New Update from the road: straight form the heart of the artist journal

It has been a while I wanted to write this post but I got side tracked but some personal stuff going on ….more on that on next post:)

So during my travels and experiences in India I was lucky enough to connect, meet and spend some time with some amazing people and take part in great projects and ideas just as they unfold….With a little nostalgia I left the north of India a while ago and decided to head south in spite of the heat … On one hand it was difficult to say good-bye and hit the road again after having met some fab people who made me part of their extended family and their world… On the other hand  by making my way south I got to experience new colors, flavors, crowds, languages and traditions….

The main reason to cruise through Mumbai and head to Pune in Maraashatra was to meet and spend some quality time with a very inspiring friend, artist and parent Abha Bhagwat .… I was blown away with my experience spending time with her, her family and friends.  I was lucky to take part in Abha’s art workshops and see her artwork. It is so refreshing and beautiful to find someone who treasures children creativity and imagination, understanding how essential it is to let that flow within any aspects of children’s life.

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Also having the chance to visit inspiring places fostering free play and imagination like the Balbahvan in Pune, a truly special recreational place for children created by extraordinary Shobhatai…

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And then the amazing project by Arvin Gupta , at IUCCA, making learning toys from trash with the mission of  bringing education everywhere and stimulating the creative mind…Super inspiring environments where creative ideas get wings:)))

 

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It was so amazing to experience life these amazing places and playing freely with imagination and creativity inspired by a very open, experimental and inspiring environment promoting the creative flow on so many levels. I so enjoyed the incredible inspiring energy coming from interactions with children and making art with them. It is special to see the world through their eyes…So this is the fab context from which magic things happen.. While I have made my journal throughout my different whereabouts and improvised with art materials and communities…in Pune I was overwhelmed by the contagious artistic creative vibes all around…

 

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Curling energy

NAMASTE everyone,

Greetings from India!

Things will be quieter here as I am on the road and will not get a chance to update much….

However, I shall stop by when I get a chance and share the journey;)

And go all those awesome blogger out there I will catch up with things slowly …..

I came across the very inspiring prompt over at the circle of art……

“There is a light seed grain inside. You fill it with yourself, or it dies.

I’m caught in this curling energy. Your hair. Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane.

Rumi…♥”

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As usual feel free to join;)

Loving-Kindness art promoting pro-social feelings

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It is great to encounter Fun Monday Challenge #35 – Loving Kindness in Art even with a lil delay 🙂

Lani points to some very interesting research on the positive effects of pro-social behavior and relation to others! Lani had a fab idea for this week Challenge to create our own Loving-Kindness art to promote pro-social feelings….

AWESOME…a practice to keep doing every single day throughout any activities…

Loving-Kindness definitely raise vibrations and make positive shifts in energy and environments.

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The force of Loving-kindness :

May all beings in existence be safe, happy, healthy, live joyously….. 

Wish you luck in the Year of the Horse 马年大吉 Mǎnián dàjí

Wow new Lunar New Year…:)

Eastern traditions mark the beginning of 2014 as the year of the Wood Horse…

So wish you luck in the Year of the Horse  马年大吉 Mǎnián dàjí 🙂

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Rune Kondo artwork about the year of the horse remains one of may favorites:)

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It’s fascinating the connection we have with the earth and moon cycles….

Tibetan Buddhists observe the festival of Losar ལོ་གསར  (‘lo’ = ‘year’ and ‘sar’=‘new’). During this special time evil spirits are turned away and Losar is cherished with happiness and prosperity. ..

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Have a great weekend enjoying colorful celebrations 🙂

mid-week pondering

Lullaby….A Relaxation Recipe Art Piece;)

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YAY, inhale, exhale, find your balance and chill:)

I love Lani’s 14 Secrets Fun Monday Challenge #33 – Create a Relaxation Recipe

How great…Creating something that brings us  into relaxation…

We are so lucky to have so many inner tools to create peace and quiet…. Imagination can take us everywhere and create anything we want….I think that finding a mindful way to get into relaxed state of mind is definitely an essential recipe for well-being and happiness:)

Following this Challenge I tried to create from that state of mind and here is one of my Relaxation Recipes…Lullaby.

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As usual feel free to share your art or play anywhere on blogs, on Instagram  #14SecretsChallenge or by adding your photo to our  Flickr pool

Tuning in Our Inner Guru

Today I came across a great post by amazing Cara Wilde: How To Recognise Your Truth .

