December 22, 2010

The girl with the Christmas caps

The lady came out of the shopping mall in Mumbai with tons of bags that she could hardly hold. She had shopped for Christmas from cookies to gifts and lots and lots more, still it felt so incomplete. Just then she saw the little girl in rags selling the Christmas caps. The girl's eyes looked tired with hunger. It was obvious that the girl could have her meal only when she sold all those caps. The lady realized what she needed to do, she bought all those caps at one go. The little girl's eyes sparkled with joy, a joy that only the spirit of Christmas could bring!

Christmas is a time of peace, love, and goodwill to all. Christmas, when celebrated in its true spirit is beautiful! Happy Christmas to to all!

37 comments:

  1. Is it a real life story, anyway loved it

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  2. what an interesting story and a painting filled with mystery!

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  3. What an interesting and wonderful painting! I love the interplay of all the shapes and how you've taken such traditional symbols and made them very contemporary. Truly this story is the spirit of Christmas, even Jesus would agree!!! You've captured it so well!!! It's not the 100's of gifts that may or may not be used or appreciated, but making a difference in someones life though a generous act. Thank you Padmaja for reminding me to find my own girl-with-caps this Christmas.

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  4. A perfect painting to go along with the inspiring Christmas story!
    The true spirit of Christmas is giving...this causes you to receive more than you gave...The wrapped gifts are symbolic...the true gift is love.

    Merry Christmas, Padmaja!

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  5. You warmed my heart... Wonderful story. Merry Christmas.

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  6. Wonderful story! I also noticed your Queen's Garden painting in the "also like" section! It's beautiful!

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  7. beautiful story and painting, Padmaja. :)

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  8. Padmaja I love the way you let your art speak up for your story.Such an interesting painting.Look in the eyes and the smile on her face gives you a sense of contentment.Beautifully captured.Merry Christmas!!

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  9. It's a lovely story. Your painting is beautiful and interesting - it has an element of mystery as well as an element of fun.

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  10. I agree with everyone your wonderful painting and story are so poignant.I could feel the joy of the little girl in your story and the also the joy the woman must have felt when she bought the hats.That's the beauty of giving it goes both ways! Happy Holidays.

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  11. Padmaja, wow! what a beautiful sentiment expressed in this painting and well as in your story. Also thanks for always promptly commenting on my blog.

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  12. Beautiful story....Beautiful Christmas painting!
    Merry Christmas Padmaja and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  13. Warm story, so pleased to read it.
    Merry Christmas to you, dear friend!

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  14. Christmas greetings to you too ! I love your painting and the story that goes with it.

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  15. Merry Christmas and happy holidays- the painting is very interesting, different but in a nice way!

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  16. This is an amazing painting Padmaja! Absolutely love it.

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  17. What a lovely story to go along with a beautifully creative painting. I imagine the lady as you.

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  18. Very perceptive Christmas story and lively illustration. There is, indeed, joy in giving.

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  19. Padmaja, What a wonderful story. The true Christmas spirit. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your painting which does depict it so well.

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  20. Loved the story.
    Happy New Year!
    I am glad to have you as my friend.

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  21. Love that story. Happy New Year to you Padmaja

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  22. A lovely story, made my heart warm!! Love your blog, feel free to drop by my page sometime

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  23. Sweet story and lovely painting. i like it a lot.

    Hope your new year is going nicely. I'm behind on my visits.

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  24. Lovely composition and thoughts full of compassion. Great work. Wish you a Very Happy New Year.

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  25. A perfect image to go along with an awesome story, Padmaja! I love the whole feel of this piece, the face, the hats, the tree...Makes me look so forward to next Christmas already!!

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  26. Padmaja, wonderful story to go along with you painting... Hope you had a good holiday.. !

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  27. A very happy story. Great inspiration for an interesting painting.
    Jean

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  28. Oh, Pad, it's so like you to write something so kind and sweet. Love your very original painting to go along with it.

    You're so talented my friend!

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  29. Hi Padmaja,

    Happy New Year.Do come and collect your award at my blog.Hope its not too much of a trouble.

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  30. An interesting view on Christmas.
    I added your blog to be able to post here when I return your work by the artist.

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  31. Omg, what a creation!. The painting is a reflection of good sync between your hands and imagination. Absolutely awesome!.
    Will show this to my 14 year daughter who is a budding artist.

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  32. An interesting and beautiful view on Christmas!
    Short Poems

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  33. I miss your posts and hope you are OK.

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  34. Brilliant story... This is the spirit of not only Christmas but of all the festivals... The joy of giving!

    And, the painting - Creative best!

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