Awards Time🏆


Hello Friends, How are you all? I just hope and pray that you all be safe and happy wherever you are.

Today, after a looooooooooooong time, I am back with an awards Post📯….So let’s get started

So, for this award post, I am nominated by Vaniheart, and for all, who don’t know her, let me tell you that she is an amazing and talented blogger. I am really thankful to her for nominating me. Also, don’t forget to visit her blog.

Link: http://storytimewithshivani.wordpress.com


1.) The Aesthete Blogger Award

RULES:

  • Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who nominated me.
  • Mention the creator (Ashmita@thefictionaljournal) and link it back to the original post).
  • Tell me something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favourite form of creativity?
  • Nominate seven lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love.
  • Ask your nominees four questions.
  • Share something you created.(can be anything!)
  • And lastly, just so you know, I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

Thank you Ashmita@thefictionaljournal for creating this awesome award.

Link to the original post: https://thefictionaljournal.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/the-aesthete-blogger-award/


Now, moving according to the rules, let me answer the two asked questions:

Q1.) Tell me something about this world that you admire.

The one thing that I really admire about this world is the very fact that all of us are unique in ourself.


Q2.) What is your favourite form of creativity?

Doing anything that relaxes my soul, it can be anything such as art, books and blogging.


Vani’s Questions:

1.) What’s the meaning of your name?

The meaning of my name, “Sakshi” is “Proof or a witness”.


2.) Which weather do you like the most?

I love sunny season the most.


3.) What would you choose: Cake or Icecream?

Cake..but it has to be chocolate flavour🍫


4.) What makes you feel energetic?

The very fact that I have to build myself and lead life independently.


Now, sharing something which I have created:

My Art 🎨


Now, it’s time for NOMINATIONS:

1.) Sakshi Shinde@http://www.selflovee.wordpress.com


2.) Sowmya’s Spicy Corner@http://sowmyaraghavan.wordpress.com


3.) Sabrina@http://g1rlchat.wordpress.com


4.) Lokesh Sastya@http://lokeshsastyaa.wordpress.com


5.) Daneelyunus@http://daneelyunus.wordpress.com


6.) Sprightly Shreya@http://Sprightlyshreya.wordpress.com


7.) Tanya Kashyap@http://tanyaaaaaah.wordpress.com


MY QUESTIONS:

1.) What is the one thing in your life which you miss the most?

2.) Choose between: Friendship or Family?

3.) What is the one thing you hate the most?

4.) Whom do you consider your role model?


2.) Brainstorms Award

Thank you Shivani for nominating me.

Link to Shivani’s Blog: http://thefictionaljournal.wordpress.com


Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. Tag your post with #BrainstormsAward and follow Brainstorms if you are willing!
  3. List the rules and display the Brainstorms Award Logo.
  4. Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write about, and your goal for your blog.
  5. Answer the five questions you have been asked.
  6. Nominate five other amazing bloggers.
  7. Ask them five new questions.

Now, talking a bit about my blog, “Art Enthusiastics”, I just want to sum up in a few words. To me, it is my first child in the blogosphere. And, like a mother, I have nurtured it day by day with full enthusiasm. It is all about Art and with this, I don’t want to confine myself just to drawings and sketches. As my old readers, already know, I consider all type of creative activity as an art form.

I honestly started with the very thought of making money, cause I wanted to help my mamma. But, later, when I started blogging, I realised it was really foolish of me, to think this way. Blogging is now not just a money-making source, but also a great platform for interaction and confessing our thoughts with the world. And unlike any other social media platform, it ensures to a great percentage that our content is being read by an educated person. And for an introvert, like me, it’s a cherry on the top, cause I find it really difficult to interact with others.

My goal for my blog is to reach that height that my thoughts can be communicated to those who are not bloggers, uneducated and devoid of proper network and internet facilities. My dream is to see getting people interested in art through my blog.


SHIVANI’S QUESTIONS:

1.) Favourite Hobby?

Writting poems and stories, reading novels, engaging quality time for art and Blogging.


2.) If you could change one thing about WordPress, what would it be?

I would like to make it reachable to a much larger audience who are maybe interested in blogging stuff, but don’t have proper resources. For example- I would like to broadcast the WordPress App to Televisions.


