Thursday Doors: ART- Forgotten

I have no pictures of exotic doors this week to share as I haven’t travelled and I’m uncomfortable with clicking pictures of doors in my vicinity. What I have, are left overs of recent trips I took. So, this week in addition to these pictures, I’m sharing the latest painting I did of a worn-out door with a lock, inspired by my visit to Fort Kochi and Wellingdon Island in Kerala which had a number of abandoned homes and weathered doors. You can read more about my visit here.

First, the left overs

Somewhere on Willingdon island in Kerala, India

The lock on the door implies ‘No entry’ and yet someone felt the need to write ‘NO’ on the door- this was taken in Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India

I liked how the grey door for the window stood out in the brick wall. I’m not sure what the building is for though.

And, now the painting

It’s an inspired watercolour that I named, ‘Forgotten’. If you think of a better name for the painting, do share it in the comments.

Based on the above painting, I’ve written the below poem for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. This week’s prompt was to write a a form of poetry suggested by Gwen Plano – it requires writing 11 lines of 4 syllables each, first and last line have to be the same. I hope I got it right. Here’s the poem.

The time has come

 The time has come,
 to leave behind
 The home we built,
 the friends we made
 And fly eastwards
 
 To a new land.
 We must be brave,
 We must believe
 It is God's plan,
We have to move
The time has come
 
  

Some of my earlier artwork of doors

Before I end, here’s a inspirational quote on moving forward, opening new doors.

I hope you enjoyed the post. Wishing all of you a very happy weekend!

Cheers,

Smitha

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28 responses to “Thursday Doors: ART- Forgotten”

  1. Gwen M. Plano Avatar

    So beautiful and heart-filling. The photos and paintings were lovely as well. Thank you, Smitha. ❤️

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Gwen. I loved the form you created and your beautiful poem. I’m very pleased to know I got it right and you liked all the add-ons 💕🙂.

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  2. ben Alexander Avatar

    Smitha, I think those kinds of sentiments come along in all of our lives inevitably… they’re very relatable 🙂

    ~David

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, David, for visiting and for writing back. Yes, it does come in all our lives and it’s so important to look at it positively and move on. Thank you, again.😊

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author Avatar

    I loved all the pictures and poetry!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Denise, for the appreciation. I love participating in this,so, your words made me smile💕.

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  4. harmonykentonline Avatar

    Wonderful pictures, paintings, and poetry, Smitha! 💕🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Harmony. It’s been a long time💕🙂. Has your poetry book got published?

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      1. harmonykentonline Avatar

        It did! Thanks, Smitha 💕🙂

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          So, I should have received it on my kindle right?🙂 Will check it out if I have.

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          1. harmonykentonline Avatar

            Awesome! Thanks so much, Smitha. It published in June 3rd, so if you don’t have it, you’ll have to synch your device and/or contact Amazon customer service. Hugs 💖

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            1. Smitha V Avatar

              I will check,Harmony, and let you know🙂. Hugs.

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  5. And Or Theory Avatar

    Wonderful, I love the synthesis between your photography, paintings and poems together, it is amazing work!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for your kind appreciation. I’m very happy to know you liked all three🙂🙏

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  6. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry Avatar

    Smitha, your creativity knows no bounds! I’m thrilled you jumped into #TankaTuesday. Thanks for sharing your doors ( l always love doors) and your paintings. EEK! They are stunning. 💜

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you,Colleen for your kind words. Your comment had me smiling ear to ear💕. I’m very happy to know you liked the entire package😊.

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      1. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry Avatar

        It was a great pleasure. I love when you share your artwork and write a poem. 💜

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Will participate more often then🙂. I love participating too! You’re a wonderful host, Colleen. Thank you again💕

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          1. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry Avatar

            Please do, Smitha. It’s great seeing your art. I love it and your poetry. 💜

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  7. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Hi Smitha, lovely doors, both those you took and those you painted. I like your poem too, so I assume you are definitely moving 💖

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie😊, yes I am. And soon. Will write about it in my next post❤️. I’m so glad like this 3 in 1 post. It was the only way I could participate 😀.

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  8. Brenda's Thoughts Avatar

    I enjoyed the weathered door with “No, No” on it. A lot of character there. Nice painting and inspired poem as well! 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you,Brenda for visiting the blog and writing back :). Your doors are stunning. I’m glad you liked the post- I love participating in Thursday doors and I had just these 🙂

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      1. Brenda's Thoughts Avatar

        You’re welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed the tiles of Seville. 🙂 Look forward to seeing more of your doors on TD in weeks to come.

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  9. sienablue Avatar

    I love the doors you painted! And I love doing dry brush locks and woodwork like you did in the Forgotten painting. To me, though, it looks like someone is breaking in to a Secret Garden.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Jo. I get what you are saying 🙂 about a secret garden…the blue and green on the lock and behind the door make it look like that, right? I’m so glad you liked the artwork. Thanks Jo💕

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  10. Darlene Avatar

    I love your door paintings. xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Darlene for appreciating the paintings❤️🙂

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