The Art of Words

A lovely lady, Rashmi, wrote in to tell me about the visual journaling she does. That is what prompted me to write this. I indulge in visual journaling too as a personal practice. But when I mention this as a possibility to others, many people seem intimidated by this. “Oh,

Love and light

Art journals are personal journeys and life’s notes you jot down every step of the way. They are like poems which you have penned on different moods and turns of your existence. My Art journalling started about 3  years ago when my daughter bought me a small blank page book

The Art of healing

As the pandemic continues to rage, we experience losses that may include a person’s health, job, relationship, pet, or loved one. Some of us are unable to describe the roller coaster of emotions we experience, yet we do know that we are not ourselves. When we feel out of sorts,


Happy New Year!

I believe we can all agree that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Everything changed in a split second. As I look back at old memories, I yearn for all those times when we all mingled and hugged. So much that was taken for granted. I have learned

Tangle to Untangle?

When was the last time any of you picked up a paintbrush or a coloring pencil? Maybe it’s been a while, but what about the last time you doodled in your notebook during a meeting? Most of us, when we think of art, tend to think it’s not for us.

Altered Art Journal

                                                         Rashmi Kaushik I generally paint and draw while waiting long hours in a hospital while my loved one undergoes treatment that usually lasts over four hours. Probably meditation or maybe a prayer is what I describe my art process. Painting, reading ,

The Fantasy Garden Series

Colouring My Fifties.

Ruchira Mittal – Fluid Artist When in school, I shuddered at the very thought of art class. Submitting school projects was a nightmare. Later, I charmed my friends with artistic proclivities to help my children with their (complicated) art projects in school. All I could ever draw was a hibiscus

A sun-above-the-cloud moment

Most of us have been on a flight to somewhere on a cloudy day. As the plane takes off, the skies are dark and overcast. Slowly, we gain altitude and enter the clouds, dense and opaque on the inside. And then, in the next instant, we break through the cloud

The circle of life -2

“Each person’s life is like a mandala, a vast limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life”. – Pema Chodron Last weekend we took a break at a beach resort. I like sitting by

Courage to create

                                                Merly Mathews ‘Creativity takes courage’, said the French Artist, Henri Benoit Matisse. I have incorporated this thought process in my writings and artistry. I believe we need to use our courage as a weapon as well as our guide, to propel us forward in every creative endeavour. I haven’t