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Art For a Zentastic Lifestyle, the Urban Sophisticate! For the Love of Symbolism and hidden meanings in art and correct art placement, Feng Shui meanings and understanding of elements , colours, and objects of Good Luck and Prosperity.
Healing Artist from a Bloodline of Spiritual Healers, Gardener, Blogger , Writer, Bird lover, A Great Human Being!
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All the Best from Rizwana!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Healing of the Valleys and Water Element Visit to Munnar and Alleppey Kerala Sweet Fried Banana Recipe

Beaches of Allepey Kerala
Kerala , God's own country, really awesum, beautiful Munnar valleys, mountains of colors,  large expanses of greenery , super chilly climate and misty rains in December, and the breathtaking back waters, that's Kerala!
After the healing energies of mountains and winds from Himachal pradesh, Kullu Manali,  this time visited Kerala, water element, healed! The vast valleys, echo of nature, beautifully dressed up in greens of different shades and the vibrant colorful flowers lining the greens give out immense happiness and out of this world feelings.
Red Vibrant Poinsettia flowers, Christmas tree plants everywhere in Munnar Kerala
 The drive uphill is one task, as the oxygen level reduce, and as the vehicle goes turning steep rounds, the stomach goes churning and also the brain! So the valleys do call , but like we say, just with a pinch of salt!
Canoe Ride Kerala Back waters (no I did not take a ride, just a pose!)

Tea Plantations Munnar Kerala

Valleys of Munnar Kerala Healing Echo of the valleys


Kerala Traditional Dance Form
Beaches not only heal the aura with the strong sunlight glistening over the sands, the sea water also purifies and heals the body and soul.
Munnar Valleys Kerala
 Staying in water is one of the healing aspects of Back waters Kerala. With Shikaras and House boats available for a day or more one can stay in water and enjoy the back waters along side by visiting the rural villages and observe rice fields, fishing, and rural life. The fact that people stay in water, are always by water and live in homes built alongside water. Vastness of back waters is that you see huge expanses of water, covered with water hyacinths and water plants  the water sure is soothing and healing. And what more you can enjoy the fresh cooked fish right in between the backwaters!

House Boat Stay Back Waters Kerala

Back Waters Kerala

Kerala Allepey Back Waters

Awesum View Tea Plantations Munnar Kerala
 Valleys heal the soul and once again coincidence or wishing we were lucky too view the fair in Alleppey (Allapuhza), plants and bulbs, and so many varieties of bananas, so came back loaded with some more of plants!
Kerala Fair Exhibition Allepy
Pazham Pori, Sweet Banana Fried Bhajiyas, another beautiful dish to use Banana fruits that are overflowing in this beautiful Kerala. Tall coconut trees almost anytime loaded with coconuts, found out at a time  one small tree gives 80 to 90 coconuts. Every home has plenty of Banana trees and fruit trees, and loads of vibrant flowering plants. Coconuts and bananas, plenty, Banana chips fried in coconut oil is a specialty and fish dishes cooked in coconut milk as also the famous sambhar and coconut chutneys with idli and dosas. And you get your meals served on banana leaf! each and every piece used.
Recipe for making Sweet banana Fritters, Sweet Bhajiyas with Banana-
1) Maida flour
2) Bananas
3)Jaggery or sugar for taste
4) Oil for frying
5) baking soda if you like fluffy
So while we make potato bhajiyas and onion ones and egg malpuas in kerala we see sweet bhajiyas. Bananas are cut length wise half, long rectangular shapes. Make the batter with mixing flour and some saffron or food color if you like a attractive dish. I think adding a little curd will also help to bring out a tangy taste in this dish. The baking soda added to the batter will make your fritters fluffy and tasty. Pinch of Salt in batter helps to make it more tasty.
Choose good quality bananas and not over ripe ones for this dish.
Let the cut banana pieces dry off a bit and then add to batter for frying.
Important  tip is the consistency of the batter. Neither too  flowy nor too thick.
and the oil has to be real hot, check and then fry these sweet bananas dipped in batter, till golden brown.
Elements, feng shui, and the five basic elements theory, since ages followed by ancient people to heal the soul, when all the elements are healed you get a feeling of  freedom, peace, enlightenment,  along my spiritual journey going one by one, enjoying every bit of this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim,as I continue to paint healing art...I wish to make simple colorful understandable art, art that heals!
Wishing All my blog readers,  my art lovers, my art buyers, my art critics, my wonderful followers,  a Merry Christmas and a Very Very Happy New Year! Enjoy and Have a Great New Year 2015 Ahead!
Wishing you all the Best from Rizwana!
www.razarts.com





Monday, December 15, 2014

How to choose frames for paintings How framing of art can create shar energy Feng Shui mistakes in framing art

