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“I want your sun
to reach my raindrops,
so your heat can raise my soul
upward like a cloud.”

~ Rumi

http://tyulyush.wordpress.com/

watercolor on paper - light - Radik Tyulyush

watercolor on paper – light – Radik Tyulyush

In the middle of the yellow steppe,
Chiraa-Khoor

We rest underneath a lone birch tree,
Chiraa-Khoor

The cool wind brings the aroma of juniper,
Chiraa-Khoor

I’am a traveler, and my spirit is joyful,
Chiraa-Khoor

An orphan who herded sheep on lands belonging to a certain feudal lord (noyon) had nothing except Chiraa-Khoor, his beautiful, strong and fast horse.
The noyon grew jealous of the horse and wanted to take it away. The orphan herder fled to others lands, and in this song, describes his journey. He began in the upper regions of the Khemchik River, in Bai-Taiga, and fled towards Tandi. As he travels along, he gives his own poetic names to the natural sights along the way.

http://huunhuurtu.wordpress.com/

“You are already what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of Heaven, the Pure Land, Nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you right now.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

watercolor on paper - annecy - france -  happiness

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – happiness

“Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.”

~ Dalai Lama

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – inner peace

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – inner peace

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

watercolor on  paper - annecy - france

watercolor on paper – annecy – france

“God turns you from one feeling to another
and teaches by means of opposites
so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”

― Rumi

watercolor on paper a annecy - france - passage

watercolor on paper a annecy – france – passage

“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

watercolor - annecy - france -  joy, peace and love

watercolor – annecy – france – joy, peace and love

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

~ Immanuel Kant

watercolor-anncey-france-wisdom is organized life

watercolor-anncey-france-wisdom is organized life

“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life… Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. It is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment… The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

~ Swami Vivekananda

watercolor-anncey-dare to be free

watercolor-anncey-dare to be free

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak”

~ Swami Vivekananda

watercolor on paper-annecy-the greatest sin

watercolor on paper-annecy-the greatest sin

“The ‘art of tea’ is a spiritual force for us to share.”

~ Alexandra Stoddard

watercolor on paper-turkish teapot

watercolor on paper-turkish teapot

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

~ Victor Hugo

watercolor on paper-radik tyulyush

watercolor on paper-radik tyulyush

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

~ Rumi

selfie-the way

selfie-the way

“Beauty will save the world”

~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Watercolor-Annecy-France-La beauté sauvera le monde

Watercolor-Annecy-France-La beauté sauvera le monde

“I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Watercolor-Kosova-Night

Watercolor-Kosova-Night

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“We think too much and feel too little.”

~ Charlie Chaplin

Watercolor-Annecy-France-Feel

Watercolor-Annecy-France-Feel

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”

~ Robert A. Schumann

watercolor on paper- annecy-france

watercolor on paper- annecy-france

To Call up the Shades

One candle is enough. Its gentle light
will be more suitable, will be more gracious
when the Shades arrive, the Shades of Love.

One candle is enough. Tonight the room
should not have too much light. In deep reverie,
all receptiveness, and with the gentle light
-in this deep reverie I will form visions
to call up the Shades, the Shades of Love.

Constantine P. Cavafy

Watercolor-France-Annecy-To Call up the Shades

Watercolor-France-Annecy-To Call up the Shades

My art Interview on The Palette Pages

Today our artist interview is with the delightful Ayse, her art is very much a personal journey into self discovery which is shared with poetry and quotes on her blog. We loved the emotion evident in her self portraits and hope you enjoy reading about her inspirations and her reasons for painting. Read more :http://www.thepalettepages.com/2014/02/23/ayse-juaneda-interview/#more-483

Ayse Juaneda Interview - Art For Nothing

Ayse Juaneda Interview – Art For Nothing

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
~Bob Marley

watercolor on paper-feel the rain

watercolor on paper-feel the rain

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.
When you are born a lotus flower,
be a beautiful lotus flower,
don’t try to be a magnolia flower.
If you crave acceptance and recognition
and try to change yourself to fit
what other people want you to be,
you will suffer all your life.
True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Art of Power

watercolor-selfportrait-lotus

watercolor-selfportrait-lotus

The cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.

It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
the pines chanting,
see the flowers blooming,
the blue sky,
the white clouds,
the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.

You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around begging for a living,
stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.
We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace life fully in your arms.

watercolor-portrait-our true heritage

watercolor-portrait-our true heritage

“If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows.”

