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Hi everyone!
I couldn’t believe five whole years have gone by since I started this blog.
Forgive my absence.
Lately I have been having computer issues and couldn’t keep you updated with my work, the exhibition, my photography…
But I promise to start posting again as soon as it’s all fixed.
Only then will I feel entitled to fully celebrate this milestone 🙂
Best of luck to all my faithful followers and visitors and best wishes for a safe and warm winter!

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And I never noticed you had gone…


may 2016

Most of the times nowadays, I use my canvas as my paper,
My brush as my pen & immerse myself in the world of color,
As a swimmer would dive, yearning for more as soon
As he comes up for breath.

But occasionally, as in this moment, I realize old habits die hard.
Finding myself in the need to search & select thoughts, ponder
On word choices, the turn of a phrase, immortalizing the beauty
Or sadness of the second presenting itself to me, as a gift of life.

Painting is my life, it’s the oxygen I need to sustain my soul
But writing is my life-long-friend.

So old, comfortable, is the only word necessary to describe it.
It’ll knock on my door & step in unannounced, take its place
In that old armchair, so worn one can notice patches where the
Weaving is so loose it holds by the tenacity of the obstinate,
the unyielding…

It sits as if it had never left, happy to mould back into the shapes,
as one. And me, never noticing it had gone.

Turbulences soon coming up in bigger version… & opening of new online shop at Saatchi Art


Turbulences

Proudly presenting…
Turbulences. 30/30cm 3.1/2 cm deep.
Forces of nature always fascinated me, tornadoes are one of them.
A demonstration of raw power par excellence.
Having said that I’d rather stick to my canvas than approaching one of them.

Please scroll down for close ups…
Notice the movement & metallic colors used to convey the electrifying energy emanating from
a stormy atmosphere.
Extra strong gel medium was used to produce the relief.

Having had a good feedback on this small version, my next project will be a much bigger one…

Thank you all so much for your continual support.
Your visits, likes & comments are most valuable to me!

I want to take this opportunity to announce the opening of my new online shop on Saatchi Art (I encountered too many technical difficulties on Etsy when they lately changed their rules)
Will keep you updated as soon as I have the time to feed my account with photos of my painting collections.

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

Seeking quietude & thank you’s!


Seeking Nirvana :) ©copyright2015owpp

Seeking Nirvana 🙂
©copyright2015owpp

Just to give a sign of presence after a small pause between posts!
I have tried to like & comment as much as possible but find it hard to get on WordPress every day as I did previously.
It has been hectic lately here & feel in dire need of quietude.
Winter is usually a time where one slows down a bit, keeping more indoors, weather being the major cause but apparently this year was a bit of an exception.
I wanted to express my deepest gratitude again & always for the constant faithfulness of my followers, likes & comments throughout my rather inadequate ubeity 🙂

Learn How to Silence Your Mind – Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor


Even though I said I would not put anymore “heavy” videos & was taking a break I could not pass the opportunity to pass on the phenomenal knowledge & wisdom coming from this interview with the brain scientist Dr.Jill Bolte Taylor having suffered a stroke & her amazing awakening.
Enjoy! It is really worth your time!

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Learn How to Silence Your Mind – Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor

OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEWS . . . . .

Being a PhotoReading Instructor and Trainer in Accelerated Learning and how to open up your intuition and creativity, this interview with Oprah Winfrey was of particular interest to me. Oprah was interviewing Dr Bolte Taylor, the Harvard Doctor and Brain Scientist who suffered a stroke which opened up to a whole new ‘right hemisphere’ world of peace, flow and contentment.

As Dr Bolte Taylor talked about her experience one of the other things that struck me was her constant reference to energy, and the importance of energy and intention…

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor: Links

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Home
http://www.drjilltaylor.com/‎
Dr. Jill Taylor. … My interview with OPRAH on her Soul Series will be aired again this Sunday, August … I hope you will join us for this uplifting and inspiring interview! … As you know I care deeply about our brain and our relationship to it. … Wow, Oprah Winfrey blew my mind when she spotlighted a clip of our time together …