Cara suggests a very interesting and practical exercise to get to know our real self and know if we are speaking our truth. This process of knowing when body and mind are aligned by listening to our body reaction  is very supportive in times of confusions when doubts overshadows the heart… Taking time to listen to our body feelings and reaction we are able to recognize our truth and “know”…

Thank you Cara for this practice helping to tune in our inner guru!!!

Interestingly my response to the Circle of Art prompt reconnects with the reflection on tuning in the inner guru:)

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If you would like to join us over at the  Virtual Art Circle you can get to  Virtual Art Circle on Facebook  follow the link and request to join! Petrea will add you:)

What are you Happy about? Let’s Create some Serotonin!

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I love Lani’s Fun Monday Challenge #32 – Create some Serotonin.

Boosting the level of serotonin seems to have  a positive impact on our mood, promoting good feelings and emotions…I like how brain chemistry describes our energy pathways …. As Lani explains when serotonin is balanced we experience life from a happy and healthy perspective. The positive vibes are contagious as when we share and receive appreciation, kindness and compassion there is a happy environment. Lani makes the awesome suggestion to go back to art journaling and congratulate ourselves 🙂 🙂 🙂

So let’s go ahead and review some of our life’s repertoire and enjoy the compliments….Let’s create some serotonin, enjoy the happy vibes and keep creating with anything that happen in life:)

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As usual feel free to share your art or play anywhere on blogs, on Instagram  #14SecretsChallenge or by adding your photo to our  Flickr pool

mid-week pondering

What is your guiding word for the year? Let’s join the REVOLUTION from the HEART:)

As I was pondering on some topics on conscious evolution and a fab moment of synchronicity led me to the beautiful post by amazing and inspiring Sue Dreamwalker: Connection via the matrix !!! Sue explains and illustrate so well how everything is connected and how through our own process of evolution we can awaken to the Truth…We then have the resources to experience and explore the world as it really is rather than how we have been told to believe.. Once we get to feel the Energy and its flow we get to know the interlinked pathways of the “WEB”… Have a look at Sue great post explaining Energy Grids –Ley Lines and vortexes and how outer energy of the planet connects with our inner energy of ourselves….This even connects with yesterday’s post as our inner energy can affect the outer one and the other way around:) Looking inward to change outward

More and more people feel the global SHIFT in consciousness, we go through few energetic shifts in consciousness in our personal evolution and this is contributing to the collective evolution…It is said that we are moving towards moments of bigger shifts within the passing of physical time we perceive on the planet.

Recently I was asked whether I have a word for the new year… Time in the physical dimension is so relative…In fact some (me included) are still waiting for the new year LOL 🙂 The thing is that a guiding word, or rather the feeling of it found me… So FLOWING is the word that found me before I could even think about it….The beautiful free flow of Qi, experienced through Qi Gong, is re-connecting the balance of flowing energy in myself, towards others and the earth. By unblocking energy points, emotions feelings and everything is FLOWING. This process fosters creativity, positive thinking, feelings and actions, raising vibrations and enabling to experience and understand that WE ARE ONE. Since everything is connected so are our words and intentions….

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So what is your guiding word, what word has found you?

Enjoy the journey and whatever comes across your path:)

As Sue reminds us we can direct our energy to bring balance on the planet… Mass Consciousness facilitates major change and we see that in our recent history.

Dr. Hawkins and his research show how the higher vibration of Love promotes conscious evolution and brings positive changes.  

Sue invites us to join and connect via the Grid to open our heart and connect it to the world to send Love…

Let’s join the REVOLUTION from the HEART:)

Looking inward to change outward

Something inspired by the Circle of Art:)

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I think it is amazing how things are connected and how we grow through conscious evolution!

If you would like to join us over at the  Virtual Art Circle you can get to  Virtual Art Circle on Facebook  follow the link and request to join! Petrea will add you:)

Sock Monkey Vincenzo has arrived:)

YAY…it’s so great to meet Vincenzo, my super cute and energetic Sock Monkey filled with Love and Happy Vibes made by Eleni Zatz Litt. Thank you Eleni 🙂

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I love Gretchen’s initiative/tradition over at 6 Degrees of Creativity swapping & radiating Sock Monkey Love!!!!

There is something truly special about making and sharing Sock Monkey…the magic is brought into everyday life and connects people through beautiful positive energy!!! Thank you Gretchen and everyone over at 6 Degrees for creating this magic!

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