Back with a bang!

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‘Love at first sight’ I would call it. But on second thoughts, it seemed to difficult too attempt.

Bent down, I reached to the folder in which I had kept the sketches my art teacher had given me back at school for inspiration. This was my first step to reunite with my paints and brushes. Unconfident of my abilities after a hiatus of two years, I had decided to start with painting on traditional paper chart before I took back to canvass.

Now, before I could get hold of the folder, a sketch of a landscape lying near it caught my attention. I loved the landscape at the first instance, but on second thoughts it looked too difficult. Keeping it aside,I took out the blue folder and browsed through the other samples I had. But it turned out to be futile as none appealed to me as the one I had seen first . I sighed. I had no other choice. I decided to play it by the ear and finalised my love of first sight as the painting to be.

Highly impatient at first, I wanted to get over with the sketching part in a jiffy, and take to painting but as I realised in a few minutes, some great things needed patience and perseverance. So the strategy was altered. I planned to sketch the broad contours first and then take to detailing. Doing small parts over the next 2-3 days, I was ready to paint!
But where were they? Definitely not where I had left them neatly packed and preserved lest they dry up. At my home, if you can’t find anything missing from its usual place, then undoubtedly you’ll find it lying somewhere my little sister is usually found. Either near the mirror or the huge pile of stuff on her study table, which looks more like a place to dump stuff than a study table πŸ˜›.
Well, the latter option seemed the obvious place I could find my paints. So I began searching over, under, around & within this huge pile of books, markers, cardboards and what not. Gotcha! There was my paint box, cracked at one place and with some colour bottles missing. I explored further & found one of my paint brushes and the missing bottles. Then I remembered my water colour cakes were still to be found, so I lifted the whole pile and successfully found them under it.( Phew! This brat is incorrigible.)
But the obstacles were not over yet, as when I opened the paint bottles, all of them had dried and some were totally useless, being broken into a thousand pieces.
But as it’s said, ‘Don’t be pushed by your problems, be lead by your dreams’, I was determined to be undeterred.
I started off with what was left of them. And soon, the ‘test’ painting, looked worth all the effort I had put in it.

Now as I end my first post after a big break, I remember feeling the same impatient urge while writing the initial lines ,as I felt when I started to sketch this painting. I wanted to get back to my blog ASAP.
Both times, I took my first steps to follow my Bliss, again.

My heartiest greetings to my amazing WP community 🌸

Cheers!

39 comments

  1. Kritika Vashist · July 18, 2015

    You paint really well!

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  2. upenreddy · July 18, 2015

    Ah! What an energetic title:D.
    Mon Ami c`est beau:) I mean your painting:)
    Cheers!!!

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 18, 2015

      Merci Mon Ami!
      One for the appreciation and other to give me some homework in French πŸ˜‰
      Long time I did that. πŸ™‚
      Cheers!

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  3. brunda bru · July 18, 2015

    wow,you paint really well,I was especially drawn to the ripples and the fine portrayal of the nature’s reflection through your brushes and colors.
    After that tiring lovely 3-4 days that you took to paint,the sense of accomplishment must be huge:)

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 18, 2015

      Thank you brunda! I’m so glad you liked my work.
      Yup, sense of accomplishment was huge but I am more happy to share it with you guys and finally be back on WP! πŸ˜‰
      I hope you Continue to enjoy my work πŸ™‚

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      • brunda bru · July 18, 2015

        ofcourse I will,yes sometimes I won’t be able to go to my reader but I’ll try to do it more often,more so often to see the paintings,I don’t paint but I love them:)

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        • Hargun Wahi · July 18, 2015

          I would be glad to have you here brunda!
          And till the time, I paint my next, I’d be waiting to see your pictures!
          So keep clicking and keep blogging!
          Good day πŸ™‚

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  4. Prakash Hegade · July 19, 2015

    That’s a very nice painting.. πŸ™‚ Welcome back to WP!

    P.S. I have equally messed study table. I dump almost everything on earth! πŸ˜›

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  5. Rangelz · July 20, 2015

    That is a beautiful painting. Back with a bang indeed! I like your little sister. She sounds just like mine. I adore her for being so naughty πŸ˜€ I hope you will keep painting and blogging as well πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 20, 2015

      Thanks a lot dear! I’m glad to you liked it.
      And my little sis is indeed adorable sans the time she gets to being a pure stubborn devil :p
      But I’m glad she’s getting popular here, wait till I tell her about your comment, she would definitely send you a big hug and a big smile πŸ˜‰

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  6. Aquileana · July 22, 2015

    Lovely writing and congrats on your painting with watercolours … It is gorgeous! 💗🌺💞💖💕💓💝
    Best to you! Aquileana 🌷

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 22, 2015

      Thanks a ton! 💓
      But its a mix of water and poster colours πŸ˜‰
      Have a great day! 🌹

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  7. simran · July 23, 2015

    hi hargun di πŸ™‚
    you write really very well:)

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  8. Darshith Badiyani · July 24, 2015

    Great painting πŸ™‚ Welcome back, over and over again πŸ˜€ I am excited for your home coming to WP because you are the first here to present me an award, so you are special πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 24, 2015

      Thanks a many Darshith! 🌻
      I’m equally excited to be back to my WP family ^_^
      I’m all smiles to know about the award !
      I wish you more of them in future and all the success. Happy blogging buddy!

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      • Darshith Badiyani · July 24, 2015

        Same goes for you as well πŸ™‚ Yes, WP is very interesting, all cause of its people πŸ˜‰

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        • Hargun Wahi · July 24, 2015

          Thanks πŸ™‚
          Couldn’t agree more !

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        • Hargun Wahi · July 24, 2015

          Hey,
          I was pleasantly surprised to see this post tweeted by you. Thanks again for all the support.
          Keep blogging- keep rockin’

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          • Darshith Badiyani · July 24, 2015

            Yes, I tweet the posts which I like as in the content or the words or the images used πŸ˜‰ Your’s had almost everything πŸ˜› Keep rocking Girl πŸ™‚

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  9. trablogger · July 24, 2015

    I agree with you. I am also quite impatient to do something like a painting or drawing that takes a lot of time. Then after getting frustrated, I will realise some great things needed patience and perseverance. πŸ™‚
    Lovely painting πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · July 24, 2015

      Like minds on that, then ;p
      Thanks a lot ! This painting has been the result of all the motivation I received to follow my bliss back again πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it !

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      • trablogger · July 24, 2015

        Yea, you already have a painting with ‘following bliss’ or something like that. Right?

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        • Hargun Wahi · July 24, 2015

          Yes, I do. And thank you for inspiring me to do so, on that post. Somehow, all those suggestions turned my ‘will do it someday’ to ‘ must so it ‘

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  10. Sajeevs blog · August 5, 2015

    Beautiful painting!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Vishnu V Menon · August 5, 2015

    Loved it ❀

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  12. VandanaDas · August 13, 2015

    Wow what a lovely painting. Liked the flow of color and also your flow of writing. Keep posting. πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · August 13, 2015

      Thanks a lot! I’m glad you liked the post.
      Keep enjoying my works πŸ™‚

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