February 15, 2014

Love is in the Air...and in the Sand! :)

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Do you know about "The International Sand Art Festival" organised by Odisha Tourism every December by the golden sands of Chandrabhaga Beach in Konark, Odisha?! In case you do not know, please read my previous post in which I relive my enchanting experience of this unique festival.
On the day I visited there, amongst the exquisite thirty sand-art exhibits, I encountered a beautiful sand-art by a French Sand Artist. 
Let me tell you at the outset that I've always associated France with Romance! What with the French Kiss and all that! And Paris is the City Of Love after all!
So, I was not at all surprised to see the theme of the French artist's sand-sculpture! It was L-O-V-E all the way!

Trust the French with this topic! ;)
And I must say, it was refreshingly different. The French Sand Artist through his Art had touched the chords of his Art's beholders. I wondered, amused, that how he had very simply, beautifully and effectively spoken the language of love through his sand-sculpture. A beautiful mermaid-like lady with flowing hair was in it in the centre and whirls were made around her with L-O-V-E written on the sides as in the pic above. It gave the impression that she was the very embodiment of love; that she was surrounded by love and also infinitely attracted to it.
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 I realised that to depict LOVE on any canvas, the artist must first and definitely have love, tolerance and compassion towards his/her known people and unknown strangers as well. Many people crossed by who simply put up a 'thumbs up' sign to him, upon which he smiled with compassionate eyes and he was also tolerant of those who called on him in the middle of his Art. Patiently he sculpted his Art and the LOVE and devotion for his work was crystal-clear!
In fact for every artist, his/her art is a work of tremendous LOVE. Similarly, we become successful in any task only if we do it out of love. Suppose we give alms to a poor person and if we do not have love for mankind and compassion in our hearts, he will not be able to use our alms properly. When somebody is talking to us and we hear but do not listen, it has a bearing on the relationship as a whole. Cultivating successful relationships is an art by itself. If we invest love, we will reap rich dividends of more love, happiness and peace.
Any masterpiece in this world is a culmination of over-flowing love, passion and dedication of the artist. Undoubtedly, thus, this love spills into forming the ethereal connection of love between the art and us (the beholder, listener etc.) which creates those magical and mesmerizing moments of life.....
....moments which make our lives worth living, as....
.... we feel ALIVE with the scintillating energy of LOVE ......
 
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**This post is my submission for Write Tribe's 'The Language of Love' Contest.

24 comments:

  1. To depict love on any canvas...what great words! Loved this post!

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    1. Thanks a lot Kelly! Welcome 2 my blog! I hope U keep visiting my blog for more loveable posts! :D

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  2. Love painted on earth's canvas...Wonderful!

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  3. Really a 'love'ly expression of LOVE!
    Using the Sand Art concept to express the idea of the prompt is superb! :)
    Agree that an artist's work is Love...

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    1. Thanks so mch Anita! The prompt reminded me of this particular sand-art foto and so I decided I'd preserve d foto xclusively for a new post on d prompt!

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  4. Amazing, Amrita. Truly L-O-V-E and refreshing cum endearing post. I love the work done on the sand and it's a photo you should preserve. Would love to do a prompt on your pic:)
    Belated Happy Valentine Day.
    Cheerz
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/not-just-a-love-story-feel-the-love

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    1. Thanks a lot Vishal fr all d love and adulation! Welcom to my blog! Ya plz do a prompt on the pic too! :)

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  5. Indeed, it takes a lot of patience to build that sculpture!

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    1. Absolutely Michelle. Patience to build it is v.imp as artist still knows it will survive fr few hours only!

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  6. indeed a beautifully described post ! :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing the picture of the sand art and sand artist. Loved the post.

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    1. Thanks a lot Geeta! :D Pleasure was mine in sharin this awesome story..:)

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  8. Love is in the air and in this post.. Love'ly post, well written and concept was amazing to express love.

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    1. Thanks a lot Sunny! That's so sweet of U! :)

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  9. An art indeed!
    Possible with only true feelings in heart.

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  10. Great work ! two years back..I had been there on the eve of this festival and was totally amazed to see those outstanding sculptures !

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    1. wow dat's wonderful! :D So U mst hav gone to 2011 version of the fest right?! That's nice! Hope we get 2 visit again..isn't it?! Its jst too awesome!

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  11. Just to let you know that I was here - over a year late - but I'm reviewing the entries to make sure the results of this contest are announced finally. My apologies for the inordinate delay. Keep writing!

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    1. Thanks a lot Corinne! Do let us know which entries won! Didn't find the winners on the Feb 12, 2014 page!!

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