒ Β  πŸ™‚

Thank you for your appreciation. It keeps me motivated πŸ™‚

The Happy Dragon was one of my first digital art. I’ve come a long way since.

I pray that I am able to translate all that is in my head visually & that my art evolves with time.

Thank you so much !

I’m truly inspired;

Thank you!

Reflections from within

Reflections from within

I’ve reached a 100 followers and that was possible just because of YOU!

Your constant feedback & encouragement is valuable.

In my deepest, darkest, happiest, solemn, reflective moments, what really got me through was my art.

I have discovered is that intimate connection and communication within me and with God has helped me said through the ups & downs in life.

I pray that I am able to translate all that is in my head visually & that my art flowers by and by.

Thank you so much for all you do;
I’m truly inspired;
When my life overwhelms and does me in,
You make everything seem all right πŸ™‚