My Experiment with Colors : Wordless Wednesdays !!

“Sometimes in order to have peace, love, and happiness there must be war, hate, and sadness. To see the sunrise, you need to see the dark nights. To enjoy the roses, you have to get your finger bruised by its thorns. Life, is neither black, nor white; rather it is a perfect blend, an electric fusion of them.”

– Himali

Nature is the biggest inspiration. The ebbs and tides, the days and night, the hurricane and rains, all show the brighter and the harsh reality of life. I have attempted to capture these thoughts in colors on paper via my painting below :

The finished piece.. :)
The finished piece.. 🙂

Do you like it ?? Do let me know in the comments below 🙂

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50 thoughts on “My Experiment with Colors : Wordless Wednesdays !!

  1. Hey Himali,

    How are you doing?

    Idly flick through your words my eye fell upon the colours of your painting and had me stay to enjoy the painting further and ponder on your words. I fell to wondering if Nature considers consciousness a duality that encompasses both light and dark or if instead it witnesses the universe projecting itself into the next moment with certainty, love, and always with supreme confidence.

    Your quote is inspiring, thank you Himali. You have dimples when you smile, like me so I trust your dimples also tells a tale of constant happiness always burning within and a face born to express it without effort 😀

    I’ve no idea of the time in your hot and sunny part of the world, but here it is mid morning on another slate grey morning in the UK. I can only imagine how joyful life must be to wake each day to warmth and sunshine. One day I will abandon this weathered Isle and claim for myself a small space somewhere altogether warmer, dryer and sunnier and more congenial to a better overall ‘quality’ of life. I’m never certain of where I will end up, sometimes I think we must just be the leaf plucked from the bough and carried to wherever the wind takes us.

    Sorry to babble on…your painting inspired thoughts about the solidity and perceived strength of the silhouetted tree growing at the centre of your painting with roots extended deep into Earth to keep it upright in all weathers. You’ll know far better than I Himali the symbolic power of trees 🙂

    Anyhow, I should dash and go see what writing challenge awaits at Sammi’s blog – https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/weekend-writing-prompt-15-intricate/

    Why not join a small group of others writing there? 🙂

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. Take care of one and all.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

    P.S: You have an interesting name. What might it mean?

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    • Namasthe DN,

      Thank you for the wonderful words of appreciation on my painting & my dimples (makes me blush) 😀 I have been fortunate to live in sunny cities and I love the sunshine a lot. It brings warmth to my days.

      I’d love to visit UK someday especially the beautiful countryside. I saw a bit of UK in the movie The Holdiay and so fell in love with the green country side where the catle graze. I’d love to see the snowy days as well.

      I find very less time to spend on blogging and these days I am devoting my time to The Happyness Project on my blog so I might not be able to join the writing challenge anytime soon. I so apologize for that.

      I hope we find the strength to stand tall and strong even in the toughest storms & yet stay grounded always like the trees.

      My name is of Indian origin. I am named after the Himalayan mountain and “Him” means Ice.

      Cheers!
      Himali

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      • Namaste Himali,

        Blush, really? 😀 Then my work here is done and I left enchanted by a flush of ruby red hue iridescent upon your cheek and brow. It must be all the sunshine that has warmed your complexion.

        Your name bares the majesty of mountains…it is a beautiful name Himali that you must feel very proud to own.

        Should you ever visit our Emerald Isle please do also visit Wales, and if time funds and opportunity allow also Scotland and Ireland. Our culture is relatively diverse, a little too traditional perhaps but wonderfully antiquated and mysterious: although it is but an infant when compared to your own culture and traditions. India is a destination long admired, a land I have longed to see something of. It is vast country in comparison to the UK and one visit would never suffice my curiosity. Should you take a vacation to the UK, do let me know and I’ll be happy to provide plenty of suggestions for places you might want to visit whilst here 🙂

        The writing challenge is on-going on Saturdays and would welcome you if ever time allows. I know how it is when a project consumes and ones focus is enveloped, there is barely time to eat sleep or breath without wanting to cradle our newly born creation: I hope you’ll pop up for air every now and again and say ‘hello’ to the world 🙂

        ‘I hope we find the strength to stand tall and strong even in the toughest storms & yet stay grounded always like the trees.’ – wonderfully put. With your name Himali, storms must be breezes, problems little more than small stepping stones, and oceans of emotions mere streams to quench your thirst.

