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OC May 2020 Week #2 – Air Bender x BSD Cosplay!

Hello! And I’m here again for round 2 of OC May 2020!

I had this WIP sitting in my folder of my OC Akka cosplaying as Yukichi Fukuzawa from Bungou Stray Dogs (BSD) – they almost have the same personality, except Akka is a little more animated when it comes to showing emotions – and was too attached to let it go into the never-gonna-get-done pile!

Week #2 prompts were steampunk or elemental benders. Just having finished Kimetsu no Yaiba where the swordsmen have attacks based on elements like fire and water… I decided to use that little WIP and make Akka into an air bender swordswoman cosplaying from BSD!!!

I know… it’s a lot happening at the same time (^__^)”

Here it is below!

My original character, Akka, cosplaying Fukuzawa from Bungou Stray Dogs, while also being an air bender swordswoman!

I’m a bit behind but fret not! I’ll be posting Week #3 and Week #4 soon!

Till then 🙂

Peace ^.^

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OC May 2020 Week #1 – Princess Mononoke Cosplay!

Hello you lovelies!

I’m hosting my own May challenge this year all centered around original characters (OC)! Given time constraints, I’m always unable to participate in MerMay (popular month long art challenge where people draw mermaids) so I wanted to make my own challenge that I can participate in…

And that is OC May! A weekly art challenge with weekly themes and the main subjects being your beloved OCs!

Week #1 prompt was Studio Ghibli crossover/ Your OCs dressed as your favorite anime or movie characters. Pick either or do both! (You can find the rest of the weekly themes list on my Instagram! I’d love for you to join in, too!!!)

I did a Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke crossover with my OCs! Here it is below!

Original Characters from Left to Right: Sankalpa, Gōpesh, Sakhi, and Nishtha
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Shri Ramanuja Acharya Jayanthi 2020

This past Monday, April 27th, was Shri Ramanuja Acharya’s Appearance Day (according to the lunar calendar). He is the avatar of none other than Shri Aadhi Sesha, the divine serpent of Lord Hari-ji, and in essence, the Lord Himself.

I humbly pay homage to Him, to Jagadhguru, with this piece:

Without Shri Ramanuja Acharya, Indian culture and Sanathan Dharma would most likely have disappeared thousands of years back. The temple customs and culture seen today wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for Him and His efforts in preserving the divine culture.

He takes on the responsibility as a guru, as an acharya, to make sure souls are liberated and are reunited with the Lord.

Below are two short snippets from His divine pastimes:

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Lord Dhanvantari – God of Healing and Medicine

Form of Lord Narayana taken to heal all bodily and spiritual ailments

May Lord Dhanvantari, the form Lord Narayana has taken to heal and remove illnesses of our body and mind, He who glows like the sun and who’s eyes are long and beautiful like the lotus petals, protect us during these times of pandemics and on a regular basis so that we may be fit to serve the Lord and perform good deeds in our daily lives || In His hand, He carries the Amrita Kalasa (pot of healing nectar) to impart onto those who are suffering from bodily and spiritual ailments. May the Lord, Shri Dhanvantari, bring peace to the afflicted inhabitants of Mother Earth. Hare Rama…Hare Krishna…

Below are chants found in the sacred texts that help with getting rid of illnesses, bad luck and any afflictions that may come to the physical body and the spiritual soul and mind:

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Mindfulness & Escaping with Music

Hello, friend!

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones are well and healthy in these rather dull and dark times.

Music has always helped me overcome any light depression and anxiety I may face on any given day. I love listening to bhajans (devotional music) and instrumentals! Upbeat tunes are a staple for me with some nice, slow paced music in between.

Bhajan Mandal ft. my OCs (left to right) Chandrasekar, Damodar and Yashodhara 🙂

It’s just really nice to sit back and let your thoughts just flow as you maintain mindfulness by coming back to the music whenever the thoughts go astray or into unpleasant territories. To dance away or to just sit and breathe with the song’s rhythm….

What kind of songs do you like to listen to? And where do you listen to them from (i.e. YouTube, Spotify, etc.)?

I thought I’d share some of my favorite songs with you below! (I mainly use YouTube to create my song playlists)

(Note: I’ll try my best to update these links as much as possible to keep them working! Also, I’m not sponsored or affiliated with any of the artists/ groups whose song’s I’m listing below!)

Artist: Krishna Das; Song: Govinda Hare

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Happy Shiva Rathri 2020!

Hope you have a blessed evening! Haro Hara!

Peace ^.^