Frame for a painting is like a designer apparel dressing up your beautiful  body. When we buy paintings from a gallery or artist, usually they may or may not be framed. Every painting has its own identity and the frame either compliments it or contrasts the beauty of the artwork.
Things can go totally wrong or totally awesum by the correct choice of frame for your artwork.
It is here that the reliable framer and understanding one helps a lot. Usually the artist also may have clear ideas of which frame would go best with their art.
Go to any framer and we see loads of choices and of course in loads of budgets! Right from the humble wood colored acrylic (that falls cheaper) to the majestic teak wood  frames that last for a life time. Some simple mistakes in framing your art can create shar energy and spread negativity in your space.
You can apply feng shui and choose a metal frame for north and north west. A wooden frame activating the east and south east sector along with your feng shui  healing painting.
Wrong choices of frame can give so many absurd looks  to your art, read here-
1) Black and white art if chosen with a bold colored red or maroon frame will mar the total effects of elegance from your beautiful black and white art. Do not choose a mount of different color as off white mounts too will spoil the beauty of pure white in  painting. Sometimes purple goes, but try out keeping the artwork on side and see the appearance  first. Go with one color from the artwork.
2) Most important shar energy comes from pointed corners of frames. Touch the frames when ready before hanging , they must not hurt by touch.touch. Other wise every time some one passes or sits near they may get hurt or get a tear in clothes, which will not be such a good feeling with your art, and actually the frame is to be blamed!
3) Colorful art goes best with dark maroon, black and brown frames. Grey or light brown colored frames will not give body too your art,
4) Go bold with multi colored frames in acrylic,  and different colored mountings, it will give your art a modern look. But choose according to your personal instincts,  likes and preferences always.
5) Even if you have purchased a small sized costly painting, here you can add large sized mount and frame to increase the size of your artwork. Learn this visual  trick for buying costly art.
6) Go for modern contemporary frames, to go well with your modern decor. Now we see a lot of variations today, acrylic mounts, two three tier frames, paintings hanging on metal hooks that give the art a three dimensional look. it will really uplift the energy of your wall art!
Golden Home of Happiness Black Frame

Beautiful Healing of the Soul Reiki Painting 

Divine Balance by RizwanaA.M
7) Preferably for all frames choose glass protective covering for your precious artworks. This helps protect your paintings from environmental hazards. This way you protect textured and other type of paintings and also avoid getting scratched and hurt or others getting scratched.
8) Most important feng shui mistakes in hanging framed artwork, it is either hung too low or too high. Both cases produce shar energy. In some way or other your art will not give you the desired emotional feeling  if not properly hung at correct level. Too low you risk hitting or disturbing the framed painting with every one sitting under and too high there is risk of nobody giving a second look to your art!
All artworks and wall paintings feel great when put up following feng shui element principles and you too feel great! Specially with my Reiki and feng shui healing art I feel the proper feng shui placement is necessary to get the maximum results from your own healing art.
God Bless and All the Best from Rizwana!
www.razarts.com
Please do not copy or download my original paintings and written matter, it will only attract bad karma for you! Thank you!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Some New Contemporary Modern Healing Paintings for your Modern Decor 7 Reasons Why Choose Modern Art

Some New Contemporary Modern Healing Paintings for your Modern Decor, art that will not only alleviate your decor but also compliment it and add healing value to your space. Feng shui paintings and Reiki healing art are designed to fill the void, the lack, that is the reason for imbalances in life.
Some old and some new modern healing artworks, I have added to my Gallery profiles, Absolute Arts.com , SaatchiArt.com, and my website.
Modern art is the need for new homes as the decor follows contemporary designs, zen style,  and many also opt for minimalist designs and cuts in contemporary decor for home or office. Visited the IAF, Indian Art Festival, Nehru Centre which was on November 28th 29th and 30th 2014.  Great show!
It is strange that people choose art according to decor and many artist get offended with this but actually if we follow the energy cycle, according to feng shui it is an important point that when you select art it has  to go along or contrast  with the decor.
Art is a new energy that you put up in your space and it thus heals / affects you,  whatever the image you have hung.
It is a good choice to buy wall art keeping in mind your home and office decor. Though interior designers are taking efforts to blend traditional with modern decor art must not clash with the energy of your decor , as it will feel out of place and thus affect the feng shui of your home or office.
Wrong type of paintings can adversely affect your space and energy-
1) They will be like a sore thumb against the modern  decor. Contemporary decor and furniture have focus on simplicity, straight lines and may not go very well with traditional Figurative and detailed artworks. I saw a great artist doing metal wire sculpture, great way to bring art into your modern home. Only the wires make beautiful customized  shapes and they are hung against the wall of your choice of color. Then there were artist who made collages, buttons art, bindi(forehead dot) art, absolute creativity!modern art. I usually never visit exhibitions, this was on special invite by an artist friend.
Happy Purification, modern symbolic abstract painting by Rizwana A.Mundewadi

