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Art challenge is going on in Instagram with the hundred day project . I hope to continue this initiative , posting a new piece of art work on daily basis.Apart from Madhubhani I am going to sketch doodles, mandala, warli and pattachitra.I want to improvise my style on making different patterns and develop intricate detailing and information .about my sketch.Starting my art challenge with many other artist around the world. I hope and I determined to complete.
Peacock and Lotus-For my art challenge day one I selected
National symbols.Peacocks symbolize romantic love in Mithila art and lotus is
auspicious and In Mithila Painting, lotus flower is symbolic of female. Sometime
it is seen as pedestal of mythological figure and some time it is used as
design of the painting.
Day-2 Wise Owl!
Why we says Wise Owl? and every one says Owl is bad omen. and it hauts always depressing to all. while searching about Owl i got interesting information about Owl. I Sketched Owl in Madhubani art.
A wise old owl sat in an oak; old owl sat in an oak; old owl
sat in an oak;The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he
heard; Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird.
It goes back to the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena,
having an owl as her symbol. I had one Naturalist tell me once that
owls came to represent wisdom because of their large eyes and their success in
hunting at night and catching creatures that humans weren't able to
detect. Also their ability to twist their heads around to such a great
degree could give the impression that they are "all seeing."
Owls fly silently, are active by night, and are very mysterious. Their enormous
eyes leave the impression that they are taking in everything around them, and
the fact that they rarely vocalize in the presence of a human adds to the
mystery. The wisest of men are frequently silent a great deal of the time.
So, silent, able to come and go without detection, able to
do things at night most creatures cannot, it’s no surprise that owls are
considered both magical and wise by some ancient cultures.You should be
observant, talk less but listen more. This will make you a wise person.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl.
Two little Birds ; I use to sing this rhyme for my Grandson Who love this song :)
Doodling letter -J first letter of Name so I select doodle 'J'
Mandala:It is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in
form generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array
of symbols, shapes and forms. A circle also denotes balance,
perfection nd eternity as the distance from its center to all points on it
remains the same, from wherever it is measured.
As a self learning budding artist I like sketch and paint based
on Indian mythology & epics. As I love to read in mythology Where lotus
bloom,and spread perfume,and their
flowers have magical powers,Where swans reside and radiate their magic charm,while
reading I feel How beautiful to personify?
( I sketched this in madhubani and contemporary style used acrlic colour in handmadepaper)
The lotus flower occupies a huge space in the minds of many
pond owners painters and designers. Many
water gardeners consider their lotus flowers the pride of their pond, Why has
this one flower become such a widespread and important symbol? The answer is
found in what the lotus is and how it grows. The lotus is unusual among flowers
in part for how steadily perfect the blooms tend to be. The blooms are showy
and striking, even more so because they stand high above the muddy water that
they naturally grow in.
It symbolizes purity or beauty of the body,
speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks
as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also
symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
Wherein the swan graces vibrant traditions as the Hamsa
bird. 'Hamsa' is Sanskrit for 'swan'; at the same time,
it means 'soul.' It is also the Upanishadic mantra, 'Ham-Sa,' which means I Am
the Divine. Primarily it symbolizes discrimination. It is told the Hamsa
is bestowed with the ability to separate milk from water, or truth from
illusion, the eternal from the impermanent, etc.
It is like the Hamsa swan wearily circling, searching for a resting place, and finally
settling upon its own reflection in the still lake.
So I took the concept in the Saundarya Lahari byAdi sankara's 38 slokatwo swans (Ham and Sa) pair together,
swimming around in the divine mind "living on honey from the blooming
lotus of knowledge." Isn't that a lovely concept?
I pray before the swan couple,
Who only enjoy the honey,
From the fully open,
Lotus flowers of knowledge,
And who swim in the lake,
Which is the mind of great ones,
And also who can never be described.
From them come the eighteen arts,
And they differentiate the good from the bad,
Like the milk from water. (MeaningSource)
O Devi, I meditate before the two Swans who drink and enjoy
the honey from the lotus of knowledge. The swans swim in the lake which is
nothing but the mind of great personalities. The 18 arts are created from the
sweet utterings of these swans. They separate the good from the bad like water
from milk. Here the two swans are referring to Lord Shiva and Shakti.
The eighteen arts mentioned in Shlokam No. 38 are, 4 Vedas,
Siksha, Kalpam, Vyakaranam, Niruktam, Sandas, Jyotisham, Meemamsam, Nyayam,
Puranam, Dharma Shastram, Ayurvedam, Dhanurvedam, Gandarva Vedam and Needi
There is a type of meditation known as “Hamswa Dwandwa
Upasanam”. So, the next time you’re sitting and enjoying the Queen of the Pond,
take a moment to consider how important this flower is across the world and how
millionsof people over the last several thousand years have meditating on the
meaning of this uniquely beautiful living thing.
Nature, Music and Art always inspired me and creates a
perfect symphony.In music instruments I like Veena, Violin, Saxaphone and Flute. Veena- wonderful mood elevator!, Violin is always an Excellent treat to ears,Where the saxophonespeaks and Flute create magical melodies. . Everyone is
attracted towards the melodious sound of flute.It is made by
bamboo tree and sounds very melodious when played in an atmosphere surrounded
by Nature.I decided to sketch flute with
design and surrounded by nature in Madhubhani Style. Flute is very close to Nature.
Have Many Holes
If You Work On It Carefully
It Can Play
Flutes somehow inspired me to search more on it I go through
about flute instrument I got some interesting information about Flute. Flute
has been mentioned in the Puranas. Krishna has different flutes and He plays
different melodies for different purposes. There are three kinds of flutes used
1) Venu : This is a very small, not more than six inches
long, with six holes for whistling.
2) Murali: Murali is about eighteen inches long with a hole
at the end and four holes on the body of the flute. This kind of flute produces
a very enchanting sound.
3) Vamsi: The vamsi flute is about fifteen inches long, with
nine holes on its body.
These flutes were sometimes bedecked with jewels. Sometimes
they were made of marble and sometimes of hollow bamboo. When the flute is made
of jewels it is called sammohini.
When made of gold, it is called akarsini.
Krishna would play on any of these three flutes when they were needed. Krishna
uses the Venu flute to attract to Gopis, like Venum kvanantam from the Brahma
Flute being the most
natural instrument goes very well with the nature the echo of the sound and it pierces
the universal and Thus the vibration enters the ears of all inhabitants.Nature actually talks back to you. Even while krishna playing
flute you can see that birds start chirping and try to talk to you through
their singing. Although it sounds very melodious, the echo of the sound
bouncing back either from the leaves of the trees is simply very delightful. sound
pierces the universal covering and goes to the spiritual sky. Thus the
vibration enters the ears of all inhabitants. The trees on the bank of the rivers are always jubilant. They appear to be smiling with their
flowers and shedding tears in the form of flowing honey.
As Previously said I am not a artist but I wish to try to make this
as theme and I sketched in Madhubani style. I used very bright colours and some
times when I don’t find what I am looking for, I compose my own colours,Flute
designed flowers and birds surrounded by leaves. the circles echo back the
music..Through this theme I tried to connect Nature, art and music!