Welcome to my India

Susan Flint Rajkumar I have lived in India since 2005. I mingle with people of many different religions, skin colors, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. This diverse population gives me a lot to think about. Touched by my experiences here, I gladly share with you my impressions, memories, and lessons gleaned. In my early 50s, the course of my life changed by taking one online art class. Many things have changed, and how pleasing!

Love Effervescent

Posted by Susan Rena Rajkumar on Friday, March 13, 2015 Under: The Spiritual Life

Oh yes, my painting challenge. I didn't nearly forget. Two weeks ago I received a wonderful teaching from an Italian artist who is visiting India. He showed me how to hold my brush and how to stand up straight before an easel to paint. He showed me brushing techniques, and gave me kind encouragement.

Well, I'm very grateful, because this was my first painting lesson, aside from the lessons I received at a museum in San Francisco, California when I was 4...but that may not count. My Mother, who studied art and I consider an artist, wanted to be sure that we were properly exposed to art, and nurtured our creativity. Thank you, Momma.

I don't yet own an easel. Why not? I've been waiting for this experience to feel how it is to stand up for something I am doing. Mostly I sit, which feels a little...passive. Maybe it is time to stand. Tomorrow I am going to buy an easel.

Meanwhile, I painted a few watercolors—three—that are more "craftsy"and less "fine art." Do I really care? No. I am in my development stage. I'm learning that sometimes too much "technique" can interfere with the creativity, because I start to think about what I am doing. Some of my earlier pieces are lovely, whereas some of the more recent are more technical and less "from the heart and spontaneous."

This last watercolor piece I call "Love Effervescent" Merriam Webster dictionary cites the word effervescent as joyously unrestrained. I am feeling a lot of love these days, from the Divine. And this piece specifically reminds me of a spiritual experience I had in June, 2009, and again in June, 2014. Yes, there is so much to learn about love, as it is so effervescent, abundant and infinite. And how wonderful it is that we have it in our lives. I wish abundant love for you and yours.

In : The Spiritual Life 

Tags: love hearts gardenindia expat art "life in india" artist spirituality paintings "#susanlovesindia" "susan rajkumar" 

©Susan Flint Rajkumar 2019 All rights reserved.  

Support Wikipedia

Make a free website with Yola