3.) Describe yourself in three words.

Shy, innocent, honest.


4.) Despite all the positive and negative this year, what has been the most memorable moment for you?

So, since we have just plunged into 2022 this month, I don’t think I have something worth memorable till now.


5.) If you could learn something new, what would it be?

Well, there are a couple of things in my bucket list, but as by priority meter, I would like to learn some more different art and poetry forms.


My Nominations:

1.) Prerna’s Blog@http://besondersite.wordpress.com


2.) Ritish Sharma@http://theblogera.com


3.) Twinkle Moitra@http://joyoflilthings.wordpress.com


4.) Shalini Petwal@https://asafeplaceforher.home.blog/


5.) Vartika@http://vartikaforu.wordpress.com


My Questions:

1.) Choose between: Life without Smartphones or Life without Television?

2.) What is the one thing in your life that stays everytime with you?

3.) Who is your favourite writer?

4.) Which activity relaxes your soul?

5.) What is your favourite junk food?


# The Black Cat Blue Sea Award:

Thank you Shivani for nominating me.

Link to her blog: http://storytimewithshivani.wordpress.com


RULES:

1.) Anybody nominated can nominate seven(lucky number) other bloggers.

2.) Anybody nominated answers three questions.

3.) The question you ask while nominating can be any three questions.

4.) If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.


SHIVANI’S QUESTIONS:

1.) If you had to choose between being a cat, dog or a bird which would you choose and why?

Dog, because I find it really cute and loyal.


2.) What city/country would you most like to live in?

Apart from India, I guess I will choose the City of Paris.


3.) One piece of life advice you can offer.

Live life to the fullest and value your relationships. You can never imagine and tell when you will be seperated from your loved ones. Life is very unexpected.


My Questions:

1.) Choose between: School or College?

2.) One must to do activity in your daily schedule?

3.) What does loyalty mean to you?


My Nominees:

1.) Dhirendra.S.Chauhan@http://travelandsharetravel.wordpress.com


2.) Nehal Jain@http://nehalsays.wordpress.com


3.) Vaishnavi Kadari@http://vaishnavikadari.wordpress.com


4.) Prachi Kukreja@https://beyondit574559299.wordpress.com


5.) Garima Saxena@http://abrushofpoetry.wordpress.com


6.) Cindy Georgakas@http://uniquelyfitblog.wordpress.com


7.) Pavithra@http://introvertbags.wordpress.com


# The Dazzling Blogger Award:

Thank you Shivani for nominating me.

Link to her blog post: http://storytimewithshivani.wordpress.com


RULES:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you for the Dazzling Blogger Award.

2.) Link back to the original blog post.

3.) Answer the seven questions that they asked on their blog post.

4.) Make up seven new questions.

5.) Nominate seven more people for the Dazzling Blogger Award, who you think exemplifies excellent blogging skills.


Original Post Link: https://crispyconfessions.com/the-dazzling-blogger-award-2021/


Shivani’s Questions:

1.) Favourite thing about your room?

Well, till now, I don’t have my single, private room. I share it with my sister and I guess that’s the best part.


2.) Reading or Movies? Give reasons for your answer.

Reading, because it makes me feel relaxed.


3.) What’s the theme of your blog?

It is all about Art and creativity.


4.) Mention one special thing about your Blog?

The one thing that I feel is special about my blog is the motive that I seek to serve with my blog.


5.) Will you follow my blog and support it?

I am already following you, and will support you.❤️


My Questions:

Since she has asked me only five questions, so the first five are the same as hers. And the other two questions are:

6.) What is your dream job?

7.) What is your favourite outfit?


My Nominations:

1.) Soni’s thoughts@http://sonibindaas571181659.wordpress.com


2.) Cheriewhite@http://cheriewhite.wordpress.com


3.) ShankySalty@https://ashish05shanky.wordpress.com


4.) Priyadarshni Sahu@http://priyadarshinisahuart.wordpress.com


5.) Anupamasinha14@http://ideaofanupama.wordpress.com


6.) Jonaki Ghosh Thomas@http://liveinlovenlight.wordpress.com


7.) Riya@http://moraldays.wordpress.com


That’s all for today!!