~ Rumi ♥

watercolor-selfportrait-love will find a way

watercolor-selfportrait-love will find a way

There is a candle in your heart,
ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise that
Love
comes to you of its own accord,
and the yearning for it
cannot be learned in any school.

~ Rumi ♥

watercolor-selfportrait-embrace the fire

watercolor-selfportrait-embrace the fire

“There is no worse sickness for the soul,
O you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.”

~ Rumi

watercolor-selfportrait-perfection

watercolor-selfportrait-perfection

“Mental and physical reactions come and go
Like clouds in the empty sky;
Greed, hatred, and ignorance appear and disappear
Like bubbles on the surface of the sea.”

~ Yongjia Xuanjue

Watercolor-Portrait-Tevi

Watercolor-Portrait-Tevi

“Some people live as though they are already dead.
There are people moving around us
who are consumed by their past,
terrified of their future,
and stuck in their anger and jealousy.
They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.”

~Thích Nhất Hạnh

watercolor-selfportrait-living

watercolor-selfportrait-living

“Real haiku is the soul of poetry.
Anything that is not actually
present in one’s heart is not haiku.
The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows.
There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon.
This is the essence of haiku.
Go beyond the restrictions of your era,
forget about purpose or meaning,
separate yourself from historical limitations
—there you will find the essence of true art, religion, and science.”

~ Santōka Taneda

watercolor-portrait-the essence of true art

watercolor-portrait-the essence of true art

HIDDEN MUSIC

With love you cannot bargain
there, the choice is not yours.
Love is a mirror, it reflects
only your essence, if you have the
courage to look in its face.

To the parched lips of those who
are willing to surrender
Love will bring the wine that
changes darkness into vision,
cruelty into compassion and dust
into precious incense.

Love means to reach for the sky
and with every breath to tear a
hundred veils. Love means to step
away from the ego, to open the eyes
of inner vision and not to take this
world so seriously.

Like a thief, reason sneaked in and
sat amongst the lovers
eager to give them advice.
They were unwilling to listen, so
reason kissed their feet
and went on its way.

When you plant a tree
every leaf that grows will tell
you, what you sow will bear fruit.
So if you have any sense my friend,
don’t plant anything but love, you
show your worth by what you seek.
Water flows to those who want
purity. Wash your hands of all
desires and come to the table of love.

If you can’t smell the fragrance
don’t come into the garden of Love.
if you are unwilling to undress
don’t enter into the stream of
Truth. Stay where you are, don’t
come our way.

Watercolor-selfportrait-Hidden Music-detail

Watercolor-selfportrait-Hidden Music-detail


From the heart of the lovers, blood
flows like a vast river. Our body is
the windmill, and love, the water.
Without water the mill cannot turn.

Can the essence and the scent
be separate?
Whisper to me intimately, like a
lover for tenderness is rare in this
world.
It is difficult to convey the magic of
love to those who are made of dust.

When you see the face of anger
look behind it and you will see the
face of pride. Bring anger and pride
under your feet, turn them into a
ladder and climb higher. There is
no peace until you become their
master. Let go of anger. It may taste
sweet but it kills. Don’t become it’s
victim, you need humility to climb to
freedom.

There is a thread from the heart to
the lips where the secret of life is
woven. Words tear the thread
but in silence the secrets speak.

Do you want me to tell you a
secret? The flowers attract the most
beautiful lover with their sweet
smile and scent.

To find a pearl dive deep into the
ocean, don’t look in the fountains.
To find a pearl you must emerge from
the water of life always thirsty.

Do not be flattered by reason,
reason is only the child of the
mind. But true friendship
in born out of love and is the water
of life.

My dear heart, never think you are
better than others. Listen to their
sorrows with compassion. If you
want peace, don’t harbour bad
thoughts, do not gossip and
don’t teach what you do not know.

Those who think the heart is only
in the chest take two or three steps
and are content. The rosary, the
prayer rug, and repentance are
paths that they mistake for the
destination.

Seek the wisdom that will untie
your knot. Seek the path
that demands your whole being.
Leave that which is not, but
appears to be, seek that which is,
but is not apparent.

You are searching the world for
treasure but the real treasure is
yourself. If you are tempted by
bread, you will find only bread.
What you seek for you become.

Your earthly lover can be very
charming and coquettish but never
very faithful. The true lover is the
one who on your final day
opens a thousand doors.

