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I’m not practical.

Confession time.
I envy my best friend ( in a good way) for her practical approach to life.

I can’t be practical , no matter how much I try.

And now I know why.
I’ve always battled with this, now I feel at home.
I am an artist, a creative soul.
I think deep, I imagine wild , I feel every emotion right from the very core of my soul.
Every thing I love to do, for me is to work with my all, passionately , deeply & intoxicatingly being aware I’m drowning into it in the moment.
When I’m writing, I’m lost. When I’m painting, I’m lost, in this place that’s mesmerizing, there’s just me, and calm and peace, serenity, compassion.
I’m sensitive to the heart, I’m impulsive.
I get bored easily , so I’m fidgity, my mind boggles almost everything around, observing, wondering, wandering, seeing shapes in the clouds or art in rustic walls, words in the gushing waters.
I can sit with you, and talk not one word, if I’m comfortable around you. And that silence I can enjoy. I don’t talk much when I’m thinking or putting a masterpiece together in my mind.
I had been a people’s pleasing person all my life , because I couldn’t say “no”. Now, I can. I am a people inspiring person now. I love making one person smile everyday, may it be my words, may it be my prayers, may it be my very impulsive crazy madness.
I’m bubbly & cheerful & childlike when I’m in a good mood, but when I’m not, I’m quiet & spaced out. Yes, I over think, a day dreamer, a night thinker, sometimes I plan, sometimes I go with my gut. And my instincts are always always always damn fckng right.

Being practical is going with that smart way of doing things in life, it involves lesser risk. But me? I love risks , I get drawn to complicated hazards for no reason. I take paths I choose, not practical, not always smart, but somehow soulful..
. – Leandra. .
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(I wrote this to remind me on the days I wish I be more practical, why I can’t be what I’m not and why I should be happy for what I am. Creative souls are never practical, they are messy & crazy & feel everything in it’s greatest details. )

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Life is imperfect art.

Oh what a beautiful chaos!
How can the greatest perfect potter of all create something as imperfectly real as me ?
I’m amazed. I love the abstract art He created.
Hah! I’m learning to love me like how He see’s me.
Imperfect, cracked, tarnished, gracefully varnished, coloured, discolored, painted , remoulded, burnt, and plastered & torn apart and brought together anew.
How brilliant is this ?
Life is art at work.

My life..my art.

Such a beautiful principle to use for normal day to day life, there’s alot that goes into a failed art , sometimes even the same amount of paints and materials that a masterpiece would need, but probably there’s a technique or detail or a small stroke gone wrong somewhere, that makes it feel incomplete.
While, when it comes to art , I believe even the most lousy art can be transformed and recreated into something breathtaking. And there’s really no failure to see there. A failure merely is a challenge to take a higher risk and work it out into something unpredictably perfect or almost perfect. Every ruin is so beautiful, why should that be only in an archaeological or art perspective?
Look at you, your life, look around, there’s tons of things gone wrong, tons of disappointments, tons of failures, tons of stagnant life situations, tons of pessimistic vibes….
Why stay stuck & gloomy ? When you have the ability to transform this into something no one can fathom to reason , go and just do it. Get your hands dirty, mind into an overdrive of possibilities, thoughts synced on optimism and eyes solely focused on the task at hand and the visison in your head. Let your heart guide you to places imperfect seeking some repair and recreation.
Your life is your art. There is simply no setback that you cannot transform into something surreal. Define your existence with your capabilities that you have to discover in your lifetime of living. Live today hoping and thinking of all the endless possibilities of what you can do, what you want to do and what makes you burn and feel alive.
Choose that fire. Let it burn.
Passion can take you to places you have only dreamt about, passion can create your universe.
It’s not so easily found by all, but those who have found their’s should cherish it- what a wonderful magnificent gift they hold!
Life is this art that you should be infinitely passionate about to live happily and humbly.

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Process of creation.

Peeekaaboooo peonies ..😘😘😘..

Honestly I wasn’t really sure I could paint them okayishly… buh I think they turned out pretty cute after the layering… Trust me it looks easy. It’s so not. Unless you’re a floral art expert.
I’m not. That’s what managing to pull off a risk looks like.
Often in Art we take risks. Because it’s fascinating and curiously thrilling to try new things, try them till we learn them thoroughly and then move onto new other things. Because once we are comfortable with a certain skill, techniques it kinda becomes a tad bit boring to continue to do the same over and over, unless we are people who like that. But for people like me, the more we learn, the more we challenge ourselves, the more eager we are to find what else we are capable of doing, it’s fun and stressful, but truly more fun than stressful.

Art invites you to take a plunge into an unknown wild imagination and then it won’t guide you, but maddeningly pull you into it’s abyss, until you deliberately find a song into the depths of something so infinite and magical.

There’s probably nothing more enchanting and powerful than knowing that you are capable of creating something.
Whether a Chef, a baker, an artist, a potter … a mother.

