"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
Welcome! This blog is about my random thoughts, colourful pictures and paintings, some of my pencil drawings, reflections on things I feel strongly about and my experiences as I journey through life. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to add your comments and suggestions, but please refrain from spam, racist or uncomfortable comments. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Roses and love

Finally I have an internet connection and am back to the city where I live. I hope to post more often and take up drawing too. Here is a beautiful painting and wonderful quotes. 

How did the rose ever open its petals and give to this world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light on its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened.
– Hafez

Chen Hongshou, Leaf Album Painting

We're supposed to love one another and we're supposed to work together to make the experience better.
That's all the religion you need, really, to make a success of this planet...


  1. Lovely painting Ruby. And I agree that love should be universal religion. Best Regards Ram

  2. Love the subtle colors in this painting. We all need the light of others to help us bloom.

  3. A most beautiful post filled with lovely words and a stunning delicate painting.

  4. Ruby- thank you for this lovely post that feeds my soul. I am grateful for your light in my life.

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } ( ° >

  5. Good to see you back on the blog.
    Thought provoking comments.

  6. Hope to see more posts from you ... welcome back to regular blogging :-)

  7. Glad that you'll be back

    Greetings, Joop

  8. Beautiful Painting the Roses and Love, Ruby!!!

    Greatings from Brazil............:-)

    Thanks for visitings, By!

  9. ¸.¸❤✿•.¸

    "Eu pensava de verdade que todos nós seríamos salvos pelo amor." John Lennon

    Lindo post, amiga!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.


  10. Such a lovely post. Great words to live by too. Mickie :)

  11. I agree with you on this one. That is all the religion you need.

  12. Ruby, the Beatles reckoned that "All You Need is Love". That's nice but I think not totally practical. What do you think?- Dave

  13. 日本から。
    右の上に 玉堂と記されていますね。
    玉堂は 日本の有名な画家です。

  14. Dave, I think "All you need is love" might be taken to mean that when you find real love, then nothing seems impossible and you can achieve anything inspite of all odds because you have your heart's desire with you :))

  15. Thanks dear friends for your lovely comments!

  16. Hello, Ruby.

      Your exquisite work leads my impression.
      The passion for the art.  It is universal.

      Thank you visit to my garden.
      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

  17. That loving feeling, and I am in love your paintings.

  18. The white magnolias in the painting a re very beautiful Ruby.

  19. My dear Ruby,
    Great and beautiful ART work!! Very Impressive. Yes, love is the only living thing that cannot die at the doorsteps of death (smile). We were created to love....sadly, many forget this.

  20. Dear Ruby, I forgot to tell you earlier about my monthly collaboration challenge over at my other blog Lovers' Cove. You write a line of 15 words or less, but your line has to continue on in thought from the previous person in the Linky. You might like to join us. Come see here...

  21. Hi again Ruby. You are probably right - Dave

  22. Nicely written - both the rose and "religion".

  23. If we loved one another instead of ourselves and had consideration the world would, as you say, be a much better place. It is a great sadness that there is so much hate in the world.


Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.