        Your name put me in my mind of one of my favourite books: The Snow Leopard by Peter Mathieson. A book I have read many times and with each read find something more to consider or imagine. I am a big Snow Leopard fan.

        Anyhow…I must away until the break of day. Enjoy your week!

        Keep smiling, keep blushing 😀

        Namaste

        DN

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        • P.S: I treasure the many finds I pick up and collect on my pathway everywhere I walk. My finds may include anything from a feather to a random playing-card windblown or discarded that catches my eye. Most objects would go unnoticed but I find curiosity in them every day. The objects always seem to appear synchronously with events in my life. Today’s haul included two feathers, two hair-bands, and a bracelet: either a wrist bracelet or an anklet. Perhaps it’s intended for either. Made from three entwined tubes of thin plastic mesh that marry at their end with connecting magnets. Each tube of netting contains small cut stones of glass. They sparkle like diamonds. Like ice. I had dimples when reading of the meaning of your name 🙂

          Perhaps finding the ‘bracelet’ also relates to The Snow Leopard by Peter Mathieson and adventuring the ice of the Himalayas? A further synchronicity and just as curious as the last two is that in the book I mention the author’s destination is a place called Crystal Mountain 🙂

          I love all mysteries that appear out of nowhere and search for answers where perhaps none may be found. I like to imagine Chance is a fickle thing and Synchronicity and Serendipity her playful sisters, so each and every find takes on meaning. Whilst the value of the bracelet is negligible, its worth as an object is priceless.

          I’m off to the Land of Zzzzz so will say ‘au revoir’. Enjoy your day.

          Namaste 🙂

          DN

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          • Wow.. you are truly someone who finds happiness in the little treasures. You know sometime back I had a “Treasure Trove” of shells I had collected from the beach. I diligently cleaned all of them and have preserved them. I want to make a small shell bracelet sometime.

            Which feathers did you collect ? I love the beautiful peacock feathers 🙂

            Many thanks for the many compliments on my name. All credits to my parents 🙂

            Namaste

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            • Hey Himali, Namaste,

              How r you? 🙂 Good to see you back after a mini-break….where did you go?

              I imagine are you are also someone who finds happiness in the little treasures. Collecting shells of Lakshmi with intent to fashion a bracelet suggests the understanding in your heart inspires you into action. What type of shells are they? Cowrie shells from the Indian Ocean? Scallops? As you mention Lakshmi – herself born from the grit and pearls of a scallop and a very beautiful Goddess to have adorn your wrist and provide lovingly for your hearts desires, wants, needs and wishes else improve your wealth, fortune and prosperity – I wondered if you had scallops to bind and bond in a chain of Love? Will you photograph and blog your bracelet for all to see? 🙂

              I find happiness everywhere I go and magic and enchantment always in the small details of life where perhaps others may not always look: else why was I the one to find the bracelet? I think of the universe being benign: it rains favour upon us all the time. How we interpret the world around us is unique but ultimately I buy into Nicholas Flamel’s philosophy of: ‘as I believe the world to be, so it is.’ When my world gifts me bracelets laced with ice diamonds, what else might I think? Mere chance else simple good fortune? I think not 😉

              I love all feathers Himali and collect any and all that fall before me. I love the birds – could watch them rise and soar all day – and know they are Nature’s true messengers transmitting and delivering news from others realms and other parts of the globe. With Lakshmi centred on your thoughts perhaps it is inevitable that Peacocks are your chosen feather. You have exquisite taste and a lofty gaze to hold adoration for the most regal of all birds. I own three Peacock’s Feathers, all of which have travelled a little over time and have suffered as a consequence. Curiously, and by no word of a lie, Tuesday or Wednesday of this past week I was idly wandering wasting an lunch break from work when I was drawn to a second-hand store in the city where I live. I bought three items, of which one item constituted a pair of Peacock Feather earrings (not to wear myself but keep very safely in the treasure trove of my heart. Leaving the shop the small plastic bag holding these items was opened by a gusting breeze and the contents scattered down the city street. I spent a long, long time before finding those two feathers again, still intact and still together as a pair despite being separate in the bag and subject to gusts. It appeared that the two feathers were inseparable even in the firmest wind. I carefully stowed the two feathers between the pages of a paperback book on William Blake that was the second of the three items I bought. The third, I might tell you about at another time.

              Well now, I see there are other comments for me to respond to, so I’ll linger no longer here and tread a meandering path to the other posts. Perhaps I’ll see you there? And if I don’t…then until next time take good care of you and all others in your life.

