Savvy Raj

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Nuances of expressions

Sometimes art simply shapes up in the nuances of expression.

Every artistic expression

Speaks of a certain experience

Of a narrative from a perspective

That can both personal or impersonal.

Yet it deeply connects the art & artist.

In those unique circumstances

That may birth the flow & the shaping.

And when the art becomes a spectacle.

The spectator interpretations

Can be equally enigmatic

As much as deeply interconnected.

All in the nuances of the artistic expression.

Savvy


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Art speaks

Art speaks…
When does the artist know the art is complete?
Is there something as complete for an artist at all?
For art evokes endless possibilities in creativity…πŸ’™
Savvy

#artspeaks #arttherapy #artwork #calm #healingenergy #peaceofmind #energy #coloursofindia #vividcolors #kolam #brightcolors #joyofart


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There is…

Who says the page is empty?
There is poetry that is waiting to emerge

Who says the mind is blank?
There are surging thoughts full of potential.

Who says there is stillness in the silence
Stillness is overflowing with movements.

Who says the night is dark
There is light awaiting dawn!

A blank canvas is full of possibilities
Of creativity in all its flourishes in the flow.

There is the color of hope
There are patterns arising in perspectives.

There is forming and shaping of things to come
There is composition awaiting the sensing
All it needs is your faith in the envisioning.

For faith is all there is
In faith there is everything!

Savvy


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What do you see? Day 2

Hello my dear readers,

Every day for three consecutive days I am sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Every painting will be shared without the title. I would love to understand what your interpretation is of the painting. Then the next day I will reveal my original title and thoughts on the painting.

Here is a share of my Painting on Day 2

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Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it.

Lets together see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation which I would love to read.

Must add, absolutely fascinating word interpretations to yesterday’s painting.I appreciate you for playing along and contributing with your interesting word choices.Β Some of your words have truly made me think again, so thank you for that! Please play on, I look forward to your words to my picture today.

As promised… Day 1: My yesterday’s painting share was titled Faces I ave always enjoyed and love drawing the human face & profile. I created a face in a face and kept shaping the profiles, side by side depicting the many dimensions to the face, as I continued to flow through with it. There is certainly a whole lot of blues depicting the moods and the mind. My interest in drawing the human face also made me write these two poems:

https://www/savvyraj.com/what-makes-a-face-interesting/

https://savvyraj.com/every-face-tells-a-story/

After all there are so many facets to the faces we see around us.

How many faces did you see, I wonder?

Savvy


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What do you see?

Hello my readers,

Starting today for three consecutive days I will be sharing one of my own paintings from my Artworks Collection.

Here is my Share of Day 1 Painting:

Please write the first 3 words that come to mind the moment you see it.

Artwork: Savvy Raj

Every painting will be shared without the title. I would love to understand what your interpretation is of the painting. Then the next day I will reveal my original title and thoughts on the painting.

Lets together, see if what I have tried depicting through my painting has reached you. Or better still you may have your own interpretation, which would be interesting to read.

Do join me here for a little bit of fun.πŸ˜‡

Savvy


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All of You!

‘Precious Soul’ Artwork by Savvy Raj

Your smile is your soul signature
Your voice is the vibration of your energy
Your speech is a channel of communication
Your intention is the story of your purpose.
Your eyes are the window of your soul
Your heart is the expression of your being
Your steps are the path you create
Your actions are the enabler of deeds
Your body is the lighthouse
Your spirit is light.

You are precious.

All of you!

Savvy


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On Gratefulness

A forward doing the rounds on Social Media caught my attention today.

Worth taking a moment to read and contemplate.

πŸ’¦ After the 93 year old man in Italy got better in the hospital, he was told to pay for the ventilator for one day, and the old man cried. The doctor advised him not to cry over the bill.

What the old man said made all the doctors cry.

Old man said, “I don’t cry because of the money I have to pay. I can pay all the money.” *I cry because I have been breathing God’s air for 93 years, but I never pay for it. It takes €5,000 to use a ventilator in a hospital for one day. Do you know how much I owe God ? I didn’t thank God for that before.”*

The truth of the news can’t be verified, but the old man’s words are worth our reflection.

