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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lust for Growth, reading Robin Sharma The Greatness Guide

 Heavy rains lashing the  city, continous down pour for few days,  and this is the time when I read, a  (compulsory)  break from painting, I love rains, they bring out the best in me. so bought   a few motivational books, adding to my book collections, and am reading Robin Sharma's book,  The Greatness Guide couldnt help but share, lovely inspirational words.
"Growth is the only evidence of life"  growth matters words from John Henry Newman. Growth , thats why we are here, to grow to expand through the work we do. don't just live your life, its  what makes us feel fulfilled, growth energizes us , even when its uncomfortable, we are happiest when we are growing.
so why feel anything different about bad experiences, they shaped us, gave us direction, those people who most hurt us are the real teacher sin our life. honour them.
"you can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets credit" Harry truman.
leave your ego at the front door when you go to work today and just do superb work, good things will happen. For You. Leadership is about a lot more than trying to look good in the eyes of others.It is about standing for a Pablo Picasso added "Its your work in life that is the ultimate seduction"It is about doing best in the world at what you do. Its about leaving people better than you found them, and its about not worrying who gets the credit for a job well done.
All the Best! enjoy life! Live your life,   you will not get another chance.
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art ...I wish to make simple colourful understandable art, art that heals.
please visit my website Rizwana Mundewadi's Healing Art,

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Yellow Colored Flowers Plants and Symbolism of Yellow in Art and Feng Shui

Blue Sky
Rains the blue sky has become a rarity nowadays. With cloudy atmosphere and gloomy  air, the continuous down pour the garden is still bright and cheery with the welcoming yellow colored flowers.

Natural Art Blue Sky Photo by Mrs rizwana A.Mundewadi

Cloudy Sky the first rains of 2013

First Clouds of 2013 Rainy Season Picture right from the sky

Movements in clouds sky picture

Champa Flowering Plant and Pink kaner backdrop of the sky

Yellow Canna Flower

Small Chinese Rose Yellow Orange Flower

Soothing Yellow Hibiscus Flower

Cheery Yellow Bright Colored Hibiscus

Chrome Yellow Canna Flower

Bird of paradise Flower in Yellow and Purple Color

Fragrant Yellow Bunches of Lantana flowers

Symbol of Friendship The Yellow Rose Flower
A symbol of friendship the yellow rose is most sought after on Friendships day. Yellow color symbolism in feng shui is this color represents the centre of the ba gua, the feng shui map of guidelines, the earth.
yellow color  on walls in the centre of your home or any artefact with yellow color  helps too bring in stability and grounding energy to your home and family.
Abstract Symbolic painting Gulmohar flowers

Orange Chrysanthemums Floral painting by Mrs Rizwana A.Mundewadi
This yellow color is used in color and healing therapy to heal stomach and heart problems as well as the sexual chakra problems. In reiki healing the yellow color is used to heal the second and third chakra from base root chakra for grounding and stability. Wearing  yellow clothes helps to uplift the mood and since yellow is a cheery color also brightens the environment if walls are painted yellow.
Yellow rooms are quite famous to make a personalized statement in interior decoration. And as people used to shy away from this yellow some years back, calling it too bold, now  people are going out of the way to have at least one room painted yellow! childrens rooms look quite good, but choose a correct shade and hue of yellow  for the right look. Daffodil yellow, lime yellow and cheery  chrome yellow all look good and gold yellow highlights as in wall papers or textured walls also rule the decor world!
The garden always has a yellow as of now in the heavy rains the day lily upright with bold yellow is the centre of attention. Meanwhile the red champa flowers are also blooming best with the mogra plant that is giving bunches of fragrant  healthy blooms, next post.
Thank You!
Rizwana Mundewadi's Healing Art

Friday, June 7, 2013

Garden Route Garden Pathways Feng Shui Garden Entrance

Concrete Pathway

Natural garden Arch Entrance

Garden route, garden pathways are as important as  the garden itself.
Garden route leads us tot he garden and as any viewer enters the garden pathway it has to be inviting and colorful, a peek into what is going to come ahead.This is one aspect which I have never  dwelled upon for my terrace garden  and will look into this by making great entrance for the garden.As the garden over flows with color and greens the pathway is so boring and simple.
Pathways  are very important for the feng shui of your garden. Entrance is the mouth to your garden and it has to be clutter free and inviting. Storing dead plants, old broken containers with dead plants near the garden entrance is a common feature and spoils the feng shui of your garden. Pathways have to be in curved form as in feng shui masters believe ghosts travel in straight lines hence we  see most structures and roads having curved pathways.
Entrance garden route has to be inviting but not over powering. Tall plants are no no here. A clean trimmed colorful floral border is quite inviting. Behind the hedge border you may have tall trees or plants. pathway has to be clear off tall over grown plants as this repels people from entering the garden.
Fan shaped Huge Plant in garden
Garden routes can be made of gravel stones , cement blocks, tile chips in patterns, colored stones tiles, floor tiles or natural rock stone tiles for the rugged natural look  of the forest. Many gardens also have fences, trellises over the gate covered with climbers and creepers of colorful flowers or roses, looks quite good.
Central Arrangement of Plants Border in Garden with Grass