The Oprah Winfrey Interview – A Stroke of Insight with Dr Jill Bolte …
http://marilyndevonish.com/the-oprah-… Oprah was interviewing Dr Bolte Taylor, the Harvard Doctor and Brain Scientist who … The quiet mind was so peaceful. … You have the ability to focus your mind on what you want to focus on. … Learning about how the mind and body and thoughts interact with each other was also a major turning point in Marilyn’s life.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Peace of Mind – @OWNTV … – Oprah.com
http://www.oprah.com/own…/blogs/Dr-…‎
Aug 10, 2012 – By Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor I grew up to study the brain because I have a … I didn’t even know what a mother was, much less who my mother was. … Oprah Winfrey Network … My mind suddenly existed in a state of total silence and in the … drjilltaylor.com and experience my interviews with Oprah on “Super Soul …

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight – Video – @OWNTV … – http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass… When Harvard brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke in 1996, she … Find out what channel the …

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Peace of Mind – Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jill… ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to see Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor talk … I didn’t even know what a mother was, much less who my mother … My mind suddenly existed in a state of total silence and in the … For more information please visit drjilltaylor.com and experience my interviews with Oprah on Super …

Speakers – New Home Page
http://www.theshiftofconsciousness.info/speaker­s.html‎
Jill Bolte Taylor, William Buhlman, David Icke and other Speakers talking about Planetary … In moments of inner silence, if we practice extending consciousness antennas, … We must learn to live fully in our realities – in our own vibrations. …. Wow, Oprah Winfrey blew my mind when she spotlighted a clip of our time together …

Insight from TED Speaker and Brain Researcher: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor http://www.ethos3.com/2013/07/insight…
Jul 25, 2013 – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s 2008 TED presentation, Stroke of Insight, is one of … In my mind I heard the words “This is what I do and I love doing it. … A. For content: Do your homework and know your audience so you can …. and was interviewed by Oprah and Dr. Oz on The Oprah Winfrey Show in October, 2008.

Why right-brainers will rule this century – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wo…
May 7, 2009 – Your left brain is logical, linear, by-the-numbers; the right side is … Oprah Winfrey talks with Daniel Pink about his groundbreaking book, “A Whole New Mind”, and explores how right-brain thinkers are … People like Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor [the Harvard-trained brain … the right brain says, ‘Be quiet — this is cool.

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My pen & paper… my Aeneas


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After a long absence I take you between my thumb & index
Hoping to continue an interrupted alliance.
In doubtful moments you call, I long…

Words, shapes, phrases, impressions, perceptions, all dance
To my attention but life hollers, its pulse goes on beating,
Its stream resumes its course then, I forget…

I adapt… Until your next signal.

I remember the bond, the relief, sincerity & trust…
Treating you as a living might be ridiculed, to me you are
Most alive, available around the world,

Pristine & unwrinkled you absorb my unpublished, my Arcanum. (1)
Your condition, that I come along provided with ink & scratch
The cavities of my brain.

I will always be thirsty for more so, after a long or short lapse
Count me among your unwavering, your fidus Achates. (2)
My pen & paper, my Aeneas. (3)

P.S This poem was written far back in 1991 then I adjusted it in 2013 & today I readjusted it again!
hope you’ll like it 🙂

(1) Arcanum

A deep secret, a mystery

(2) Fidus Achates

A faithful friend or companion

(3) Aeneas

n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The Trojan hero of Virgil’s epic poem, the Aeneid, and son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He escaped the sack of Troy and wandered for seven years before settling in Italy.

His newly found wild pastures 21.1.1990-Adjusted the 29.4.2013


wild pastures ©copyright2013owpp

wild pastures
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Newly found pastures
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Disheartened,
Writing of
No solace
Empathizing
With others
Never himself,
Attempting
Without
Attaining.
He roams
Encaged in
His sphere
Dreaming of
Wild pastures
Liberating his
Chained mind
Free from
Himself, others,
Their recognizance
Zoetic within… (1)
Acknowledging,
Approving
His reflection
Every morn
With pride,
Delight.
Insufflating
Promised
Affirmations
Inviting
Aura
Second
Upon second
Edifying his
Umbrage
Kindling that
Spark he was
Born with.
The one
Discarded
While tracing
Jots of glitter,
Searing footmarks
In the dust of
Interpretations
Flickering…
_ _ _ _ _ _

He decides
Then & there
To let it burst
Into a glow
Never to be
Extinguished…
_ _ _ _ _ _

Elated by his
New findings
Accoladed by
His long lost
Accomplice
He shouts
& raves at
His self-imposed
Steeples while
Fostering his
Newly found
Wild pastures.

(1)
Zoetic.
Pertaining to life,
Living, vital.