Friday, August 22, 2014

Memories

I am back !
The August break is always a welcome change
 for me and my family 
and since it is a time we go back 
to our homeland,
it is always... always a lot of fun.



A huge collection of beautiful moments spent with family and friends...
travels to some unseen places....
more than a thousand photographs in my camera...
some delightful gastronomical experiences...
inspiration from the mountains I trekked 
and the clouds that  entered my room through my balcony...
 the beaches I visited 
and the swaying coconut trees lined on those beaches....
the strangers I met and the old friends I laughed with...
the everyday changes in the light ,colour, shadow, brightness
the rain showers...the singing birds
reminding me again and again that I was in my own land
....oh there is so much in my pockets right now
 which I would be sharing with you all here
 through my posts!!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Listen

I surrendered myself
to the moment
and then in a flash
felt it injecting
tons of joy boosters
into my veins


each tiny peck
clinging to the other..
tenderly
caressing each other


once they were all inside me...
began to create a beautiful mosaic
incomparable
magical...musical


and I could listen ...
yes I could listen to
the beats of love.. sprouting
from the tiny tree of life
in my heart...


wowness... bringing
a smile to my eyes
...wider than sky
and bliss was all over me!!



and I embraced it all !!



Monday, June 9, 2014

UNSHAKABLE

 Henosis is the amalgamated world of two artists,
 combining their unique styles to bring forth a new dimension of morphed reality.

I love to draw and paint
 the themes that are unusual and off the beat.
Now what do you say 
when you hear from Henosis 
that they are holding an exhibition
 and the theme is 
"22 ways to Kill your Boss"

 I know you already have that smile on your face and tightened fists.

Why 22 ? Because 22 artists were chosen to display their emotions :)

Now since I do not have a conventional boss 
and I am my own boss...
I was in a fix but then
 I immediately realised
 that in the recent past 
certain negative people and 
negative situations have acted quite bossy on me
and I have managed to overcome 
those without harming a soul
 and by managing my anger in a quieter way.

In no time I decided what I wanted to show through my art.

So here is a glimpse 
of the opening night on the 5th of June
for all of you to enjoy !!

































I called my painting UNSHAKABLE and here is a short description of what I wanted to show

"I am constantly on a mission to eliminate all sorts of energy vampires around me.
 Now they may be people with negative frame of mind or situations 
but I have taken a pledge to be just me…
a happy, calm, composed, compassionate and peaceful person at heart. 
I would never ever sacrifice my own positive thoughts
 which I treat as my most valuable possession 
and be a slave to such dysfunctional mindsets
 and will keep reflecting the same through my artistic endeavors.
“I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet”…as is so truly said by Gandhi ji. Through a simple maneuver involving free will and choice, 
I have learnt how to deploy my own thoughts 
to break through limitations,
 turn failure into success,
 and activate my own healing powers.
 The negative, discouraging forces around me continue to show their powers
 but then in spite of these provocative negative forces
 I will continue to stay positive, poised and peaceful."


        ...and here is my piece....




So this is my way of the 22 ...
do let me know
what would you do !!



Saturday, May 31, 2014

An incredible experience!!


I recently attended a workshop organized by Artry . 


It was as if I took an adventure into the beautiful world of art
 with charcoals in my hand, 
easels in a very spacious room,
 remarkable peace in the air and
 so many artists and art lovers all around !


As I entered I thought YESS this is it! 
This is the kind of place I wish to be in! 
There were smiling faces to greet me and all.



Artry is a shared vision of a group of artists 
to understand and foster dialogue between artists
 and their practice,
 a space for in-depth explorations into art.





We had to observe the model
 sitting in front of us and
 draw with charcoal.
 All the necessary material was provided to us.




                                                                  We were fortunate                                                             
that we got an opportunity to learn from the best
. Mr. Ram Chandra Babu 
who is an illustrator with Gulf News.




 He was kind enough to share with us 
some good techniques 
while we did a Life Study with him.
 He made a perfect use of his knowledge
 and enthusiasm to encourage us.




The environment as a whole was unintimidating.

I felt extremely positive vibes,
 a sense of tranquility and peace
 flowing in my mind and body 
with an urge to create.


It was amazing
 how all of us saw the subject in a different way.
Each sketch was unique and beautiful.













It was a weekend filled not only with
 art and creativity but also fun and learning.






Thanks Artry  :)





























Thursday, May 22, 2014

The call of a heart !




And the brown of my eyes
floating again in the pool of silence
longing to see the new face of love
smiling with astonishing eloquence...
And I wait within my heart
to dance out
the next step
choreographed by... love
to sing aloud
another melody... of love
I know,my smile is precious
when your hand covers mine
cherishing 'that' moment in the moments
I suddenly feel alive...
appearing as I am...
my tears rolling down your cheeks
and I see you turn into many eyes
quietness speaking a thousand thunders
and then those eyes into many hands
as many as the strands of my hair !
...and the brown of my eyes
floating again in the pool of silence !




Sunday, May 4, 2014

A slice of moon !



I take a fine slice of moon
place it on my dish
then whip well a cloud
with a delicate wish
next is a wedge of rainbow...
looks quite like a candy
sprinkles of stardust
come in quite handy
a dash of mist for the dressing
and a generous squeeze of rain
then I stir in a lot of love
with passion insane
flambe it with my breaths
a pinch of love again for the garnish
the divine soul food is ready...
to go straight through your eyes
to your heart... in less than a while
and my eyes
wait to see the taste
on your rather lyrical smile.





Thursday, April 24, 2014

Emerald Wok


The UAE Green Festival came to an end last week.
 Actually my heart is not full yet and 
my creative juices are flowing still.

I am getting addicted to the Recycle Reuse Recreate mantra.
And why not 
this spirit should run every day all year through!
Well, I am doing my bit
 and
 it makes me smile :)

UAE Green Festival organised a Green Menu contest
 in collaboration with Signor Pomidor Dubai...a family run healthy Italian kitchen and fresh deli.

Now this contest demanded a Green Recipe.
So here is my submission "Emerald Wok".




And guess what !!!

My illustrated recipe is
 the winner of the contest !!!

And this means 
I get a chance
 of an incomparable cooking experience 
at Signor Pomidor :)

I am a pure vegetarian 
and a true believer of
 "You are what you eat" 
and  I try not to be Fast, Cheap, Easy or Fake !!
I have high respect for the sacred human body.

 If art is my first love ...
cooking comes next :)
(and here I have combined both )
I love love love to cook 
healthy and wholesome 
and try to incorporate rainbow colours 
to my food through fresh vegetables and fruits :)

How do you like your food to be?

 My recipe "Emerald Wok"  is a super hit among my family and friends.
So when I read about the contest
It was easy for me to go for this !
and here it is for all of you to try out ...
trust me you will not be disappointed :)

The ground work for all happiness is
good health...
so my dear dear friends take care of yourself...
listen to your body...
choose what you eat ...
 stay healthy...
and happy  :)