Friday, September 14, 2018

Floods, Fluids and Flowers

It's over a month since I posted and I really can't pinpoint on one thing...I am really sorry guys for not having posted for that long! But seriously, I needed a break not from blogging as such but to help me stabilize on certain things. I was emotionally amock particularly with the floods in my region and the aftermath of it all. Our place and people are slowly recovering. We were in a safe area but there are loads of people who have suffered disastrously. We tried helping them out a bit by buying them the essentials like food and stuff, and dresses and also a bit through our art.

I seriously couldn't touch my paint and brush for almost a month other than the two flood relief ones, though I did sketch and splash colours casually to relax in between. 

Created these two paintings as part of raising funds for Flood Relief. The event was hosted and organized by Kalakar Keralam and Kerala Lalithakala Akademi in Durbar Hall Art Gallery premises and displayed in the Gallery. Around 500 artists from all over the State participated and collected around 7 Lakh rupees by the end of the fourth day of the 5-day event.

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 My two paintings - The Lily pads in the first one is referred from Pearfluer and the girl in the boat (really tiny) is referred from Pinterest. Jellyfish are also referred from a photo on Pinterest.

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On the walls of Durbar Hall Art Gallery. 
Both the works sold and the money went to the Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund


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Paul, studying in Grade 4 - my young buyer, youngest so far! 
Loved the zest in his sparkling eyes to get it! So extravagantly satisfying!


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Just splashing some acrylic inks - fluid colours on postcards...to see where the colours travel...
Can you spot the hint of gold there?


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'White Flowers in Glass Bottle'

I think I saw this picture in one of my Facebook friend's wall. 
Wanted to try the glass badly,
was trying glass for the first time and this was before the flood. 

Something pleasant to end with.



How have you all been doing?






Saturday, August 4, 2018

Carpe diem!

Some posts are more organized and some just happen and this post belongs to the latter. Not a very happy post, let me say beforehand...Sometimes when there’s so much chaos around, you enter a state of mental ramblings...and you discover things you didn’t know existed. They may not have any particular form and yet they are very much there; if I am making sense! Our world now is so preoccupied with hatred and violence of all kinds and intensity that one feels agonized and repulsive to the core. Yet each one of us, I know, Hope...for something good and better. And it does exist in quintessential pockets in this very life...nuggets of happiness. As Horace said, Carpe diem (Seize the moment)! However, I don't think Horace meant to ignore the future but rather to be more aware of the present for a better future.

Before getting to those, let me thank each and every one of you who visited, took the time to comment and left me more inspired last week. Thanks to Nadya King for leaving such a beautiful link, info and comment. I immediately had to check them and what a beautiful story of Henrietta Leavitt! There are such gems and indeed that's one such nugget of happiness (for me!). In case anyone wants to check that out, here's the LINK.


Now leaving you with some of my ramblings in images and words...because I know not any other way...
{these are quick drawings done (within 2 or 3 minutes) without much thought...}


As if everything is not enough
From things around us
Now we pile violent hatred
Heaps and heaps on
One another for no reason
It’s as if the ‘new natural’
Why? I can’t contemplate

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Everything is ‘taken into account’
And ‘acted’ upon
Why? I can’t contemplate
Even a simple smile
Is twisted and twitched
To suit ‘the other’ perspective
Why? I can’t contemplate


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Why can’t people be what they are?
And the rest be whatever they want to be
Accept and be!
Live and let live!
Is it so hard to just ‘be’!


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We can learn a thing or two from nature
Where everything grows, exists and die
Where ‘collective consciousness’ is not hypnotised
By outward sources or any ideology
It’s just accepting and be.


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Linking it to PPF Girls!