Trying Pins

There’s a seldom mentioned, exceptionally entertaining function on Pinterest which was rolled out in November 2016. I was pleasantly surprised having discovered this virtual gem at a particularly painful time in my life. This worthwhile distraction, together with another Pinterest favourite, namely ‘Art History Memes’, was a lifesaver in many ways. If you’re familiar with…

Silience

The brilliant artistry hidden all around you. Its’s strange that something so vibrant as art is so nearly invisible. Strange how rarely we stop to savor the details, or hear the music playing in the background that’s far better than it has any right to be. It’s only after someone points it out, that you…

Is Living an Art or Science?

We hear more often the terms like the art of living, spiritual living, living for the present, purposeful living, and so many other terms attached to living. So the question arises as to what is living? All of us live, with or without the above terms. Adding some adjectives to life does not mean that…

The Art of Unlearning

Often times in life we find ourselves faced with situations we’d much rather not like to face. Maybe it’s the weight of reality crushing our bones, or maybe it’s the thought of all of the things we didn’t do that smothers us. Either way, we’re faced with anxiety. I have a theory, and I’m going…

The Little Book of Hygge

Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognized to be the magic ingredient to this happiness. Hygge has been described as everything from “the art of creating intimacy”, “cosines of the soul”, “the absence of annoyance” to “taking pleasure from the presence of…

The Art Of Letting Go

“Let It Go”- the three words that have managed to become the slogan of my life. As irritating as it is, I can’t help but wonder what happens when we let go? We know what happens to material objects. You throw away your old pair of shoes and it’s gone. Someone else will probably find…

The Magical Year

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being stronger, happier people is to handle adversity better and stop trying to be “positive” all the time. For the past few years, Mark Manson — via his wildly popular blog — has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for…

Do we really Communicate?

Most of the problems in family strife, particularly between husband and wife, center around the problems of communication. From that point, all other things start. A stage is reached when the discussion levels are taken altogether differently and at different proportions, forgetting most of the time, the origin of the discussion. But by the time…

Paper Mirrors

The way that I write is the way that I feel, that’s why it changes and that’s how it’s real. Sometimes when I feel like there’s no one around, like no one would hear me if I made a sound; that’s when I write like a loved one just died, that’s when I write like…

Frames that Stare at Us

I went to an art museum recently, where I found lots of frames hung on the wall. I could not understand the pictures drawn on them. There were quite a few of them. I thought I will understand at least one of them. But to my disappointment, I could not figure out anything. However, there…

The Art of Living

For as long as I can remember, arts, crafts, gardening, sewing, baking, writing – all things creative – have held a kind of magic and innocence to me. I enjoy creating. Who doesn’t love the glint of light reflected off the shiny red handles of the metal scissors used in grade school? The smell of…

Box of Crayons

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, I’d like my crayons back,…

The Survival

Lost souls are meant to find each other Fix and unleash one another Broken hearts are meant to find a start Digging through the hints of his art Impossible is but a lie thrown in an ocean An ocean you made by the fear of devotion But the night will beautify your survival And his…