Live and learn-Painting

The beauty around you sometimes is so overwhelming that it compels you to try and express the joy it gives in whatever ways you can, doesn’t it ?

Sometimes, one particular way of expression that you long to adopt becomes so far away from your grasp that it remains a life-long obsession. Painting is one such for me.

No, no…..not that i had taken it up on any consistent basis. But I think I almost always had a few poster colours and a couple of brushes with me at any given point of time.

Once in many weeks, months or even years, I would try reproducing something on a sheet of paper. For some reason it was always with water colours. My efforts quite often ended up with the paper tearing with me trying to get the right tone and soaking up the sheet in places.

To my credit, I never let that dampen my enthusiasm.

Recently, I made up my mind to try acrylic paints on small canvasses . Say what you will, I am quite happy now as i can see that I can paint over the first strokes if something has gone strong. Yeah, sometimes I do end up wishing that I had left it just the way it was originally. No matter, I hope to learn.

This one is from a group of pictures of beautiful country houses with gardens that I had downloaded from the net, The original garden was less riotous than this one, though 🙂

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World photography day

Frame the world through your own eyes

Assess the angle and the depth

Choose the right filters that will comprise

The picture’s hues along its length and breadth

Snip the edges that will take away

The focus from the main content

Use good wood that for years will stay

Sturdy and strong and unbent

Place it in such a place

Where the wall is uncluttered and smooth

Where the light’s straight and slanting rays

Will not distort or hide the truth

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Hello, I’m Nadira :-)

I am a sixty three year old female from India, a land that I love in all its rich variedness and deligthful eccentricities.

I have been blogging on wordpress for a long time now and it has been a wonderful experience. My blogpage was titled “

Recently, while fidgeting around with the settings, I seemed to have done something that got my page frozen and I am no longer able to post anything new there.

The suggestion of creating a new domain came up and so, here I am.

I love pretty much everything that soothes the spirit and excites the senses and is a source of joy.

I love to connect with people and places, read, travel, talk and communicate in all ways possible and to share my thoughts and impressions and that which makes me happy or sad or angry…the whole gamut of feelings that is common to all of us.

Hope to get back to all my old friends here and reach out to many more in this virtual space.

Lots of love