Apocalypse #digitalart #poetry

Night will be over and morning will come,
The sun will rise, the lotus will open.
While the bee trapped inside was thinking such,
An elephant came along and stomped it up.

#apocalypse #micropoetry

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Yin Yang Sci-Fi!

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Would we crave for light the way we do

If there never was a moment dark?

 

And would we be happy the same way

If we didn’t know what it meant to be sad?

 

Questions exist to be answered

Complications are there to be solved

 

Challenges arise to be conquered

Failures are there to be won

 

One exists to give other the life

The duality prevails to keep things whole

 

The Yin Yang of life is beautifully simple

Yet the Yin Yang remains unknown

 

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This poetry was one my earlier posts, titled The Duality of Life, the inspiration for which came from the immortal words of Lao Tzu in “Tao Te Ching”.

 

Insomnia #digitalart #poetry

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With sins of a thousand lives

how can I rest and close my eyes

when the dreams are full of screams

and faces

that I defiled

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“Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.”

-Clifton Fadiman

Fear The Dusk #digitalart #poetry

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Reference: Some FINAL FANTASY character…

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Listen the whispers in these serene winds,
Hear the hollow cries among solemn fiends.
Returns the dusk and the songs of ages,
A lamentation long lost, forgotten, and faded.
Fear the wheel of time that now turns,
Fear the dusk, for darkness it beckons.

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When the world zigs, zag

Zag

Dare

Dream

Desire

Do

 

Abandon the predictable

Welcome uncomfortable

 

Explore

Experiment

Experience

 

What’s easy

Isn’t worth it

What’s worth it

Won’t be easy

 

Find

Follow

Fight

Fail

Forget

 

Be indifferent

Be irreverent

 

Be different

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Inspired by BBH London’s “Black Sheep” ad campaign line (When the world zigs, zag) for Levi’s.

Book Cover (Speculative): Shadow Rising

Designed a speculative book cover after a long time. Had so much fun, it left me wondering why I don’t do it more often!

The smoke could do with more work, I think. It’s far from the finished work. But I’m fairly satisfied with the overall manipulation of the hand, so I wanted to share with you all.

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It’s still a work in progress, so, as always, any feedback would be most welcome. 🙂

NaNo or No-No! (and book covers!)

Halfway through October, writers all across the globe are preparing for the big writing event in November that is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

Very quickly then, for those who are not familiar with it… NaNoWriMo is an annual event, where writers all over the world take on a mammoth of a challenge of writing 50 thousand words in one month. The reward for all the trouble is internal satisfaction, peer motivation, and a feeling of camaraderie. Also, it really helps to get the 1st draft done! (see also Camp NaNoWriMo?)

For this year’s NaNo, which is my third, I am trying to continue (or rather revamp) the story that went unfinished during last NaNo. The title of the book is “Liberty Crisis: A Book of The Shade Saga”, and it is a fantasy book set in my The Shade Saga world.

As the world of writers busy themselves in planning, plotting, or simply ideating their novels, I kept myself busy by trying to come up with book cover designs! Procrastination at its best.

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So what do you think? Which one do you like better?

And are you participating too? If yes, how about buddying-up!?

Yin Yang (The Duality of Life)

My first Digital Painting (drawn from scratch!)

My first Digital Painting (drawn from scratch!). Yay for me!

Would we crave for light the way we do
If there never was a moment dark?

And would we be happy the same way
If we didn’t know what it meant to be sad?

Questions exist to be answered
Complications are there to be solved

Challenges arise to be conquered
Failures are there to be won

One exists to give other the life
The duality prevails to keep things whole

The Yin Yang of life is beautifully simple
Yet, the Yin Yang remains unknown

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The inspiration for the above poem, of course, comes from the “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu. But no words can truly explain this duality of things than the immortal words of Lao Tzu himself. So I must leave you with this excerpt of “Tao Te Ching” (Translated into English by Derek Lin):

“When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other”

-Lao Tzu (Translated by Derek Lin)