In a troubled world, artistic activity fills the heart with peace.
As I painted, I identified myself with the breeze, but as I wrote about what I did then, I realized what I had to uproot in my life now. That’s why I love writing a blog. Your comments clear my blog of any presets.

digital painting by Tomas Karkalas
Discovery of oneself

Let’s enjoy the colors, not the knowledge of art techniques

I was born twice, in 1955 and 1974, when I recovered from a head injury. After a short walk on the threshold of death, God brought me back to life.

The light of a work of art is not the color of the paint on the canvas. It is the viewer’s self-recognition in the images being viewed.
Our love one to another defines the depth of the steps we leave in life.

please visit my other blogs:

  1. Art by Tomas
  2. dayfly
  3. Art of Butterfly in Plaster
  4. Modus Vivendi
  5. Art Website

21 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thank you for visiting Life As a Wave. I appreciate the messages in your posts and the beautiful heartfelt images. I look forward to reading and seeing more.
    ~~~S Wave~~~


    1. Thank you, dear Growth Hunter. I greatly appreciate that. Your nomination was a proof of the usefulness of my colors and thoughts to other bloggers. You have defined my blog as the healing with art. That was the real healing to me too – the proof of the art power to join the souls. Thank you once again.


  2. Thank you so much for stopping by Ivegotconfidence and liking my latest post. Your artwork is stunning and beautiful, not only because I love lots of color, but because you are using the gifts and talents that God has given you to beautify our world. That, for me is the most fun part of checking out other people’s blogs ….seeing how much talent and creativity my God has embedded in the lives of His creation. Keep up the great work and maybe one day you can stop by Ivegotconfidence again! Blessings!


  3. Hello Tomas,

    Just wanted to say thank you for visiting and “liking” my post on the saltwater twin. What lovely images and thoughts you have here.


  4. Hello,

    My name is Alyssa Jacobs.  I have been reading through your blog and I am finding it very interesting.  I love to write and I think I could make a great contribution to your page.  If this is something that you would be interested in, then shoot me a quick email when you get a chance.

    Kind regards,
    Alyssa Jacobs



  5. i wish to visit Lithuania in the future…lovely words about yourself..wishing you all the best in life and continue to share you good works. i love it!


  6. Hi Thomas,

    I know that this isn’t exactly a comment, but I couldn’t find your e-mail address, and I wanted to write and tell you about a new website for artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers: http://www.PutItOn.com. I’ve been using the site as an artist and have my work there, and am trying to support it because I believe in it. Basically, the site allows artists from all over the world to connect, display their portfolios, and sell their work (with NO commission taken!). The site gives artists a FREE gigabyte of space to showcase their portfolios, allows you to stream audio and video works, lets you create live personal broadcasts, and translates any writing into ten different languages. If you could take the time to visit the site, and if you like it too, let your readers know about it, and even sign up yourself or link to it on your site it would be greatly appreciated! We are trying to make a go of helping out artists everywhere and are trying to get the word out, so please help us out if you like the site after checking it out! Thank you!

    All the best,
    Sarah at PutItOn.com


  7. Tomas,

    I wanted to show you my very first wood carving. Although I am a skilled carver and capable of producing more refined work I chose to keep it simple, almost unfinished, Because my ancestors were farmers and carpenters. Their lives were very difficult and often filled with sorrow. Their work was never ‘really’ finished either. They carried their burdens on their shoulders and in their hearts. As you may already know, the ‘rupintojelis’ was a very ancient expression carved by those who knew only misery but never lost hope. Later in history this ‘Man of sorrrows’ came to be recognized as
    a figure of the ‘Sorrowing Christ’ when Christianity took hold in Lietuva.
    For me it is an ancient symbol that always reminds me of my humble blood lines.


  8. Tomas,
    When I share thoughts with Lithuanians and Lithuanian Descendants I am communicating with FAMILY. Your English may not be perfect but It is good enough to be understood. Please continue to practice and improve your english. You are also invited to join us in our ‘Kavinė’ English forum. It is very new and not much to read at this moment. I hope more Lietuviais will
    will join us there.

    Your artisitc creations speak for you in a language that all can understand and appreciate. I also added a link to your Blogs on my Lithuanian Pride


  9. Hello Tomas!
    Your use of English is far better than my use of Lithuanian. So English it will be!

    I am very much impressed by your work as an artist and your thoughts as a human being. I would very much like to view your creations in person some day. Perhaps the next time God grants me passage to Lietuva there will be time to do so. I also used to paint and often received many compliments but the complexities of the life of a simple working man left me with little time
    for such activities. I also loved to carve simple ‘Folk’ style scenes on wood. I often used Lithuanian themes as my subject. Wealthy Lithuanian-American people would often offer fairly large amounts of money for my creations. But money, although neccessary was not my love. I gave my favorite
    pieces to people whom I admired very much instead. I do not carve wood now
    either. My time is spent trying to keep people interested in our Lithuanian heritage and bringing our scattered people together on the internet.
    I maintain an English lanuguage web-site called Lithuanian Pride for Lithuanian Descendants who cannot understand Lietuviskai yet still have a love for our history and our culture. I also have a personal Blog called
    Bieksia’s Weblog where I share my thought about Lietuva with others. Soon I
    will start an English Language ‘Forum’ where Lithuanians who are developing their english skills can interact with descendants from around the world.
    I hope you will join us! I would be honored by your participation. The ‘Forum’ will be announced very soon on my Blog. I hope to meet with you there soon!

    Su Pagarba,



  10. Hello Thomas. Enjoying your art and your mind. Thanks so very much for sharing.
    I really like your philosophy, “the depth of the steps we leave in life is defined by our love to others.” It rings nothing but truth. I’ve been going from one blog to another–my goodness, you have so many blogs, I’m having a hard time keeping up or keeping track. Is there any advice that you could pass to me regarding the blogs. Does one blog represent one concept more than another? If not, that’s ok, I like the surprizes. I suspose I will visit the blog candleday most often, but I really don’t want to miss anything! Ahh, . . .I appreciate it all, it’s ever so beautiful, peaceful, and spiritual. Thanks so very much for sharing your gifts.
    Peace, Light and Love,


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