Thank You!


Happy Birthday Mamma!


Hello Friends, welcome you all to my blog. Today, I am going to dedicate a poem for my mother, whom I lost last year. Last year, too, on her birthday, I dedicated a poem for her and luckily she read it. Maybe, this year, she will not be read this poem, but I just want her to let know, that I love and miss her a lot.

The link for the last year’s post:


💞

Also, I dedicated an Elegy poem for her on my YouTube channel, few months after her demise.

Here’s the link to that YT Video:

💫

Now, coming to this year’s poem:

Hey Mum! On your special day,

this year, I am back with a wish,

though this year, you probably won’t read this,

but my heart’s call,

will certainly reach your heart.❤️

You were, and are, everything to me,

our bonding took test,

but we weren’t affected,

but the biggest toll life gave,

was to snatch you from my life,

and, I can claim,

that this will stay,

the biggest scar,

till my death,

and that will be the best day,

cause I will meet you again.💓

Thank You!


Call of Drop💧


Hello Friends, again I am back after about a month’s leave. First of all, happiest wishes for the New Year 2022!!💫

Today, I will be sharing a poem, written by me, on a random rainy day, sitting besides the window and observing for about 15-20 minutes.

Do let me know, how’s it!!


Winds rustling,

cool air breezing,

water drops penetrating,

into the Earth.

Open windows, peeking faces,

Some with joy, some with bleak expressions,

vehicles passing, people walking,

but nobody hears the call,

of water drops,

“I wish they could hear us”,

said a water drop,

while swaying away from the sight.

Penned By- Sakshi Shreya


PUNYASHLOK AHILYABAI HOLKAR


Hello Friends! How are you all?

Well, I am back from an untold hiatus, and now I will try to be consistent. Today, I will be sharing an art of a legendary personality of India, who broke the customs and traditions, for the welfare of humanity. She was a person, who was famous for her social works, that glorified the history of India.

She was the daughter-in-law of the famous Maratha Subedhar Malharrao Holkar. He was the person, who supported her in every walk of life.

So, let’s celebrate her legacy by remembering her.

Results of Artist Talent Hunt Competition OUT!!!


Hello Guys!!! How are you all?

Well, today, I am back with the results of my self-hoisted artist Talent Hunt Competition. For me, each and every participant is winner, but since I had to release results and come to a conclusion, do watch this video.

I congratulate each and everyone who took part and also to our winners. Soon, I will come up with its rewards for each winner. Till then,

Stay Safe and Connected!😊

Also, here I am attaching link to the feedback Form, so do fill it Guys. I will be glad to read your feedbacks.https://my.forms.app/form/614c66562f6a6e3fade0157c

15 Ways to stay productive in Lockdown??




Have you ever felt lethargic and futile while performing daily tasks in Lockdown? If yes, then this is a perfect read for you.


Productivity in most simple terms, refers to the quality of creating and enhancing the work efficiency throughout the day. For many of us, this Pandemic has significantly disrupted our productivity, which directly influences our health, work and mental peace. So here, we present you with fifteen useful tips to stay productive during the lockdown.

1.) Design a proper morning schedule: This tip goes well with the famous line, “ Beginning is the most important yet the hardest part.” Yes, you read that right, design a proper morning schedule for yourself a day prior to the actual day, and try to inculcate and follow those goals, bringing strong focus on them, whether they are achievable or not.




2.) Organise a healthy morning Routine: The key to a healthy body and mind surely goes up with a clean body, a healthy diet and proper exercise. So, try to wake up before 9 AM, have a daily bath to channelize your energy and then have a healthy breakfast to optimize your goals. In addition to this, one must try to perform 30-40 minutes daily exercise to improve body’s efficiency to stay productive.




3.) Catch up with Family and Friends: In leisure time, instead of wasting time on social media platforms and games, try to spend quality time with family and friends. Try to do fun activities and play board games. Give yourself priority before work or studies at that time. This tip will ultimately help you to reduce your screen time and will bring positive vibes.

