This is an acrylic on canvas sized 8 "by 10" done from a reference to my photo taken at Point Lobos, California. I have used the palette knife, now a days I am just in the mood for using it more! The trees looked as if they were reaching out to each other with their branches.I could feel a lot of life there.
The inspiration for this post is Patricia Torres who has lovely blogs that are very impressive and interesting. I was amazed when she wanted to feature my work on her blog..That, I would call as reaching out.. she made the effort to ask me if she could feature my home, not worrying if she would get a no for an answer. Her positivity struck me. I think her action is beautiful. You may want to see my home pictures on her wonderful blog. coloursdekor.blogspot.com
Talking about reaching out, I feel that reaching out to others who have a need to be heard, cared and loved is always a rewarding experience. For me, reaching out to help strangers has been more satisfying because there is an element of selflessness involved. The other day, I hired an auto(a 3 wheeler, more popular than a taxi in Bangalore) to go for shopping. The driver was speeding and he was quite anxious.I casually asked if there was anything wrong and he said that he had to make 500 rupees in another hour and rush to the hospital to be with his wife who was in ICU and more the speed, the more rides he would get to make that money.I asked him to stop, gave him the money out of my purse , asked him to go straight to the hospital and left from there.I dont remember his face today, nor will I meet him again in my life but I felt really good inside that I reached out to him on that day. Sometimes, when we reach out to just connect with others, we may not get reciprocation but it is okay, at least we tried! It is better to try than to be in a bubble. At times, a smallest action is enough to reach out and make others smile. Just yesterday, I was standing in the Que to pay my bill for groceries and my cart was full. When I saw a guy standing behind me with just a bottle of coke, I asked him to skip me and pay his bill, because it would take a longer time for my billing. Seems like he was in a hurry, he was all smiles!
Painting these hugging trees has been inspirational for me today :-)
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