2) They take away the focus from your home! yes this is what happens when an artwork is too large and detailed. Anyone who enters the space first looks at the art, so this may not always be a goods sign for the feng shui of your house and life. Overwhelming,  is what we term this type of art.
3) Feng shui colors, shapes and symbolism, if hung wrongly can adversely affect the energy of your space. Fame area when has images of water flowing will burn out the desire to work, may result in job instability, losses in finances and bad name , reputation however hard you work. Then also if there is large water images placed in health sector which actually benefits from element plants, the plants suck up water, thus again this will drain health energy, family relationships and also finances. I can go on and on about  feng shui!
4) Over the years we have been seeing the same landscapes, the same images in art, don't you think we all need a change! Opinions vary, no hard feelings for any genre of art or artists! Modern art has been made keeping in mind the trends, color styles, and themes going around the interior decoration for the year.
5) Modern art has the scope of bright colors and bold artworks. They blend well with your modern decor as well as dress up your wall beautifully. What more you can choose art that can compliment your decor or highlight it as you wish, and get a modern painting in the colors you love or go along with your contemporary decor.
6) Modern artworks if chosen in particular colors can make your space appear larger or smaller, yes this follows the color principles of warm colors come forward and cool colors go backwards.  So modern art can be used to judiciously increase feelings of space.
7) Modern contemporary art, the first impression among lay people is they are large canvasses with some lines, or maybe geometric shapes, or large canvasses filled with light colors! Find out about the artist, this will help, the color theory, the psychology of color and the famous artists , like Picasso and Rothko who did modern spiritual artworks and till date are loved and blend well with our modern decor. So choosing modern art from artists it helps to find  out more about the artist and thus understand their modern art.
Whatever you choose, buy happy art, bright colors, soothing colors, dark and dull paintings do not provide any energy to your walls and to your life, they just take up wall space!
To get your modern art feng shui analyzed and understand its energy symbolism,  email me at mundewadi9@gmail.com

All the Best from Rizwana!
www.razarts.com


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to display correctly the Yin Yang Symbol, Direction Understanding and Yin Yang Symbolism in Life

 Yin Yang symbol having universal appeal is one of the commonest seen and used symbols in every culture. Be it the East or the West all people are familiar with this symbol and its symbolic sanctity is also understood by all. There is a deep meaning in this unique symbol which is never mentioned any where and as my spiritual journey carries forward I have been using this yin yang symbol extensively in my healing and feng shui paintings.
Oil on Canvas Yin Yang by Rizwana A.Mundewadi
The yin yang Tao symbol has been used to project harmony, a balance of positive and negative; white and black; dark and light; day and night; In fact 'chi' or the basic energy life force in feng shui is also having two constituents, that is heaven and earth. The two symbols unite to make a whole, which look like tad poles attached in opposite direction , together to make a complete whole. Usually the yin yang symbol is seen in black and white with two holes in each shape. The two holes represent that each is incomplete without the other. Basically it can also be said that the two are male and female , extrovert and introvert and there are many attributes in nature that, though being opposite,  are all in harmony.
Complete Happiness by Rizwana A.Mundewadi
wrong way to display


Yin Yang by Rizwana A.Mundewadi
right way to display
Opposite forces are required for balance and one cannot exist without the other. The black is yin or dark energy and the white, yang indicates light force. Two are merged in form of circle , where we see that the yin has a bit of yang and the yang has a bit of yin, indicating that both are merged together to form a complete whole. The dark part of yin always has to face downwards and the yin has to create a force that rises upwards. When this is in balance then we see peace, harmony, good health and an enriching environment that leads to a successful life.

Oil paintings are a easy way to balance your environment of any imbalances created by natural or man made reasons. In cases of imbalance such symbolic healing paintings help to enrich your environment and create positive chi in your home and office. This symbol is a very powerful symbol and when the intentions of the healer are put up the same art work acts as a feng shui cure and can heal.
The beautiful harmony symbol of Yin and Yang has been projected in art as with many colors, forms and images. Where we see a floral Yin Yang we see a geometric Yin Yang and also one in red, blue , orange or absolutely white.


Total Luck , Feng Shui Pot of Gold by Rizwana Mundewadi oil on paper
What many don't understand that the way it is displayed projects that type of energy in your environment. The black , often the Yin has to face down, as it projects energy down wards. White the positive energy Yang has to point upwards.
Then we see the full Tao symbol in white, it does not heal in any way except that may also create imbalance with only yang energy. As we know where there is Yang so also must be the Yin for happiness, health and prosperity.
Then there are two holes, which again are very important as it indicates that they merge, connect and flow into each other. This again indicates that they are in harmony.One has to inter connect with the other for perfect energy and harmony.
Too much Yin in environment drains energy and makes one lethargic and less motivated. Whereas too much Yang too will drain your energy as you will not be able to relax and thus maybe also become less productive as a result of over working. 
The beautiful symbol is a very good feng shui energy symbol to attract harmony in life and a great prosperity symbol.
Hope this helps. God Bless from Rizwana!
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