Monday, July 18, 2016

On making time for things that matter to you

Recently I came across a lovely meditation technique espoused by a  Tibetan buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, who says that you can meditate even if you have only one minute.
I found the concept fascinating, practical, useful and enlightening.
Click HERE to watch him explain it.

If you think about it, it is actually about living in the moment, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, instead to be fully present, now and here.

Of late, I have been doing that a LOT. I have been sketching from live subjects. (I am taking an online course ). When I sketch, it is almost a meditative experience. I forget about everything else.

Today i did one of the most detailed drawings I have ever done in my life. It took more than 3 hours.
Here's what I made:

 I am also sharing some of my other drawings:








Many people ask me how I get the time to do so much; Here's the thing---I believe that you always make time for that which you want to do. (I had also written a post on time management some years back)

If you like someone a lot, you will make time for them, no matter what. Same for things you love doing.
No matter what is going on, it is always possible to tweak your schedule a bit for things that matter most to you.

I have worked really hard for my 8th novel, and finally it is all done. Hence I am completely immersing myself in my art.

And oh yes, am taking a much deserved vacation too :)
Of course, I will share the pictures with you, and write about it. So stay tuned!


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Hope you have had a lovely weekend folks. I sure have !
Will post again soon.
Stay happy. Stay blessed.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

End of blog marathon (post 30)

So the last 30 days, I have been putting up a new post. Some of you have commented on ALL my posts--Sanjay Dua, Femina, Prathima,Rudraparyaga, Tarang Sinha, and on Twitter Arpit Shah are some names that come immediately  to my mind. Thank you for being with me and leaving me comments. Also a thank you to ALL who read.
Apologies if I have missed out some names---Have just named from the top of my head.

I will blog again soon.
I definitely enjoyed my posts--hope you have too.

Have an awesome weekend!
With love
Preeti


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Life is better with a doberman pinscher--wordless wednesday post 51

This is my post for Wordless Wednesday


Doesn't this pic say it all?
Vee in my book 'It happens for a reason' runs a dog-boarding facility :)

If you want to know more about Doberman pinschers, watch this very interesting short video.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTfJ6rpKrsA

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two sketches. Hope they bring you joy! (blog marathon post 28)

The love I get from all of you is an amazing thing. I feel blessed for all the nice things you say to me in my comment box.
On my down days, I re-read the lovely lovely mails which my readers send. I haven't yet responsed to mails. But I promise I will. If you have written me a mail, and not got a reply, please resend.

For today's post, I thought I would share with you two paintings/artwork that I did in my art journal.
My art journal fills me with joy. It is almost a meditative activity. I LOVE filling it's pages, capturing the memories, the mood and anything that strikes me as worth capturing at that moment.

Here's what I did. I made it quickly while she was asleep. It is hard to get her to be still otherwise.



Here is one more. (I placed the capsicum on top of a book, for contrast)



More tomorrow.
Hope you have had a great day!
(I sure did)
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