Saturday, May 30, 2009

from my digi sketchbook... Faces



The above paintings are the result of my experiment with different techniques in corel-photo-paint.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Power words-I for INTEREST and J for JOY


Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

I for INTEREST




Take interest in yourself and in others to enjoy a fascinating life.

Take interest in your appearance-
first impression is the best impression.

Take interest in your fitness-
good health is the foundation for an active life.

Take interest in your  work-
you'll discover opportunity to show your talent.

Take interest in your relationships-
you will be admired and respected.

Take interest in your environment-
to enjoy the beauty and treasures that are around us.

Life is truly fascinating when you decide to take interest.


J for JOY




"There are no ordinary moments." 
- Dan Millman

Simple joys, the little gifts that life gives to us each and every day are around us every moment and all we need to do is be aware of them.An attitude of gratitude helps us appreciate life.

Here's the beginning of a neverending list of simple joys...

A cup of coffee,Eating  ice cream on a hot day,Dinner with family,Hearing a favorite song on the radio,Looking through the pictures of a travel magazine,decorating the house,A walk along the beach,A drive through the lush greens of the hills,Admiring some nice old architecture,....

Why don't you add a few to the list?



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mandala Magic- Color Blue

I was contemplating on what color to use for my mandala and the' blue skies' at 'inspirationallaroundus' made me decide on blue and also inspired me to get to know more about the color blue.

I got to know that Blue represents....
confidence,
power,
authority,
knowledge, 
power, 
integrity,
trust, 
loyalty,
wisdom,
intelligence,
faith, 
truth, 
and heaven.

Colors speak to us in different expressions and these are blue's words.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A frivolous wish!

Jamie's wishcast for this week-A frivolous wish!
What to wish for?
How about a makeover?
It would be wonderful to make a change with a new haircut and  pampering beauty treatments at a premium beauty salon.
Surely a refreshing way to rejuevenate myself !

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Power words-G for GRATEFUL and H for HOPE


Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

G for GRATEFUL 


“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure , the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

We are as happy as we make up our mind to be.Choose your focus,your reactions,your attitude and your actions to create a fabulous life.Gratitude helps you enjoy every moment and praise the beauty of it.

I am grateful to all who come to my blog and give words of encouragement.They boost my self-esteem and motivate me to express myself through art and words.

What are you grateful for today?


H for HOPE



"Hope is a handful of dreams.Hope is a patient heart.Hope is a cure for sadness....a mender of broken hearts.Hope is the strength to persevere."
-June Dutton

In good times or bad times, hope can help.On good days, hope helps you persist on important tasks, create challenging goals and build new resources. On tough days, hope helps you  overcome major obstacles.Hope fills you with the determination to succeed.
Never,never give up, you will succeed one day!

I hope to reach out to many more friends  through my blog and give them a positive message everyday.

What do you hope to do through your blog?


Power Word Alphabet List
E for ENCOURAGE
F for FORGIVE

what is your choice of power word for 'G' and 'H'?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Affirm-mantra for this week


I give credit to Stephen Covey for my mantra for this week -

"I begin with the end in mind "

How many times we have started, to do some work enthusiastically ,then to see our interest wane as time flies.If at these times we remember our end goal we would work more earnestly.For this , on the onset,we have to ask ourselves what is the desired outcome we want and plan all the relavant tasks so that we do not lose interest or get sidetracked.

I Wish all a productive week !

Blessings for abundance,
sema

Saturday, May 23, 2009

from my digi sketchbook... Trees




I love drawing Trees and here are 3 paintings done in  corel photo paint using the mouse as my brush!


Friday, May 22, 2009

POWER WORDS-E for ENCOURAGE and F for FORGIVE

Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

E for ENCOURAGE



“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”
 -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
            
Encourage yourself-You have to be your own cheerleader to succeed.
Encourage others-Be there for family and friends  to encourage their efforts.A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

F for FORGIVE



“He who is devoid of the power to forgive,
 is devoid of the power to love.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr. 
         
Forgive yourself-Be kind to yourself,forgive your faults and move on.
Forgive others-Don't hold grudges,hurts and resentment and to forgive quickly shows the strength of your character.

Encouragement and Forgiveness are gifts to give yourself.


Power Word Alphabet List

E for ENCOURAGE
F for FORGIVE

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mandala Magic-TRUST


"Trust enhances all my thoughts and feelings"

A great affirmation from dailyaffirm to Trust that all happens with a purpose.Trust fills my heart with positivity and hope to Trust that success is in near reach.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

wednesday wish-health,wealth and happiness

Jamie's wishcasting questions this week are

1.what is your highest self wishing for?

I wish for...

HEALTH,WEALTH and HAPPINESS

This trio is the base for our wellbeing.
Being healthy gives you the energy to to take up any challenge you may face everyday.
Being wealthy not only financially but wealthy with knowledge builds your confidence.
Happiness is in actions that gives pleasure to you and all who come in contact with you.

2. what's rumbling in your soul?

The rumbling in my soul - why the slow recognition for our efforts?But ,let me believe all good is happening,I will do my Best,Be patient, and the universe will surely reward  handsomely!

Blessings to all for their wishes to come true,
sema

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Power words-C for CLARITY and D for DARE


Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

 The 3rd power word is 

C for Clarity 




To make your dreams a reality,
Have Clarity.
To put the right efforts in the the right direction,
Have Clarity.
To stop worrying and start living,
Have Clarity.