First, lay down your head,
then one by one let go of all
distractions. Embrace the light and
let it guide you beyond the winds of
desire. There you will find a spring
and nourished by its sweet waters
like a tree you will bear fruit
forever.

Why are you so afraid of silence,
silence is the root of everything.
If you spiral into its void
a hundred voices will thunder
messages you long to hear.

You have woken up late,
lost and preplexed
but don’t rush to your books
looking for knowledge.
Pick up a flute instead and
let your heart play.
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“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Watercolor-portrait-deçu

Watercolor-portrait-deçu

“Out beyond ideas of rightdoing
and wrongdoing,
there is a field.
I will meet you there. “
~Rumi

Watercolor-selfportrait-light

Watercolor-selfportrait-light

Goodbyes are only for those
who love with their eyes.
Because for those
who love with heart and soul
there is no such thing as separation.

~Rumi

Watercolor-true love-portrait

Watercolor-true love-portrait

“Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity.”

Edouard Manet

Watercolor-portrait-color

Watercolor-portrait-color

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest
where no-one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

~ Rumi

Watercolor-selfportrait-You dance inside my chest

Watercolor-selfportrait-You dance inside my chest

“Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself.”

― Rumi

watercolor-wise

watercolor-wise

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Aristotle

watercolor-humeur

watercolor-humeur

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.
But it is you who keeps me alive
Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.
Rumi

watercolor-kiss

watercolor-kiss

“The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.”

~ Dalai Lama

Watercolor-Hero

Watercolor-Hero

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it”
~Picasso

watercolor-face

watercolor-face

“What is this inner revolution? This revolution is a breaking away from the old, repetitive, dead structures of thought and perception that humanity finds itself trapped in. Realization of the ultimate reality is a direct and sudden existential awakening to one’s true nature that opens the door to the possibility of an inner revolution. Such a revolution requires an ongoing emptying out of the old structures of consciousness and the birth of a living and fluid intelligence. This intelligence restructures your entire being—body, mind, and perception. This intelligence cuts the mind free of its old structures that are rooted within the totality of human consciousness. If one cannot become free of the old conditioned structures of human consciousness, then one is still in a prison.”

~ Adyashanti

watercolor- inner revolution

watercolor- inner revolution

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

watercolor-blue

watercolor-blue

Look into me…

Look into me, for I am the light in your eyes.

~ Rumi

Watercolor-light

Watercolor-light

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

~ Rumi

Watercolor on paper - Travel

Watercolor on paper – Travel

“If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace! You are happiness, find out. Where else will you find peace if not within you?”

~ Papaji

watercolor on paper - annecy - france - peace in your mind

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – peace in your mind

“The seed of suffering in you may be strong,
but don’t wait until you have no more suffering
before allowing yourself to be happy.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – the seed of suffering

watercolor on paper – annecy – france – the seed of suffering

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

~ Mark Twain

watercolor-anncey-france-detail

watercolor-anncey-france-detail

dark

ART FOR NOTHİNG:

Wonderful person wonderful art,enjoy it!!!

http://johnclinockart.com/

Originally posted on art rat cafe:

darkness

I caught the darkness
It was drinking from your cup
I caught the darkness
Drinking from your cup
I said, “Is this contagious?”
You said, “Just drink it up.”

Painting by clinock- the darkness. 8″ x 10″. acrylic on paper.

View original

“Si quieres lastimar a tus padres, y no tienes el valor de ser gay, lo menos que puedes hacer es convertirte en artista. No estoy bromeando. Las artes no son una manera de ganarse la vida. Son una forma muy humana de hacer la vida más soportable. Practicar un arte, no importa cuan bien o mal, es una forma de hacer crecer el alma. Cantar en la ducha. Bailar con la radio. Contar historias. Escribir un poema, aún un poema malo. Hazlo tan bien como puedas. Obtendrás una enorme recompensa. Habrás creado algo.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

acuarela-autorretrato

acuarela-autorretrato

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.

~Rumi

raindrops-light

raindrops-light

Huun-Huur-Tu at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”

― Plato

WONDERFUL VİDEO, I JUST LOVE THEM AND THEİR POWERFUL MUSİC!

Produced by Wendy Lewis – http://www.wendy-lewis.com
All quotes taken from the letters of Van Gogh

“As we advance in life
it becomes more and more difficult,
but in fighting the difficulties
the inmost strength of the heart is developed.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Watercolor-Selfportrait-Difficulties

Watercolor-Selfportrait-Difficulties

“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”

~ Charlie Chaplin

Watercolor-Kosova-Walking in the Rain

Watercolor-Kosova-Walking in the Rain

Thank you http://kosovodiary.tumblr.com/ and http://instagram.com/amerasasasa for Kosova Photos!

