Inspiration-Guest post

You were there, sitting on your bed silently …

Like a bird waiting for Spring

The small hospice room where they put you

Looks like this branch of chestnut tree.

Your withered hands hook in their language

Your attachment to the world, your desire to leave a mark

To the  time that goes by, and your words reflect your will

To trust God, who knows your soul.

At 97, you spend days

Far from Italy that you left behind 

You’re going to fall asleep in this distant land

Whose language or saints, you don’t know .

Sweet soul, sweet woman, so withered and serene

God was injected into your veins

You radiated kindness and patience

I was learning in silence, a lesson in existence   

Poetry by Christine Frechatd

Christine is a woman par excellence. She lives in Pittsburgh owner of Art Gallery. To know more about her please check out

https://www.christinefrechardgallery.com/

Inspiration-Creative hands

Age is limitation of mind

Passion is bound by imagination

Imagination creates Art

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Dr. Padha an intense learner

For me inspiration is not found in the books or idealism of known names. It is in the extra ordinary people whose daily routine is an example for others. Exploring, experimenting and innovating not only creates Artist , also the world of harmony.

Would like to share with you life of someone, who in his view is very ordinary, but for the people who are associated with him in any way (friends, relatives, neighbors) his simplicity and disciplined way of life is worth to follow.

At age of 78, when most people feel that they have nothing to learn or share, here is a man who is multi talented and still learning. He is into wood sculptures , mostly miniatures, a self-taught attempt. Bonsai is one of his interest and he has good collection of these.
Dr S. P Padha ,a medical professional ,an eye specialist ,retired as professor from Medical College Jammu. He lives in Jammu , INDIA. His childhood was spent in a small town of rural background, nothing like extra curricular activities or hobbies during those days.

When I asked him what lead him to learn pottery?

In his own words “ I was often fascinated by artisans like blacksmith and Potters giving shape to objects. I came in contact with Sh.Suman ji a couple of years back and became morning walk buddies. I learned about pottery workshop being run by Ms.Jyoti ji (Suman’s wife) at Blue River Cermics pottery centre With my interests in different art forms, I attended one of her workshop as an observer. Fascinated by the running hands on that wheel my creative instincts and their encouragement lead me to try my hand on Potter’s wheel. Jyoti ji is a very patient teacher which made me to learn about basics of pottery.”

Wood sculpture

It is not just the art but he keeps himself update with the fast moving world of wi-fi and technology. His views are that Internet is a great help in dissemination of information and knowledge.
His simplicity, humble and disciplined life is a message of encouragement for anyone looking for a mentor.

“We are the hands of potter

We are the clay

We are the wheels

And

We are the result too”

All images are copyright of Dr. Padha

Copyright (c) 2019 Namrata D Prabhakar

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