When we breathe the air freely without pain or illness, no one takes the air seriously. Only when we enter the hospital can we know that even breathing oxygen with a ventilator costs money!

πŸ™πŸ½ *Cherish the time when we can breathe freely..!* πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ½

It is certainly true for we take nature for granted. The Sun, the moon, water, air, glaciers mountains trees rivers animals and humans all have reason to be.

Let us learn to live and let live.

Let us live life lovingly!

Savvy


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As the Seasons Change

As the Seasons Change

Keep the Spring in your heart
Then no Winters are too harsh
Or Summers too hot to handle
As Seasons change around you
You sense it all from the hope of your heart.
And hope springs forth eternally…

Here is a beautiful video that came by , shared by my friend Ashok Subharao

Although it is in Tamil , the gist is relevant to keeping the Spring in our hearts.

Love
Be in love
Be alive to life
For life moves in time
The Circle of life is a given
Only you can make this now matter well
Feed the soul, with all your heart.
Be in this moment ,feel light.
Think well live happy
Feel the love,
Love life
Live

Another video clip that came by shared by my friend Christoph, while writing the above words in this format specifically, with an idea to use words symbolically to capture the essence of the circle of life, this also feels apt to share here.

It speaks of the circle of life and the essence of letting go.
This is so important for living life well.

The lesser the baggage you carry in your head and heart the lighter you feel and freer you are!

For what matters is what you make of the now…
Let the seasons change around you
As you engage with this moment.
Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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The Art & The Artist

The above clip is my dedication to my dear mother. They are a compilation from her own set of artworks dated around 55 years back in time or more.

The reason I share this is to encourage people to see possibilities in creativity and how it can soulfully connect us all, through creative enrichments.

To give you the background…my mother had and still has a fine sense of design and her drawings always had an artistic flow. But unfortunately the daily grind of life and living took its toll and art and creativity was pushed into the background perhaps not realizing the innate talents. But the truth is, a lot happens in appreciation than in indifference.

So her skills were lying untapped and unrecognized. In time as I grew up and while on a visit to my maternal grandparents home in the village, I chanced upon her collection of drawings and paintings stacked in the attic gathering dust in complete ignorance.

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The moment I saw them I knew they have to be brought out to see the light of the day… although sadly it was personally disheartening, to see many of the beautiful pieces made on paper, crackling and crumbling in time.

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I brought them back with me to the city and took pictures of what was left of it and tried to salvage it piecing them together.

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By then I was encouraged by friends and relatives who saw and deeply appreciated them too.

I hit upon the idea of creating a video clip using technology to enhance her original design sense. Yes, they are not as good as her original artworks, for technology is way too perfect to bring out the joy of uniqueness in the human hand.

Yet it is my humble attempt to value the time spent in creating by her own hand with the limitations of the resources available to her in those times.

There are far too many paintings, so I pieced them like a kaleidoscope of sorts to get a sense of her artistic endeavours.

Many times we fail to see the hidden talents in our loved ones. We relate with them for years and hardly know the depth of who they truly are.

Art has a way of bringing out the brilliance of the light within us by bridging gaps in our understandings but also opening new perspectives of thinking.

Today is the day I was born, and one of the ways I choose to celebrate it, is by dedicating this post to my dear mother Anjana.

Thank you, mom, for the beauty you create, being who you are! God bless.

Savvy


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Life & Living

All one needs to do

Is experience the journey

Cos the destination

Takes care of itself!

Savvy


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Art of Management

Team Management

Management calls for special skillsets but with changing times the skills have much to do with empathy in people management. Every head of department faces different sets of difficult situations but most common to all is getting the work done by the team effectively increasing productivity with the available resources.

You are improving your team every time you incorporate the following ways

1. When you talk less, and are listening more.

2 . When you begin to delegate work to the right team members and increase the sense of responsibility in them.