Clarity clears your path to success.

The 4th power word is

D for Dare




Do not be afraid,
Dare to experiment.
Do not be timid,
Dare to speak out.
Do not be confused,
Dare to win.

When we dare to do things success will soon come to us.

what is your choice of power word for 'C' and 'D'?


Power Word Alphabet List
C for CLARITY
D for DARE


Monday, May 18, 2009

Affirm-mantra for this week

I choose to spend time
efficiently and effectively.

This is my mantra for this week.

Instead of complaining
I should have...,
I could have....,
I would love to do....,
There is lots to do....,
I will plan my day and do my works efficiently and effectively.
Everyday is a new beginning and
what we choose to do with it is in our hands.

Wishing all a great week,
blessings for abundance,
sema

Saturday, May 16, 2009

from my digi sketchbook...


I just did a digi painting in twistedbrush program and thought I'll share it in my blog.I like painting but it is quite sometime since i did one.This program gave the feel of painting on canvas  with the brush strokes effects.I thoroughly enjoyed doing the painting.I painted from imagination.The scenary was still fresh in my mind from my last week travel by road to my sister-in-law's town down south.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Power Word-B for BELIEVE


Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

This is the power word that came to my mind for the 2nd letter in the alphabet.


B for BELIEVE

Believing is very important when we are faced with challenges.
To face the challenge and to become successful you have to...

Believe...
 everything happens for a reason .
Believe...
you have the ability to conquer any difficulty.
Believe...
there is opportunity around you.
Believe...
in possibility.
Believe...
you make the right choices.
Believe...
you will succeed.
Believe...
you are talented.
Believe...
you are worth it.
Believe...
the best is yet to come.
Believe...
because whatever we believe happens !
Believe...
 it will give you the power to achieve whatever you conceive.

I had been away for a week and missed interacting with my blog friends.Blogging has become a wonderful way to relax,interact,learn and grow.I have a lot of catchingup with great blog posts and I am going to be busy this weekend doing it !

Blessings for abundance,
sema

Power Word Alphabet List
B for BELIEVE


Friday, May 8, 2009

Power Word - A for ACTION



Words have power.

They
motivate,
inspire,
express emotions,
give confidence,
and
bring joy.

There are great power words to repeat to help us and 
I thought I will start with the first letter of the alphabet
with the word 'ACTION'.


Thinking of a clutter free home will not make it clutter free ,
TAKE ACTION.

Thinking of a slim figure will not make you slim,
TAKE ACTION.
Thinking of making friends will not get you friends,
TAKE ACTION.
Thinking of problems will not make them disappear,
TAKE ACTION.
Thinking of abundant wealth will not make you rich,
TAKE ACTION.

what are your actions today to make it a memorable day?


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday wish - balance

It has become a habit and beautiful experience to answer jamie's wishcasting prompts every week .This week jamie is on a break and I thought I'll do a post asking myself the question -

How to acheive happiness and success everyday?
The answer is-'BALANCE'.

The question is the result of reading great posts in jamie's blog this week on balance.

I would love to quote what i have imbibed from the posts

Balance is ' to respond with agility and grace to the dynamics of the moment'.-jamie
Balance is ' The power or means to decide' -Meghan genge
Balance is ' to bend with the wind'-Sunny Schlenger
Balance is ' to maintain an equilibirium between the things I want to do, I need to do and that I should do'-Annabel Fitzsimmons.

Maintaining a balance in our attitude and habits goes a long way in creating a happy and successful day.


 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mandala Mantra-An Attitude Of Gratitude



'I have an attitude of gratitude
for everything and everyone in my life'.

An attitude of gratitude helps you develop an appreciation for your life,relationships, and never take anything for granted.
An attitude of gratitude helps you focus on your blessings and what you focus on expands and you are showered with more blessings.
An attitude of gratitude helps you enjoy the beauty of everyday living.

My choice of this week's mandala mantra came to my mind when i saw the kreativ blogger award given by pamela of A touch of inspiration.Thank you pamela,I'm honored you thought of me!I feel happy to be part of this wonderful blogging community which supports and nurtures each other without meeting each other and bonding above the various differences of country and culture .

With The kreativ blogger award I am asked to tell you about 7 of my favorite things and pass on the award to 7 creaative bloggers.

1.A cup of freahly brewed coffee to start the day enthusiastically.
2.Reading a good book,taking me to the wonderful world of imagination and fantasy.
3.Blogging, my favorite pastime now which has introduced me to beautiful people whose writings have made me grow as a person and given me new perspectives.
4.Listening to old melodies, to take you back in time to wonderful memories.
5.participating in art challenges online, which helps to improve my skills in photoshop and corel-paint.
6.Painting,the feel of brush and paint on canvas is a meditative process.
7.Watching comedies on television with the family ,listening to their happy laughter echo around you.

I am happy to honor the following creative blogeers with the award-



3.Saundra of Art For Life

4.Jan of Awake is Good


6.Tabitha of I choose bliss

7.Genie sea of Reality-insanity

Each of you are filled with creativity and positive vibrations to inspire those who visit your blog.
thank you!

Sue ,you inspired me to create this digital mandala.I read the post with link to earthmandalas to start experimenting in digital mandalas from images. Earlier I used to Just draw the designs with the brush tool.Thank you!

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