4.) Learn Something New: If you are still facing boredom, then try to learn something new in your leisure period. It could be learning a new Art, reading books, joining online courses or photography. Just try to explore your creative side and think of ideas that are unique.



5.) Get Sufficient Sleep: Yes, this is one of those important tips which you all might think is something, out of the blue, but in reality, it is really important. Getting sufficient and a sound sleep helps the brain to carry out actions in a more positive and constructive way. A person, who is not having proper sleep, is prone to be more lethargic and inactive throughout the day.

6.) Don’t Procrastinate: Although each one of you will try to give your level best, but sometimes you will find yourself getting distracted or procrastinating. And it’s totally natural, yet envitable. So, at this point, try to give yourself sufficient breaks, relax and medidate to release out unnecessary chunks of stress, and then again rethink from a new perspective.


8.) Read something completely unrelated to your subject: Yes, you can try this. Let’s say, if you are a Science Student, try reading History Books, or maybe you should try an art. Doing tasks different from our interest, will help in expanding your horizon and will give you a chance to have a elaborate thinking.

9.) Listen Up: Try listening to music, audio-books and podcasts. It will definitely help you in improving your hearing, concentration and communication skills. On the other hand, it is a great leisure hobby too.

10.) Deep Clean your Room: Well, if you are someone who is conscious about cleanliness, then this tip is not much of use for you. But, in general, people who find it difficult to clean and maintain their room, this is the perfect time to reorganize and deep clean your room once in a week.

11.) Get Green- Fingered: Yes, you can try gardening, if you are lucky enough to have a balcony or a garden. It is a meticulous hobby to pursue, and it helps us to connect with nature. Even if you don’t have a balcony or garden, you can still keep a plant in your house at a place with sufficient solar light.

12.) Create a Separate Workspace: If you are facing distraction or uneasiness studying or working in your room, you can shift to another room or space, where you will be comfortable and can carry out daily tasks.

13.) Write a Journal/ Blog: If you are a great lover of writing, I can imagine you already doing this task. But, even if you are not interested in writing, then also atleast maintain a journal, where you will write your daily events, your goals accomplishments and any specific achievement or downfall from which you can learn. Maybe, at first, you might find this task boring, but trust me, the after-effects are surely magical, and soon it will become your habit.

14.) Try Bird-Watching: Sitting beside a window and just staring out, seems boring, right? Then, why not, make this task interesting? Is there a way we can turn this boring task interesting? Yes, Offcourse. You can start Bird-Watching. And don’t say, you are not able to watch them. In the ongoing pandemic, nowadays we are significantly less harming the nature. And offcourse, we are not out of our homes, so these cute-little creatures have found their liberty, and are proudly using it. So, just sit and peek.

15.) Help Needy People: If you are happy and well-content with your life in Pandemic, them you should try to spread happiness among others too. It not goes for all, but if you are financially stable, even during the pandemic,try to volunteer for the needy and help them in this hour of crisis.

With the ongoing surge in the health issues faced by people due to this Pandemic, these 15 tips will surely help you to establish a stable mindset and a healthy body. At the end, I would like to end my words with a quote by Benjamin E. Mays,

“ The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”

I hope this article will prove to be useful for you all.

THANK YOU!



How Art affects and shapes our personality?


Hello Guys, welcome you all to my blog. Well, today, on the occasion of International Peace Day, let me present you all with a topic which will hopefully develop and shape your personality. And, being honest, according to me, when our personality gets grommed, everything else happens the best. And of course, we will get PEACE too.💫


So, without wasting your much precious time, let’s get staaaarrrrrttttedddd….Wohooooo🎉🎉🎉


So, while thinking about my next blog post topic, when this idea clicked my mind, I had eventually categorised the topic into two, well the first one is for my artist friends, who are already in love with art. And the second one, is for my non-artist friends, who might have never tried or liked art. Well, I am not here to judge or to make someone’s choice superior, instead I am here to put forth my views which I have experienced after diving in the ocean of art.

So, talking further about the first category i.e my artist friends, first of all, I think you all have atleast got a rough idea about what I am going to talk. So, my friends, let me ask you a question: Since you all Guys, have experienced art and know what it is, do you all agree with my point, that art has affected and shaped our personality for a good cause?


