The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

To the Amazing You & New Blog - Inner Works Collaborative - Check it Out!

2009 marks the beginnings of a new collaborative project called:  Inner Works, check out our new team blog!   This is an altered book project of six fabulous artists coming together to share in a round robin over the coming Winter and Spring months.  I can't think of a better way to spend these cold months to go inwards and create a special altered book.

  Here is a lovely poem I'd like to share for the first day of the "amazing you"....

"Only You" - a poem by Dan Coppersmith

No one on Earth exists quite like you
And no on is able 
To do what you do

The person you are
The talents you bear
Gifts that only you can share

Only you have learned
From the things you've done
Gaining perspective
From the battles you've won

Times when you've lost
Have been priceless too
The lessons contribute
To what makes you you

The rest of the world
Can't see through your eyes
Which is why your insight 
Is such a prize

Because you are you
There are lives you affect
Much more than you
Would ever expect

The things you do 
The things you say
Send ripples throughout
The Milky Way

You're unique,
Amazings like no one else
You have the exclusive 
On being yourself


seth said...

What a great first post for 2009. I am so happy to be part of this collaboration and look forward to the treasures it brings throughout the new year. Beautiful poem too!

~Barb~ said...

Wow, and Seth both in on this adventure (two of my very faves!) so that must mean that your accomplices are super talented, too. I look forward to seeing what treasures you all create!
Awesome poem, too.
Peace & Love,

rivergardenstudio said...

Lovely poem... and the Inner Works site looks fantastic... so I can write a post on it? Happy New Year, Supria!
(by the way....your name is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen...)

Supria Karmakar said...

Hi Seth, Barb and Roxanne:

Thanks for your recent comments back....I am so glad you like the poem...I too am excited about working on this fun project with the artists...can't wait to see the magic unfold....
Barb...hope we can collaborate some way too in the future...
Roxanne, please anytime to the group blog....Any of the six artists involved are set up as authors...
Thanks for the compliment to my name...thanks to my parents for choosing it...
Love and light

Jill Zaheer said...

Happy New Year Supria. Love your official Grand Opening of our Inner Works Collaborative Blog. I love the "Only You" poem that you've posted. The lines:
" The rest of the world
Can't see through your eyes" struck me the most in so many ways. I think that Art is one way that we express to ourselves and the outside world just what it is that we do see. That's one of the beautiful and amazing qualities within art. So, with this, I look forward to see how each of us in the collaboration unfold the magic that we see within the topic that we've chosen.
Very best wishes for an amazing collaboration. Best- Jill

Sweet Mess said...

Happy New Year!

It looks like your collaboritive project is going to wonderful!!! Much Love...

Rita vindedzis said...

Happy New Year Supria!! Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem. I have a very optimistic feeling for 2009. I think it's going to be full of opportunity and good things and working on this collaborative project is a great start to the year.