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#113978 Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

Posted by vinks on 29 September 2016 - 02:29 AM

Reminds me of the poem “Mirror mirror on my wall”,reformed in my version (on a" humour note")..


I, just want to be fabulous, pretty and tall (all my pots refer me as saying )…


Mirror mirror, if i change the shape ,

Maybe someone will like the arched


Mirror mirror, don’t you see?

What you show is ruining me (I say no not this another shape/dimension)..not this till infinite pots are dumped..


Mirror decided to reply:


Don't you think you see?

It is not true..this misery is within you..find oneself what you want to build rather you”ll lose all control..


Thereafter distance myself from “Mirror” I have only my image and my Soul ..


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes ,art is knowing which one to keep".

#110135 Qotw: What Other Things Beside Clay Have You Mastered?

Posted by vinks on 15 July 2016 - 05:35 AM

What a question…had to search my soul what did I mastered.… soul whispered


The art of bouncing back........





Mastering anything is hard work, harder than what I do….


Carrying a heart that never hurts and carry a smile that never fades(wish the whole world could master this)

#109794 Qotw: What Form Do You Use To Experiment On A New Aesthetic?

Posted by vinks on 07 July 2016 - 07:03 AM

I prefer  simple forms added with different techniques can do wonders/enhance the form….its again taste and preferences change as per the rainy day.The concept of decorative explores the ideas of enhancing a form induces me the following techniques: sgraffito/geometric patterns/pierced…


At times my aesthetic goes to the base of pieces…prefer bases to be decorated,doodling on different forms is a great warm up exercise for me.





#107988 Qotw: Are You Already "thinking Big"?

Posted by vinks on 02 June 2016 - 04:55 AM

In the previous threads too, I have had always mentioned and given great significance to the online courses. Come may not, I prefer joining these courses.It provides great insights Yeah, me have attended THINK BIG - 2 …which according to me is a perfect package covering from taking better photographs to art of pricing to generating sales..you think/imagine and you get here…Its nostalgic at times to hear individual artists (medium is audio/video)along with their innovative tips,experiences.


I feel we need to think out of the box,,,,,we keep sticking to classroom atmosphere……There is always a beginning that looks promising At least try to change the concept of mind or ring in to any online class and see the change.…where technology is impacting in every field these days and we're well connected through this technology ,so why not these online classes.If we are growing we need to be out of our comfort zone.

I define and look at the brighter aspect of these online workshops….ie…Quality interaction is key, enormous suggestions from all walk of life, who are enthusiastic to share their knowledge.
Looking forward to Marcia’s online classes….all my best wishes…


Life is one endless school.These workshop take us back for being a student always learning always getting better.

Dh Potter:Videos can always be downloaded and saved.

Joseph:agree we need to have basic fundamental online classes which is missing maybe sooner some pick this thread/idea or maybe you can come off with these classes.




#107554 Qotw: Do You Have A Story For Us, Featuring Tom Roberts (Aka Tjr) ?

Posted by vinks on 26 May 2016 - 01:55 AM

Though never happen to meet Tom but got to knew him thru his various indispensable posts.

I, vividly remember he dropped a message thanking me for likes.


Pure soul,who will be missed a lot.



My heart goes out to his family ,during this difficult time.

#107354 Qotw: How Was Your Clay Journey Until Now?

Posted by vinks on 23 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

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Wish i had more of positive votes for the day..Please,Please increase the positive votes,,cant wait for the next day  :blink:



Going through every day, life happens to everyone but we as individuals/artist here chose to be different. I felt every person/artist here had its own story/ journey with clay, even though accumulated with frustration, limitations,experimentation,we carry on with excitement and let keep this happening every day...
How we choose to respond to circumstances determines our love with clay.
If something gives us great joy, then the craving for that joy does n't allow resting peacefully, we keep going back,expanding our horizons
No matter what circumstances, situations, still we have crossed the bridge to attain HAPPINESS in our journey with clay.  
Whether we were able to succeed or not its irrelevant .what moves us ahead is the obsession we have with clay.Even not the bad results pull us down,We pick them as challenges so that we keep giving the best.
And to go little further:
" Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".
― Pablo Picasso
Thank you to each one of you for sharing your journey .

#100726 Qotw: Can You Show Us A Cute Picture/video Of A Potters Kid?

Posted by vinks on 26 January 2016 - 11:20 AM

Clay is such a wonderful medium liked by most of the kids.I,picked this picture from net.I find there is somuch magical about kids when they are absorbed and playing with clay,they express it so differently and so meaningful.

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"Every child is an artist "...by Pablo fits so perfectly here.


Only a child sees things with perfect clarity because it has not developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect us to see.

#99857 Qotw: What's Next On Your Bucket List?

Posted by vinks on 16 January 2016 - 06:59 AM

My bucket list keep overflowing always!! i should stop the cravings of the mind?


Though the river is vast,a little sip quenches your thirst.

Though the earth has somuch food,just a small bite satisfies your hunger...All that you need are tiny bits.


Accept a tiny bit of everything in life---that will bring you fulfillment....



#98154 Qotw: Did You Do What You Wanted To Do In 2015?

Posted by vinks on 28 December 2015 - 07:22 AM

And did you get what
you wanted from this life/year , even so?
I did.
And what did you want?

Happiness and the enjoyment of living............



I bid adieu to 2015 with this famous pöem"Daffodil", by "William Wordsworth". :)

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze"......................(Simple impressions of year ,left with happiness ).



With welcoming 2016

Continuous as the stars that shine

and twinkle on the Milky Way"......Wishing the whole family of CAD community,each member "Happy new Year-2016".




#98023 My Journey In 2015 - A Big Thanks To This Community.

Posted by vinks on 26 December 2015 - 12:07 PM


Way to go!!Way to go!!

#97924 Anxiety Over "the Leap"

Posted by vinks on 24 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

Tyler,for me 


This one thing i do,forgetting those things which are behind..i press toward the mark.........

Äny practice is a practice when its done over a period of time without any gap,steadily ,respectfully,honoring it everyday .Only then does it become firmly established.

#97676 Developing A Style...when Does That Start?

Posted by vinks on 21 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

To the tread of passing years" Learn to wait "– hope's slow fruition  will cultivate your own style.

#97365 Qotw: What Is Your Opinion About Online Classes/ E-Courses?

Posted by vinks on 15 December 2015 - 12:55 PM

Evelyne,I have always and will encourage attending online classes, rather my creative process polished while attending “online classes”,its great experimentation.


I did mentioned in one of my  earlier post “Food for thought”, having  attended Antoinette online classes and chased Antoinette about her whereabouts for commencing of next online classes.


I even attended Molly hatch, Diana Fayt online classes,which had enhanced my creativity and grateful for all these online classes who made me what am I …

The best is even you are in different part of world,still get to learn, interact and make friends forever dancing with hope.

#96303 Qotw: • What Are The Ions Of Creativity?

Posted by vinks on 25 November 2015 - 01:37 AM

"To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!"...----... Alfred A. Montapert


I find there is whole  human endeavour in these few words…getting started…"I am, I can and I will"............






#94899 Qotw: Are You Living Your Dream, Or Dreaming Your Life?

Posted by vinks on 28 October 2015 - 05:11 AM

I am quite ready to acknowledge what I dreamt, am doing that..when I consider life and its few years..i discovered better change  (back to my corporate world !!called its QUIT)now or never!!


If this were my last day,I ‘m almost sure I’ spend it working in my studio…..This creativity gave me direction and purpose…