Friday, June 28, 2013

The tame bird was in a cage !

The tame bird was in a cage, the free bird was in the forest.

They met when the time came, it was a decree of fate.

The free bird cries, "O my love, let us fly to the wood."

The cage bird whispers, "Come hither, let us both live in the cage."
Says the free bird, "Among bars, where is there room to spread one's wings?"

"Alas," cries the caged bird, "I should not know where to sit perched in the sky."

The free bird cries, "My darling, sing the songs of the woodlands."

The cage bird sings, "Sit by my side, I'll teach you the speech of the learned."

The forest bird cries, "No, ah no! songs can never be taught."
The cage bird says, "Alas for me, I know not the songs of the woodlands."

There love is intense with longing, but they never can fly wing to wing.
Through the bars of the cage they look, and vain is their wish to know each other.

They flutter their wings in yearning, and sing, "Come closer, my love!"
The free bird cries, "It cannot be, I fear the closed doors of the cage."

The cage bird whispers, "Alas, my wings are powerless and dead.” 

Summer of Color week 3 prompt is Lime green and Purple
and so here is my third birdie on the branch !!

I am loving it !!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Orange and Hot pink

  Oh ! How I wish
to make
a leap...
on the back 
of the crazy wind...

take a deep dive
and then soar again...
dip my glorious
in the orange sun rays...

soak ...
in the cool
dare ...
to claim 
the sky

in my little eye
the globe...
I wish to

and in my heart

Oh ! How I wish 
to reach out...
to the end 
of the map

and with my beak
leave a mark
and everywhere !!

Hey friends the week 2 color prompt at SOC
is a combination of orange and hot pink
and so here sits my birdie 
all dressed in the yummy
colors , singing her heart out !!

So I have two birdies now on my branch
Orange and Hot pink...week 2

Waiting for four more to fly in  :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Citron turquoise

“And so with the sunshine 
and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, 
just as things grow in fast movies,
 I had that familiar conviction that
 life was beginning over again with the summer.” 

Yes with Summer of Colors
being here my 'arty' life has taken 
a fun lane again :)
The fun is going to run for 
six weeks with six exciting color
I have decided to put all the six
prompts on a single 
sheet so as to create 
something which denotes
the Summer of 2013...

Now this week's colors are
citron green and turquoise !!
i totally totally love
the combination...
and here is what I did

...a birdie

with a twinkle in her eye...

 hope in her gaze...

and a sweet summer song in her heart !!

 Are you wondering my friends 
what's that on the branch now???

Well that's my favorite silver Pandora bracelet
which happens to have some citron green and turquoise beads !!
Now what do you call that...
a simple coincidence
my LOVE for the colors :)

Yes I have a news to share here
is a great mom's online bazaar and community
also encouraging and promoting mompreneurs,
mommy bloggers and inspirational moms
and my blog
Beneath my heart...Art
has won 
"Mommy blogger competition"
organised by them !!!

and this is what the kids with special needs 
did this week

I called their tree...
"Dreams in Bloom" :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

A mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee !

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. 

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

 The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

 The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full, the students responded with a unanimous "YES".

 The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 

Now, said the professor as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things.... God, your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions.... and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter... your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else... the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. 

The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Take care of the golf balls first.... the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

 The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee with a friend."

Well...The kids at Al Noor school for children with Special Needs continue to amaze me with their work !!

delightful patterns....

juicy...refreshing...watermelon slices on the wall...

The kids had real fun making these ...
and as you can see two of them have a fake bite too :)

It was really hard to resist :)

Did you see the 
Special Patterns
we made last week !

My friend Kristin from Twinkle Twinkle has planned
another Summer of Color !
I can't forget the fun I had last year !
Can't wait for all that "colorful" drama to begin !!