Stone Pathway for Garden with Flower Border

Pathway to your garden has to have all seasons plants that do not require much care and trimmings as the pathway to keep it in shape, flowering plants there will either be dried most of the months in year or  need regular fertilizing and care in case of seasonal flowering plants. A combination of seasonal flowering plants and foliage colored greens works best for the all year fresh look.
People also prefer to have natural soil pathway which is also very good as it connects our soles to direct soil, but during rains the soil flows around and messes the whole pathway becomes soggy. Placing concrete blocks as borders for the garden and soil mud on pathway for large gardens also looks great for the forest look  (except for the rains,) and usually rocks stones are placed at intervals for footholds.
In case of big garden paths have to be made connecting routes to other parts of your garden and these roads paths can be made attractive by adding rocks,   water fountains and sculptures, garden elements, garden seats, in between as focal points.
Garden routes need to be in proper condition as in rains the path may become slippery with slime and moss growth. Stones and concrete pathways look and work best for any garden  as also the beautiful wonders   of nature in small tiny shoots of flowering plants or grass  that come out of the tiny cracks of concrete block, amazing!
for more information on gardening, here my ebooks on Amazon

Terrace Gardening Tips for Newbie Gardeners
Magical Gardens
Thank You!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Garden Care Tips How to Enjoy the Rains During Rainy Season with Right Garden Awnings Garden Furniture

Water , life giving, soothing , flowing, trickling and splashing, rains are the best season.Garden care during rains as we welcome the first showers this begins another hassle to  bring  all the wooden furniture indoors as it will get spoiled in rains. The garden awnings have to be set in place as also the garden fence and grills needs repainting before rains to protect it from rusting.
garden furniture is a important part of your garden and as we love to plant flowering colorful plants we also need to sit and enjoy the effort by having comfortable all seasons garden furniture.
Wood though a best element in feng shui, the most comfortable seating furniture , in the outside sun and water exposure we need to have metal or plastic garden furniture to enjoy the time out int he garden.
Stone seats and painted colorful seats for garden furniture have become very popular due to their all seasons use and no maintenance except for coloring after few years.Cement concrete can also be  moulded into platforms with granite stone and different shaped seats that look really pretty and are tough with no maintenance for the rains and even harsh summers. Why even natural rocks, finished from edges,  look great when placed  in the garden and also add up as seating area.
The best investment in garden furniture would be to go in for all seasons furniture that can wear and bear the hot sun as well as rains. Latest furniture is available that is very fancy, I love  the crystal plastic furniture, very attractive styles and patterned chairs and seats,  that sparkles like glass, but this has to be moved  during hot summers as the harsh sun rays affect plastic and this becomes brittle and cracks.
Garden awnings have to be made of tough  material to bear the strong winds and rains. The purpose of awnings is to shelter the plants from direct sunlight and harsh rains. Awnings are available in different materials and also lovely patterns and colors according to your budget.

Waterproof your garden and garden walls with paint and water proofing before the rains to avoid leakages and  cracks into your home, this happens with open terraces along with houses always and need extra care due to over exposure of water, sunlight and wind.

Small plant containers have to be moved in shaded areas to avoid over watering due to rains, unexpected new plants, forgotten plants whose seeds are dormant, so many new sprouts , a welcoming sight during rains, I love the washed feel , cleaned sparkling effect of the garden in rains. With garden furniture in place can enjoy the rains , closest to nature, direct from the sky, and all set to   enjoy the down pour!
All the Best!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

How about having commissioned artwork orders from art gallery sites

Online art galleries,each trying to find a niche, was wondering how good it would be for artists as well as  galleries to make a connection between buyers and sellers, having  commission orders for each style, work, theme or color or artists work,  of art they love.
Buyers could just come to the website and put their order and the gallery could put forward similar working style artists or themes on art , like I saw on a music website  where people requested  singers and band players to perfom at their functions on given date and venue and the interested bands would answer and contact them.  the google style! (how google starts showing similar search items suggestions without us completing the sentences!)
so much time and effort saved, as the more buyers see art the more they get confused. .just a thought..

While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as   I continue to paint healing art...
I wish too make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals.
for buying any healing painting feng shui   Reiki painting please visit my website.
Thank You!

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