Friday, 26 July 2013

Oil paintings of indian village women.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” 

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.” 

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

 “When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.”

“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.”

 “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.”

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Healing Power of Cat.

Those crazy cat ladies might be onto something. According to today’s infographic, our feline friends provide us with more than just emotional support. House cats may actually be contributing to our physical well-being. When a cat purrs within a range of 20-140 Hertz, nearby humans may be therapeutically benefiting from these vibrations. Purring has been linked to lowering stress, decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea, lessening the chances of having a heart attack, and even strengthening bones.
Pet therapy is apparently gaining momentum in many medical communities, and according to Animal Planet’s website, there is scientific research that suggests pet owners live longer than those without pets.
It seems that our own animals have the ability to relieve us of our troubles, or at least make our worries seem less important. The bond between pets and their owners may never be fully understood (cats in particular have always struck me as magical and mysterious–and now they have healing powers?!) but it’s nice to know having a furry confidant around can add years to our lives.
So, if you’re trying to convince Mom and Dad to let you get a kitty, go show them this info graphic, and stop by your local animal shelter!