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Where there is absence of noise, silence goes unappreciated.


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Those words popped into my mind this morning when silence was as thick as knee deep snow & as deafening as nature before a tsunami.
No-thing interrupted its vacuousness. There was no possible way of measuring it. That is when I realised that whenever I wrote about the quietude peaceful spots provide us with, it involved a symphony with brief in-betweens.
The sea being among my favourites, roars many seasons a year. Intervals minimal in comparison with its rambunctious charm.
I remembered the poem & essay I had written a while back, on silence too.
All involved a lot of noise.
The poem was literally crackling with outdoor’s natural interruptions & “Fiat Silentium” was about distant noises magnifying the cocoon of bliss I had found myself in.
Silence on its own is dead whereas accompanied becomes an entity. Each & everything on this planet comes chaperoned, hence, the expression “it’s a package deal”. People,objects,circumstances,emotions… I haven’t yet seen anything shining without a contrast or a system of support sustaining its light.
Silence goes very far where noise is concerned… 😉

Have a great noisy week!
You can check the posts I mentioned if you feel like it…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/through-noise-do-we-decipher-silence/#comments
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/and-there-was-silence-fiat-lux/

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Taking quality time for family


Time off... ©copyright2014owpp

Time off…
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I am taking time off until after holidays so I can spend quality time with my family & come back energized to go on painting, writing & posting…
Thanks for all the positive feedback, I know it’s very time consuming, that is why I appreciate it all the more!
Wishing all of you a warm, healthy & cozy holiday 🙂

Finding solace in nature’s protection


Picture perfect! ©copyright2014owpp

Picture perfect!
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This was an unforgettable outing… when life gets too chaotic we are lucky
to have the possibility to run to the hills to seek solace in its protection.
Regardless to past behavior, nature embraces & cradles humanity unconditionally.

As hard as it was to choose the best of this collection, I tried to put myself
into the viewer “shoes” & select the top ones which came to a grand total of
sixteen so, my apologies for the length of this post 🙂

We are greeted by the quaint ©copyright2014owpp

We are greeted by the quaint
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The charming & peaceful ... ©copyright2014owpp

The charming & peaceful …
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Lampposts heavy in scent ©copyright2014owpp

Lampposts heavy in scent
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Stones marked by history ©copyright2014owpp

Stones marked by history
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we disregard human distraction ©copyright2014owpp

we disregard human distraction
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To ensconce ourselves into nature ©copyright2014owpp

To ensconce ourselves into nature
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White cabbage butterflies resting... ©copyright2014owpp

White cabbage butterflies resting…
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While humans fly ;) ©copyright2014owpp

While humans fly 😉
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... and fly ©copyright2014owpp

… and fly
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We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest :) ©copyright2014owpp

We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest 🙂
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Find a picturesque bridge ©copyright2014owpp

Find a picturesque bridge
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And get closer to admire... ©copyright2014owpp

And get closer to admire…
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Get back to civilization ©copyright2014owpp

Get back to civilization
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Yet still welcomed by nature's ornaments ©copyright2014owpp

Yet still welcomed by nature’s ornaments
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Ending our day with a splash :)

Ending our day with a splash 🙂

Serenity 2007 ( Taroko National park, Taiwan )


Serenity 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

Serenity 2007
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I called this painting Serenity because that’s the feeling I had throughout this work.
It is actually one of the many magnificent spots in the Taroko National Park in Taiwan which is located in the East.
It lies across three administrative areas, Hualien county, Taichung county and Nantou county.
Let me know what you think about it!

English cottage 2007


English cottage 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

English cottage 2007
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This picture was copied from a drawing I saw and fell in love with.
It gave me a sense of quietude and stillness. That boy seems complete with, and blending in the scenery.
I delight in pencil drawing and its material, ( the variety in strength and thickness ) the details ( as a final result ) and the request to deal with minutiae.
I hope you like it too!

A journey in the past, present and future 2009


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A journey in the past, present and future
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As I sit on the bench of a cold and sunny December morning, In my Chiropractor’s small village, known for its preserved nature-spot, I absorb the peace and calm that descends upon me.
I chose this bench for its full view on the square. The vividly green grass contrasts with the brown and red bricks of the small houses surrounding it.
A pavilion right in front of me, completes the scenery.

The sky is unusually blue for this time of the year. Birds are chirping and passing from one bare tree to another.
The wind softly ruffles the pages of my notebook as my hair blows into my eyes simultaneously, blurring for a second, this picture of perfection.
The air is sharp and invites you to take a brisk walk. At a distance a couple is walking their dog, head bent, sharing some anecdote. The world seems to have slowed down. I’m back to my childhood, in England.

At my grandma’s home.

Mind, body and soul, fly back to the distant, yet vivid, coziness of her kitchen, her love, the clock ticking on the mantelpiece, it’s rhythmic sound, soothing, lulling me, into a peaceful daydream.
The smell of wood and grass after a rainy day. Her small cellar door intriguing us, daring us, to have it opened and climb down the narrow staircase in anticipation of the mysterious, the unknown.
Older men throwing, on a warm summer day, their black,glistening, heavy bowls on the cool grass of the park opposite.

A car passes and I find myself back on the bench. The same couple passes with their dog again.
I find myself sucked up in a vortex. Pulled back and forth between my childhood and this peaceful moment.
I can smell the bark of the trees after a storm. I find a narrow staircase spiraling down. Time, places and houses mingling haphazardly in a flow, of mind-flashes dancing an elf dance. Convincing, teasing,inviting me into a world of make beliefs.

Where am I?

Two enchanting places, where warm memories inhabit my heart with lovingly entangled roots, chaining me, to the beauty of experience, to the wonder of memory.
The young and the older, wiser, merging together in beautiful synchronized choreography. In a flow of light, travelling into the space of time. Leaving sparks on its way, as a guide to the lost, the seeking, the hurting. Inviting them to the wonder of miracle, of hope, of change, of rebirth, to the creation of choices. To the novelty and first steps into happiness.
A mind trail. A magnet. Bursting forth and growing so fast, darkness disappears on its passage, leaving place to color, serenity, awareness of a world growing, changing,moving toward diversity and uniqueness, acceptance and forgiveness.
Forgiveness of a past, fading into the distant horizons.

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The dog barks and I’m thrown back to the place where time stands still.
Nothing has changed.
My hands are still clutching the notebook. But my mind has landed in a confused, muddled heap, as a ball of wool mishandled by the claws of an eager and energetic kitten.
Slowly, my heart comes to rest after a frantic pace and I imbue the quality and stillness of this small, yet very big place.
I hear my name being called and I realize it’s time for my chiropractor’s appointment.

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As I get up and walk to the door, I enter the distant past and profound serene moment catching on the side of a wooden table, the glistening of two black heavy bowls, nearly smiling at me. Winking at me, creating a rainbow of all the precious moments of my life and offering me the gift of two places,

I can call HOME.