The sound “ART” may ring a lot of thoughts in one’s mind…..painting, photography, music, dance, cooking…list may go on with a lot more of such words. The power of art is well proven to be healing and said to have calming effects on the mind.
My tryst with painting started during the days of architecture, apart from using it in our works and submissions, I and my friend enjoyed painting the walls of our college with art forms best known to us in our best expression. The joy of expression in colours and forms, I find absolutely fascinating and therapeutic.
In my role of a busy professional and mundane work of running an organisation over took my creative side very quickly. Just as I was getting sucked deep into it, it occurred to me one day that I wanted my staff and colleagues to experience the joy of painting with colours. When I shared this with them it was a mixed response, some were not sure they could do anything with brushes and paint as they had not used them at all but largely they were all willing to try out.
As they say where there is a will there is a way… I had this good friends duo on of whom is an artist took up this challenge of engaging 30 people of my office in painting 2 blank walls. The process was fun, engaging and there was perfect team bonding. The result was absolutely fabulous, we had two beautifully painted walls which each of them could call their own. The sense of belongingness to the space was automatically created. That's the power of art... @Ranjini Vikram thanks for making this happen!!!