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Creations of GODS of earth, on earth!

It is not just the gods up in the heaven those give birth to amazing creations, but there are equally capable gods down on the earth, though mortal, who create immortal ones!

The magnificent psychedelic spiral
The magnificent psychedelic spiral

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted – George Kneller

The colorful abstractness - floriculture!
The colorful abstractness – floriculture!

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower… hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour…- William Blake

The soaring hews
The soaring hews

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man’s nature – Ayn Rand

The stony interludes
The stony interludes

Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind – Louise Nevelson

The UZBEK gentry immortalized
The UZBEK gentry immortalized

God and other artists are always a little obscure – Oscar Wilde

The Spangled spiritualism
The Spangled spiritualism

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision – James McNeill Whistler

The riot of colors, on my shoulders
The riot of colors, on my shoulders

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self – Jean-Luc Godard

The illuminations
The illuminations

Art is the objectification of feeling – Suzanne K. Langer

Her Majesty's brocades
Her Majesty’s brocades

Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem – Lindsay Anderson

The hue matrix
The hue matrix

We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies : in the minds of those closest to the work – Jack Welch

The confluence of creators
The confluence of creators

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams

The magic spirals
The magic spirals

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Poem on creativity and art

My Art is no art
Without my mind’s simplicity.

My Art does not want
To subscribe to the view
That unhappiness
Commands the world.

When I paint or draw,
I keep my mind’s thought-garden
Completely free of self-doubt-weeds.

My Art is the hide-and-seek
Between my soul’s illumining smiles
And my heart’s streaming tears.

The Artist in me has three
Faithful, sleepless
And self-giving friends:
A newness-eye, a oneness-heart
And a fulness-life.

The heart of my Art
And the heart of a child
Are extremely fond of each other.
They love each other deeply;
They need each other constantly;
They are interdependent, sleeplessly.

My mind says that anything I do
Is too insignificant
Because I am wanting
In qualification.
Needless to say,
This includes my Artwork.

My heart says that anything I do
Is too significant
Because the God-Touch
Is always there.
Needless to say,
This includes my Artwork.

The moment I start painting,
I clearly see my soul-meditation
Is blessingfully clasping
My heart-aspiration-flames.

First things first:
The Artist in me,
Before embarking on his Artwork,
Invariably catches
His heart’s aspiration-express.

True, in my Art I want to see
The face of earth’s beauty.
But I want to see
The heart of Heaven’s Divinity
More, infinitely more.

The poem by: Sri Chinmoy

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