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The One (of the many) Place in My Travel Bucket-List

When Ambika, of Sunny Yellow Window, sent out an invite for her Weekly Art Journal Exploits Linky, the prompt was too irresistible to not to answer! My instant response was “Petra”! And honestly I didn’t do much to be a part of this weekly event, I just opened “My Travel Bucket List- Places to See Before I Die” folder on my laptop and picked up the first place (abroad) on that wishlist to create a digital art journal. I wish I had the time to make a handmade one like Ambika’s…maybe next time.

Years ago when I saw the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, the place was etched in my head.

It had my fancy right from the scene when Harrison Ford (on a horse) enters the Petra Treasury through that amazing narrow gorge!

I started with my research on Petra since then; I’ve been reading about the place and have taken many virtual tours ever since! Then came the movie ‘Transformers- revenge of the fallen’

Had to watch this one because my children insisted… and the only part I liked was the Petra locale in the movie!

Petra in Jordan tops my wish list for its unique blend of enthralling history, astonishing architectural genius of the ancient people and the natural marvel.

It is one of the most stunning places on Earth and not to mention that it happens to be at no. 2 in the new list of the, surviving, ‘7 Wonders of the World’ and a World Heritage Site.

I do not know when will I be able to visit this place… so far all are with me on Petra being the no.1 place to visit, as a family holiday! Until then,I have my folder to browse, I keep updating my ‘travel bucket list’ folder with any photo or info that I find on the internet.

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Indian Spring- An Inspiration to Creative Freedom @ Hooked on Homes!

Indian Spring… An Inspiration to Creative Freedom!

It amazes me to no end when I see the dramatic contrasts nature has to offer…almost unreal

The spectacular sunsets makes me want to paint the vivid hues on paper, fabric, pots, glass… on just about everything!

Think about colours in nature and the immediate response would be- a Rainbow… nowhere else in nature does one get to see something as grand and majestic as a full stretch of rainbow.

While enjoying that beautiful sight one is constantly aware of the fragility of the moment, and as a result rainbows are also linked to emotions and thoughts that are temporary, or of passing nature or maybe plain utopian;  and something that is not guaranteed each time or cyclic either. Almost as if understanding our plight, nature gives us another bounty of colorful explosions…the Spring season!

The world over, in all cultures, throughout history, Spring and the riot of colours in the flowers, leaves and blooms have always signified gaiety, hope and regeneration. The tenderness of new leaves, the flowers… from flaming reds, flirty yellows to soothing whites, there is a shade for every mood…an inspiration to create beauty around you… to hold on to it forever. The contrast from the barren cold and dry winter to the balmy and comforting spring air is noticeable in the joyful burst of life from the seemingly dead wood!

The trees in full bloom to the flower beds, all seem to tell us the eternal nature of the cycle of life. Hope is renewed…

The importance of one’s frame of mind, to its effect on the task at hand cannot be overemphasize! Ask any home bug! To keep the environment at home happy and cheerful I love to bring in various elements associated with Spring. Creating a mood of choice with lessons from nature is the creative freedom that I love… no rules, no colour theories… just sheer joy in the riot of colours that one sees all around in this season. While sorting through the photos I felt inspired to put together a mood board for Spring season, also as a participant at Ambika’s Weekly Art Journaling, to inspire each other creatively:-):-):-) Over the next one month I will try to incorporate these colours in my home. With little changes in accessories, a dash of spring inspired colour/paint here and there, some placement and displacement, a lit bit of DIY… all to welcome Spring. I guess I shall start with changing the cushion covers (to more floral ones) to fresh-cut flowers in my home.  My next, few,  posts will be dedicated to Spring…oh how I love this season and the joy and inspiration it brings!

I am almost done with my spring cleaning.. all set to welcome the season of colours! I am sure all home bugs must be feeling the same! To see how I am updating my home to welcome Spring Click Here and Here.

I’d love to see how you welcome Spring at your home, in your part of the world!

 

 

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