              I love it when you smile, when you show the world the happiness inside of you. It dazzles with the same brilliance as sunlight falling on a Himalayan peak 🙂 I think your parents chose your name with great care and great consideration always knowing you’d smile in life because you’d always know Love 🙂 Good old mum and dad, always know best lol 🙂

              Have a wonderful weekend lover of Lakshmi and Peacock Feathers.

              Namaste 🙂

              DN

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              • Namaste DN,

                Thank you for the warm welcome. I haven’t yet made the bracelet but I promise to share pictures when I do make it. Your love for finding happiness and magic in the small things in life is truly inspiring. I also love peacock feathers – But i do believe hurting them to get their feathers, is real cruelty to their marvelous being.

                Namaste
                Himalayan – Ice – Diamonds 🙂

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                • Hey Himali, Namaste 😀

                  I read further about the origin and meaning of your name and find another reason why there is wonder and enchantment in your eyes and charm in your smile. The Goddess Parvati is the animating force that brings skill, power, prowess, and genius while she infuses the world with her magic. She shines in you Himali like a scintillating star, and I am left dimpled at the close of your reply, happily lost to dreaming within the gleam of your incandescent beam: my smile a dream worn ear to ear, my grin fixed into place as if permanent and chiselled for all time. Thank you lol 🙂

                  The two blue Peacock feathers I chased and freed from an end unknown now lie softly pressed together between the pages of a special book. There being two and not just the one, I could not separate them not even with the thinnest page. It would have parted their striking union and broken the spell between them and I couldn’t do that, not when it was to their beauty my eye was drawn and I enticed by their magnificence as might a moth be lulled by the Moon or an Eagle be roused by the Sun. As a pair they are enchanted and enchanting, nothing can oppose the strength of such magical Love 🙂

                  Having read your replies today, I sat to sit in bright sunshine this afternoon sharing my quiet space with a warming smile and wish for a little guidance in choices that need to be made in life. If God heard my thoughts, then I must have missed the angel sent to inspire me to look a little closer at where I was sitting. Or perhaps the angel was already there: I’m told they move in mysterious ways 🙂 But sure enough when I did look about me once again there was the ‘sign’ I needed. Beneath my wooden chair was a reel of golden thread, the sort used for embroidery. It is a deep golden colour and shimmers in the sunshine despite needing a gentle clean: what we might call a ‘cat’s lick’ lol 🙂 Uncertain of what may have been on my mind at the time of this find – my thoughts were a multitude of fluttering butterflies – I recall thinking of Ariadne, Theseus and the Labyrinth of the Minotaur. Which leaves me to wonder what lies at the heart of the labyrinth to which this thread is intended? I guess the only way to know will be to follow the auriferous thread and find out! Would you wish me luck Himali or play out the thread and leave a pathway out of the maze? 🙂

                  A general comment on feathers…I agree feather farming is cruel and I would wish no harm on any creature. I collect only feathers that fall, and those that are blown onto my path. The two Peacock feathers I bought in the shop may have originated from such a source – I would be disappointed if that were so – yet I console myself a little knowing they were blown from my initial ownership and carried away on the breeze only to finally reappear on my path once again. I accept that that experience was a cleansing of the feathers and restorative of both their magic and radiance. To the Alchemist, the ‘Peacock Feather’ was indication that the ‘great work’ had been completed: it was the reward for often pious endeavour, sacrifice and compromise and presented either as (meta) physical gold or the creation of the philosopher’s stone.

                  The ice diamond bracelet that brings dimples to my dimples is housed safe and secure within a small circular wooden box. It’s too special an item to be treated with anything other than respect, honesty and integrity. I’ve no doubt when your bracelet is completed it will mean much the same to you also. I cannot wait to see what you create from the bounty of the ocean. It will mean even more to you because you made it with all the love and graciousness inspired inside of you by Parvati. You are clearly her undisputed favourite 🙂

                  Well, i’It is time for me to quicken away, go quietly to sleep until the break of day, when I’ll stroll along a sandy shore and hope I’ll see you there once more, smiling with happiness. Until then, take care of the shimmering diamond inside of you: it is a very precious stone.

                  Namaste Himali – Ice – Diamond 😀

                  DN

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                  • Namaste Feather Lover DN,

                    That is so great to hear that you collect only feathers that fall or blow onto your path. You are too kind a soul to hurt any living being 🙂

                    My name has inspiration from Goddess Parvati !? Well, this is new even to me. I do need to read about it 😀 You are a genius ! Also, I have a dimple on my left cheek.