3.When you are able to speak assertively with confidence and empathy than simply ordering people around.

4. When you are able to analyze and share appraisals to resolve and find solutions in a non judgmental manner.

5. When you are able to steer and guide them in their endeavors without overtaking the joy of effort.

6. When you practising collaborating with your team instead of trying to be the controlling one.

Every team is unique as the people in it and this makes it uniquely interesting to manage as well.

Savvy


Creativity then and now.

It is amazing how creativity is enhanced by leaps and bounds in the age of the internet . Especially with an app ready for every possibility.

Before the internet, drawing was a skill that was an innate gift or had to be honed by years of practical training. Back then artistry was challenging and time-consuming and most of all needed patience and dedication.

Having developed a bit of interest in artistic pursuits I remember enrolling in courses to learn the art of embossing and decorating pots, learning the intricate art of henna on the hand as well as joining a fabric designing course at a very famous and leading fashion institute of those times which I truly enjoyed and excelled in. And I remember using the understanding to create and sell my artworks and being rewarded not only monetarily but also emotionally through the contentment of creativity becoming tangible. The course of learning and experiencing it all was truly very fascinating indeed.

Today I draw a parallel on how one has to know how at the touch of a phone, the apps take you through the course at the speed you want, you can erase the art you create and redo at will, as often as you fancy. And most of all your drawings get texture, special effects and animation and you can even create a live 3d model for you to touch and sense!

Technology can charm the living daylights of you indeed!

Yet there are certain senses that are not touched upon…

The feel of holding a brush of colour, it flowing on the paper, and at times may be in error and you working around it creatively.

The sense of proportion in actually mixing medium and paints and getting the right shade.

The touch of canvas or other mediums and the way it feels after the painting.

The simple satisfaction of being able to feel connected to your artwork right through it all. It creates an intimate relationship between the art and the artist.

To be fair Art today has evolved along the way, there is computer precision and ease of use through applications that take artmaking to infinite possibilities.

The potential of an artist can increase leaps and bounds and endless pieces and options of colour choices can be churned out at the touch of a few keys. Everything is customisable giving the advantage to both the artist as much as the customer.

The scope and reach of creativity through Art is definitely increasing and that is a development worth noting. Everyone can create amazing art now unlike before. And that is quite an interesting phenomenon. Knowledge is openly accessible for the user.

In spite of the amazing advantages of technology, human emotional and creative connect is yet a challenge.

But nevertheless, I have chanced upon apps that give a great sense & feel of creating art.

Sharing a few of my earlier artworks.

Savvy Raj


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Dancing Stories

A dance speaks much without words.

A look, a stance, a tug, a step

There is energy playing in every move.

And energy speaks without words.

Every dancer creates energy.

Movements convey in the emoting.

The essence of the moves.

For every dance has a story!

Savvy


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Cute Cat Antics

The feline kind

Think themselves

As one of the special kind!

Here are some cute cat antics for you today!

‘Cats stretch’!🐱

Look ma ‘I’m innocent’ look!🐱

Feeling cozy… just wanna cuddle!🐱

At blissπŸ±πŸ™‚

Hey! I am no showpiece!🐱

Please… I am a nice kitty!🐱

Woah! How did you find me?🐱

You are disturbing my sleep!🐱

Now what happened?🐱

What’s that? Let me see!🐱

Purr! Please go on! I like it!πŸ±πŸ‘

Cats dream too! Dont you know that?🐱

Let me explore just a little bit!🐱

I am begging you only because I need you now!🐱

I did nothing!!!Please believe me!🐱

Cos I am beautiful just the way I am!🐱

Curiosity kills the cat! But…what is that?🐱

Can’t I have my peaceful moment?🐱

Although today is being celebrated as the ‘World Animals Day’

Every day is animals day!
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Leaving you with a beautiful quote share here….

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.


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Soulful Expressions




Expression is our birthright It makes us who we are…

In being able to move without fear or favour,

The life manifesting through us,

Art speaks from the heart of our soul.

Bringing forth our soulful expressions.

Savvy