You are creators of magical infinity contained in your output .

What is even more fascinating is the process of creation.
I think the one who could explain magic is probably an expecting mother, ask her how she feels to be a home to a lil human growing in her.

Ask a Chef how it feels to put different condiments, spices, ingredients together and toss it into a scrumptious ecstasy.

Ask a potter how they mould their clay, and work with the finer details.

Ask a carpenter how he carves onto wood and create something that lasts for generations to use.

Ask an artist how meditative the process of living amidst a zillion colours in different mediums, over variety of structures, plains and papers feels like ?

An ARTIST can be a creator of art or a performer , so ask a performer how it feels to make a fictional character realistic.

A sculptor, a builder, an architect, a painter, an inventor..etc. Ask them about the process of creation. How truly mind boggling it is .

No! I’m not a pro, yet. Neither am I comparing my work with other artists. Why ? Because no two artists are the same.
Just like each one of us, are unique, so is every creation. Every creator puts a distinct part of themself into their art. So if you are comparing my middle to someone else’s mastered art, then don’t. We belong to the same family, the artists, but we each are different, we learn from each other, but we create our own. And it always has a part of us in it.

-Leandra.

Art can never be ruined.

Art can never be ruined.

If anything it can be redone and renewed. 

A canvas once completed can totally be re- made into a new one. 

Somewhere the old will be the underlying meaning to define the new.
You can always layer up your art, till your heart feels content.
Even in the ruins there’s so much art.

Only a creative heart will see the endless possibilities 

where someone might see none whatsoever.
Abstract art is an art of emotions taking charge, 

letting you unwind and let your soul design something 

unseen , unthinkable and alluring.
Fascinating as much as art is, it has no boundaries.

Limitless as one can state, art has no horizon .

If you want to, you can create something /anything  from nothing.
Sometimes even our minds stop functioning,

but our hands wont. 

It’s like they have a mind of their own.
They will toss and turn,

hustle and burn,

and scrape out the damage done,

cut the beauty, rearrange and still be calm.
Dear artist,

the world will challenge you, your work.

Even the ruins they see will make you wonder 

is it really worthless?
No! It ain’t. You have infinite power to redeem and remake and redesign and recreate what looks dull and lifeless into something lively and thriving.
And yet you can choose to not alter the basic elements of what one may call ruin, because you can see the beauty that a normal eye will never be able to fathom.
It is ok. To love every bit of your journey. Because in a life like yours, nothing is a ruin, ever. Not even you and most definitely not your work.
Much love,

An awakening artist.  
___________

Life will throw a thousand tantrums and some you will endure, some you will fight, some you will accept. That on a journey of self discovery one should never give up , no matter how many odds we face, we have it in us to face all demons and find ourselves and be what we are meant to be. Disappointments will grace us but if we focus on what goal we have set, we will find our way to achieve it, eventually. 

So right from the ruins we can grow our garden of infinite possibilities, harness goodness and positivity, motivate the one’s that need a push, and restore what is craving a healing touch. 

________

(Kind of getting my vibes from Moana -a disney movie here. Do watch it. It’s a beautiful story. I do have a review written on it. )

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Art will find you.

Reminders…. 🍁🍁 ..

● It’s okay to sometimes have a hard time choosing your colours.

● It’s okay to try using new color schemes, learn new techniques and mess up a tad bit.

● It’s okay to feel anxious and worried after a “no mood, nothing good” vibe.

● It’s okay to find it difficult to sometimes start, improvise and thrive . 

● It’s okay to look around, feel overwhelmed with the level of creativity and intensity your fellow artists work with. 

● It’s okay, to sometimes just stand there, hold your palette and be mesmerized with the hues at hand, that confuse you with what to start and how to end. 

● It’s okay. It is completely okay.

Smile. When the going gets tough , you can always start with your comfort colour. 

Mine is yellow.
What about you ?
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Tiny details – more life.

Doesn’t this look like a card ?

Even though the edges of an unused canvas have the remains of my last paintings, 

I can’t stop staring at these tiny bits,

that make me sigh in contentment.


When I see them ,

even the tiniest drop of colour,

inspires me,

ignites my spirit,

sets ablaze my being,

it’s like sometimes 

I just can’t control,

this maddening 

urge to paint something, 

anything, everything.


If nature had no colour, 

would it still refuel you and me ?


if my edges won’t have the remains,

would I still fall in love with my work ?


if you have no scars,

would you still have a story 

worth feeling proud about?


if you stack away the remains,

would you still manage to live 

without doubts ? .

Sometimes

things, set us free,

things that go unnoticed,

things that we fail to observe,

those tiny simple things 

that when chosen

make the most perfect choices,

those tiny details 

that make a difference.

Live… acknowledge.. the tiny details.. stay happy… be at peace..