For all my Great friends ❤

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain

Watercolor-Annecy-France-Dream

Watercolor-Annecy-France-Dream

Vincent-Van-Gogh

Vincent-Van-Gogh

 

The Power of Art – Van Gogh by Simon Schama

The Dutch Post-Impressionist master.
Van Gogh spent his early life as an art dealer, teacher and preacher in England, Holland and Belgium. His period as an artist began in 1881 when he chose to study art in Brussels, starting with watercolours and moving quickly on to oils. The French countryside was a major influence on his life and his early work was dominated by sombre, earthy colours depicting peasant workers, the most famous of which is The Potato Eaters, 1885.

It was during Van Gogh’s studies in Paris (1886-8) that he developed the individual style of brushwork and use of colour that made his name. In 1888 he moved to Arles where the Provençal landscape provided his best-known subject matter. However, it also marked the start of his mental crisis following an argument with his contemporary Paul Gauguin. Van Gogh was committed to a mental asylum in 1889 where he continued to paint, but he committed suicide in 1890.

 

 

Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a professor of art history and history at Columbia University, and is the author of numerous award-winning books; his most recent history, Rough Crossings, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. He is a cultural essayist for the New Yorker and has written and presented more than thirty documentaries for the BBC, PBS, and the History Channel, including The Power of Art, which won the 2007 International Emmy for Best Arts Programming.

“We are all connected. When you touch one thing, you are touching everything. Whatever we do has an effect on others. Therefore, we must learn to live mindfully to touch the peace inside each of us.

Peace in the world starts with peace in oneself. If everyone lives mindfully, everyone will be more healthy, feel more fulfilled in their daily lives and there will be more peace. This collective mindfulness can bring positive change to our families, organizations, communities, nations and future generations.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Watercolor-France-Annecy-We are all connected

Watercolor-France-Annecy-We are all connected

“Wherever water flows,
life flourishes;
Wherever tears fall,
divine mercy is shown”

~Rumi

watercolor-selfportrait-wherever tears fall

watercolor-selfportrait-wherever tears fall

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
― Gautama Buddha

watercolor-ink-can not hide for long

watercolor-ink-can not hide for long

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

~Albert Einstein

Watercolor on paper-france-annecy-fun

Watercolor on paper-france-annecy-fun

Absence by Pablo Neruda

I have scarcely left you
When you go in me, crystalline,
Or trembling,
Or uneasy, wounded by me
Or overwhelmed with love, as
when your eyes
Close upon the gift of life
That without cease I give you.

My love,
We have found each other
Thirsty and we have
Drunk up all the water and the
Blood,
We found each other
Hungry
And we bit each other
As fire bites,
Leaving wounds in us.

But wait for me,
Keep for me your sweetness.
I will give you too
A rose.

watercolor-portrait-absence

watercolor-portrait-absence

Perhaps not to be is to be without your being,
without your going, that cuts noon light
like a blue flower, without your passing
later through fog and stones,
without the torch you lift in your hand
that others may not see as golden,
that perhaps no one believed blossomed
the glowing origin of the rose,
without, in the end, your being, your coming
suddenly, inspiringly, to know my life,
blaze of the rose-tree, wheat of the breeze:
and it follows that I am, because you are:
it follows from ‘you are’, that I am, and we:
and, because of love, you will, I will,
We will, come to be.

watercolor-mixed-media-portrait-without your being

watercolor-mixed-media-portrait-without your being

jOy!!

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

watercolor-portrait-joy

watercolor-portrait-joy

“The most precious gift
we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Watercolor-Mixed-Media-Portrait

Watercolor-Mixed-Media-Portrait

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

watercolor-selfportrait-freedom

watercolor-selfportrait-freedom

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh, Teachings on Love

watercolor-selfportrait-the real message of love

watercolor-selfportrait-the real message of love

Wherever you go, east, west,
north or south,
think of it as a journey into yourself!
The one who travels into itself
travels the world.

~ Shams Tabrizi

watercolor-selfportrait-journey into yourself

watercolor-selfportrait-journey into yourself

“Love risks everything and asks for nothing.”

~ Rumi♥

watercolor-self-portrait-love- everything

watercolor-self-portrait-love- everything

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