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My First Bronze Medallion; a fantastic journey and experience :)

I was so busy these past few months with my school projects that I couldn’t catch my breath, and I still am! But today after a long absence I felt like having a new post.

Here it is my latest work: a bronze medallion!

Title: ME & THE UNIVERSE

Obverse-Bronze Medallion
Bronze Medallion - Obverse: "ME" FREED
Bronze Medallion - Reverse: "ME" IN LOVE

The subject of my art is “me” in Persian (pronounced MANN).

My approach is to attain perfection through spiritual growth. Through spiritual growth, I experience self-realization and self-awareness. This means that I am gaining a clear vision about my place in the universe, the universe in which I find my individual entity. This clear vision (about the universe) leads me to believe that I am a conscious part of the universe and the universe flows in me. This is the reason why I am experiencing a unity between the universe and me.

I am an individual in unity with the universe. The universe has become aware in me and I am aware that the universe is working within me to bring out my individual gifts. When I actualize my personal gifts (which are given to me by the universe), I gain direction.

This is the reason why I have come to understand where I have come from and where I am heading. I know that I am more than a body. I am as vast as the universe. Whatever I gain, grasp, and learn in this world become a part of me and will be transferred to the afterlife. I believe that the universe is not separated from me and I am one with the universe. This oneness is my subject in my art.

Love & Peace

:)

 
 

 

Walking on cloud nine

My first week of a 3 year adult visual art program!

I cannot describe the feeling of joy and gratefulness!

The feeling of “belonging”. The feeling of “utmost gratefulness”. The feeling of “I think, therefore I am”. The feeling of “walking on cloud nine”. The feeling of “blissfulness”. The feeling of “life make sense”. The feeling of “peacefulness”. The feeling of “Love”.

Fall 2011-Niagara on the lake, Ontario

It’s really hard to recount how you would feel when you are going back in time. Like there was no gap of emptiness; all these years. Or the past unfairness no longer matters;  as I found my way to righteousness.

Leaving my job and going back to school was an immense decision to make. The decision that I was postponing for all these years because of fear. The fear of what will arise if I come out of this maze that I was living in; like a mouse.

Know that fear is the worst enemy of your life and soul. Acknowledging it, it is liberating, so you can be ‘YOU‘.

I don’t look into past since it’s too heavy to carry it forward. I will just live in NOW from now on. Yes, not a single regret nor a sigh, since I am in place of a morale high!!

I wish the same feeling for all human beings: peace & love.

:)

Love, God and Mathematics

This came through an email. I don’t know its source but I thought I will share it here with you.

Beauty of Mathematics !!!!!!!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321


1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this…

101%

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to
GIVE OVER 100%.

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help
answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

If:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K

8+1+18+4+23+ 15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, It’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!

Have good day! ;)

The second step toward my passionate dream!

My dream was to become an artist since I was 14-15 years old, a-full-time-artist!

Perhaps, I was one of the few teenagers among my friends and classmates that had chosen a profession, although for many people Art might not seem like an occupation. Some, were following their parents’ footsteps and they were planning to become a doctor or an engineer, because it was in their blood. Some, were forced by their parents to become a doctor or an engineer. For those who had no idea of their likes and interests, ….. well, they planned to get married, even accepted arranged marriage!

I still can hear my mom then, telling me: “all artists become famous after they die in poverty! So, choose a career that you can depend on for your life and be able to support your self. If you become an artist, you will get nowhere.” Maybe she was right, maybe she was wrong. How would I know if I don’t try it? Since I was refusing to go to university in any other field, she put me in a dressmaking course and I hated it! How can I be good in something that I don’t like?

I think, maybe if I insisted strongly in my beliefs then, I would’ve succeeded in persuading her to let me pursue my passion. I was not a tough kid then, in contrary I was naive and timid and was living in fear of disappointing my family most of the time since I was not able to meet their expectations and rules of conducts.

To make the story short, dressmaking was not in my forte, therefore I had decided to become a fashion designer. At least it was in the designing field and was a choice that would conclude her beliefs and my talent together. Regardless, this career and other occupations that I had all these years never satisfied my longing for art.

 
Some of my designs from 1996
(last collection) – to see the entire collection click here  

Now I am in my 40s, and I believe it’s never too late to make your dream come true. Therefore, I enrolled in a 3 year Visual Art Program, and I have been accepted after an interview! I am so excited and thrilled that after all these years I will finally do something that I always wanted to do.

That was my second step toward my passion to achieve my goal. The first step was to quit my job! ;)

It’s never too late to start fresh in what you believe in. Be brave and confident to follow what is in your heart, and the universe will harmonize in your favour.

What’s your dream or passion?

Love is in the air – Spring is here – A new year is unfolding!

Spring: Another beginning of the earth and the celebration of “Nowrouz” (New Day) the Persian new year.

Let’s welcome it with open arms and celebrate it with unconditional Love, like the love that Nature gives us.

Let’s cherish each moment that is unfolding before us, and forget about the challenges we had in the past.

Let’s give with Joy and accept with our eyes wide open what is revealed to us.

Let’s open our heart to this joyful event of nature so we can receive the magic of its gift.

Let’s begin a new chapter with all its ups and downs, because without the fall there won’t be any rise.

Let’s forgive and love, even those souls who hurt us the most, because love can conquer all.

Let’s accept that mistakes are for human beings and believe we are all the same.

Let’s welcome the spring, as it always comes after the winter.

 Happy Nowrouz & Peace for our planet!

A Grand-Ma by love

My grand mother from my mother’s side had passed away a few days after I was born, and my grand father a few months after her. From my father’s side they were deceased before I was even born. Not only have I never seen them, but I never felt and enjoyed the relationship with them like most people.

It was sad not knowing them at all and wondering how it could’ve been. But I had to accept the fact, and cherish the stories told by my mom.

A portrait of Grand Ma - Acrylic on canvas - 2008

Then, I met my husband’s grand mother. A woman full of life, energy and love who was a leader in her time, which was not so common then.

She was fun to be around and I would laugh with her. When I was sitting with her to chat she would take my hand into hers firmly. It felt like she loved me so much that she didn’t want to let me go. She showed her love by squeezing my hands and whispering in my ears: “ whoever loves my children I love them even more.” What was deeply touching for me was that I could feel it and knew it was true. She really loved me!

It was then that I felt so cared for and privileged. I felt that feeling of the unique love between grand parent and grand child that I never had experienced before.

In all the few years I had known her she never once did or said anything that could bring me down. She paid attention to all her children and grand children with love. She was fun to be around and she gave me the experience of having a grand mother not by blood but by love.

She was my grand mother too.

I will love her forever for the love she gave me.