                    I hope your precious ice diamond bracelet stays safe and makes your dimples dimple deeper.

                    Cheers!

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                    • Good evening, Namaste Himali,

                      How are you? Have you had a good day?

                      I am a Feather Lover! ❤ Today a single white feather fell to the ground and lay there all morning until it was found. I now have it in an open jar alongside others I own, just one jar from five decorating my home.

                      I hope too my precious ice-diamond bracelet will always stay safe. She has already made my dimples dimple, and I hope she always will 🙂 Coiled as She is in her round wooden box like a snake She rises at the tune of a whispering melody.

                      Have you started making your bracelet yet? Has Goddess Parvati tickled your creativity or inspired you to fashion?

                      What makes my dimples dimple deeper? Tis your smile for there's none that's sweeter! 🙂 And you Himali…what has you dimpling the deepest?

                      Oh, I meant to tell you. Two other small 'treasures' had been left on my path today. The first item was a small foil star silver on one side deep red on the other. The second item is a small plastic gemstone, the sort used in costume jewellery. It's faceted like a jewel and is coloured a translucent salmon pink. By some curious means the plastic gemstone fits a ring I found a few weeks ago that had lost its stone. The two items were not found in the same vicinity as each other, and most likely didn't originate from the same ring and yet they seem to fit pretty well together.

                      I'll leave you to enjoy the latter end of your evening in peace. Until next time…I wish you treasured dreams and syrupy seams flowing in a river of gold. Take care.

                      Goodnight Himali

                      Namaste 🙂

                      DN

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        • Namaste DN,

          Thank you so much for the suggestions on visiting UK. I will surely let you know when I plan a visit and take into account your suggestions on the places to visit.

          India is truly a diverse country with so much to offer. Unfortunately, I haven’t travelled much around India. I wish to explore more of the world in the coming years. Travelling and experiencing different cultures is an amazing thing.

          Smiles ,
          Himali

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          • Hey Himali,

            Thank you for the smiles…miles of smiles I hope, and all left upon a pathway threading my weekend. I try to make sure to collect all of them before Monday morning.

            I’d be happy to help you enjoy your visit to the UK should you ever find chance to come. By the sound of it you have your enthused heart set on travelling regardless starting perhaps with the land beneath your feet already and then overseas. An internationally recognised qualification such as CPA together with your excellent English will take you anywhere you want to go in the English speaking world….it is your oyster as they say 🙂 I guess it all depends on where your dream wants to take you on its magic carpet ride through life.

            Wishing you a wonderful weekend Himali. Keep smiling as you always do 😀

            Namaste 🙂

            DN

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            • Thank you for believing in me and my abilities dear DN ! I feel so blessed to have a friend who believe in me. You are a kind soul.

              I shall surely let you know anytime I plan a visit to your beautiful country. I also expect the same in return 🙂

              Stay blessed !

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              • Namaste Himali,

                Why would I not believe in you? 🙂 As a friend why would I ever doubt you or your abilities? You have a beautiful soul that is always blessed with Love. My kindness is only to remind you of what is already known to you in your heart.

                If one day I am fortunate enough to be given chance to travel to India…it is a dream as yet unfulfilled…I will seek your counsel and advice. With such a vast country to explore, I will be most grateful to receive your kind help 🙂 We are but an email away.

                Indeed, stay blessed, keep smiling, and always walk with a bounce in your stride. Have a wonderful day!

                Namaste 🙂

                DN

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                  • Namaste Himali,

                    Then our full quota of daily happiness is shared equally between us for my days are no longer burdened but buoyant, hopeful, inspired, peaceful, indulgent. Loving friendships are so wonderfully encouraging, thank you for yours 🙂

                    ‘I really hope we meet some day!’ – do you think we might meet one day Himali? 🙂 Tell me, what does your heart tell you? 🙂

                    Sweet dreams in the Land of Zzzzz

                    Namaste 🙂

                    DN

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  2. some times dark nights looking beatufull & enjoyable …beacause in night no body disturbance and feeling alone…
    i liking dark nights…

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  3. In the u r painting when ever sunrise the energy of tree more increasing & freedom in the air…when ever sunset the all of energy getting by the tree…it’s also happend in the our life..when sunrise the new life getting it and dark night gone to the our life..

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