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.....

Monday, February 2, 2009

February Is Here - A Season of 'Love'! and More News


February, the season of love, of all kinds, romantic, intimate, friendship, lust, playful, puppy love, ......Today I am thinking about that pivotal question we all ask sometime in our lives...sometimes over and over again, "what is love anyway?"  Is there one definition?  Is it as diverse as we humans are - I think so - what makes it click? What makes it last? What is love without the 'contrast' of pain and sorrow?  

Love to hear your thoughts- perhaps it will bring about some comfort, revelations or potential ideas for the readers.

Also some great news,  a great new gallery in Guelph, the Alma Gallery, is having their "I Heart Art" show open this Friday Feb. 6th and a group of great artist's work will be featured there.  It will be tantalizing and delightfully eclectic....check it out if you can...

Opening reception:  Friday February 6th 7 - 10 p.m. at the Alma Gallery
133 Wyndham St. North, Downtown Guelph
519-763-6392




5 comments:

~Barb~ said...

What is love? Boy, you ask the tough ones, don't you? Hmmmm...I'm going to have to think on this a bit and come back...hope that's okay.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
http://craft-therapy.blogspot.com

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, what a gorgeous, rich piece! I would love to her the story behind it... like where and what is the beautiful building. And what do the flags symbolize? So spellbinding...Roxanne

Seth said...

Soeaking of love...I love the calendar page here!

Supria Karmakar said...

Thanks so much for your feedback on this post....this piece is one on my journey to Nepal in 1992...These are photos I took back then of the "SWAYAMBHUNATH" Buddhist site...Painted on all four sides of the spire bases are the all seeing eyes of Buddha...

The flags are the beautiful thin prayer flags..which I also used embedded within the piece as an underlayer behind the photos...the five petals are dried flowers to symbolize the 5 a.m. offering being made here

It was a delightfully calming time and grounded time in my life....
Supria

Veronica Funk said...

I think love is developed over times of heartache and joy. I read recently that in the language Jesus spoke (Aramaic) there are six different terms for love, and each expresses a different form. When it's used in our English Bible we miss those nuances. And I have to say, Supria, I love the items you select and the way you layer them in your work - so much thought behind it.