Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Hopes, New Beginning

New year brings so much hopes for a better year than the previous one. How much ever it was bad, chaotic, disheveled it be...we always long for things to change with the arrival of a new year...I am an optimist! What are hopes and aspirations for than to realize them!!

Like many others I long for it too, hoping everything would happen for the better and many more pleasant surprises are in store, also wishing that each and every dream turns into reality adding that extra touch of phenomenal eccentricity to life :) 

Even when one indulges in oneself, one shouldn't forget or ignore that which surrounds us, the beauty around us. People, environment, nature...everything is a mix - a hint of this, a tinge of that. It would also be great if people would tend and nurture that beauty rather than destroy it. I really long for those days when the newspapers would give us happy and incredible news. 

If you had been following my blog you will get to know quote cards that I had been making now and then...if not, check here. This is one I made a few days back... sometime in December last year. I have it a bit photoshopped...wanted to see how it looks and I think it looks good. What do you say???


To dream is to take the first step to creating a world of one's own. There are times when one would like to be left alone without any noise or distraction or meddling with you and your loneliness (mein aur meri tanhayi as they say in Hindi) when you are the most with oneself and one enjoys one's own company! I am my Best Friend at times (when you don't have anyone else around you - of your wavelength/frequency!!!)

I have a fascination for illustrations. I also these phases

when I keep doing a genre for a period of time thenI go onto yet another and so on. This was done during theillo phase. You can see that in black and white here.

I simply wanted to color it and I had no patience and space to lay out my colours so opted to do it digitally. It was my first try with digital colouring. 

JaminiRoy-Reproduction-HuesnShadesHorses are powerful, graceful and skillful creatures and I think anyone would fall in love with them...the speed, the free spirit, harnessing it's powers both for the majestic and the magical. Hope we all adopt and adapt to that spirit and power the beautiful animal possesses. Hoping that all these materialize in this fervent year!  I would like to remind you that I am a huge Jamini Roy fan and all his works are my favourites. I have done a few reproductions of his earlier in 2012. I need to do more when I get enough time. You can view my other Jamini Reproductions by clicking on the TAG Jamini Roy on the sidebar.
I have taken up new projects and wish that I can fulfill them with utmost gravity and gusto. I will reveal it, along the way, one by one.

Hope you all have an Amazing, Dreamy, Fulfilling year ahead :)

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Denise Price said...

Thanks for the inspirational thoughts for the new year. Happy 2015!

GlorV1 said...

Hi Deepa! Happy New Year! I've always loved your blog since way back when. I'm glad your are optimistic and we always wish for the best in life for everyone. Love your work and vivid colors. I wish you and your family the best this year. Take care. Oh, I'm making Naan bread this morning.:)

Linda Kunsman said...

such a lovely post Deepa. It's full of good energy, promise, and beautiful art as usual!

Sirkka said...

You have so lovely art in your blog. Happy New Year to you!

Geckostone said...

Beautiful art! I love your bright colors and exquisite detail!

Bikram said...

WOW.. loved the beautiful colors ...


Arti said...

Your words are as beautiful and inspiring as your art works, Deepa! The photoshopped card looks great! Sending much love your way for today and for the rest of the year too. Wish you and your family a very happy 2015 ~

Sukhi KS said...

Its nice illustrations here chechi. Inspired.

Keep Going...<3

Mandy said...

Love these x

Ravish Mani said...

You are really a creative genius, Deepa. May all your dreams come true this year! :) And yes always remain the same - an optimistic one :)