30th April 2022 Dr Beena
Hello everyone. Today, I will share my thoughts on a painting by Mrs Kala Pohl. It is about a cup of coffee😊. She was inspired to paint this by the following quote.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently… As if it is the axis on which the earth revolves. Slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”
~ Thich Nhat Han
Kala paints with acrylic medium most time. Now she is on digital art. It is something new for me. Hence, I will describe a little about it. It is a technique in that you do not need actual paints. You make the art on an iPad. Unlike solid colour, you make colour changes and create shadows without fear. Isn’t that encouraging for many who fear painting😊? I may have missed some of the technical details here☹.
I love drinking coffee in the morning. I consider that to be my “me time”. It is the whole act of brewing the coffee and sipping it, looking at my plants. Many of you know that “me time” is crucial for our health. With never-ending chaos, “me time” is a luxury in our hectic lives.
Nevertheless, grab that time; it is yours and life-saving. Everyone’s “me time” differs. For some, it may be cooking; for others, it could be sitting amongst bushes, waiting for the right moment to capture a beautiful picture with another living creature. A friend just sent me a beautiful photo of a Monarch butterfly that he took while waiting for a surprise. Strangely, when I looked at that photo, it made me smile. Hence dear friends, today’s challenge is to make someone smile, can you?