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These short positive quotes that can work wonders for you.

Great Sage Patanjali, describe the word Samadhi in his scripture Yoga Sutra (chapter Vibhuti Pada, Sutra # from 1 to 4). When mind is fixed on an object or a place is known as Concentration (Dharana). After practice, when the concentration becomes uninterrupted, it is known as meditation (Dhyana). In meditation, when only essence of the object or place remains and also when the Self appears to be absent, that state is known as absorption (Samadhi) on an object or place. Collective practice of concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana) and absorption (Samadhi) is known as Samyama, which is technical name given to the above process.

As per ancient Indian scriptures, the pineal gland is a grosser form of Agya Chakra, i.e., Third Eye and is responsible for concentration and creativity related to visual art, where creation is involved. Till the age 14 or so, pineal gland is active and fully functional. As the age advances, the pineal gland gets calcified and passes on control to the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the puberty in the children. That’s why most of the children are born artists, but they start losing their natural artistic ability as the age advances. There are many techniques, which can re-activate the Third Eye, and performing Visual Art is one of the techniques.

Some people do have innate abilities, and thus can naturally perform better than others in a particular subject. They have revered interest in the subject, and progressively improve their skills with uninterrupted practice (read more about Neuroplasticity). But talent can be also be learnt and developed by those consider untalented. They can also achieve similar result with intense practice. The fact is that people are often more creative than they think. It’s said if you can write, you can draw as well. Everyone can learn to draw and paint, and they do it extremely well. You can learn to draw by drawing, which can be achieved by experimenting with art material.

Art is more of a happening (not a doing), a meditation, where subject and object merge into each other, and one transcends the concept of time, space and unit. It’s amazing that this phenomenon takes place when the entity “I” is not present at all. Anyway, though I enjoy this creative happening, the manifestation may be enjoyed by others.

Do you know that you are lot more creative than you think? You need a company of an artist to unlock your creativity. Have a date with your inner being and explore dimensionless-dimension, which is beyond unit, time and space – a real and natural meditation!

Do you know that creating and viewing art triggers a surge in feel-good chemicals i.e. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphins.

Appreciation, Cognitive Abilities, Concentration, Creative Expression, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Dedication, Fine Motor Abilities, Goal, Setting and Achieving, Imagination, Intelligent Actions, Organizing Capabilities, Out of Box Thinking, Patience, Perfection, Perseverance, Quality, Right Brain Stimulation, Self Confidence, Sensitivity and Therapeutic

Right Brain ♀ Feminine, Unites, Emotional, Fluid, Spontaneous, Experimental, Synthesizes, Intuitive, Subjective, Whole, Image, Risk, Random, Doer, Feeling, Imaginative, Believes, Fantasy, Ida Nadi and Controls left Body

Left Brain ♂ Masculine, Divides, Rational, Planned, Structured, Theoretical, Analyzes, Logic, Objective, Details, Language, Safety, Logical, Thinker, Facts, Propositional, Knowing, Reality, Pingla Nadi and Controls right Body

An act of observation involves the observer, the observed and the observation. When the observer is acutely absorbed in an object, then all three fuse into each other, and pure awareness about the object remains. During this process of acute observation, conscious mind (observer) goes into a state of inertia; and control is passed on to subconscious mind, which is beyond unit, time and space. This is technically known as Samadhi (Absorption) on an object.

Drawing is a process that improves the precise orchestration of multiple brain mechanisms such as perceptual processing, memory, precise motor planning and motor control, spatial transformations, emotions, and other diverse higher cognitive functions.

She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6-year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG.

— By Anonymous

Everyone is born creative; everyone is give a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replaces them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the “creative bug” is just a wee voice telling you, I’d like my crayons back, please.

— By Hugh MacLeod

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

— By Thomas Merton

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

— By Bob Ross

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

— By Albert Einstein

“EARTH” without “ART” is just “EH”.

— By Anonymous

If you can write, you can draw as well.

— By Anonymous

Art studio is temple where creativity dwells!

Research estimates that eighty to eighty-five percent of our perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision.

— By Anonymous

Trying to create an art with a broken pencil is pointless.

Role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible!

— By Anonymous


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Artist Surinder Shanker Anand

I live in Chandigarh – the City Beautiful, situated in Northern India at Shivalik foothills. Since childhood, I was blessed with innate artistic abilities. My artistic expressions are engaged with the subjects related to humans portrait and body dynamics, nature and spirituality. I like to sketch using pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, mixed media and digital tool such as Wacom Cintiq Pen/Tablet, CorelPainter, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premier, 3Ds Max and ZBrush etc. to create digital artwork. Passion in visual arts lead me to start Shanky Studio, offering a wide range visual arts services such as personalized portraits, customized paintings, graphic design and one-to-one visual arts classes for the students aspiring for various design courses such as NID and NIFT. I have conducted visual arts & craft workshops for Elante Mall and The North Country Mall / VR Punjab and various schools in and around Chandigarh. Some of the activities were directly conducted by me for Marvel Worldwide Inc., Mattel Inc. (Barbie), Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (Angry Birds), Hamleys Toy, Hasbro Inc. (My Little Pony) and Cartoon Network (Dexter’s Laboratory). Shanky Studio is also engaged in various CSR activities such as such as free visual art class, visual art exhibition at no-profit and no-loss basis and free sessions design career counseling. By profession, I am software professional, having over 35 years of experience in the IT, primarily in Analysis/Design, Software Development, Delivery, Project Management and rest of the phases of SDLC. I have worked at on-site with American Express (TX, USA), Nekema Inc (NJ, USA), Premier Inc (NC, USA), Syntel Inc (MI, USA), Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd (Mohali, India) and Semiconductor Complex Ltd (Mohali, India); and managed various on-site/off-shore Global IT projects. I am Masters in Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, with Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.