Kundalini Awakening: Inspired by Rumi’s Poetry and ‘The Tree of Heaven’ (Ailanthus excelsa)

by Rashmie August 26, 2013

This Day 24 leaf art has left me enlightened – despite the fact that I had to be content without colour, with a black and white sketch. Again – due to lack of time, and some important personal commitments. The rising of the Kundalini or the 7 chakras that I have portrayed here – I’ve […]

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The Deep Pull of What You Truly Love: Rumi Inspired Leaf Art (Frangipani)

by Rashmie August 24, 2013

The Day 23 leaf art is inspired by the soulful poetry of Rumi, again, and – the leaves and flowers of the Frangipani – Plumeria Rubra. I’ve done Frangipani before - Plumeria obtusa - but this one’s a different variety whose leaves as well as flowers are unique. Day 23 was quite a challenge in more than […]

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Dance of the Soul – Inspired by Rumi’s Poetry (and the Pomegranate Tree)

by Rashmie August 24, 2013

I started the Day 22 leaf art pretty late in the day – around 10 PM, and thought I’d keep it really simple – just a leaf, may be. But, the scenario changed quickly. As I was reading Rumi’s poetry, those thought-provoking, powerful and soulful words of wisdom were creating a stir within me. So […]

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An Eternal Journey – Colours of the Universe: Watercolour Leaf Art (Pilkhan Tree – Ficus virens)

by Rashmie August 22, 2013

Today’s art expresses the universe of my imagination – its resplendent, luminous, flamboyant colors; its infinity that encompasses the earth – with its greens and blues, the sun, the cosmos, and its eternal journey in time and space. Really, our celestial space makes me wide-eyed and wonder-struck. That’s the reason the night-sky fascinates me and […]

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The Story of Shabari and Ram – Leaf Art Inspired by the Ber Tree (Indian Jujube/Cherry)

by Rashmie August 21, 2013

When I spotted this spiny, stunted-looking, but endearingly beautiful tree (actually a shrub) during my nature walk, I had no idea it was the Ber tree – that is – the Indian Jujube/Cherry. And, there was just one of its kind. All others around it were Neem, Peepal etc. Loaded with thorns as well as […]

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The Sweet Scent of Gratitude – Watercolor Leaf Art (Maulsari – the Sacred Garland Tree)

by Rashmie August 20, 2013

Day 19 – It was Raksha Bandhan and I spent a lovely day with my family. When I came back home in the evening, I was feeling a little rushed because I had no idea what leaf I would work on let on what the art might look like. I had a few leaves from […]

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Day 18: The Dreamcatcher (Inspired by Neem Leaves)

by Rashmie August 19, 2013

Today’s leaf art is specially for Pari, and for every child on this earth. Want to know why? Because I made this Dreamcatcher that will help them go to sleep peacefully. Yes, the dream catcher comes from the Native American heritage and the belief is that the Dreamcatcher will sift through the dreams of a […]

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Day 17: Elements of the Earth in Watercolor Zentangle (Shaving Brush Tree)

by Rashmie August 18, 2013

Yesterday again, I had little time to do art at the end of a tiring day. We were out since morning – first to the organic farmer’s market and then to Sunder nursery – which was unfortunately closed. Yet, we were allowed to walk around in the outer section of this nursery that’s more than […]

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Day 16: Positive Affirmations Leaf Art (Inspired by ‘Putranjiva’ or child-life tree)

by Rashmie August 17, 2013

It was a packed day. I had just a few minutes to dedicate to my leaf art today. So, though the art is simple, I loved spending time on thinking up the positive affirmations that I want for my soul. It was quite a meditative process that let me connect deep within. I loved this […]

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Day 15: Gaia – the Earth Goddess of Birth (Inspired by the ‘Rai Jamun’ Tree)

by Rashmie August 16, 2013

Today’s leaf art is inspired by leaves of-course – leaves of the Rai Jamun tree –  but it’s also inspired by my own love for seeking spiritual meanings in natural things. So, this art is replete with the feminine symbols – of fertility, birth, creation, growth, evolution and centeredness. The female figure here – the […]

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