Please do drop your views in the comments section.


Well, for those who agree with my point, I hope you all understand why I am putting stress on this topic. Art is not just a means of recreation, but also a great way of channelizing our energy and creativity to a good cause. Well, if you are a regular viewer of my blog, you all must know this fact that I was not a good artist since my childhood. Well, good is a very strong term, leave it, I was a ” terrible” artist. Whenever I used to see other students, drawing beautiful arts, I used to wonder, why I am so bad at it?

Well, time, dedication and hardwork changes everything. And the same happened with me too, I tried and tried and now I can say that I am a pretty much decent Artist. And keeping aside, the basic characteristics, my personality has developed amazingly.

Well, if any of you are thinking that I am bragging much, it’s not the case, Guys. I always take my example, to explain things because of two reasons:


1.) Your own journey is the best example.

2.) I don’t know anyone else’s story. So what’s the point, in bringing a topic, where I am not able to convince my audience.


So, I hope I am clear with my point.

So, now moving further with the next category, i.e of non-artists, who are never associated with art or don’t like art, much same like I was in childhood.

So, my friends, first of all, I must clarify, that I am not here to influence your thinking, nor I can ever do. You all are unique and special as a person. But, I can say this, that there’s nothing wrong in giving a try to creative activities. As I have discussed before, this definitely shapes your personality, but this doesn’t mean that if you’re not interested or practicing art, then you don’t a good personality.

Maybe, there would be even more interesting and personality shaping activity, which you all must be practicing and we, are not.

So, if you know any such activity, please do share in the comments section. I would be pleased to read your comments, Guys.

So that’s it, Guys. I hope it was a great read for you all. Stay connected and safe, friends.😊


300 Followers+ Announcement✨


Hello Everyone! Welcome you all to my blog…

Todayyyy, I am back with an achievement and an announcement. So, without any delay, let’s get started:

So, I am glad to share this news with you all that finally my blog, “Art Enthusiastics” has hit 300 Followers.

Well, I know, it’s not a very great achievement, but for me, each achievement matters a lot. I am thankful to you all for always supporting and showering such great amount of love to my blog. To be honest, your support really encourages me a lot. You guys, have always stood beside me like a rock, encouraging and guiding me in my WP journey.

I know, I was a bit inactive in my journey, and still, I am not sure, whether I will be able to maintain my regularity due to some unavoidable situation. But, I will try my level best to maintain my regularity.


Also, now it’s time for some announcements:


1.) As you all Guys know, I am hosting a Talent Hunt Art Competition, and since the last date to send your entries is near, I request you all to kindly send your entries as soon as possible.


2.) Also, since we have hit 300 followers, my blog is now open for collaborations and guest posts. So, if any of you Guys, are interested. Please do drop a comment in the comments section.

Thank you so much!!!!!🥳


Madhubani Art + Announcement


Hello Guys, how are you all????

Well, Today I am going to present you glimpses of my recently learnt Art. Well, it’s none other than Madhubani Art. Those people who are already aware of this Art, must be clear with my point that it’s one of the most beautiful art forms of India.

It has its origins from Madhubani, Bihar. And being an Indian, it was always my desire to learn this art. Well, learning a new Art not only hones our art skills but also improves our knowledge of culture.

So, without any delay, let me present my art.

Do watch the video😊

Next month, I will be back with another Madhubani Art Gallery session. Do put forth your views, Guys. It really matters a lot. Since, I am beginner in this art, I will definitely follow your advices and improve myself.

Also, here is an announcement for you all:

Since the last date for my self conducted Talent Hunt Art Competition is near, I request you all to please send your entries as soon as possible.

Here’s the link to the submission form:

Submission Form

Thank You!!!!!


E-Art Love🖼️


Hello Buddies, how are you all? Well, first of all, my heartiest greetings for Ganesh Chaturthi to you all.

Today, I am presenting an E-Art by my sister. I hope you all will like it.

Also, this post is a quick reminder for all my blogger friends, who haven’t yet participated in the Artist Hunt Competition. So, what are you all waiting for Guys?

Do participate and tell me how’s this art.

That’s all for today

Bye Guys!!!