Thursday, January 28, 2016

CreaTEAvity !!

Whenever I see a teabag
 I always wonder
 what a tiny little package of adventure...
exciting mysterious beautiful
 cozy and sweet little adventure!!

Tea has the charisma
 to bring hearts closer
Us indian families 
 can actually say so !
Our day begins with a cup of masala chai
Now this masala may vary in every kitchen
then breakfast with everyone and you have tis humble drink again
after you are back from office after a tired day
tea with your spouse is the most luxurious thing you could enjoy!

  The glass, the warmth, the tea
the strangers, the friends, the family
the laughters, the smiles or a sad story
squeezing the the vapours of memory!

My installation work 
for  KalaGhoda Art Festival 2016 
is in full swing
 and I am enjoying every bit of it.
 As promised in my last post
 I will be sharing some cool art with all of you.
 Stay tuned :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Adventure is out there!

Ok I am on an adventure again!
Kala Ghoda Association 
was formed on 30th October 1998
 with the object of maintaining 
 preserving the heritage and art district of Mumbai. 
Every year since then
 Kala Ghoda Art Festival
 is held which is a  week long 
carnival of literature, theatre, 
dance, music, films and visual art! 
And so activities like rock concerts, 
literary workshops, culinary classes,
 heritage walks , street performances,
 huge visual art installations
 are the top favourite of one and all!
Funds raised from this iconic festival go towards the restoration and maintenance of the area. It is open to all and entry is free for all events.
So you can mingle around with artists, autors, performers and celebrities from Cinema and theatre.
And now the HAPPY NEWS...
I am all excited 
to be a part of this
 plethora of creativity and culture!
Yes I would be putting up an installation. 
The festival this year runs from 6th of February to 17th of February.
So stay tuned
for more on Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016 
and also my work in progress pictures.

For now enjoy these photos from the past festivals..

More on your way!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

I believe!

This is not going to be just another year
and I can sense that
The year started beautifully
 with a lot of family time
Then two of my childhood school friends visited me here...
loads of love
sparkling laughter
homemade food
old memories
...what else could I ever wish for!!
We met after thirty years can you believe it!!

Old friends are irreplaceable!!
I believe growing up apart
 and these many years 
do not matter if your hearts
 are tangled together!!

The best moments are when you tell each other..."REMEMBER WHEN..."

So friends
We begin our journey
and I believe
we will stay connected forever and ever!
As I thank God for the Abundance I am blessed with
I know much more is on my way!

Let us keep creating !

Thursday, December 31, 2015

An abundant 2015!

Time cannot be kept at bay.
On the brink of a good year, I look back and smile.
Year 2015
 has been so eventful
and so very beautiful.
A lot has happened in this year.
I feel more abundant
I know the best is yet to arrive!

I thank from the bottom of my heart
 all of you for being a part of my journey.
The madness...
the magic...
the celebrations...
the confusions...
made my heart roar to a level that was truly magnificent!
It has been quite a party!

Once again
thanks from the bottom of my heart for visiting me
and taking time to talk about my work....
Your presence and your words 
mean a lot to me 
and I truly appreciate this!

As I say goodbye to 2015 
and welcome2016.

I have a few affirmations to make to myself.
 I am going to write it...
blog it...publish it...
sketch it ...colour it...
saute it ...try it
create it...
design it...

just make it!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

All you need is to be swept away!

How many of you love to travel?

Oh me ... I am a neverending case of wanderlust.
 If I am not travelling
 I am reading about places and dreaming to be there! 
Travelling is my second love...
first of course being all things arty!!

My travels inspire me,
 challenge me 
and excite me 
to have more and more 
adventure in my life! 

The world is so big 
and there is so much to explore 
and fall in love with before it gets dark!!
I always travel with my family
 and so it is all the more beautiful and full-filling. 

When we visit a place
 we tend to bring back 
along with us
 a whole lot of pictures and mementoes
 but stories related to the experiences we had...
are the greatest souvenirs of them all!

 So, through my travelogues/ my stories... 
I want my readers to go through the same compelling, 
exciting, exotic, 
surprising or experience that I had undergone!

Have you visited "God's own country" yet ?
Here all you need is to be swept away!!
Do read my travel story at Tripoto !!

I am sure you are going to mark it in your wishlist!! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art at Urban Haat

Today I give you
 a glimpse of the funfilled event 
I was a part of.
 Urban Haat in BelapurNavi Mumbai
 is a place blessed 
with natural beauty.
 It is a place where various artists 
and crafts men showcase their art and talent.
An event "Art, Craft and Food festival"
was held recently here and I had my fingers in the paint tubs again!
As an artist 
I was given an opportunity
 to do some live painting
 on a big canvas tied... between two huge beautiful trees.

The event was orgganised
 by an NGO called Era for Woman 
which encourages women artisans from rural 
areas to come forward, 
show their talent and earn their living. 
Keeping up with the theme 
of women empowerment 
I showcased different facets of a woman
 through my painting. 
If she is as delicate as a lotus...she can also let the world hear her roar if the need be!

And now my favorite part of the whole event.
 I wanted the fun to become more interactive.
And so caught hold of these tiny little cuties to get soaked in my colours!!
You can see how much fun we had!
These kids may be little in their size 
but they were way too smart.
 And look at the messages they have given!!