Friday, December 8, 2017

Postcard Series - Finale!

Last of my postcard series with Derwent Inktense Blocks and I have completed all 14. Though I have shown only 12 as the view-denied two haven't reached my satisfaction. And let me tell you this is not a sponsored post of Derwent. I bought these Inktense blocks sometime back and finally put them to use. That's it. It was definitely fun putting it all together and once I decided that I would want to paint landscapes (mini,of course) the rest was easy.

The landscapes below are two of my favourite places - the first is my hometown, Palakkad, and the second is near to my second home, Fort Kochi, one of the most beautiful and artsy places in India. I have not been able to capture the unabridged beauty of the places though! Like always the picture is accompanied by my micro-poems.

Want to see my earlier postcard art? It's here - Part1, Part2 and Part3.

Paddyfields-Palakkad-HuesnShades
Swirling and giggling
Fields, once thronging
Less and less to be seen
Amid the concrete jungle
Building up like weeds
Depending on neighbours
For pesticide food
Neglecting our own granaries. 


ChineseFishingNets-FortKochi-HuesnShades
Setting Sun
Reminds us
Of settling 'spaces'
Everyday, every time
To a new beginning.


All-Postcards-HuesnShades


Linking it to Paint Part Friday! Kudos to the Amazing Ladies in PPF! 


Friday, November 24, 2017

Postcards and Poems

More from my landscape postcard series and my micro-poems...Every card is painted with Derwent Inktense blocks. To read more and see my earlier postcard art and poems click here and here.

Blue-Sunset-HuesnShades
 Twilight
Gold and silhouette
Magic happens
In the horizon
Zenith weds nadir!


RedCottage-HuesnShades
 The world stripped off
Emptied our souls
Leaving blank statements
To be filled by void.
Yet are bosom
Of stories - told and untold.


Thekkady-HuesnShades
 The blues
The greens
The browns...
Solitude and solace...
Nature is
The best cure.

Alappuzha-Backwaters-HuesnShades
"No man is an island,"
They say.
But we all are
In the middle of nowhere
Weaving our own
Tales, interspersed
With spice and lace
Creating alter-realities
Feeding on our curiosities.


Linking it to the Amazing platform of Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting it.