passion x passion x passion
i love creating, travelling and beauty. @thekaivalyaarts has allowed me to combine the three as we provide a real experience of Nepal along with our peerless art.
Swing us a follow and stay tuned. 📸 - ama dablam, as seen from the chola pass. taken by yours truly and seen on art.thekaivalya.com
🙏 NEW VENTURE - @thekaivalyaarts 🙏
I'm extremely proud and grateful to present The Kaivalya Fine Arts; the world's first brand rubberstamping the true aesthetic quality of Nepali, Himalayan and Buddhist sculptural art.
I've been very fortunate to team up with the brilliant @thisislumi to bring this project to life. Her family has been at the pinnacle of sculpting for many a generation, having crafted masterpieces for monasteries, venues and private collectors around the globe.
However, with machine made copies beginning to flood the market, depressing prices, knowing what is of true artistic creation is becoming harder and harder.
That's where we come in. We are not third party agents but invested individuals with a personal connection to this art. For me, it is the time I spent in Nepal and the love I have for their culture. For Lumi, it is family.
Please follow our page, check out our website (art.thekaivalya.com), and enquire if you are at all interested in owning a piece of profound quality. 🙏
✒️ NEW WRITING ✒️ Dealing with the Dangers of Altitude
It's that time of the year again when thousands of blessed souls will again head to Nepal to undertake what's likely a bucket list item; a trek in the Himalayas.
After spending some time in the Himalayas last year with high altitude doctors and trained rescue professionals, I've compiled a pretty decent little guide for @covermore on how to ensure you make it to your destination safely.
Link is in bio, and may I add.. One of my top tips for ensuring you're safe is to hire a competent, professional guide. Lucky for you, I have a lot of incredible friends in Nepal who are also exceptional guides. Feel free to DM me if you'd like the hook ups 👌
🌌 s l o w d o w n a n d look. - mk
where blue hues meet
sky and sea
feel the curvature of the earth
bending beneath your feet
movement is the language of life
but only through stillness
can we read its words
hear it speak
and feel it breathe
in my body
time stands still
i see waves
rolling into rocks
their lullaby soothes my ears
i see birds
nestled into trees
staring back at me
i see dirt, once grass
trampled, by human decree
i see it all
i feel it all
i hear it all
to all this life
by being still
🌎 de-centre - mk
i can't even write today. i want to be honest. my brain hurts, my heart hurts. i've totally lost connection to the world around me. i'm consumed by ego i've put myself at the centre of it all, and i've lost the centre of myself.
i'm chasing. i don't even know what anymore. i used to write with a flow which came straight from the soul. i used to marvel at the stars, feel my soul when i laughed, notice every tiny hue in the rainbow of a sunset. i used to feel the world in my heart and myself in a wave. and now, i'm just chasing. i push the words out, hoping they'll rekindle my rhythm. i feel nothing in my heart and the waves are just cold. the sunsets; almost monochrome imposters. but the imposter is me.
i've put myself at the centre of the world and in that, i've lost it, myself and all.
take me back, world. remind me what's important,
and show me the stars.
🍃 spring is a time for growth. for nourishment. for climbing mountains so high you can't see the bottom when you're standing at the top. spring is the season in which you try something. you strive to be your best self. bloom now, whilst the sun's rays welcome you into your own life. 🍃
🌌👣 'You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world. You will only ever have two choices - love or fear. Choose love, and don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.' --
With this brilliant quote by Jim Carrey in mind, I started my own company this week using every ounce of life I've accrued through my travels in the past two years.
Every day, I choose love. I wake up every single morning and verbally, mentally and emotionally choose love. I choose to give my energy to what matters. And if I mess it up today, I'll have another crack tomorrow. Such is life.
I choose to design my own life. I choose to work on projects that bring me joy, that matter to my heart. I choose the path fraught with uncertainty and obstacles I don't even know how to pass yet. Most of all, I choose to see life as a game; to win is to enjoy it with a full heart, curious mind and light soul.
👣 first steps and new adventures
journeying into the unknown
with the fear of failing
and the hope of flying
take a leap of faith
jump, then create
the wings of your destiny 👣 ---
out with the old, in with the fear - mk
i wrote this poem for everyone out there who's out there on the grind.
ladies and gentlemen, design your life as if life itself depends on it. because, well, it does. let me know what you think 🙏 🏙️🗽
--- high-rise//free-fall - by michael kelly
the c b d
a city of dreams
grind that nine to five
just to survive
in this man-made machine
made of machine-made men
where dreams come true
but not for you
she shines and
a promise of a dream
so hard for
only to realise
🌌🌍🌊✈️ --- move with me
move, run, move, fly
take to the sky
for time is ticking
and there's a world to see
and the deep blue sea 🌊
come with me
for there's a world to see 🌍
let us stay here,
five star, three star, one star, no stars
as long as I can see each star
twinkling in your eye
under a clear night's sky 🌌