Calligraphy or something like it...

For the love of words and colors ! ~Beant K Dhillon~
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Figuring out a composition…the first paid commission :)! Curious about the final result!

<p>Kadi aa mil yaar pyaarya (come and see me some time, my dear).- Sufi poem by Bulleh Shah.</p> <p>The biggest canvas I ever painted :), yippie!


Warming up after almost a month: Sufi poem by Bulleh Shah.

"Piya piya karte humi piya huwey,
Ab piya kis nu kahiye”

I called out for my beloved so much that I myself have become the beloved. Who should I call out to now?

Sundays :D

Suits the strange mood of today, with conversations about meetings and fear of goodbyes…

Bulleh shah’s Sufi poem

"Kade aa mil yaar pyareya" ( My dear darling friend, please, come and see me some time.)

Letters at the window, some are dolled up and some are just waking up…acrylics, fiber tip marker.

Another version of the sufi poem by Bulleh shah. Drawing ink, acrylics, oil paints, gouache, water color, and markers on paper. - used almost everything in my toolbox :)

See the other version here
“Haji lok makke nu jaande, Asan jaana takht hazaare.”
(Pilgrims go towards Mecca to pray, but I (Heer - Ranjha’s lover), want to go to Takht Hazara -the birthplace of my beloved (Ranjha), for pilgrimage.

Another sufi poem by Bulleh shah. Drawing ink and markers on paper.

"Haji lok makke nu jaande, Asan jaana takht hazaare."

(Pilgrims go towards Mecca to pray, but I (Heer - Ranjha’s lover), want to go to Takht Hazara -the birthplace of my beloved (Ranjha), for pilgrimage.

Finally a Punjabi composition :), Bulleh shah’s qaafi (poem)
Vehde aa wad mere (Step into my courtyard). - for a dear dear friend, hopefully she won’t see it before I gift it to her!

Hello all,

I am looking for Hindi/Punjabi/Indian blogs to follow, especially poetry, shayari, sufism, visual/graphic arts, etc. - to use as inspiration for my calligraphy. Drop me a line if you have or know of such a blog. You don’t need to follow me, just like/reblog this post.

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Scribbles here n there: fibre tip on a glossy magazine.

Munh Aayi baat na rehndi e (I must utter what comes to my lips) by Bulleh ShahInk, Chinese Ink on Paper.

Made some mistakes in the order of the sentences :/, but like the overall composition.

Lyrics and translation (By Kartar Singh Duggal) taken from SufiPoetry

Jhooth aakhaan te kuch bachda e,

Sach aakheyaan bhambad machda e,

Speaking the truth creates chaos.
Telling a lie saves one scarce.

Ik lazam baat adab di e,

Sanu baat malumi sab di e,

It is a matter of good form
A norm to which we all conform

Har Har vich soorat rab di e,

Kitey zahar e , kitey chupendi e

It’s God in every soul you see
If he is in me why not in you?

From a punjabi song “collaborations”: “rang de leya chunni nu mutiyaare ni mittran di pag warga”
(You have dyed the ‘chunni’ in the same colors as that of your lover’s turban)

Acrylics, fiber-tip marker on paper.

"Aj din chadeya tere rang warga" : from a poem by Shiv Kumar Batalvi
(The dawn that has risen has your colors today)

Crayons and Fiber tip marker on paper.

"Bullah, Ki jaana main kaun " - (Bullah, what do I know who I am.)
From a Sufi poem (qaafi) by Bulleh Shah (Gurmukhi script)